I had really high hopes for No Time To Explain. In the beginning of Greenlight, this was one of the titles, I kept in my mind, because it just looked so AWESOME. When I heard the news, it was greenlit, I couldn't wait for it to appear in the store for me to finally buy it! Then I saw the metacritic score and thought to myself:"Either there are a lot of naysayers among the reviewers or something went horribly wrong..." Unfortunately, the latter was the case.
The game gives the impression to be fast paced and fun with an interesting jetpack mechanic. Unfortunately, the controls are just that horrible, they make the whole rest of the gameplay suffer terribly. I played through the whole game and even got me every collectible because I had hope, I was just blind and unable to play the game due to my own stupidity. Yet, unfortunately even after finishing, the impression stayed as it was.
This could have been a perfectly fun platformer, but it was messed up by horrible and unintuitive controls, bugs and glitches. It really is a shame, but I just can't recommend this game by any stretch of imagination.
Posted: November 29th, 2013