This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. CHARIOT! WHAT A GAME!!!
A bit on the story: the King has passed and it's up to the princess (player 1) and the prince (player 2) to get his funeral chariot all the way to a tomb he'll like, somewhere deep within the kingdom's mines. But the old cranky ghost comments on our efforts and isn't content with just any tomb. And he wants loads of loot too! A story that could sound grim, but that is amazingly fun, challenging and very beautiful too.
Since we bought the PS4 I've been looking for a cool family game. I have a 9 years old son, and finding games he'll find fun, without being killfests, is a challenge. I read a review on Chariot and bought it. And at 14$, I was ready to try it right away.
CHARIOT is even more than what I was hoping for: it's a game my son enjoys playing WITH ME! And since we are not competing, I don't have to dumb-down my efforts, the better I am, the more the team is too (acually, my son is getting better than me at some moves!)
The game is a collaborative 2 player 'couch-coop' game you can play with your wife, friend, son or daughter. And playing in collaboration is as fun, if not more fun than playing alone!
There seems to be a lot of levels, we have been through three different environments (summer, dark night and winter) and almost 14 levels, which we have not nearly all explored, and are still discovering plenty of new stuff.
Some challenges are harder than others, but I realized that we talk a lot while playing, which is pretty unique! And getting over a hard challenge (like a series of platforms smaller than the Chariot, or slippery slopes, etc) is super rewarding. I don't know where the game will take us next, but I'm sure we'll have a lot of fun getting there. No frustration yet, my son is patient and he really applies himself. We do a great team!
And the world is beautiful, the creatures look mysterious without being too scary, the characters are fun and my son likes the cranky King's ghost best! We're going to keep playing tonight for sure.
It is a truly fantastic game!… Expand
Developer: Frima Studio
Publisher: Frima Studio
Release Date: 23 Nov, 2015
- OS: Windows Vista
- Processor: Dual Core 2.5 GHz
- Memory: 2 GB RAM
- Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4850 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
- DirectX: Version 11
- Storage: 3 GB available space
- Additional Notes: Notice: We highly recommend playing Chariot with a controller.