Nov 28, 2013Solid, entertaining, and as a whole a top-notch turn-based strategy game that's not only great to play but even to look at. Just if it was a bit smarter now and then, and if it wasn't trying to present both its shallow universe and its story background as something amazing.
Nov 28, 2013Even though we appreciate the attempt to bring new life to the turn-based strategy genre, Battle Worlds: Kronos has proven not the be the best way to do it. A true fan would still be able to get a lot of fun out of this game, but the predictive A.I. and boring missions won't attract any new players.
PC PowerPlayFeb 24, 2014A solid strategic base brought low by cheap AI and some shonky net code. [March 2014, p.56]
Dec 30, 2013Battle Worlds: Kronos is a game with its heart in the right place, but it’s difficult to enjoy. Attractive presentation and intriguing strategic elements are present, but the hours of campaign gameplay are largely fluffed by an extreme level of difficulty – and that’s thanks to a ridiculous number of enemies in lieu of smart AI.
Mixed or average reviews- based on 71 Ratings
Nov 5, 2013Two days in:
It's a quality game. Watching the developer video really connected with me. I feel gameplay in modern titles has suffered, asTwo days in:
It's a quality game. Watching the developer video really connected with me. I feel gameplay in modern titles has suffered, as more efforts end up going into graphics and animations with your typical release. That being said, Battle Worlds still has pretty cool artwork and watching things explode is always a pleasure when in the game. Cutscene videos have extremely good quality, and almost dwarf the in game graphics by comparison.
Where Kronos seems to shine most, is in the gameplay. The wide variety of units, and depth came to me as a surprise. From what I've seen, the tactical capacity, and room for creative strategic ideas is enormous. As a chess player, this was great to see for me.
It's an engaging game, and requires a lot of planning, thinking, and concentration. The UI is very streamlined, and makes the complexity of the game easy to interface with (think Civ 5).
For being turn based, command transitions are very smooth, and almost make it feel real time. Honest to the advertising, it does seem well optimized.
Overall, the game plays like a modernized, more action packed model of Alpha Centauri, spliced with Advanced Wars. I will keep the rating updated as I continue to play. So far, very impressive. I'm having a lot of fun with it. Still haven't tried multiplayer.… Full Review »
Jan 11, 2014I really do enjoy the game and i think players of the Battle Isle series will have fun with it too .
Regarding the difficulty grade i thinkI really do enjoy the game and i think players of the Battle Isle series will have fun with it too .
Regarding the difficulty grade i think an average TBS player like me can beat the campaign and there is
a score system that makes it interesting for hardcore players as well trying to reach a high rating .
The story and the dramatic presentation is only average in my view but the core game is fun to play
and flawless for me .
I cannot agree to the point that all advantages are on the attackers side as if you have missions where
you have to defend an area or object you can gain defense advantages with a carefull placement of units .
The ingame graphics is nice for a turn based game and the rock scissors paper mechanic of the
different units is clearly understandable and working well .
A part of the game is to read and understand a map and then make a concious decision in which direction you want to advance first , which might need a bit of figuring out the right way .
As an old Battle Isle fan i like Battleworld Kronos very much and feel at home very quickly with the game.
All in all iam having fun playing it and hope many people will support the game so that we see an
expansion beeing made or maybe a part 2 of it .… Full Review »
Nov 13, 2013Good: This game is a ton of fun for any avid strategy player. There is a wide variety of units with varying strengths and weaknesses. GoodGood: This game is a ton of fun for any avid strategy player. There is a wide variety of units with varying strengths and weaknesses. Good unit upgrading system, with the ability to bring back veteran units in future battles. No base building allows more focus on the battle. Good variety of maps. Although there are not a ton of campaign missions, each one take days to complete which is a refreshing change from typical RTS games. Good baseline difficulty.
Bad: Cheesy dialog and story. I agree with EvilKoala: No defense bonuses, which means 15% Flank bonus on attacks for each adjacent unit heavily favours the attacker. Also no modifiers for terrain reduces the depth of strategy.
Verdict: Great game that is lots of fun, and will keep you occupied for hours at a time. One other thing, no one has really said anything anywhere, but the game has an uncanny resemblance to my old Turbo Grafix 16 favourite Military Madness (later re-done as Nectaris Military Madness).… Full Review »