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As a British secret agent in 1912, your assignment was to recover a stolen book. Simple enough. But, as fate would have it, your mission put you on board the R.M.S. Titanic on her fateful maiden voyage. As an eyewitness to history on the night of April 14, 1912, you were one of the lucky survivors of the catastrophic series of events that would forever lodge Titanic securely in the annals of 20th century lore.
It's now 1942 and war is raging throughout the world. Although you survived the ordeal of 30 years past, it effectively ended your career as a secret agent. Riddled with guilt, knowing that successful completion of that mission could very well have changed the fate of the world forever and prevented mankind's bloody 20th century of war, you've dreamed of a chance to go back and finish what you left uncompleted three decades earlier.
Now, through a bizarre accident, you've been slammed back in time to that very night in 1912. Miraculously, you've been given another chance to re-write history — a second opportunity to change events and actually prevent World War I, the Russian Revolution and, possibly, even World War II. Determined to succeed this time, you grasp the chance and begin an investigation on board Titanic in an effort to eliminate your failure of long ago.
Titanic: Adventure Out of Time is more than a single gaming experience. The designers give you the opportunity to join in the festivities by taking the part of Carlson in his attempt to change history or, if sleuthing isn't your thing, simply enjoy a tour of the great ship. The latter activity is an interactive foray where the actors and actresses of the cast act as tour guides for various areas of the Titanic.
Gameplay is from a first person perspective and your character moves from screen to screen much in the same way as other adventures of this type such as Myst. The interface is quite easy with movement accomplished via three keys (forward, left or right) while interaction with objects is done with the mouse. As the manual suggests, consider the keyboard as your feet and the mouse your hands.
The environment in which you explore is a 3D, historically accurate digital reconstruction of Titanic with photo-realistic graphics. You'll meet and talk with more than 25 characters during the mystery adventure, each with a purpose as well as "memory circuits" that enable them to interact in a meaningful way as the adventure progresses. An interactive inventory, full ship-mapping of all eight decks and an in-depth mystery all await your arrival. Bon voyage! ~ Michael L. House, All Game Guide