Review by Greg Rodney
Battle Worlds: Kronos is a turn-based strategy game developed by King Art Games and published by Nordic Games.
It’s the developers’ take on a traditional turn-based strategy game. It was inspired by the likes of Battle Isle, Advance Wars, and Panzer General.
The game offers two single player campaigns that average at about 50 hours of gameplay.
Single player challenge maps are also available for those who didn’t find enough challenges in the main campaign. And if that still isn’t enough content there’s a map editor that allows you to create your maps and missions (Windows only). Along with the single player content, the game provides live multiplayer (cross-platform), as well as asynchronous multiplayer.
I’m not as familiar with turned-based strategy games as I am with other genres, so this game was a tough one. The focus of this game is more towards combat, where others are centered on base building. The most important aspects of gameplay are; keeping your troops alive, managing your resources, and upgrading your units.
The combat is decent due to the variety of units, and it does offer some replayability to missions. Making smart moves and making sure you don’t get outnumbered is key. The game warns you early that the game is difficult, and that you should read the instructions carefully.
This can be credited to the AI, which is strong and one of the games selling points.
But I personally didn’t see much differentiating this title from previous strategy games that I played in the past.
This game isn’t for everyone; it definitely has a specific market in mind. I have been a fan of Halo Wars for a while, so I have some familiarity with strategy games. But it has been a while since I’ve played a turned based one.
Sadly, I haven’t been able to find the same enjoyment with this title as I’ve had with others of the same genre. And in regard to paying homage to its inspiration, the game satisfied a majority of its fans.
My recommendation is if you have a windows PC to get it there for the map editor option. If plan on getting it on Switch I’d suggest waiting until it’s on sale.
Final Rating: 👍 (…with conditions)