Chronology est un jeu de plateforme, un habile mélange de puzzles, casse-têtes et aventures où vous défiez le temps en manipulant la passé et le futur afin de sauver le présent.
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Date de parution : 12 mai 2014

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“Chronology is a beautiful and entertaining puzzle platformer.”
93/100 – Shoost

“The final product is a thoroughly charming experience that should be a staple of everyone's Steam library.”
90/100 – GamesXtreme

“Braid and LIMBO are two outstanding indie games that have demonstrated fantastic art styles combined with new and complex gameplay in the puzzle genre. But what happens when you put those two games together? You get Chronology.”
80/100 – Bago Games

À propos de ce jeu

Chronology est un jeu de plateforme, un habile mélange de puzzles, casse-têtes et aventures où vous défiez le temps en manipulant la passé et le futur afin de sauver le présent. Jouez comme Le vieil inventeur et son acolyte L'escargot et profitez de leurs capacités spéciales - voyagez dans le temps, arrêtez-le, manipulez les objets et résolvez les puzzles.

Principales caractéristiques:



• Le temps change tout - Résoudre le puzzle en voyageant dans le temps - ou en le figeant.
• Des personnages dotés de cœur et d'âme - Basculer entre deux personnages attachants aux différentes capacités et combiner leurs forces
• Une ligne d'histoire sous forme de casse-têtes. Au fil de l'histoire, apprenez comment le personnage principal avait déjà joué un rôle principal pour façonner l'avenir de notre monde
• Un univers magique, haut en couleurs, vibrant et vivant qui renferme des éléments de différentes époques et cultures
• Des personnages colorés et superbement animés, machines et créatures, inspirées par Hayao Miyazaki (Howls Moving Castle, My Neighbor Totoro)

Configuration requise

    Minimum:
    • Système d'exploitation : Windows 7 or 8
    • Processeur : 1.8 GHz
    • Mémoire vive : 2 GB de mémoire
    • Graphiques : 4/5th Generation Intel HD Graphics (4000/5000) or AMD HD Graphics 7th series
    • DirectX : Version 9.0c
    • Espace disque : 900 MB d'espace disque disponible
    • Carte son : OpenAL compatible
    • Notes supplémentaires : Controller Support: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows
    Recommandée :
    • Système d'exploitation : Windows 7 or 8
    • Processeur : 2 GHz or faster
    • Mémoire vive : 4 GB de mémoire
    • Graphiques : Dedicated GPU (NVidia or ATI) with at least 1 GB of VRAM
    • DirectX : Version 9.0c
    • Espace disque : 900 MB d'espace disque disponible
    • Carte son : OpenAL compatible
    • Notes supplémentaires : Controller Support: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows
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Buff Bagwell
( 2.6 heures en tout )
Posté le : 1 mai
If you are looking for a quick, short, fun, clever puzzle/platformer, this might be for you. This game took me about 3 hours to complete. I was already at Chapter 4 (out of 8) 45 minutes in.

Pros:
- Beautiful art
- I really like the protagonist's voice
- Snail mechanics

For 5 bucks.... boy, I don't know. I'd say it's worth it. This isn't a MUST PLAY game, but if you're looking for a quick puzzle/platformer, I think this is perfect.
3/5
karmique
( 2.2 heures en tout )
Posté le : 3 avril
tres bon jeux
V-Act
( 0.9 heures en tout )
Posté le : 12 mars
Chronology isn't a bad platform game. However, the bugs and the stiff controls ruined the overall gameplay experience for me. Thus I had to give it a lower grade.

Pros:
+ Awesome graphics
+ Funny dialogs and characters
+ Challenging puzzles

Cons:
– Bugs O´ plenty
– The controls are somewhat stiff
– No checkpoint system

Gameplay: 3/5
Graphics: 4/5
Sound/Music 4/5
Controls: 3/5
Replay value: 3/5

Verdict: 3.5/5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFYbcDXedqk
PartyGuy
( 1.9 heures en tout )
Posté le : 8 mars
Nice graphics. Decent gameplay. Mediocre plot. I accidently trapped myself twice by jumping into an area that I assume was supposed to be inaccesible.

Mostly puzzle based platforming until the last level and then it switches to skill based. The game feels like a long tutorial especially since it took only about 2 hours to finish.

