In DayD: Through Time on Nintendo Switch, Brian is a gifted and eccentric scientist who has created a time machine and travelled into the past! But it turns out you can’t expect a careless stroll through the lands of the dinosaurs. His former friend, Doctor Terrible, is already here! He created a time machine before Brian and has already managed to install game machines in the dinosaur era!
The beginning tutorial is a nice easy level, letting you learn the game mechanics. At the start of each level, you get a list of objectives, which becomes longer the further along you play.
The controls are point and click-based, where you click and tell Brian what to do. The overall controls are easy to use and the menu is laid out clearly. The HUD is easy to read and understand, with a glimpse of your timekeeping and the current objective. You can hide the HUD and change the difficulty on the fly.
Objectives follow a path, where you will need to get to “place A”, but will need to build “thing B” to get there. You can also repair things, all while collecting the items needed to achieve your goal. The problem is the game never changes it up as you play. The core gameplay stays the same and can start to get stale.
The look feels very 90’s with a top-down view of the level. The music isn’t good at all, and I ended up turning it off. The graphics are OK, with a familiar 90’s aesthetic. Though this is one game, where I may have skipped it based solely on the graphics.
Overall, the game is fun but lacks any depth. It’s the same core gaming mechanics over and over, with very little in between. The music is rubbish, but I know some people will enjoy this game.