Time travelling shooter Time Carnage blasted onto PSVR earlier this year. Now Wales Interactive give us the chance to play this sharp shooter in handheld mode or on the big screen as Nintendo Switch gets a slice of the action. Welcome to Time Carnage…
Time Carnage is a survival wave shooter where you are rooted to the spot while a horde of enemies move towards you. It’s your mission to take them out before they reach you. It’s all fairly standard stuff here – survive waves (with 3 checkpoints) and it’s mission completed and onto the next level. Don’t worry though, Time Carnage has your back and contains a number of tools to help you out along the way. You have 4 weapons you can take with you for each level, and the platform you’re stood on reloads your weapons once ammo runs out. It’s a simple but very effective shoot, drop, switch, repeat routine. The game also boasts very handy sound effects, like a ‘ker-ching!’ if you land a headshot, or a cocking sound when you’re ammo is fully reloaded. It means you know when to grab fully loaded weapons without taking your eye off the enemy in front of you. Good stuff. There’s also a really cool Time Paradox feature that pops ups every now and then. It slows down time so you can have a quick break from the onslaught and pick enemies off whilst they are defenceless.
But Time Carnage‘s ace up its sleeve is that the levels are in different era’s. It means that despite having only 16 levels in its campaign, you are gonna see a whole bunch of different landscapes and enemies. Time Carnage features single-player or two-player couch co-op gameplay, so whether you’re shooting through a prehistoric jungle, an icy wasteland or a futuristic metropolis, it’s a unique experience on Nintendo Switch.
Wherever you travel to in Time Carnage, it feels like the right place at the right time.
Lizard rating: 7/10