Main reason I wrote this review is to point out how horrible the protaganist is. He is mean to the snail constantly even though the snail saves his life multiple times. Also, to progress at one point I was forced to cripple a child for life in order to steal his cane as an adult in order to grab a hook that was out of reach. The old guy I steal it from even has his entire life perspective changed as a result. Before breaking the kid's leg, his adult self was grateful for the home and his life. After, he blamed the house for a miserable life. I actually tried to find an alternate solution because I felt so terrible.

TLDR: Pretty, short, and I didnt understand the moral of the story.
TheDContinuum
( 2.4 heures en tout )
Posté le : 14 février
This is a cute little game with a cute little mechanic of manipulating time. It's a puzzle-platformer where you can go back and forth in time to two periods, one before a disaster and one after. You have a friendly snail companion to help you jump to otherwise unreachable locations.The story is minimal, but decent. Think a slimmed down version of Bastion's story with an extremely rudimentary version of Braid and that's Chronology.

Pros:
+Decent story
+Good music
+Interesting mechanic

Neutral:
~ Okay art
~ Voice acting wasn't fantastic
~ Snail companion was too cute to give the story any weight. I get the tie in with time and snails (ha ha) but it's just...too cute.

Cons:
-Extremely short. I spent 2 hours and there were several times when I wasted a good 5-10 minutes wandering around trying to figure out a couple of puzzles because they weren't obvious. I could have done with more over everything: more puzzles, more story, more anything.

Overall: 8/10. Nothing fantastic, but different enough to be enjoyable. Don't buy at full price, even though it's cheap to begin with. Worth the $3 I paid for it.
Dangerous Beans
( 1.1 heures en tout )
Posté le : 19 novembre 2015
A mediocre puzzle platformer rendered unplayable by unskippable cinematics.

Possibly appropriate for small children.
rtderak
( 5.7 heures en tout )
Posté le : 25 octobre 2015
Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww this game is very fun.

One of a very funny puzzle adventure game.

Don't miss this game so sad its story was too story. TwT
Ithaqua
( 1.1 heures en tout )
Posté le : 18 septembre 2015
Pro:
Looks good
Good story
2 worlds approach
Low system specs
Steam cards
Inexpensive $5.49

Neutral:
OK puzzles, not great but not bad

Con:
Railroad
Very short

Overall:
5/10 +1 cards, +1 2 worlds system I like, +1 graphics / audio, -1 short = 7/10
Good but short puzzle game. If your into puzzle games give it a try, if not wait till it's on sale and then try it.
Răzvan
( 4.4 heures en tout )
Posté le : 16 septembre 2015
Awesome indie game with enjoyable level design (and puzzles) and good graphics / music, but a bit short (it took me 4 hours to finish it).
Kitsune-Musume
( 2.6 heures en tout )
Posté le : 7 août 2015
Chronology est un court puzzle-platformer dans lequel vous devrez manipuler le temps afin de sauver le présent.

Vous incarnez un vieil inventeur qui veut tenter d'empêcher la destruction du monde survenue après l'invention d'une machine très puissante.

Le gameplay est simple : vous vous servez d'une montre spéciale afin de jongler entre le passé d'avant la catastrophe et le présent désolé. Cette mécanique de jeu vous permettra de faire apparaitre des plateformes comme des arbres dans le présent ou des maisons dans le passé. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=495728020 Lors des premiers chapitres du jeu la progression se fait sans heurts, on avance assez rapidement jusqu'à rencontrer un escargot. Ce dernier offrira de plus grandes possibilités de puzzles grâce à son pouvoir de figer le temps. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=495728312 Ce pouvoir sera utile pour ralentir des plateformes, passer au travers de certains pièges ou encore pour actionner des leviers puis se déplacer sans que le mécanisme ne s'arrête. L'escargot sera aussi indispensable pour effectuer certains sauts puisqu'on pourra se placer sur son dos pour se rapprocher des plateformes. Il pourra aussi boucher des tuyaux crachant de la fumée ou des effluves toxiques afin de laisser notre inventeur passer etc...

