Chronos

A third-person fantasy action RPG designed to utilize virtual reality headsets. It was developed by Gunfire Games, a studio established by former employees of Vigil Games, the creators of the Darksiders series. In Chronos, we assume the role of a hero whose task is to free his homeland from a dragon that terrorizes it. The beast lives in a labyrinth full of traps and enemies. The main problem is the fact that the labyrinth opens only once a year, so if we fail to reach its end in time, we will have to wait another 12 months. What’s interesting, with progress, the protagonist becomes more powerful but also grows older - it may happen that at the end of our journey, we will control an old man who prefers to use magic rather than a sword. The gameplay itself combines elements of an adventure game with a classic action RPG and emphasizes exploration, combat, and the original character development system.

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PC / Windows
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Chronos

Chronos | PC

Chronos release date for PC:

game language:
English

28 March 2016 | Worldwide

28 March 2016 | Europe

28 March 2016 | USA

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 9.4 / 10 calculated out of 4 players' votes.  

Chronos for PC / Windows is an atmospheric fantasy action RPG created with virtual reality headsets, such as Oculus Rift, in mind. It was developed by Gunfire Games which comprises almost entirely of former employees of Vigil Games, the creators of the Darksiders series.

Plot

In the game, we assume the role of a hero whose task is to free his homeland from a dragon that terrorizes it. To do so, we must go through an ancient labyrinth that overflows with traps and minor enemies. During our missions, we uncover the secrets of the place and find out who and why built it. The problem is the fact that the labyrinth was designed to open its gates only once a year. Therefore, if we fail to complete it in time, we will have to wait long 12 months for another chance.

Mechanics

The action is presented from the third-person perspective. Gameplay-wise, the title combines an adventure game with an action RPG that puts an emphasis on exploration and combat. One of the most original features of Chronos is the character development system. Each failed attempt at completing the labyrinth forces us to wait a year, during which the protagonist grows older and his traits change. In practice, it means that when starting out, we assume the role of a strong young man who becomes more powerful, tougher, and more proficient with magic with every try. However, the game can only be ended as an elderly man that casts the perfectly mastered spells instead of swinging his sword.

Technical aspects

Chronos for PC / Windows offers high-quality audiovisuals, although it was subject to some simplifications due to the specifics of the VR headsets support. The game has an enthralling, dark atmosphere, strengthened further by slightly artistic graphic style and a matching soundtrack.

Age Rating

age requirements: everyone

System requirements

Recommended: Oculus Rift
Minimum: Oculus Rift

Chronos trailer

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