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Chrono Sword Review

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Posted: 8 months ago, last updated 3 months ago.

Author: Thom Robertson, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Chrono Sword is an adventure game about Aenor, a time traveller attempting to prevent the death of her loved ones. You learn technical combat, explore the world, switch timelines and fight off enemies to discover the secrets of the past.

Combat is central to the game and tough to master. You must perfect the attack, dodge and shield moves to create your own combos of normal and strong attacks. The characters behaviour is highly detailed because when your low health you bleed and stumble against the walls. Similarly you can push enemies against walls if you're up close to stun them.

Along with a series of agile enemies you face boss battles over the duration of the game. Enemies are particularly tough as they learn and adapt to your combat style and can even disarm you if, for example, you hold your shield up for too long.

Weapon stocks are kept low so you must take care with how and when you use the bows, crossbows, wands, swords, axes and hammers you find. These can be upgraded by forging them with ores. You can also unlock new skills for Aenor by finding relics; one of the many collectible items in the game.

In each of the 16 different locations you can travel back or forwards in time to uncover secrets and clues about the area, expanding your knowledge of what happened.

Chrono Sword lets you explore where you want and make choices that impact the storyline and characters. The game's pixelated retro visuals, together with the technical and challenging combat, create an imposing world and atmosphere that keeps you on your toes as you unravel the story.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 16

Release Date: 01/11/2021

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action, Adventure and Role-Playing

Developer: David Space Duck (@DavidSpaceDuck)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 20 hours and 30 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 16.

Although not yet rated, this game includes depictions of injury and pain. Blood effects appears when you hit someone, and enemies fall to the floor dead when killed.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Chrono Sword Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@DavidSpaceDuck) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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