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Clock Crew: Fight for the Portal

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An epic side scrolling brawler in the style of River City Ransom with deep character customization. Finally, you can experience what it's truly like to live and fight in Clocktopia!

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hey who's been leaking state secrets again

This should be on Steam.

Gameplay: Clock Crew: Fight for the Portal is the culmination of multiple genres put into a single masterpiece. It has the same amount of depth as a fighting game. It has the over-the-top action sequences of a hack and slash/beat ‘em up. It has the story and leveling system of an RPG. It’s a very unique experience and I’ve never seen anything quite like it before.

Graphics: The graphics are absolutely stunning. It's very common for many AAA games these days to just stick with using generic dark and gritty 3D graphics. Clock Crew: Fight for the Portal, on the other hand, uses a combination of vibrant colors and traditional hand-drawn 2D animation. It's something I wasn't really expecting and it makes the game stand out from its competitors.

Audio: Much like Breath of the Wild, Clock Crew: Fight for the Portal makes use of ambient sounds in order to immerse the player into the game's world. Not to mention that the voice acting is absolutely phenomenal. Ushnor (also known as Thor Clock) especially blew it away with his performance as Thor Clock.

Customization: The game offers some of the best character customization I've seen in any video game. I literally spent hours trying to finalize my character during my first play-through. In addition, the game also lets the player choose between four different character classes so there's TONS of replayability. The warrior class is personally my favorite, but I still enjoyed being able to play through the game multiple times as each of the different classes.

Controls: The controls are very simple and intuitive. You use the arrow keys to move and the mouse to select. The simplistic controls make the game easily accessible to everyone regardless of their current skill level. However, Clock Crew: Fight for the Portal still manages to offer a lot of depth for the more competitive players who wish to master the game’s mechanics.

Plot: I’ll admit, when I first started playing the game, I thought that this was going to be yet another generic JRPG. However, it wasn’t long before the game completely subverted my expectations. I can’t go into too much detail without spoiling the plot, but that twist left a lasting impression on my life. I can only recommend that you play through the game yourself so you can experience it firsthand.

I normally don’t write these types of reviews, but Clock Crew: Fight for the Portal is an underrated masterpiece and I want to encourage others to check it out. I honestly don’t have anything negative to say about the game. To be honest though, the amount of Strawberry Clock fanservice might be a bit excessive for some players, but I’m just happy they didn’t censor anything for the English release. Definitely give this game a try and vote five if you haven’t already. You won’t regret it!

Ushnor responds:

Thanks for the review. Dang, maybe I should have released this on Steam, I would be rich!

GOTY 2020 tbh

Credits & Info

3.24 / 5.00

Mar 12, 2020
2:37 AM EDT