Ah adventure games, the genre that got lost sometime in the nineties, perhaps smothered by Lara Croft’s extra pixels, or maybe just drowned in the tidal wave of FPSs. They still exist here and there, and because they’re so rare, the ones that do get made tend to be very good ones. But when it comes to designing a video game showcasing the Doctor, that really is the only genre that can possibly work. Shooter? Not with a sonic screwdriver. RPG? When nine hundred years old you reach, bother leveling up you will not either. Strategy is right out. No, no, adventure is just about perfect.
Here’s the trailer for “Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock,” coming out this year for PlayStation and PC, although XBox seems to have been cut out of the loop. Probably because Microsoft has a contract to build Cybermen.
Campy, goofy, focusing more on attitude than photo-realistic graphics, and the voice work is spot on. The game is being pitched as something like a platformer, with a host of time travel required to solve puzzles. Fantastic.