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  • Summary: Enter the latest installment in the Chronos Series.
    Become Lieutenant Chloe, pilot of the massive battle robot Makhia as you face off against the Meteoras, colossal enemies of humanity in a story that takes place 200 years in the future.
    Make choices and decisions with the guidance of
    Enter the latest installment in the Chronos Series.
    Become Lieutenant Chloe, pilot of the massive battle robot Makhia as you face off against the Meteoras, colossal enemies of humanity in a story that takes place 200 years in the future.

    Make choices and decisions with the guidance of the Decision Support System.
    Pilot the 400-meter-tall Makhia in blood-pumping action sequences.
    Be amazed by the concerts of an electronic idol.

    The future awaits beyond your screen.
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  1. Dec 10, 2020
    90
    ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos is an even better VR adventure than developer MyDearest’s last game, Tokyo Chronos. The satisfying story feels like a full-fledged robot anime. While improvements could be made to the ambitious UI, which incorporates AR to make the player’s actions within the game’s world feel more natural, both the story and stellar presentation make this a game any robot anime fan should buy a VR device for.
  2. Dec 2, 2020
    90
    ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos presents some exciting advancements in the VR visual novel space. It excels in creating a world with characters you care about across some emotional and action field story beats. I think a lot of feedback was brought into this project from the developer’s previous games, which have made it a stand-out adventure title and a must-play for VR owners.
  3. Feb 18, 2021
    88
    ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos places players smack dab in the middle of a living anime story, with all of the cool world-building and unique characters implied by that statement. Players used to a lot of action in their games will have to adjust to the slower pace of this plot-driven experience, but will quickly discover that it yields its own unique rewards.
  4. Dec 2, 2020
    80
    ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos proves that visual novels can work surprisingly well in virtual reality. The ways in which your mode of interaction are worked into the setting are clever and really help to increase the sense of immersion. It might not feel like many of your choices have an effect on the story, with most branches being a result of clear binary choices at set points, but I have enjoyed my time in the world of Lieutenant Chloe and will delve back in to seek out the last couple of alternative endings.
  5. Feb 22, 2021
    70
    Mechanically, visually, and immersion-wise, Altdeus: Beyond Chronos is a massive step forward for visual novels in the VR medium. While the genre still has a way to go, this title shows that it can be successful in virtual reality. The writing here, though, leaves a lot to be desired. I’m used to visual novels having slow opening routes, but completely foregoing any real character development for hours made this game incredibly difficult to get into. Once over the hump of the initial route, though, Altdeus managed to provide an entertaining story, one that I didn’t mind strapping my Vive headset on for. It’s not mind-blowing by any means, but it’s still a worthwhile read.
  6. Dec 4, 2020
    70
    ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos’ writing is excellent, with rounded characters who dodge most of the usual anime tropes. It may not have delivered the mech-piloting mayhem I was expecting, but it’s a smart visual novel, with enough interactivity, plot twists and emotional gut-punches to keep you engaged. Throw in multiple endings, some of which can only be unlocked on subsequent playthrough and, even though you don’t get to personally punch Space Godzilla in the face, it’s well worth suiting up for.
  7. Feb 23, 2021
    60
    As long as you go into the experience knowing what to expect, Altdeus: Beyond Chronos has the potential to be genuinely entertaining. However, on the scale of interactivity, this really doesn't qualify a game. Their inability to take full advantage of the VR platform ultimately seals it's fate as nothing more than an acquired taste that will prove to be off-putting to many.

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  1. Feb 19, 2021
    10
    ALTDEUS BC is the 2nd in the TOKYO CHRONOS series.
    This is one of Japan's leading VR games.
    It's all-inclusive content unique to Japan. It
    ALTDEUS BC is the 2nd in the TOKYO CHRONOS series.
    This is one of Japan's leading VR games.
    It's all-inclusive content unique to Japan.
    It is definitely a work that created a new page of VR.
    I think this game is also good for studying Japanese.
    And I like Julie among the characters in this game.
    A novel of this game has also been released in Japan.

    There are multiple endings, so just finishing once is not the true end.
    This is due to the concept of reincarnation and the multiverse, which have been taken for granted in the East, including Japan, since ancient times.
    Through this game, you will be able to learn more about the culture of the East.
    In other words, you buy one game, but you get multiple scenarios and multiple endings, making it a very good value.
    I think it would take at least 20 hours to experience all the endings.
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