Chronicon Review (Steam)

Chronicon

Use the magical device known as the Chronicon to travel into the souls and memories of fallen heroes to re-live their grand tales! Epic adventures full of loot and monsters await!

Pros:

  • Decent modern pixel art graphics
  • 304MB Download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Controller support.
  • Remote play together.
  • Graphics-fullscreen, aspect ratio (16:9/4:3/16:10/21:9), windowed resolution, fullscreen resolution, alternative frame timing, v-sync, camera smoothing, extra ambient light, bloom and glow effects, heat distortion effects, and water ripple effects.
  • Hud-fully customizable as in what numbers pop off, text scale slider, and how the map behaves and shows.
  • Colorblind support.
  • Loot rarity on a six-tier system from ordinary to truly legendary.
  • Can rebind controls for both keyboard and controller.
  • Two modes-single player and local multiplayer.
  • Four heroes to choose-Warlock, Warden, Berserker, and Templar. Each has unique stats and abilities.
  • Hardcore one life setting.
  • Can name your character.
  • Five difficulties-casual, normal, heroic, epic, and legendary. Adjusts damage/loot/resistances and what of any loot drops upon death.
  • Voiced NPC and characters, not fully but enough.
  • The minimap can be moved to four different positions around the screen.
  • Diablo-like game.
  • Dungeon crawler ARPG gameplay.
  • Killstreak bonus-kill enough enemies in a short time to get bonus exp, crystals, and more.
  • Breakable objects for loot.
  • Every part of the Hud and Hud scales can be adjusted individually.
  • Earn EXP and earn points to put into the skill trees to unlock better stats, new abilities, and more. Each tree represents a different elemental attack.
  • Full inventory system. Items your character class can’t use are clearly marked.
  • The game relies heavily on the lighting to set the atmosphere.
  • Big boss fights.
  • On-screen mission tracker.
  • The map fills in as you explore.
  • Play how you want.
  • Big open levels with many routes and rooms to find and explore.
  • Simple enough combat with clear button icons for which attacks and you can easily assign attacks to buttons on the skill tree.
  • Satisfies the loot lust.
  • Handy compare items button.
  • Shops and facilities open in your hub (the Chronicon) as you progress through the story.
  • Has a Gauntlet vibe to it.
  • Buy and sell loot.
  • Sockets and gems can be used on gear to add new effects and buffs.
  • Crystal’s-the currency used in-game.
  • Can create some very cool and whacky builds thanks to its breadth of gear and how each piece is randomized.
  • Absolutely annihilates your time!
  • Very fast loading times.
  • Aiming projectiles with the control is like a twin-stick shooter.

Chronicon

Cons:

  • No actual in-game tutorial just a help section.
  • Loot doesn’t drop showing its rarity so you don’t know what you have until you go into the inventory.
  • The skill trees are not explained and assigning new attacks doesn’t show already assigned attacks.
  • Slow starter.
  • Missions drag on a lot with it being a huge battle of attrition.
  • Your appearance doesn’t change with equipped gear.
  • No online play.

Chronicon

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7/10

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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