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Quantum Break
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Best Xbox One Games #22 -Quantum Break

Developer: Remedy Entertainment

Synopsis: Itching to get into more than just slow-motion gun action, Remedy introduced Quantum Break as both a game property and as a television show. In it, Jack Joyce is subject to a mad time travel experiment gone wrong, in which his counterpart, Paul Serene, is also subject to. The extreme doses of radiation let them manipulate time, but the process is hazy and flimsy, at best.

As thugs and time-protected Juggernauts come searching for you, Jack gains and learns additional time-based powers to overcome foes. Stopping time, increasing your speed as time slows, freezing time and using time to avoid incoming projectiles are just some of the numerous ways you can use your powers to your benefit. Same goes for enemies as time goes on.

Why it’s one of the best Xbox One games: The game’s plot may not be Shakespearean, but the acting prowess of X-Men‘s Shawn Ashmore and Game of Thrones / The Wire‘s Aiden Gillen bring their A-game to the project. The same goes for the televised acting portions, which hold up fairly well and break up the action in a steadied pace.

Microsoft Studios wanted to go out and try something new, and the puzzle-based ideas that Remedy takes Quantum Break are fairly interesting. It’s the other side of the coin to Life Is Strange‘s usage; you move time backward and forward to traverse to the next part of the world. It makes for a great dynamic that breaks up the shootbangs that the genre usually celebrates.

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