Flashback Review

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Posted: 10 months ago, last updated 6 months ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Flashback is a running and jumping game with a strong narrative. Made in the 90s it's similar to Another World and Prince of Persia.

Each level spans a large number of non-scrolling screens, nearly all of which feature multiple levels of altitude – requiring you to jump, grab onto ledges, climb, use elevators, and drop onto lower levels.

Your character, Conrad, exhibits realistic human running speed and jumping ability, as well as a realistic weakness – he will die if he falls from too great a height. He has a gun with limited ammunition and a force shield. You must solve the spatial puzzles to progress but it is in how this advances the narrative that is of most interest.

It's a story of lost memories, paying a great price to defeat evil and the ultimate question of whether at the end of the adventure this is worth it.

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 12+, ESRB EVERYONE 10+

Release Date: 01/10/2013, updated in 2018

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Genres: Adventure, Narrative and Platform.

 

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CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 6 hours and 8 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated PEGI 12+.

Contains frequent mild violence and occasional mild bad language The examiners report expands this rating with the following: Shooting enemies will cause them to fall down. All human beings are not detailed enough to see facial expression, however they are quite realistic in their way of behaving. Falling from a great height or stepping into an electric field will cause the character to die.

This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.


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