A great example of how to craft a new game from an existing idea.
What is it? Dark Souls, but less so.
Expect to pay: $30/£27
Developer: Gunfire Games, THQ Nordic
Publisher: THQ Nordic
Reviewed on: GeForce GTX 1650, AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, 8 GB RAM
Link: Official site
You’d be forgiven for being sick of the phrase ‘it’s like Dark Souls’, but… Chronos is like Dark Souls. A bit. The similarities are clear in the combat and audio design, but Chronos treats the high frequency of death differently than the Souls games, with a cool, though under-utilised, ageing system and less punishment. Indeed, this is much friendlier than any Souls game. Gitting gud is optional.