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  • Summary: Battle Worlds: Kronos is a turn-based strategy game that stays true to its hexagonal-roots, inspired by classics like Battle Isle. The planet is once again torn by war, for the succession of a new emperor. Its destiny is in your hands.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. 80
    Even without the multiplayer, however, Battle Worlds Kronos is a unique, deep, and rich tactical strategy game. It’s not something I ever expected to see on my home consoles, but it’s nice to see, because as much as I like my wargames, I really do prefer to kick back in front of the TV when I’m in the mood to play games.
  2. May 18, 2016
    70
    Beneath Battle Worlds: Kronos' archaic veneer is a strangely satisfying strategy game. Just make sure you’re the right candidate for the job before buying in.
  3. May 19, 2016
    70
    Battle Worlds: Kronos is a game all about tactical unit distribution and the art of patience and preparation. Unfortunately, I have neither the art of preparation nor the virtue of patience. If you do have the aptitude required for a classic unit-based strategy game though, then definitely give Battle Worlds: Kronos a go. It’s certainly not for everyone, but it’s a well-polished package that has plenty to offer for fans of old school turn-based strategy.
  4. May 9, 2016
    60
    The lack of a multiplayer element is quite shocking, hopefully there will be an update that adds it. The slick presentation helps Battle Worlds: Kronos come across as an approachable game but once you’re in you’ll be there for a very long time.
  5. May 21, 2016
    50
    Battle Worlds: Kronos is completely functional, even good by indie standards, but it just made me want to play other games. The story is not gripping and the neither is the gameplay.
  6. Jun 11, 2016
    40
    Challenging but never as enjoyable as it could have. Battle Worlds: Kronos has fun moments, but many will find the difficulty curve far too frustrating. Poor console optimization means progression is often limited by a lack intuitive movement controls. This is for the hardcore strategy fans only.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Jun 30, 2018
    8
    normal game.There on PS4 we dont have Homm3 or Homm4, so where can get similar games ,i dont know.And i think if you like the game you buy andnormal game.There on PS4 we dont have Homm3 or Homm4, so where can get similar games ,i dont know.And i think if you like the game you buy and play it. Expand
  2. Dec 24, 2016
    5
    There's only one word to sum this game up. Boring. Nothing about the game is responsive or feels good about controlling it. The enemy turnThere's only one word to sum this game up. Boring. Nothing about the game is responsive or feels good about controlling it. The enemy turn takes WAY too long, even on the first mission when they only have like 5 units. Now, I have to preface the rest of this with something. I like strategy games. I enjoy thinking my moves out and planning ahead, using the environment to my advantage, all things this game claims you need to succeed. Do you know what you don't get though? All of the information.

    Within the first ten minutes of gameplay they teach you how to capture buildings via tutorial. HOWEVER, if you're not reading the pages and pages of expanded text, you'll miss crucial information. Like how the D-pad opens up a unit/building specific menu, and that through this menu you can deploy additional troops from a certain type of building. Information that would have been useful three turns ago when they game taught you about buildings and not when you start asking yourself why the enemy has heavy tanks and you don't.

    This is all bundled on top of some of the worst console optimization I've ever seen in a port. Now that your unit has used every action it has for the turn, wouldn't you like to move to another unit? Well, I certainly hope you remember to press O every single time, otherwise you stay on that first unit. This wouldn't be the worst thing if it didn't lead me to moving units I didn't want to move. Oh, and for whatever stupid reason, either because the game is for "hardcore veterans" or bad design choices, you can't back a unit up. That's right, it's turn based, but you can't cancel a move. You can pull a piece back in CHESS, the most intellectual game man has made, but Battle Worlds Kronos says that's dumb, mistakes don't happen ever, right?

    Oh, and for my last piece. A section of the tutorial explains that this game is hard because "there are too many easy games already." Well, that may be true, but I have to say, there are difficult games that are a LOT more fun than this. Challenge doesn't make a game good or appealing.
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  3. Oct 13, 2020
    4
    This game has so much potential that I keep getting drawn back in. Then after a few hours of playing I realize I hate it. They try to makeThis game has so much potential that I keep getting drawn back in. Then after a few hours of playing I realize I hate it. They try to make excuses for the difficulty by saying its meant to be that way and they don’t like hand holding. I’m sorry man. I’ve been playing strategy games since before many of them even were potty trained. There is difficult and their is absurd. You can spend hours making landfall and conquering an area and before you can gather your thoughts and heal your forces, ooops 3 transport ships land with 7 bad guys at full health. Really!?!? This happens a lot and it’s not realistic. The bad guys continue to get extra men and you don’t. Your supposed to be part of this great army, but your have less troops then anyone you face. If you can ignore all that, the combat is actually fun. And so is the the grid based layout. This is why they get a 4 instead of a 1. Expand
  4. Mar 19, 2017
    4
    Its a hardcore turn based game. High difficulty and the missions drag out. Thing is I'm on mission two and I hate this game. Developers areIts a hardcore turn based game. High difficulty and the missions drag out. Thing is I'm on mission two and I hate this game. Developers are almost making excuses for producing games that are too hard play. Its like people do work and have lives so they cant spend massive amount of times on a crappy indie game. But tried to explain that to developers and they will get hostile. Expand