Version Reviewed: 1.0.11
App Reviewed on: iPhone 5
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While It’s Killing Time isn’t the longest of Choose Your Own Adventure style games from Choice of Games, it’s still a compelling read. It’s easily one of the more enticing tales I’ve read in recent times.
You play a hired assassin. That sounds incredibly straight forward but the options at your disposal are pretty varied. Besides offering gender and look options that would put many more expensive games to shame, you get plenty of chance to mould your character exactly how you want them to be.
Sure, It’s Killing Time is exceptionally violent, but you can have a conscience if you want. That’s your prerogative. Want to be a psychotic killer who couldn’t care less about lives, but is really passionate about making money? You can do that. You can also be a warier assassin, always thinking about the bigger picture and deeply concerned about killing innocent people along the way.
It’s Killing Time offers such flexibility through its wealth of choice, and it’s really quite refreshing. Within moments of starting, you’re poised with a choice of whether to kill an innocent civilian and chalk it up to collateral damage, or whether to risk waiting and let them live. As time goes by, such decisions begin to weigh on your mind and It’s Killing Time really maintains your attention through utilizing such significant choices.
There’s the usual issue that this is a novel first and a game second, meaning graphically it’s nothing to look at, but you’ll soon be drawn into what unfolds here and how it sparks your imagination. There are plenty of different routes you can take too, meaning there are plenty of reasons to replay it. You’ll be surprised how one relatively small decision can shape so much over the full story, and that’s exactly what will keep you playing again and again.