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Video GameTemporal Fuse (Dreams) Review
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Posted: 15 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Temporal Fuse is a puzzle game where you explore a building to defuse bombs. You only have 30 seconds, but time only proceeds when you move. This forces you to think carefully about each step and interaction. You will die, but each time you have learned a little more about the rooms where the bombs are.

Play involves exploring each location carefully. You must use environmental clues to discover the location and not be fooled by other flashing lights or beeping objects. It's a puzzle that only gives up its secret after multiple tries (and failures).

Once you have found the bombs the game changes into a race to get them to the pool. However the puzzle is not that space is fractured and you are teleported from one location to another.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 20/04/2020

Price: Free

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Traversal (Narrative, Puzzle and Simulation)

Accessibility: 15 features

Developer: Dancing Ember (@DancingEmber)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 15 minutes and 20 minutes to complete.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

If rated we expect this would be PEGI 7. The explosion is just a white screen, there is some tension and fear of not finding the bomb, but only suggested.

In the US, ESRB state: The explosion is just a white screen, there is some tension and fear of not finding the bomb, but only suggested.

Skill Rating

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

Account Rating

Account required for online play that has 7 years old as minimum age. You must be 7 years old to have a PSN account, which is required to play Dreams. To set this up you need permission from a parent or guardian. Unless the parent or guardian specify not to restrict Network Features | Communication and User-Generated Content, or make an exception for Dreams they will only be able to access games and assets created by Media Molecule (rather than games made by the community).

CostsCosts

Temporal Fuse

Dreams Store PS5 Free
Dreams Store PS4 Free
This game is free to play. There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
 
This is an unusual "subscription" as you only need to purchase the Dreams game once on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5, then you can access all the games for free.
 
You need to purchase Dreams to play the game on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5. Once you have Dreams the game itself is free via the about link. 
 

AccessibilityAccessibility

Our Temporal Fuse Accessibility Report documents 15 accessibility features:
Although there is pressure to the game, when you stop moving the game also stops. This means that you can pause whenever you want and take your time to play.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

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