Over the past few months I've been anxiously awaiting the new PS3 title Tokitowa. While some are looking forward to the love story aspect or to its attempt to make a playable anime, the core of my anticipation is something altogether different: I've been dying to play another Japanese time travel story.
For me, time travel is the perfect narrative setting. It can be used as a backdrop for any other type of story: mystery, action, romance, or even a magical girl anime. And when it comes to the exploration of time travel as a concept—and the sheer fun of a time travel adventure—there are few places better to look than Japanese games.