Remnant: From The Ashes labyrinthian prequel arrives today

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Remnant: From The Ashes labyrinthian prequel arrives today

Last year, Darksiders builders Gunfire Games released Remnant: From The Ashes. It’s a third-person apocalyptic shooter that’s just a little bit Darkish Souls-y and just a little bit roguelite-y, and it’s fairly good. It’s not the kind of thing I anticipated to get any kind of follow-up, thoughts you, however lo and behold, Gunfire are launching a prequel today. Named Chronos: Earlier than The Ashes, it’s dumping weapons for swords and dropping players right into a labyrinth for some good previous RPG motion.

Not like its predecessor, Chronos is only a singleplayer adventure, and doesn’t have on-line co-op. What it does have, is a great deal of conventional RPG things. The story is revolves round you, a hero on a lifelong quest to save lots of your property from evil and and all that – you already know the drill. Its weapon system is all Soulslike-y, too, in that it’s a must to match up what you’re utilizing to the talent it scales with (so some swords work higher with Strenth, others with agility, and many others.)

Probably the most attention-grabbing a part of the sport, nonetheless, is the roguelite-ish system. Every time you die on this nice huge labrinth, your character should wait a year earlier than they will return. So every new run of the maze you’re just a little bit older. It’s not fully clear what impact this has, however it does appear to have one, because the Steam web page says: “While you begin your adventure, it’s nonetheless easy to get stronger and faster, however the older you get, the extra essential your knowledge in regards to the arcane powers will develop into.”

I do get pleasure from a little bit of roguelike goodness, although, and I like when Games attempt to make demise a bit extra attention-grabbing. So yeah, I’ll most likely give this one a go.

If you happen to fancy enjoying Chronos: Earlier than The Ashes your self, it’s obtainable on Steam and the Epic Game Retailer.

Update: I wrongly thought this Game was a brand new prequel, seems it’s not! Chronos is an previous VR-exclusive Gunfire Game, which has been overhauled now to work on all platforms with out a type of funky headsets. Ta to former RPS’er Dominic Tarason for pointing this out.

 

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