Moments before breathing his last breath, my grand peppers said to me, “Jed, there is nothing in this world that is free and one day you’ll realize that your time is what is valuable.” He was right. I’ve let him down by wasting so much of it playing Lost Reavers, the multiplayer free-to-play title available exclusive on the Wii U’s eShop.
Sometimes free-to-play games are done really well and end up garnering a large fan base and equally large amounts of revenue. Games like Hearthstone, League of Legends,Dota 2, and others are great examples of this in action. Lost Reavers, on the other hand, is one of the worst free-to-play games I’ve ever played in my life — but not because of microtransactions.
Imagine if every time you died in a Legend of Zelda game, Link aged a year and, eventually, he would permanently die of old age. Also imagine that Link could be a girl if you so choose. Finally, picture the inventory system of an old-school survival horror game.
Put that all together with a dash of virtual reality, and you’ve got Chronos.