Each edition of So I Tried… I will try a game that I have never tried before. Will I find something new to love? Will I find something new to despise? I'll take a full half hour, no matter how bad it gets or how badly I do, to see if this is the game for me. This time I went for the PC version of Gemini: Heroes Reborn.
What I thought it was
An FPS set in the TV show Heroes universe. Honestly, I was really looking forward to this when I first heard about it - a person gets superpowers for no reason, then… stuff… I dunno, I only ended up seeing a few episodes of Heroes Reborn, because it wasn’t really that engrossing… The original show was good fun for the most part.
What it actually is
A first person game with super powers, set in 2014. Breaking into one of The Company’s old facilities, you and your friend (who actually works for them) get into a spot of bother, and only the application of time travel and telekinesis can get you out of it. You play… I don’t think she has a name… who finds out that she can travel forwards and backwards between two fixed points in time - although, you wind up injecting yourself with liquidised telekinesis(?). So you go from escaping through time from those trying to kill you, to catching their bullets out of the air and tossing them back at them.
Will I keep playing
I think that I will. While the story is a tad on the generic side (mysterious past, the villain knows you but you don’t know them), I do love a good telekinesis mechanic. You can’t knock them out by throwing them against walls, but that doesn’t stop it from being a fun thing you can do. Plus there’s always loads of random crap you can chuck at them when you want to move on.