Battle World: Kronos Review
Battle World: Kronos is an turn based strategy game for PC/PS4/Xbox One from King Art Games. This game is a the perfect throwback to games such as Total Annihilation or Advance Wars. While this genre may not appeal to everyone, this is a game that is well worth a play for fans of the genre.
The game got started from a kickstarter, got funded and here we are with the final product. The game promises over 60 hours of gameplay as a turned based strategy game. I can say in the several hours that I played, there is plenty of content for gamers who are fans. There is a fun and lengthy single player campaign, where players are playing as one of two factions. Most of the game consists of battles, rebels vs. the high tech army which is split over two parts of the game. This is the classic setup for for any strategy game. There are also challenge maps which will test players abilities across different scenarios.
Multiplayer is also an option. There is hot seat mplayer, over the internet mplayer and a mode that more games need to have. They call it play by mail, basically its gamers can make some moves and come back to the game later. Gamers could pick up where they left off on the go with their Vitas. This part of the game is really appealing to me, as sitting and playing a whole mplayer match is very time consuming.
Gameplay is interesting. Although I wished for a keyboard and mouse I enjoyed moving my military units across the hex based grid capturing bases and defeating enemies. Each unit players control has a certain amount of moves and range for their weapons. Some units have bonuses which apply to other units. There are counter attacks and defense matters in the long run. This means every move must be planned carefully and players need to weigh their options. There is some interesting dialogue and story elements to the game. Some gamers may dismiss this but this one of the concepts that kept me interested. The enemy AI is smart, and its going to challenge even the most skilled players.
I can see where someone who enjoys the genre would really be at home with a game like this. The graphics are easy on the eyes and the sound effects and music do the game justice. I just wish I had more time to invest in this kind of game and while it may not be something I would play on a regular basis, the core gameplay is great. Battleworld: Kronos is readily available on PS4, Xbox One, and Steam for $20. Amazon has the game on sale for $14.99 which is a great deal.
Game was provided by the publisher for review.
Final Score 4/5