Your Mission In This JRPG Is To Rewind Time And Solve Zelda-Like Puzzles

By Spencer . October 1, 2013 . 1:09am

Chronus Arc from retro JRPG developer Kemco puts you in the shoes of Loka, a young lad who lives in a world where time rewinds every ten years. While you’re on your way to pick up fragments for the Time Rewinding ceremony, a mysterious man grabs the fragments and Loka along with his childhood friend Sarna (who also happens to be a princess) joins him on his quest.

 

Like other Kemco RPGs, Chronus Arc has random battles and sprite graphics. Players can get new skills by finding techniques in treasure chests and from enemy drops. The game also has a class change system where you can can change jobs if your level is high enough and have a class change item.

 

The game also has puzzles where you push blocks into place and find hidden switches by lifting urns. You know the kinds of things you would find in a Zelda game or Final Fantasy Mystic QuestChronus Arc is available now for Android and is $3.99 (50% off) at launch..

 

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  • SolarisSpell

    They say Zelda-like puzzles.
    I see Lufia-like puzzles.

    Anyway, we wins ^_^

  • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

    Are any of these Kemco RPGs good? I recently got an Android phone and downloaded Machine Knight and End of Aspiration because they were free. I’m really not feeling them at all, and I suspect the paid games are exactly the same.

    Anybody care to confirm my suspicion or advise me otherwise? I’m probably never going to do much gaming on my phone, but just for curiosity’s sake.

    • 3PointDecoupage

      I want to like these games, but no, they’re just very bare bones of an rpg. And this one doesn’t look much better than the others. It’s worth it if you’re desperate and can get it for 2 dollars, but otherwise I’d go with FF Dimensions.

    • almostautumn

      Nah, not really. I mean, they are the closest you’ll get to classic RPGs on your phone, but they don’t really offer anything besides the most skeletal of what makes RPGs great. Turn-based battles that don’t do anything new; a story that always seems hurriedly compiled by a group of writers, and graphics that, while classic, are not really inspiring.

      There are some good RPGs on mobile though, but you just need to look. One of my suggestions would be “Adventure Bar Story,” which is pretty solid all-around.

      • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

        A big thanks to yourself and 3PointDecoupage. I recently had to bite the bullet and get a smartphone after my ancient phone bit the dust. I take my 3DS on public transport most days so there’s no shortage of great RPGs on the platform. But, y’know, always curious.

        I’m most interested in seeing if Kamaitachi no Yoru gets localized. I think I’d have more fun reading a visual novel then pretending a touch-screen is a gamepad.

        Has anybody played Chaos Rings? I hear good things about it, and I love Media.Vision. I’ll check out Adventure Bar Story soon, thanks again for the recommendation.

  • http://www.hamstapowah.com/ Zaron

    I’d love if they ported some of this stuff to PC. It couldn’t be that hard, could it? :/

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