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  • Summary: An Adventure RPG with a refreshing combination of adventure game elements and RPG mechanics. Deep combat - a variety of weapons, abilities and powers are available to the player in the pursuit of their quest. Unique aging mechanic - Every time the player dies they age One year. Players mustAn Adventure RPG with a refreshing combination of adventure game elements and RPG mechanics. Deep combat - a variety of weapons, abilities and powers are available to the player in the pursuit of their quest. Unique aging mechanic - Every time the player dies they age One year. Players must adapt to their advancing age as they progress their character; starting the game young, nimble and quick, and ending wise and more attuned to magic. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Jan 8, 2021
    80
    Although this pays homage to industry legends like Dark Souls, as well as The Legend of Zelda series, don't come in Chronos: Before the Ashes looking a worthy successor to these - not even a game that plays like Remnant: From the Ashes, which is actually its sequel. Those who try it out with such expectations will be severely disappointed, especially if in need for something with 100+ hour replay value. You are advised to judge it by its own merits, and discover what is actually a great, immersive ARPG, with simple, yet very good combat, visuals, atmosphere, and story.
  2. Dec 5, 2020
    76
    The varied, but technically tame action-adventure appeals to Souls-like beginners. It also offers a refreshing ageing system and puzzles.
  3. Dec 7, 2020
    72
    A great example of how to craft a new game from an existing idea.
  4. Dec 1, 2020
    70
    Chronos: Before the Ashes is a good action role-playing game, its proposal to gain age with each death is interesting, although it could have been explored in greater depth. Despite this, the adventure places the player on the razor's edge in each combat and knows how to accompany his exploration of good and original puzzles that are perfectly integrated into his design. Unfortunately, the game loses consistency during combats where its virtual origins may have ended up being too great a burden to get rid of. All in all, this is a recommended game for those who love souls challenges looking for a somewhat different experience.
  5. Dec 21, 2020
    65
    Chronos: Before the Ashes isn't bad and isn't good either, it's somewhere in between where you don't have a reason not to play it, but you don't have a reason to play it either.
  6. Dec 2, 2020
    65
    Chronos: Before the Ashes is an interesting enough title, one that does feature some interesting environments that really support a strong level of world-building. Even those not familiar with Remnant would find this interesting. However, looking beyond the environment and storytelling, you're going to find aspects of the game lacking. The combat is far too forgiving, and you'll have completed the game before encountering most of the perks to the fascinating ageing system. Do I recommend this? For an easy-going souls-lite title, it's not bad, but it isn't great either.
  7. Mar 1, 2021
    45
    A pointless new edition of a shoddy game. Even if you’re a fan of Remnant: From the Ashes, you’d be better off just watching the ending on YouTube.

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  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Dec 6, 2020
    7
    Chronos is kind of an ok game. The story is interesting maybe more around the end, when you finds notes etc...However the narrative felt cutChronos is kind of an ok game. The story is interesting maybe more around the end, when you finds notes etc...However the narrative felt cut and incomplete at the end. The fighting is very basic and is not especially well done. You can have trouble with the fighting lock, and some inputs are repeating themselves.The puzzles were fine and the most fun part of the game. The lack of any maps made things confusing at times. You can upgrade your stats, and your weapons but only one works well, it's the sword. No real armour to speak of. I give it 68%. I don't think it was a bad game but the quality was variable. And it's also a short game of 6-8 hours max. Expand
  2. Dec 5, 2020
    6
    as a huge fan of remnant from the ashes i was so excited for this game because wanted more of that world but as i played it felt like a cheapas a huge fan of remnant from the ashes i was so excited for this game because wanted more of that world but as i played it felt like a cheap easy and short souls like game

    pros:

    the music is really good

    the level design is super awesome every level looks amazing and authentic

    enemy design is cool

    the puzzles are really good

    the story is very good and answered most questions that remnant didn't answer

    cons:

    very clunky gameplay

    AI is super dumb

    no guns WTH i know its just a normal version of the vr game but they could add something even a crossbow would be nice

    game is super short took me 6 hours to finish it

    except for new weapons you cant find any armor in the world and change which is very weird for a souls like game not to have

    in conclusion although this is a 2016 vr that was remastered and made normal it lacks a lot of elements such as firearms or they could add and some extra content of some sorts that game as is , is a cool prequel for remnant but i would only recommend to buy it on a sale for a low price so my final score to Chronos before the ashes is a 6 out 10
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  3. Sep 22, 2021
    0
    Remnant was really good, chronos has the worst gameplay out of all soulslike, even minecraft has better pve combat, weapons are boring, mapsRemnant was really good, chronos has the worst gameplay out of all soulslike, even minecraft has better pve combat, weapons are boring, maps are boring, everything that was good with remnant is stripped away Expand