[PS4] Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today Review

by Tracey

Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today is a 2D dystopian point and click adventure game that tells the story of Michael Argent, a man who needs to rediscover his identity as he investigate the events that brought the world close to the end of time. Want to learn more? Then read our Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today review!

All began with the Great Wave, an event caused by a series of natural disasters. The second event is a worldwide epidemic of a disease that turns human beings into “the Dissolved.” This disease makes humans very sick until they eventually just dissolve into a pool of blood. The game does have a dark theme!

You wake up in a caravan in a refugee camp, given only brief snippets of what has happened and how you were found unconscious in the middle of nowhere. You remember your name, but nothing else – it is all a blur. The story of Dead Synchronicity is told through Michael’s interactions and observations and it is very good. Michael discovers how much of the world has changed while he was out for the count.

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Gameplay is very typical of a point and click release, and the only way to progress is to click on all items and talk to every NPC you run into. You can also combine items to create something new which you may need for a puzzle. If you’re having trouble, pressing the Square button will help you find items. The X button is used for interactions and for picking up items, as well as for combining them.

The puzzles are not easy, and sometimes you may get lost and wonder what you are supposed to do. It is advised that you speak to all NPC you encounter since one of them might offer a clue or a handy item to solve a puzzle. You will also need to help people by doing favors for them. While the puzzles are quite challenging, they are very rewarding once you complete them. After my time with the game for my Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today review I now have a new Platinum trophy in my collection, and it is one I am proud of since I did get stuck a few times on certain puzzles that completely had me stumped!

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The trophies are very creative, and apart from the chapter related trophies, the rest are very missable. Many are related to clicking on certain items or objects, some require you to deviate from the main story path just a little, but all are easy to obtain once you understand what you need to do. There is absolutely no chapter select, so you can’t go back and do clean up. If you miss any, you will have to start again from scratch. But worry not since a second playthrough will probably take you less than three hours once you know the puzzle solutions.

The one thing that bothered me is that the game ends on a big cliffhanger, and now I have to wait to see what indie studio Fictiorama Studios and publisher BadLand Games have planned for a sequel. Hopefully, we hear some news soon because I can’t wait to play the next chapter in this new universe!

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The graphics are great and feature a dark yet cartoony art style with fully animated cutscenes. The amount of love that has gone into the game is very obvious- The story is well written, and the graphics, animation, and gameplay are absolutely flawless. I highly recommedn that you purchase Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today on PlayStation 4 as it is bound to become part of the great point and click classics!

This Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today review is based on a PS4 copy provided by BadLand Games.

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