Chronos: Before the Ashes Review (PS4 Edition)

Chronos is a very unique game to play. It has its ups and downs but the more you play the more you become invested in the story and gameplay. If you did not know Chronos is a prequel to a game called Remnant: From the Ashes that released in 2019. Chronos originally started as a VR game but then they decided to release the game from 3rd person perspective. It even won VR game of the Year.  

Starting the game off I was pretty excited and interested to explore more of the gameplay and controls. The controls are not to challenging, enemy interactions feel if you are in a Zelda title, waiting for the right moment to strike. The challenge really came in when more than one enemy would surround you. The more you progress through the game the stronger you will become.  

The very interesting thing about the game is when you fail you quest. Whenever you are slain in the game it is not game over like most games do. Instead, you come back to the same place where you started the quest 1 year later. The more times you die you character ages with time. You are also given stronger attributes to help you pass the level. I have never played a game where they introduced this type game style.  

Now I do have a little bone to pick with the soundtrack. As I was playing through the game, I felt that there was not enough music to keep me interested, especially at the beginning of the game. I was wondering through the game without any music. There were times that music would come in but for the most part I felt that I could have used a little more instrumental to be able to keep me interested more.  

If you are looking for a game that is a crossover between Zelda and Dark Souls than this would be the game for you to check out. I love the fact that they are giving us more lore to the original game release. I can also see myself spending multiple hours of my free time uncovering more of the game. If you played the original this is a great addition to the franchise and I am sure there will be more to come in the future.