Hello, dear reader, I hope you’re having a good day. I’m not being paid to write this blog, and it contains information based on my opinions from playing ChronoBlade on iOS. I didn’t reach a point where I’ve unlocked all its features so this is going to be short. ChronoBlade is a free-to-play 2D side-scrolling brawler. It has some RPG (role-playing game) elements where you’ll level gear and skills to gain power. It’s where the game can make money from in-app purchases. ChronoBlade’s simple mechanics won’t take too much time to learn. The initial download includes cool comics about each character’s backstory for the game. The game looks good and the animations are smooth. To me, every fight started feeling repetitive once I found the best attack option: spam your light attacks. There are no ads. There is an energy system time limit in the game, but it’ll take a long time to reach a point where that affects your time spent in-game.

ChronoBlade is rated 12+ for Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence. An example of the violence expected is any 2D fighting game without blood. It looks similar to Soul Calibur without as much fan service.

Review:
ChronoBlade is well-polished aesthetically, it’s beautiful to watch, yet its core gameplay wasn’t interesting enough for me to continue it. Prepare for fast fights and button mashing. There’s a bit of story hidden in there too. The music and sound effects add punch to the repetitive fighting.

Time: ChronoBlade is energy-based following the free-to-play model. ChronoBlade is generally quick to play, with most levels taking a little over two minutes, but you can spend longer amounts of time playing as your hero levels up and you face more challenging enemies.

Pros and Cons: ChronoBlade has a decent leveling progression, looks good, and requires a lot of button mashing to play. The game’s presentation is fantastic. The combat will probably dull your enthusiasm within an hour. I couldn’t find an opponent in the Arena so I can’t review the PVP. ChronoBlade feels like looking at a juicy steak and only getting to gnaw on the bone. ChronoBlade has some flavor, yet it leaves me feeling hungry.

Overall Impression: If you love 2D button mashing brawlers on iOS like Marvel Contest of Champions, old arcade games like the Simpsons Arcade Game, a unique presentation in free games, leveling up and increasing your power; then ChronoBlade is in the App Store waiting for you! If you don’t enjoy free-to-play games, being patient for unlocking things, energy systems which limit your play time, or button mashing fighting games; then ChronoBlade may not be for you.

Tips:

  1. Don’t level up your equipment early game – ChronoBlade’s gear will level with you as you fight. Don’t waste resources in the early game on leveling your equipment.
  2. Choose the yo-yo elf and use light attacks – her light attacks are fast, can swing around behind her, and raise your combo quickly. Don’t even bother with heavy attacks unless you feel like it. Spamming her light attacks in early game will easily seize your victory!
  3. It’s better to dodge than block – blocking destroys your combo! Better to dodge completely and keep your combo unless you’re pushing for the time limit

Extra tips: Elemental attacks may matter at some point.

I hope the review and tips help you out, dear reader! Time to prevent Ragnarok!

Links: The App Store link is at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chronoblade/id1246680419?mt=8.

Disclaimer: I’m not being paid by nWay or anyone else to write these tips. The only money I could make would be through advertising on this site or on YouTube at this point in time. I don’t take responsibility for the content on sites linked to from this article.

by Brian Petrilli AKA Jalinon