- 2 years ago
And I have to say, that the Timeshift Crystals are one of the cruelest and most depressing things possible. Now I’m not talking about that mechanically, since the mechanic of having to turn time back in certain areas is really fun and interesting, no I am talking about as a fictional creation itself.
You see, Timeshift Crystals are not time travel. They do not cause you to travel back in time, they only shift a surrounding area to be how it was 1,000 years ago. That isn’t the bad part, that’s interesting. The bad part is the fact that after finding these, a civilization of people created sentient robots that are powered solely by them.
Think about it. You are powered by a device that alters the area 1,000 years back in time. You do not function if they are not on. However, if they are on they keep the area in that exact time period. It’s basically a time lock. Here you have a sentient race of robots who are time-locked into one area, and who would die if they leave.
Even WORSE, the robots are AWARE of this! One of the saddest moments is when you’re looking at old dusty pictures of this robots family and crew, knowing that he won’t be able to see them again unless they’re all in the same time field. He even states that he can be of no help since if he left the time field he’d die.
That’s just sad. There couldn’t be an anymore cruel and depressing existence.