Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock Review
Doctor Who: the show for all the family, the game that brings everyone together in front of the TV to enjoy some 2D platforming and puzzle action. Or something like that. It’s an honourable endeavour, no doubt, but it’s just carried out… poorly.
You want to be kind – there’s an element of The Eternity Clock that smacks of being a labour of love. But even if you ignore the fact that it’s boring, recycling the same kinds of puzzles over and over and offering the sort of action that just doesn’t thrill in the slightest, ever there’s the fact that it’s glitchy and buggy as a glitchy and buggy thing.
On more than one occasion we encountered game-breakers, meaning we needed to quit out and start again for no discernable reason. Then there’s getting stuck in animation loops, your AI partner going walkabouts – obviously a curable issue when playing with another human – and a general sense of confusion as to what the hell you’re supposed to be doing half the time.
There’s no doubting this is a fine representation of the source material – it’s scripted wittily, acted well and presented in a recognisable, attractive fashion. It’s just a boring game that would have scored a bit higher.