In the aftermath of a split second of destruction that fractures time itself, two people find they have changed and gained extraordinary abilities. One of them travels through time and becomes hell-bent on controlling this power. The other uses these new abilities to attempt to defeat him – and fix time before it tears itself irreparably apart.Read full description
In the aftermath of a split second of destruction that fractures time itself, two people find they have changed and gained extraordinary abilities. One of them travels through time and becomes hell-bent on controlling this power. The other uses these new abilities to attempt to defeat him – and fix time before it tears itself irreparably apart. Both face overwhelming odds and make dramatic choices that will determine the shape of the future. Quantum Break is a unique experience; one part hard-hitting video game, one part thrilling live action show, featuring a stellar cast, including Shawn Ashmore as the hero Jack Joyce, Aidan Gillen as his nemesis Paul Serene and Dominic Monaghan as Jack’s genius brother William. Quantum Break is full of the vivid storytelling, rich characters and dramatic twists Remedy Entertainment are renowned for. Your choices in-game will affect the outcome of this fast-paced fusion between game and show giving the player a completely unique entertainment experience.
• In-depth, fast-paced narrative experience crafted by Remedy Entertainment
• Top quality live action show that is directly impacted by choices made in-game
• Stellar cast of actors
• One story told many ways
• Time-amplified action gameplay
• Navigate epic scenes of destruction as they skip and rewind in broken time
Quantum Break had a lot of hype attached to it; it promised numerous famous actors, a story and gameplay that could be changed dramatically depending on your choices, and live-action sequences woven seamlessly into the game to give it a science-fiction thriller show feel. Sadly, Quantum Break did not live up to all its promises. In Quantum Break, you play as Jack Joyce, a regular man working with a friend on a time-machine for a company that, in a classical time travel plot-twist, is run by a future version of your friend who returned to the past after testing the machine to start said company so the time-machine could be created. Only now, he?s evil and has time-bending powers, as do you, although calling them time-bending powers is a bit of a stretch, as some are generic powers that are more at home in a Star Wars game. Oh, and all of time is falling apart. Aside from maybe one good plot-twist (that was really nothing more than a sequel-beg), the story was nothing special and relies on the gimmick to alter it too much. In fact, you will be hard pressed to actually go back and try the alternate story paths since the changes are so minor. The gameplay, aside from the ?time-bending powers? is identical to Remedy Entertainment?s previous game, Alan Wake. You run around, collect random items, and shoot enemies, but with the addition of a working cover mechanic. The graphics, however, are extremely well done and are some of the most realistic to date. In fact, they are so good I felt myself missing them while watching the live-action sequences, as the special effects stand out and are very jarring. The game probably would have been better if the live-action sequences had been done with the in-game engine. Actually, the live-action sequences should have been replaced with more gameplay, because they were nothing more than glorified cutscenes; overly-long glorified cutscenes that make the overly-long cutscenes in Metal Gear Solid games look short by comparison. Quantum Break is a good example of an ok game that ended being a disappointment due to being overhyped. I would have rather preferred another Alan Wake game. If you are desperately in need of an ok time-travel story, play Quantum Break, but if you want a good or even great one, go watch the Justice League Unlimited episodes ?The Once and Future Thing Part One: Weird Western Tales? and ?The Once and Future Thing Part Two: Time, Warped? instead.
Quantum Break is finally free from the binds of being a Windows Store exclusive for purchase bringing about more available options including the option of DX11 instead of mandatory DX12. Quantum Break is what could best be described as a sci-fi movie put into video game form. It does have a similar story-telling feel to Remedy's other title, Alan Wake, and that's an excellent thing. The actors whom are both in game and in the tv series between chapters do an excellent job with their parts. Quantum Break's issue is in the mechanics, they are standard and somewhat repetitive. The AI feels quite wonky, and just makes very unnatural decisions during firefights which can be frustrating and downright sad if you are looking for a fun challenge. Quantum Break does well as a show, a story, similar to Alan Wake. It falls apart once the action kicks in though and that is about a quarter of the game.
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