Chronos: Before the Ashes is an adventure role-playing game with an engaging storyline. Accompanying strange, highly challenging game mechanics.
You will play as a hero, find a way to destroy the dragon to protect the earth. The context of the game is the prequel to the very successful game, Remnant: From the Ashes (dubbed the shooting version of Dark Souls). To kill dragons in the maze you need to overcome 3 guards in 3 different positions. If you die, you will get one year older. This leads to a decrease in your strength and agility, but magic increases, and you also have more combat experience.
NPC in the game helps you understand more about the story and get more equipment to fight. Although the dialogue has 3 different options, there will not be as many endings as horror games. With a sword and shield in hand, you’re like a warrior in the Middle Ages. There are 3 different types of shields with different strengths and counter-attacks. Under the genre of role-playing games, you will level up, plus potential points for strength, health, agility, and magic. And yet, you can also upgrade weapons from debris every time you destroy monsters, bosses.
The aging mechanism is extremely interesting, both encourages you to play the game carefully, and creates opportunities for people who really love the game and want to clear the island even when gaming skills do not allow it. Specifically, every time you die, you will age and gradually cannot add points to strength and agility. But when you reach the age of 80, you will become immortal and will comfortably fight and destroy the dragon. Every 10 years, your appearance will also change with the correct age in the game.
Quests are puzzle-solving puzzles through hints from the conversation or find items for the NPC to help this game cut guillotine less one color and more seamless. Chronos: Before the Ashes graphics have a cartoonish appearance, not as realistic as the prequel Remnant: From the Ashes. Anyway, each image style has its own good points. This game graphics gives an incredible magical feeling. Sound is also a highlight of the game, character, and environment sounds are consistent with each other. For example, if you stand near a waterfall, you will hear the water flowing more clearly when moving away from that place.
Chronos: Before the Ashes is a single-player game developed and published by THQ Nordic. This game was just released on the shelves on December 2, 2020.