A look back at a bygone age when men where men and games were art. Possibly.
Dark Chronicle was nuts. Absolute bonkers, PLAY will concede that. That's nothing strange in itself, being a Japanese RPG, but what astounded them was the enormous depth and continued widening of the mechanics. At almost every stage in the game you're learning something new, some new facet of gameplay to keep you on your toes. This breadth of gameplay is unsurpassed, even in RPG terms, and while it could be considered linear by many standards, playing through (bearing in mind that this is a 100-plus-hours game, at heart) is an unfettered joy.