Chronoss third person camera frames a series of rooms and corridors and ancient ruins from fixed positions, quietly pulling you into the scope of its environment as you control your hero with a gamepad. (Think Resident Evils HD Remaster for a close analogue). Its such a simple trick, and yet the combination of Chronoss fantastic interconnected world, evocative art and smartly placed camera angles made me feel like more of an explorer than I ever have outside of VR.
The fixed camera works surprisingly well for combat, too, with a few exceptions. On occasion I found myself too far away from the camera (or too close) to read an enemys attacks, but that happened rarely in the 15 hours or so it took me to finish Chronos.
Chronos hews closely to the basics of sword and sorcery RPGs, with a simple experience system and combat that relies on attack, block, roll, and parry.
Release Date: 28 Jul, 2015
Genre: RPG, Action, Adventure, Hack and Slash
- OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10
- Processor: Dual Core, 2.4 GHz
- Memory: 2 GB RAM
- Graphics: DirectX 9.0c and Shader Model 3.0 Compatible Dedicated Video Card, 512 MB VRAM
- DirectX: Version 9.0c
- Storage: 500 MB available space
- Additional Notes: Intel HD video cards poorly supported. Requirements may change during development.