Ark of Time (PlayStation)

Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
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User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 2.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.0
Overall User Score (2 votes) 2.8

Critic Reviews

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Mega Fun
Auch wenn es technisch nicht so ausgereift wie Baphomets Fluch 2 ist, gefällt mir Ark of Time ziemlich gut. Spielerisch erwarten Euch Rätsel, die knackig, aber nicht wirklich schwer sind. Das einzige Problem dabei ist, daß Ihr zwischen vielen Locations hin- und herwandern müßt. Das macht sich bei den Ladezeiten der PS nicht so gut. Ein weiteres Plus ist die ausgereifte und witzig gestattete Story, bei der es sich bemerkbar macht, daß keine deutsche Sprachausgabe vorhanden ist - so könnt Ihr die gelungene Original-Stimmung genießen. Die deutsche Übersetzung ist im großen und ganzen brauchbar, es sind kaum sprachliche Fehler zu finden. Einziges Minus ist die sehr gewöhnungsbedürftige Polygon-Grafik, gerade bei Adventures können wir mehr erwarten.
Which all combines to ensure that Ark of Time never does anything to make itself heard above the howling hordes of bigger and better adventure games, and makes it certainly not recommended as a starting block for anyone interested in stepping anew into the genre. It’s not so much that I regret playing the game – the pure, mind-blowing difficulty of the final aquatic stage’s completion came with a lot of swearing, pad-throwing and, eventually, pleading to the television, but few games have rewarded me with a greater sense of satisfaction once finally seen off. But that’s the problem; I didn’t feel fulfilled because I had challenged myself and came off on top but more akin to feeling like I had slain a gibbering demon that sat on my shoulder making derogatory comments on my intelligence or suggesting crude untruths about my sexuality. I didn’t complete Ark of Time as much as I slew it, gloated over its broken and bloody corpse, and then forgot it ever existed.