Well this is a rather big swing from the abstract Proteus. This is a platformer that gets away on humour, randomness and just general madness. Mechanically it's decent, it's not the best platformer out there. There isn't a whole lot of precision when using the gun to boost you to different places, usually the level design works to compensate for this but in a couple of places it asks you to do too much precisely without really giving you the tools to do it and it ends up with one or two really terrible levels. The same goes for checkpointing, usually it's great but there are a couple of instances later in the game where it's just terrible and just ends up being horribly frustrating.
On the flip side you end up travelling through time shooting a spaceship piloted by a giant crab. A shark that grows tentacles when you blow up it's tail and for some reason there's a side scrolling shooter with dinosaurs. It goes through each of these quickly and fluidly and it keeps up that pace of progression that you just kind of go with it. Suddenly being a bullet hell shooter, makes sense in the world of No Time To Explain.
In other goings on, I went to the Gamespot Crysis 3 IMAX thing in London, that was kind of neat. It really is a giant bloody screen. As for the game itself, it seemed alright. Not quite enough time to form any solid opinion on it but what I played of it seemed to be following in the much smaller areas that were par for the course in Crysis 2 in comparison to both the original and Warhead. It was farily early on but it's not the most encouraging first look for me. I definitely don't enjoy shooters as much as I once did and a lot of that was because I burnt out on it, so the less it feels like a run of the mill military shooter the better and I can't say I really got that feeling from it. Also the EA people at the event there were really weird, really insistent on not changing any settings or opening menus. I tried to look at the customization stuff and was promptly told to just play the game, tried to turn on subtitles because I couldn't hear what on earth I was supposed to be doing told the exact same thing. For a game that's almost out that just striked me as odd.