- System: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch
- Publisher: NIS America, Inc.
- Developer: Nippon Ichi Software, Inc.
- Release Date: 22nd Oct. 2019 (NA), 25th Oct. 2019 (EU), 1st Nov. 2019 (AUS)
- Rating: E10+
- Genre: RPG
- Players: 1
- Official Website: https://nisamerica.com/games/destiny-connect/
Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers - Adventure of a Timeline | PS4
Who it Caters to
While primary and middle school students may be the main demographic that Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers caters to, it can be enjoyed by adults as well. Playing the game as an adult is very low pressure because it’s not very difficult and has a low level of stress. The graphics’ quality is high, the character designs are cute, and the town of Clocknee is beautifully designed. For adult gamers that just want to play a casual game that is fun and cute without the pressure of committing to something super serious, Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers can provide. It still has a full narrative and RPG gameplay, just in a more simple and accessible package than many other RPGs on the market today.
What to Expect
You can expect turn-based battles in Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers that require some level of strategy, deciding what moves to use and when to defeat your enemies. Each character has special moves and abilities that can be deployed to do this. You should also expect to have some level of freedom, but not complete freedom. While playing, you can explore most of Clocknee however you want once you get past the tutorial. But Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers is not an open-world game, and Clocknee is made up of determined streets and paths which you can only use. Finally, you can expect a heart-warming story that is appropriate for the entire family to enjoy.
But when the countdown for the year 2000 begins, something very strange happens - everyone freezes! Time itself seems to be entirely stopped, with fireworks still hanging in the sky over the castle and no movement from anyone. Well, anyone except Sherry and her mother. The two are then attacked by hostile machines and become separated trying to return home. Confused and scared, Sherry wanders into her father’s office only to discover a secret basement with a robot named Isaac inside. Isaac promises to help Sherry find her mother and figure out what has happened to the town of Clocknee - and Sherry just might unravel her father’s secrets along the way.
As for combat, Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers uses a traditional turn-based battle system. You can see the order of character’s turns on the side, which is useful for planning out your strategy. The game waits for you to make your decisions, so there is no reason to feel stressed or rushed as you plan your next move. Any character in your party can be knocked unconscious, but if Isaac is knocked out, then you will lose the game. Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers emphasizes creating a strategy that both uses Isaac to your advantage while also protecting him from taking too much damage. Each character has unique weapons and special abilities that they can deploy in combat. The enemies in the game are all automatons, and it is up to you to figure out why they are attacking Clocknee.
Honey's Gameplay Consensus:
- For beginners, Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers explains how to do absolutely everything in the game. Its tutorial is slow-paced and thorough, which is especially good for younger gamers learning how to play on their own.
- All of the main characters have their own distinct personalities, complete with strengths and flaws that really bring them to life.
- The main story in Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers gets started pretty quickly, so even while the tutorial for how to play the game lasts for a while, you’re already playing through the main narrative.
- For parents that have a PlayStation, Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers fills a gap in the market for PS4 games that children can play and succeed at without parents worrying about the content in the game.
- You can save your progress nearly anywhere on the map as long as you are not in a cutscene or combat.
- There is no voice acting in Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers, so expect to do a lot of reading.
- Clocknee, the city that serves as the main setting of the game, has a lot of invisible walls, especially for staircases and smaller alleyways that may frustrate anyone used to an open layout.
- For more experienced gamers, there is a LOT of tutorials to click through that will feel like common knowledge or obvious directions. Clicking too fast may start the dialogue over again though, so you have to be careful.
- It takes some patience to get through the beginning of the game as the tutorial material is quite long, and it takes a while before you can explore freely and choose what to do next.
Honey's Final Verdict:
Are you excited to play Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers? What about the game is drawing you towards it? Have you had the chance to play it yet, and what did you think about it? Do you want to go and buy it now? Let us know below!