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A Wild Time Travelling Clone Dancing Review

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Overall - 10%

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Random humor has its place in media, but A Wild Time Travelling Clone Dancing fails to captivate its audience by shotgunning the bizarre and seeing what sticks.

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BMC Studio is going to take you back to the past with their new comic book-styled visual novel A Wild Time Travelling Clone Dancing. The plot might be a nonsensical mess, but can there be a nugget of humor amidst its randomness?

A Wild Time Travelling Clone Dancing Review

Featuring a plot that is random for the sake of being random, A Wild Time Travelling Clone Dancing features a number of non-sequiturs that fail to tie together or have any sort of meaning. Amidst all of the chaos is Ben Chépo, who is fed up with his homeland of Canada. In-between his time of picturing former President Obama in a sexy bikini and buying poo from a homeless guy, he has a thing for his neighbor Jen Queoui. There’s just one problem – Jen ends up passing away. Not one to take this sitting down, he travels back in time to go and save her.

If this makes little sense, that’s because it doesn’t. There are oftentimes where the narrator will make jabs at the script, or make funny voices, or even go off on tangents about Mars for the heck of it. In what should be a simple plot, A Wild Time Travelling Clone Dancing is needlessly complex and padded.

To make things worse, everything is presented in a deep fried meme comic book-style format. Pictures are overexposed, expressions are exaggerated, and everything is presented in a 4:3 format for some reason. To make matters worse, the image editing is atrocious – the use of the magnetic lasso tool would make a freshman art student bawl their eyes out, and the clone tool is abused on more than one occasion. It often feels like the folks behind this title are just playing around with a pirated copy of Photoshop – which they likely are.

It’s not like they spent the rest of the money elsewhere. The entirety of the title is filmed in a kitchen and in a front yard, and props like a coffee maker are repurposed to be “broken” time machines. There is the occasional sound effect bubble like “bang,” “glurp,” and “woupati” for some reason, but there is little rhyme or reason to it all.

Along the way, players will be forced to make a number of different choices to progress the story. However, be warned – choosing the wrong one can take players back to an earlier point in the game. With such riveting options as “drink expired milk” and “ask God for help,” it can oftentimes be hard to figure out exactly which way will get people finished with the game. Nevertheless, the entirety of the title can be finished in a neat 20 minutes.

There is little replayability to this title as well. Though there are a few different choices players can make, there are no achievements or much else to keep players going.

Random humor has its place in media, but A Wild Time Travelling Clone Dancing fails to captivate its audience by shotgunning the bizarre and seeing what sticks.

This review of A Wild Time Travelling Clone Dancing was done on the PC. The game was purchased digitally.
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