The Truth About The Timeless Child – Prologue 2021
December 10th, 2021
"Free" is, of course, the best price
Nice atmosphere, creepy but nothing that can kill you.
Some puzzles seem hard in the beginning but all can be solved easily by applying logic to the hints.
The instanced co-op play is interesting and varied.
The Timeless Child is a 2-player puzzle-adventure coop game with a first-person view developed by Timeless Tale which was released on 10 December 2021. Set off on a quest through time and space to rescue Emily Wells from her interminable temporal captivity.
In The Timeless Child, a story about family, ties, and secrets, embark on an intriguing and engaging trip. You’ll visit Wells Manor, a historic 16th-century estate rich in history and secrets, and experience it from two separate time periods. Whether you play Chris Hunt, a professional hunter on call, or Emily Wells, a youngster stranded in the past, you’ll need to work together with your companion to solve puzzles that involve collaboration and reasoning.
We recently completed The Timeless Child and had a great time doing it. The Slavic accents in the opening cutscene were a little off-putting in a plot set in the southern United States, but that’s about the only criticism we have with the game. The animation of The Timeless Child in the cutscene was actually extremely pleasing (especially when combined with the voiceover).
We enjoy these escape room-style games, but we’re accustomed to paying a couple of bucks each time we visit one. The Timeless Child actually has better puzzles than many of the games that we’ve had to pay for! All of the solutions are quite simple (if you take the time to look around the area), and they require information from both players to complete. We also enjoyed the game’s asymmetric nature: even though you’re in the same place, you’re looking at it from different perspectives.
We’d want to see developer Timeless Tale continue The Timeless Child’s story, perhaps by employing voice actors from the American south to bring the story to life. Perhaps a “supporter’s package” might be made available, allowing gamers to financially support the game’s creators.
It’s also worth noting that this game is just a 2-player co-op. In singleplayer, there is no option to play with more than two players, substitute one of the characters with AI, or switch between the two. We took roughly two hours without a guide to complete this prologue, then another 30 minutes with a guide to earning the cleanup achievements. We truly enjoyed The Timeless Child and we cannot wait for the rest of the game. The positives certainly exceed the negatives, and thankfully, voice acting plays just a minor role in this thus far. If you know someone who enjoys solving riddles and playing escape room-style games, we highly recommend giving The Timeless Child a try.