Join me in this analysis to find out if the title of the creators of Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden It’s really worth it. In advance I tell you that Even if you’re not a fan of this style, you’ll want to keep reading:
Pure strategy through grids, stealth and “miasma”
The combat system is based on Turn-based, grid-based tactical strategy. Coverage is especially important as usual in real-time strategy, and if you move without thinking, you usually won’t survive. It is possible to use healing or damage consumables.
However, a novelty is the power kill targets silently instead of going straight into battle. If you don’t want to be discovered, we need to think carefully about what silent attacks we need to execute. We also can’t forget the corpses lying around, because they will see them.
On the other hand, we also have the powers of miasma These abilities consist of powers that we can perform through the use of energy. They grant various advantages on the enemy, such as creating a tornado to take the opponent wherever we want, or electrocuting several in a row to inflict a good amount of damage.
Searching for our mother while we investigate miasma
The story takes place in a post-apocalyptic world with mutant beings. The cause of the planet’s desolation is miasma, a strange substance of unknown origin. And how can we use this substance to gain powerful abilities, as I mentioned before? The protagonist’s glove has the answer.
Elvis He is the main protagonist of the adventure. This one has a glove that allows you to manipulate the miasma to use it to your advantage, so it can be said that the same world-destroying substance can at the same time save us from many troubles.
Next to Diggshis pewter companion, Elvis you must undertake the mission of searching for his lost mother while trying to figure out what miasma is and where it came from Later we are joined by another ally, and of course they are all controllable and different from each other.
The story, I think, is interesting enough to pay attention to and keep us minimally hooked. We are told through cutscenes, interviews with different characters and texts that must be found.
Side quests and exploration in Miasma Chronicles
An RPG isn’t just fueled by main missions. Also high schools (recommended to complete them) to be able to find more equipment, gain more experience to level up and learn more details about the tradition. At any time, we can modify the follow-up of the current mission.
And another key feature for survival in Chronicles of miasma is prospecting. Going through all the corners of the map is essential to obtain money or items/consumables. Sometimes we will discover areas where new side missions can be completed.
Our “central base” is “Sedentary“, a place where there will be no danger to fear and where we will have at our disposal commercial markets and various characters that can give us rewards by talking to them, for example. Of course, sometimes you have to be attentive and look for them.
Market, various objects and accessories for weapons
In Chronicles of miasma Knowing which Cores, Chips, and Weapon Attachments to equip is really important. During the adventure we will get a lot of them, and the space available to equip them in the inventory is limited. we can equip ourselves up to two weapons for each character, being able to change them in the middle of fights.
Hearts give us passive benefits like more armor, more cell moves or more health, for example. Instead, the chips integrate with equipped Miasma Power, and strengthen the capacities of the said powers
Above weapon accessories, we can equip up to two in each of them. They bring them interesting and necessary skills like higher critical damage rate, increased magazine, better accuracy or range, among others. We can collect the objects on the map, by killing monsters or by buying them from merchants, to whom we can also sell them.
Miasma Chronicles is accessible even to insiders of the genre
The tactical RPG isn’t exactly the most accessible genre of all. However, Chronicles of miasma offers you various difficulty settings and even damage range, depending on whether you want the distance from which the shots are fired to affect the damage dealt or not. If you choose no, the fights will be more bearable.
That being said, even for the type of game it is, You shouldn’t be afraid if you are inexperienced players. However, other visual accessibility settings are missing, how to change the size of subtitles and other options for people having problems when reading. Unfortunately, It also does not have a Spanish dub.
It is possible to review all the tips and tutorials received at any time from the collected files menu. A great help if you forgot some mechanics, way to face a fight with some difficulties or if you leave the adventure on hold for a long time.
Designs and optimization on Xbox Series S
The graphic part conforms to it in a very remarkable way.
Enemies range from humanoid or giant spider-like machines to plant monsters and mutants, and can even be shamans or wizards able to summon small allies, sometimes becoming real headaches.
If we talk about optimization, we are facing one of the weakest points of the game (at least on Xbox Series S). The fps does not exceed 30 and there are also drops from time to time. Not to mention the loading screens that make little use of the speed of the SSD. It’s not unplayable, but it feels like a better job could have been done in this regard.
In the end, is Miasma Chronicles worth it?
We are coming to the end of the analysis. With all the comments, the short answer to whether Chronicles of miasmas Whether it’s worth it or not is a resounding yes. Adventure for tactical RPG lovers and for beginners, with several options that make it easy to get into the genre if you’ve never tried it.
However, technical optimization leaves something to be desired, but it will not cause you serious problems that prevents you from enjoying For everything else, we can say that it is about one of the best proposals of this style in recent years, with clear accents of the studio’s most successful work. Her The approximate duration is just over 20 hours.
Chronicles of miasmas is now available for Xbox Series X | S, PS5 and PC. Remember that in the Xbox area you will have much more analysis and news.
Chronicles of miasma
- Accessible to beginners
- very good graphics
- Different options to face the fights
- Environments that invite us to explore
- Irregular technical optimization, although nothing serious
- Lack of Spanish dubbing
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