Remnant: From the Ashes was one of the surprises of the past year, its marketing was modest, but it won the admiration of players and critics when it was released and it was followed by good sales and here the development team Gunfire Games decided to re-release the game Chronos: Before the Ashes, which narrates the events preceding the game, Chronos was released for the time The first was in 2016 as a custom experience for Oculus virtual reality peripherals, so how was the experience on home appliances?
The story is foggy at first and all you know is that you are on a mission to kill the great dragon, which has caused a lot of destruction and chaos in your world, and from here begins your quest that will take you on a journey to another world to kill the dragon and its soldiers, the game will provide a number of explanations for its story in a set of texts distributed here and there Some of them paint a clearer picture of the world in which you enter your adventure, while the other introduces you to the history of the scientific project that opened the gates to this world, and the story is not a prominent or essential element in this experience.
The game is less than average on the technical level and it seems that the graphics have not been improved than the original version, the graphics are modest, but we nevertheless faced a slight drop in the frames at times, and the textures are loaded late on many occasions and some of the game world designs are blurry in their designs, from In terms of melodies, there are a number of simple melodies that you hear during confrontations with the leaders, but they are nothing to mention.
Chronos is an action and RPG game similar to the Dark Souls series of games, and unlike Remnant, which introduced some changes, such as relying on firearms, Chronos is very traditional and adheres to white weapons and it offers all the usual elements of these games in its classic form. You have fast and strong attacks with the ability to defend and roll as well. There is an object that helps you to refill the health meter and the game also offers a special ability that you activate when the counter is full, which is filled with causing harm to opponents and there is an additional button that activates the same ability, but for a short period without any requirements and the last element of the basic playing experience is avoiding at the last moment, which allows you to direct A powerful blow mixed with the magic ability that you had chosen within a short window of time.
Chronos presents an interesting idea, which is aging, your character is 18 years old at the beginning of the experience, and every time you lose and return from the last point of preservation, the character will advance a year in age. Growing old means your personality possessing more experience and skills and gradually gaining physical strength over a period of time. Youth, but it also means your gradual loss of strength in the event of repeated losses and you reach old age.
From the age of 20, you will be able to define a permanent skill every ten years, and these skills include your ability to better absorb damage when defending or increase your striking force permanently and other abilities that will help you finish your endeavor, the idea is interesting and may affect your style of play if You have reached an advanced age where your physical strength and endurance are weak, but with higher experience using magic.
The challenge does not appear prominently in Chronos, the experience is moderately difficult and many of the reasons for your loss in it will be related to the imperfect response to your character, and as we mentioned, the character’s movement is heavy in general, which makes these situations very inconceivable, but it is not much tedious as well. The same strategy is to avoid at the last minute and respond with a strong counterattack.
The development of weapons is carried out through a purpose that is obtained from the enemies and it is widely available. Also, gaining experience points to reach a new level is very easy and will happen without any effort from you, so killing a few enemies while you are moving in any area can raise your level several times and the game does not provide a high ability to explore Its content is very limited.
10 hours was enough to finish the experiment, which we found average in the end, as it is primitive in its gaming experience and is limited in its content, there is always an option to play with higher difficulty, but we do not know what might push you for that given the limited experience, in case you were one of those who liked the experience of Remnant: From the Ashes, you do not need to play Chronos, as its story did not tell us anything we did not know, and the gaming experience is not comparable to many of the other genre games available, and if you are a newcomer to the title, we recommend that you play Remnant: From the Ashes and forget about this version.
The game has been reviewed with a PC version provided by the publisher.