Stop…Singularity Time!

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If you haven’t heard of this game, go take a look as soon as you put down your cup of coffee and get back from the bathroom. It’s fine, don’t be ashamed, everyone does it. Anyway, like I was saying, this is one game I’m sweaty in the palms about. When you put the guys behind Quake 4, Soldier of Fortune, X-Men: Legends and the new Wolfenstein together, you’re bound to have a hit on your hands. With this one they’ve opted to stick to what they’re good at, and that is none other than a good ol’ FPS. But what sets this one apart from the others is its unique feature…Time Manipulation. I know, I know…Timeshift, right? That’s what you wanted to say? But I’m talking about a game that actually does something creative with the whole Time Manipulation game, not one that simply uses a broken gimmick and slaps it onto some stylized cover art.

singularity-20090219021246683_640wIn Singularity you use a device called the TMD (I’ll take a wild guess…Time Manipulation Device?) to not only travel forward in time but also reverse it. Once again, you’re probably chanting: Old, been done and Timeshift. What is it with you guys and Timeshift? The game sucked! HARD! Well, back to a proper game. Yes, now you know you can travel forwards and backwards through time, but what you don’t know (well, maybe you do) but you can also use this handy device to manipulate objects and enemies. In one specific puzzle, you use the forward time function of the TMD to age a water pipe until it eventually erodes so badly that it bursts, spurting water over a fire so that you can pass. And no enemy is safe from your destructive grasp! Destroy watchtowers, crumble vehicles and turn your enemies into ash, all simply through accelerating time forward. Or take time backwards and well, turn them into, well…you know…do I really have to say it? Um? A pool of homosapien goo. There you go.

Anyway, the basic premise is this: it’s the year 2010, and you play an Air Force pilot sent to investigate an island off the coast of Russia. When your plane crashes, you’re forced to continue your investigation of the mysterious occurrences said to take place on this island, and at the same time struggle to stay alive. I know! Awesome, right? It’s got it all there! The things I haven’t mentioned that you can do with the, let’s call it, um, Glove of Destiny. No. Gauntlet of Time. No. Um. How about Time Manipulation Device? Yeah, that sounds right. Well, some of the other things you can do with your TMD are: rebuild dilapidated buildings to their once proud heritage, see ancient inscriptions on walls and artifacts using your handy Chrono-Light and of course, freeze thrown grenades mid air and reverse time causing them to return to sender. How can you not be salivating uncontrollably right now? I know I am.singularity-20090219021301745_640w

Well, if this game sounds like your cup of time altering, enemy gooifying, vehicle crumbling  tea, then don’t despair. The TMD and all its glory will hopefully hit your shelves sometime in 2009. Be sure to keep your eyes open and your Time Traveling pants ready. That is if you have Time Traveling pants. And if you don’t…why not? The future is upon us! And it’s Time Traveling pants (or glove) for everyone!

So, I decided to attach the trailer, just to get you as excited as I am!

Last Updated: May 11, 2009

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