Date JF379: We have finally created Subject XY, and biologically he's exactly as we engineered him to be. We will soon put him through virtual training. Here at Core Laboratories, we're always reassuring ourselves that the cake is perfectly real, and that there is no obligation to think with portals.
Date JF392: Subject XY has successfully completed his virtual training. Will keep him in status until we find room in our schedule to give him the next step.
Date JF418: XY has passed the Prism Lab training with flying colors (no pun intended).
Date JF420: We have now given Subject XY his briefing and permitted him access to the Soul Laboratory. We now have a female companion for XY; said companion will henceforth be referred to as Subject XX.
Date JF466: Subjects XY and XX have now been shipped to their current living quarters on Earth. We were going to send some cake with them, but we had a shortage. Too bad; it's quite delicious and moist, and I'm sure they would enjoy it. We hope they can protect our former home planet from any issues that may arise.
Date JF481: Our first issue arose. An alien being has decided to attack Earth while it was vulnerable. We can't let this happen. Unfortunately, the planet's defense systems are powered by a special Power Core Deluxe which we forgot to charge before leaving.
Thankfully, there is a way around this. Subject XY will have to take the P.C.D. and teleport to a special station on the edge of the galaxy. There he will find three towers. He must solve puzzles in each tower, traveling between them until he reaches the top of each tower, where the recharge stations sit. There he must recharge the P.C.D. and return to Earth once he's finished.
(We would have chosen Subject XX for the task instead, but as a strong advocate of sexual stereotypes, we assumed she would do something boneheaded like getting our only teleport control wristband vaporized.)
This assignment will be henceforth referred to by the top secret code name: Tower Core.
Date JF483: Shortly after we sent XY off for his assignment, we received a cryptic message from beyond the mysterious dimensional boundary known as the Fourth Wall. It read as follows:
Analysis: Tower Core is another shining star from John Feltham, the author of the previous "Core" series of games. It continues the storyline established in Soul Core without a hitch, and even provides a recap accessible from the main menu.
As with the previous games, Feltham has produced a point-and-click cocktail that's a perfect blend of familiar and new. The soundtrack and graphics do everything to add to the atmosphere, and do so perfectly. The difficulty level is just right, too, and you can even toggle on "cluetips" if you get stuck.
I'll admit that I used the "cluetips" practically all the time, but that didn't mean I never got stuck. There was one roadblock I had a hard time circumventing because I thought I had already tried what turned out to be the solution. But don't let that deter you; either way, this is a game that Core fans will eat up, and then come back for seconds.
We are completely baffled regarding who this Feltham person is or why our unknown messenger referred to Subject XY's previous and current assignments as "games", but all the same we wish XY the best of luck.