Is there truly no thread for this game? Another Early Access gem goes unnoticed on Qt3?
Tower of Time is a real-time RPG. The hook to the game is the combat. It is always real time but you can hit the space bar to dramatically slow things down to make good choices. So think Baldur’s Gate combat with a 90% slowdown rather than an outright pause.
I am not very far into the game but so far I am quite impressed. Visually it is more than acceptable. The game is story heavy and while thus far it seems to be the usual fantasy tropes it appears to be well done and well thought-out. The combat is quite enjoyable, even with a limited number of skills. It is quite neat to put up a well timed wall spell to block off a horde of attackers while you concentrate on burning down another pocket. There are the prerequisite boss battles, the secret rooms, crafting and the like. Gold is at a premium because you do not sell your items. All you get is what you find and you need it to level up your characters and your city buildings (aka Darkest Dungeon).
It is in EA and only the first chapter is out. The other two are coming and will be part of the base product, which will increase in price as it gets more fleshed out. The initial reviews are exceptionally positive. 83 reviews, 96% positive. It is worth checking out.