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  • Summary: Make your way through a challenging and perilous interactive world to rescue your professor. Characters come to life with innovative facial animations and full audio dialogue. Immerse yourself in diverse and realistic environments all modeled with historic accuracy to create an authentic experience. [Eidos Interactive] Expand
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  1. Though there are minor problems with the graphics system, control scheme and interface, the primary drawback is that an experienced player can fly though it in around three hours and thirty minutes.
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    Sadly, much of the game feels as if it were rushed, and the game's story and characters are presented so poorly as to all but ruin what could have an enjoyable experience.
  3. In an attempt to please everyone, the game's standard may be that of the lowest common denominator. At least the book is included in the package.
  4. When the game is over, which is very quickly, you'll hardly remember a thing about it.
  5. The game sucks so badly I cannot seem to recover from the terrible and debilitating side effects.
  6. The battles, the excitement, and the potential mix of science fiction with history, is all lost in a stilted game environment that was obviously crafted by Crichton's vision of what the game should be vs. the ultimate goal of creating a good game.
  7. From opening the box to viewing the end credits, playing Timeline in its entirety takes roughly an hour and a half...Are you still here? What the hell is it going to take to convince you not to buy this?

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