Battle Worlds: Kronos (PS4 Edition)
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I don’t want to give too much away early, but much of Battle Worlds: Kronos tries my patience.
While ultimately less accessible than the likes of Wargroove (which taps into that Nintendo-centric DNA of Advance Wars far better), Battle Worlds: Kronos does a decent job of bringing a more complex and challenging take on turn-based hex strategy.
Battle Worlds: Kronos lands on the Nintendo Switch to fill the gap of strategy games in Nintendo's console and while it's not a groundbreaking piece of software, it does the job well enough. It's disappointing to see the level creator has been left out of this version but the game's lifespan and combat system, as well as its efficient (local only) multiplayer are certain to appeal to fans pf strategy games.
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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.
For combat strategy fans who revel in difficulty and challenge, this game is a fantastic opportunity to perfect your tactics. The missions are long, complicated and will require multiple attempts to earn those all important medals and sense of accomplishment. For those short of patience or who don't like repeating missions, the basic graphics, poor storyline, and limited music will keep you away.
Whilst I can't justify anyone purchasing this title, there was effort put in at least… The developer's pride for an Advance Wars style game shined through, which I can appreciate. It has its issues whether it be a cluttered user interface, bad graphics, and similar environments, which can make it easy to overlook this title, and I can't say you'd be missing much. If you are an Advance Wars fan, you might want to try looking elsewhere, that is, if you can't overlook these points of concern (a good starting place might be Chucklefish's latest hit – Wargroove).
The classical ensembles feel like John Williams has personally escorted you on your mission and is with you to blow the enemy to bits with nothing but sheer musical brilliance
Is Battle Worlds: Kronos wholly original? No. Is it fun despite that? With a real person, yes. It's far too generic for its own good, but it does manage to take the turn-based strategy formula and advance it just enough it for a modern audience.
There is a lot of content in Battle Worlds: Kronos and a lot for you to study and learn as you play. The game is very fun, but can be very frustrating for some, especially if you are not a pro at this type of game. KING Art Games wanted to explore another genre, and present gamers with a challenge, and they have succeeded. I died a lot to write this Battle Worlds: Kronos review, but in the end, it was worth it since there’s a solid and fun experience to be had with this release.
These small flaws keep Battle Worlds: Kronos from being as good as it could have been. While the interface quirks take some getting used to and the campaign difficulty may turn some off, there's definitely enjoyment to be had here for fans of the turn-based strategy genre.