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Posted: 5 weeks ago.

Author: Thom Robertson and @GeekDadGamer.


Chrono Sword is an adventure game about Aenor, a time traveller attempting to prevent the death of her loved ones. You learn the technical combat, explore the world, switch time-lines 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 pixilated 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.

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Release Date: 01/11/2021

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action, Adventure and Role-Playing

Developer: @DavidSpaceDuck


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


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

Age RatingsAge Ratings

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

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


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.


Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). PlayStation 5 has a range of system-wide accessibility settings. Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games. Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.

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