Chronicles of The Sword
Psygnosis has an action/RPG in the works that looks awesome. Set in the first-perspective (like King's Field), battle hordes of evil creatures using weapons and magic. The graphics look really cool, but as to how it actually plays is unknown. If you are into fantasy-type games, Chronicles of the Sword should be on your list.
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Set in King Arthur's Britain at the time of Camelot, Chronicles of the Sword places you in the role of Sir Gawain, a recently knighted hero who is attempting to stop an evil plot against King Arthur. During the course of the adventure, the player will discover that Morgana. King Arthur's evil half sister is at the root of all the conspiracy with the overall goal to undermine Gawain's aspirations for a politically united kingdom.
Chronicles of the Sword is a third-person roaming perspective title that is interacted with a point-and-click interface. It has the same traditional features of most point-and-click graphic adventures.
These features integrate mystery-solving clues derived from the characters' conversations as well as comprehensive inventory of objects and tools that provide the player with a way to finish the various puzzles. The game also incorporates technology that utilizes movie techniques which in turn create greater ambiance and realism.
Players can expect over TOO different environments to explore. In these places, players will be forced to use their sword against human and non-human beings alike while attempting to ruin the emerging plot. These locations draw on actual archeological information about the ancient life in Britain to bring the player a world that is as close to authentic as can possibly be.
Visually, the graphics work well with the tone and the time period the title tries to convey. The design of the chambers and the elements found within the castle as well as the outside lands look really clean. Game speed is another consideration however. Although our hero moves fluidly, the waiting time for him to walk from point A to point B will be considered by many to be a lengthy and drawn-out process. Loading time is another problem with games like this. However, players have grown to expect this as a minimum from any FMV-based game. But keep in mind as with all the titles, there is still room for efficiency tweaking of the title before final release.
The musical tracks are also enjoyable and fits the game. Ambient environmental sounds and effects also help keep the players attention by not knowing what to expect around every corner. Clean graphics and fitting minstrel music give the player conveyance of the perfect scenario for exploration.
Players will most likely compare the action and play style of Chronicles of the Sword to the now old title of Lost Eden. Although the two focus on two totally different stories, players will notice the play similarities. Point-and-click adventures remain popular for players who enjoy the unusual play style. And being compared to other titles of similar type, Chronicles of the Sword ranks highly.
Conversing with NPCs in Chronicles of the Sword is as easy as walking your hero right up to them and pressing the proper button. This brings up the Conversation Menu that is customized directly for that NPC. The choices you can then select from are displayed on the bottom of the screen. You pick the question or response you wish to say and wait for the character to respond. This in turn will sometimes open up more questions you may ask the person being conversed with. In most cases if there are multiple selections you can pick from, you can start at the top and go right down the list with no trouble of making that person angry by asking a question that hits a nerve of the players.
A great deal of information can be gained by this process that will open later doors in the level as well as unlock mysteries in your own mind. But also keep in mind that many of the NPCs aren't there to help you in your search but rather to send you off of their true path.
- MANUFACTURER - Psygnosis
- THEME - Adventure
- NUMBER OF PLAYERS - 1
Chronicles of the Sword is a point-and-dick game that's so slow it should have been a simple animated movie.
Chronicles of the Bored
As young Cawain of the Round Table, you are sent by the wizard Merlin to dispose of Morgana, King Arthur's evil half-sister. It's a long, tough mission that takes you to over 100 locations.
Unfortunately, Cawain's movements are so slow that you'll lose interest long before the plot thickens. Furthermore, the controls are so bad that you need to be accurate down to the pixel to execute commands. You get little help along the way, leaving you stranded with unanswered questions.
Chronicles has above-average graphics. The cinematics are clean, but slow, and build suspense when they kick into gear. Even better is the audio, which uses great vocal talents to play the characters.
Gawain All the Way
Chronicles of the Sword is Psygnosis's attempt to expand into the arena of medieval RPGs. Until it gets a better understanding of what makes an RPG interesting and playable, however, it should stick to its more famous racing games for now. This Sword is dull.
- To get rid of the port at Morgana's chamber door, dee him with some ale from blacksmith's private reserve.
- Grab the lantern In the Throne room. Gawain won't go Into dark places without It.
- Anytime you're stuck, ask Will the stable boy for help.
Chronicles continues the Arthurian legend in the graphic adventure realm. From first-and third-person perspectives, you explore areas to uncover secrets and match wits and weapons with enemies.
Enter ye into the fabled world of Arthur, the King of All Ages. As Sir Gawain, you must battle nefarious Morgana and save the kingdom. Along the way you get to hobnob with the likes of Guinevere, Lancelot, and Merlin. The magic ot Camelot comes to life in this graphic adventure romp that boasts Arthurian knights, evil black magic, and hours of sword-clashing play.
Developed by Synthetic Dimensions in England, the game utilizes movie techniques to create detailed, realistic graphics. As you try to save Camelot, you'll explore over 60 different areas while you evade Morgana's traps and solve her wicked puzzles! Chronicles of the Sword awaits a new king!