The Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time Preview

The combination of excellent visuals, an intriguing storyline, and unique gameplay features could make The Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time one of the adventure hits of the holiday season.

The Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time is the next installment in the Journeyman Project series. Once again, you assume the role of Agent Gage Blackwood of the Temporal Security Agency, a secret government body responsible for protecting history by controlling time-travel. As Blackwood, you learn that the rogue Agent 3, who you believed perished in your final conflict in The Journeyman Project 2: Buried in Time, is in fact alive and well.

When your boss departs to do some fancy footwork before the World Senate, you don the experimental Chameleon Jumpsuit and pursue your old enemy. During pursuit, you discover a series of clues that takes you to the lost civilizations of Shangri-La, El Dorado, and Atlantis. As you travel through time, you must untangle an intricate web of puzzles, assume multiple identities, uncover secrets of the Earth's past, and gather clues critical to mankind's survival - an alien race is determined to destroy the planet.

Fans of past Journeyman games can look forward to several new features. In this adventure, you get to wear the time-travel suit and actually assume the identity of Gage Blackwood. And as you travel more deeply into each lost civilization, your Chameleon suit comes in quite handy - with it you can assume the appearance of anyone you've seen; consequently, when you land in new worlds, you can temporarily adopt a more suitable appearance to blend in with your surroundings and extract the information you need to solve puzzles - something you'll have to do more than once as you search for the truth.

Those fans worried about the fate of the AI entity Arthur will be delighted to learn that he is back as Gage's (and your) companion through your journeys. In Buried in Time, Gage rescued Arthur only hours before he was to be destroyed. To avoid changing history, Arthur downloaded himself into Gage's time suit. Gage and Arthur became close companions in Buried in Time. In Legacy of Time, Arthur is a valuable resource of historical information. He knows all matter of trivia about each civilization Gage must visit to finish his mission and provides helpful hints to solve the often-tricky puzzles.

Presto Studios has added some intriguing new features to Legacy of Time. The full 360-degree panoramic viewpoint immerses you more completely and gives the game a more intuitive feel. Once you are up to speed on the complicated storyline and history (holdovers from previous Journeyman games), gameplay uses an unusual hook to keep you interested. Initial forays into the lost civilizations reveal only tiny portions of the environments as well as relatively simple puzzles. Each visit back opens up more of the world, with increasingly difficult puzzles to solve.

The combination of excellent visuals, an intriguing storyline, and unique gameplay features could make The Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time one of the adventure hits of the holiday season.

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