Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality, is a brand new game by developers Maze Theory and Just Add Water. Published by Maze Theory, Another Indie and Neon Doctrine. Out now! Oct 2021 on PS4, XB1, Switch, and PC!
Now with the credits out of the way let’s dive in!
Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality is a gorgeously stylized game. Graphically things look beautiful. Affording the game huge stunning visuals. Which aided by the narration of Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor provide great game play moments. It really feels like a Doctor Who episode sometimes and not a game.
Game play is pretty relaxed even though the stress of the narration had me running around frantically from time to time. It’s a modern day version of point and click adventure games. Which, really teases my inner child, while stoking my love for more classic game genres, and times where I had to take physical notes of things on the map to solve a puzzle. Finding parts in a junk yard to call forth the Tardis, to using the Sonic Screwdriver to activate all kinds of things constantly! The interactive narrative gameplay is super fun. Now the not so fun part… Glitches (which we were warned about ahead of time). There are more then a couple. Admittedly, I did have to restart the game a few times because puzzle pieces became immovable. All though as I type this, Steam is downloading a patch for it, and is ready for anything else that might come up in the future as well. So it’s already clear to see Maze Theory and Just Add Water are dedicated to bringing you an amazing Doctor Who experience.
Encounter a new nemesis. “Come face-to-face with classic Doctor Who monsters including the Daleks and Weeping Angels. Experience the metal-clad terror of the Cybermen and more foes yet to be revealed.”
Enter the chaosverse. “Uncover a universe-spanning threat as you seek to save reality from a series of time-breaking glitches in this original Doctor Who story from Gavin Collinson, writer of the critically-acclaimed game Doctor Who: The Lonely Assassins.”
Looking forward, this game is still a ton of fun! As a long time gamer I can over look a few bugs, especially towards the beginning. I’ve owned too many versions of Skyrim to complain otherwise.
Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality gets my recommendation for sure! Doubly so if you’re a Whovian! It captures all of the adventure, and whimsical sci-fi of Doctor Who perfectly! Daleks an Cybermen beware! And as a great man once said, ALLONS-Y!