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  • Summary: Timespinner is a story-driven adventure, inspired by classic 90s action-platformers. Timekeeper Lunais is on a quest to avenge her slain family, using time-bending powers to explore an interconnected world.

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Timespinner - Official Gameplay Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Oct 30, 2018
    80
    A lovely Castlevania-like adventure with intriguing time-control mechanics. It also looks and plays great.
  2. Oct 7, 2018
    78
    A charming, rock-solid metroidvania that should appeal to every fan of the Castlevania series, even though it would have benefited greatly from a more interconnected game world and better use of its time manipulation mechanics.
  3. Oct 2, 2018
    75
    The shortcomings of Timespinner revolve heavily around the fact that the game is so short. It creates beautiful environments and combat systems, but by the time we’ve gotten into a solid groove the game is already over.
  4. Oct 1, 2018
    70
    At first, Timespinner feels like a splendid new contender in the Metroidvania genre. It has some strong visuals and music, combat feels good, it offers maps we definitely want to explore and its story and characters are great. But this game feels a bit too easy, should have pushed the time manipulation idea and lacks epic feel in its boss fights, among other things.
  5. Oct 9, 2018
    70
    The pixel-art is faultless and the gameplay is pleasingly reminiscent of the classics, but Timespinner doesn't offer much that feels new.
  6. Nov 2, 2018
    70
    A strange metroidvania in that it puts its story wholly at its front, Timespinner is a unique time-travelling experience whose subject matter is more mature than it may seem. Plus, you get to have a partner dragon.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Nov 29, 2019
    9
    Timespinner has the main qualities of a good metroidvania game, with his own personality. The story is ok, but the pacing and the progressionTimespinner has the main qualities of a good metroidvania game, with his own personality. The story is ok, but the pacing and the progression make up for it. Expand
  2. Fuz
    Sep 29, 2018
    7
    A really good metroidvania. Excellent pixel art graphics, plays well, the setting and story are interesting, the map is well designed and it'sA really good metroidvania. Excellent pixel art graphics, plays well, the setting and story are interesting, the map is well designed and it's just overall fun to play.
    The cons: Don't like much the combat system (although the "orb mix" is a nice idea), the backstep is kinda unresponsive and sometimes is just better to get hit and keep going, instead of lose time fighting some annoying enemies. Bosses sadly are nothing special. Also, and this is the worst flaw, the "vanilla wow style" fetch quest are ATROCIOUS and a huge detriment on my enjoyement of the game.
    All things considered, it's a very good take on the metroidvania genre.
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  3. Oct 14, 2018
    0
    Short repetitive game that has identity politics shoehorned in and tries normalize things like polygamy. Every character is defined by theirShort repetitive game that has identity politics shoehorned in and tries normalize things like polygamy. Every character is defined by their sexuality and are thus nothing more then a token, the story suffers from this and is just as badly written as the token characters.
    The developer never told backers on his Kickstarter about putting politics in the game, it just ended up as a nasty surprise.
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