Have Game, Will Play: Chronology

An old inventor, who regrets the results of his youthful ambition, gets chance to turn back the hands of time and fix the world he helped destroy. Chronology from osao games is a puzzle platformer that allows players to control time. The mechanic is rather simple and works in a binary fashion. You can set the time/environment you are in to Before or After whenever you please, once the ability is acquired.

The levels in Chronology will often show dilapidated structures that with the touch of a button can look as good as new. That newness may make the roof of a house intact and available for running across as you make your way to the level’s end. My use of the word “simple” to describe the mechanic is by no means an accurate description of the puzzles themselves. Many are head scratchers but nothing rage quit inducing.

The inventor will not be embarking upon this journey alone. He will be accompanied by a rather talkative and seemingly loyal snail. Despite his frustration towards the snail, the mollusc is integral to the inventor’s success. The snail will appear almost anywhere along side the inventor with a simple button press. However he is also quite skilled at holding down large buttons, providing a boost to reach other areas, walking through dangerous environments and most importantly he can freeze time. His ability to freeze time coupled with bending it creates some rather interesting puzzles. Chronology is fun and familiar but ultimately it’s nothing that can’t wait.

Recommendation*: Worth a buy on sale
Full Disclosure: This game was provided to GameEnthus by the publisher.
Genre: puzzle platformer
Developer: osao games
Publisher: osao games
Platforms: Steam
Price: $9.99

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https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/gameenthus-podcast-video-games/id286435007?mt=2

Scale:*
Worth a buy – paying full price for fans of the series or genre makes sense – often includes a caveat
Worth a buy on sale – not quite full price worthy but close, – often includes a caveat
Rent – rent before buying
No – borrow it if you must play it
Please no – Don’t waste any time and/or money on it

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