Grab The Games: Chronos: Before the Ashes

Time for another review, and this time we have our hands on Chronos Before the Ashes. This is one of the games that we really wanted to get our hands on when we first learned that it would be out soon. But what is this game anyway? Is it worth the hype? Should you pick it up when available? (If you don't already own it?) Stick around, and you will find out now.

Let's start by mentioning a few things about the game itself Chronos: Before the Ashes is an atmospheric RPG that chronicles a hero's lifelong quest to save their homeland from a great evil. Grow wiser, stronger, and more powerful as you explore the depths of the mysterious labyrinth. But beware, the labyrinth takes a heavy toll – each time your hero dies; they lose a year of their life! To begin with, unfortunately, there are only a few positive aspects to mention for the game. I loved the art style, and the world presented in Chronos Before the ashes. 

The story is simpler than Remnant, where the game draws inspiration from and the combat as well. The puzzles, however, are really challenging and satisfying to solve. Moreover, the game offers the chance to explore and discover new gear and documents that help you uncover this world's story. The variety of enemies is worth mentioning, with some of them really hard to face in close combat, so you have to carefully plan your strategy. I also loved the system that as you age, you can acquire new skills to help you along the way.

As far as the negative aspects are concerned, unfortunately, they are a lot. As I mentioned before, combat is straightforward, you just hit and dodge, and there is no depth in it. The graphics are just ok, nothing spectacular or mesmerizing. Compared to Remnant, the game feels slow, sometimes linear, and not even near its level of details and adventures offered. The game feels more than a mobile game than a pc game. 

To sum up, honestly, I expected more from it that didn't deliver in the end, more depth, better graphics, etc. I can't recommend it if you are looking for a game similar to Remnant from the Ashes, but if you look for a puzzle game with combat aspects, well, this is for you. In my opinion, the devs should have given the title more time before the release to avoid the negative aspects that I already mentioned. 

Dionysis Spinos


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