Its disjointed reveal trailer did not precisely heighten our expectations, however we’re completely satisfied to report that The DioField Chronicle has turned out moderately properly. It’s a real-time technique RPG topped off with some very fairly art work and a few efficient gameplay design — nevertheless it’s not with out its (typically apparent) flaws.
Set towards a backdrop of political intrigue in a comparatively grounded fantasy world, DioField has you command a small military of mercenaries throughout a prolonged sequence of missions. Story-wise, it is all pretty simple, as nations conflict with each other and your group is regularly pulled right into a spiralling battle. The plot’s received flashes of brilliance from time to time because the drama begins ramping up, nevertheless it’s held again by a decidedly boring solid of characters.
There’s a extreme lack of emotion in the whole lot that unfolds. Granted, this is a mercenary firm, and these warriors spend numerous their time killing folks for wealth and glory, however the whole lot’s so monotone. From the (very English) voice appearing to the character writing itself, it is arduous to develop invested in your allies after they appear so emotionally distant from everybody and the whole lot.
Thankfully, the technique a part of this technique RPG is rock strong. Battles happen on 3D maps, and as talked about, you progress your items in real-time, however you may pause the motion everytime you like, and situation particular instructions as to maintain up to the mark. The studying curve can be good and regular, which is all the time an enormous plus for tactical titles.
Levelling up your items, equipping them with higher gear, and unlocking your means by way of branching talent timber is what offers DioField an addictive edge. The solely downside is that, not even very far into the marketing campaign, grinding all however turns into a necessity. This signifies that you will be replaying cleared missions so as to rack up funds and expertise factors, however the course of shortly grows monotonous while you simply wish to get on with the story.
All in all, The DioField Chronicle is an honest technique RPG. Its characters actually will not dwell lengthy within the reminiscence, and it may be a an pointless grind, nevertheless it’s properly crafted and pretty participating on the battlefield.