Marketing materials try to convince you that Zero Time Dilemma, being the first Steam release in the series, is a perfectly fine introduction to the series if you missed the first two games. I would disagree. … I guess another way to put it is that my opinions about this game are… complex.
Why all the screenshots, then? Well, reader Matt W asked that I review the game but made me promise not to spoil anything. How, then, can I communicate some of what you’ll experience without giving much away? A lot of screenshots and clever cropping. I present them in no order, with no context, and without motive for what I’ve used. Beyond that I can reveal one more thing: Analogue tells a very sad story, about shocking tragedy and unpardonable crimes, about the reversion of a once-progressive culture to something barbaric.
Two divorces, a mid-life crisis, and only marginal educational skills? Check.
Getting involved in teenage dramas? Check.
Reading my class’s private emails and social networking messages? Check.
Nearly slept with a 16 year old student? Check.
I am the worst teacher ever.