Dans la seconde partie du jeu les puzzles deviennent plus intéressants, plus exigeants, sans être insurmontables. La réflexion sera au rendez-vous et il faudra jouer avec l'environnement autant qu'avec ses pouvoirs.

Scénaristiquement Chronology ne fait pas preuve de beaucoup d'originalité, il faudra simplement sauver le monde en arrêtant un savant fou. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=495728113 On aura droit à quelques cinématiques dessinées à la main entre chaque niveaux, appréciables mais elles ne laissent pas un souvenir impérissable.

Les graphismes du jeu sont jolis, ses couleurs chatoyantes se rapprochent de celles d'un dessin animé avec des personnages attachants. Les quelques voix qui se feront entendre sont bien doublées elles-aussi et bien qu'il s'agisse d'un petit jeu on aura droit à des sous-titres français de bonne qualité.

En bref Chronology est un jeu vraiment sympathique dont l'intérêt réside principalement dans son gameplay et ses puzzles bien pensés. Vous auriez bien 2h-2h30 à lui consacrer ?

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Yella 🎓
( 5.3 heures en tout )
Posté le : 26 juillet 2015
Chronology is a game that I recommend because:
- is a method to banish boredom
- is a adventure game
- have trading cards
- is indie

Enjoy!
MichaelRo
( 3.5 heures en tout )
Posté le : 25 juillet 2015
Beautiful and wise game.. Love it!
m'saints
( 0.4 heures en tout )
Posté le : 14 juin 2015
Steam says I never played this game, but I remember finishing it and crying and then talking to the voice actress for the snail on Facebook. Steam why?

Anyways, yeah. It's a good game. Short and sweet.
Periphetes
( 1.4 heures en tout )
Posté le : 31 mai 2015
Ce jeu est un petit bijou. Une jolie histoire, de bon casse tête et des graphismes très plaisant.
HPfortheTD
( 2.8 heures en tout )
Posté le : 22 mai 2015
A very very good puzzle platformer with a variety of different mechanics which keeps the game very fresh. A few of the puzzles were a little convoluted (hard as in "what am I supposed to do" and less "how do I do this") which was a minor detraction. Not in the god tier of the genre but a very solid playthorugh for after those are completed. 8/10
Lakrits
( 1.9 heures en tout )
Posté le : 18 mai 2015
Nice puzzle platformer! Short, but still worth getting on a sale.
Kepplemarsh
( 2.0 heures en tout )
Posté le : 1 mai 2015
Cute, short game; lovely visuals; interesting core mechanic.
Ending felt rushed and the snail is annoying af.
But very enjoyable overall.
Excruciate
( 0.9 heures en tout )
Posté le : 28 avril 2015
Came in a bundle I think. I ran it for card drops to sell. I tried it and feel like less of a man now. You should too if you bought the cards or posted a positive review of this lol.
Blindsight
( 1.9 heures en tout )
Posté le : 4 avril 2015
The second best puzzle platformers I've played. Not quite as good as Braid, either artistically nor with puzzles, but a very enjoyable game. It takes less than 2 hours to 100%, as well, which is a plus, in my books. It doesn't drag on long enough to get repetitive/boring.
Jage
( 2.4 heures en tout )
Posté le : 28 mars 2015
I really liked the way how puzzles were made but this game was way too short. It felt like playing a demo or beta version because it only took about 2h to finish and I wasn't even rushing it through.

Plusplus:

+ Nice graphics
+ Awesome puzzles (and mechanics)

Minusminus:

- SHORT
- After jumping character freezes for like 1 ms but it's long enough to take away from that smoothiness from gameplay.
- I don't think you were able to skip videos. (not sure about this)
- Absolutely zero replay value if you play in near future.
- Story (At least for me it was super boring.)


I had really hard time to decide should I recommend this but I guess I'm just gonna do it because I really liked those puzzles and mechanics they were build upon and that weights a lot in these kinds of games.
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0.9 heures en tout
Posté le : 12 mars
Chronology isn't a bad platform game. However, the bugs and the stiff controls ruined the overall gameplay experience for me. Thus I had to give it a lower grade.

Pros:
+ Awesome graphics
+ Funny dialogs and characters
+ Challenging puzzles

Cons:
– Bugs O´ plenty
– The controls are somewhat stiff
– No checkpoint system

Gameplay: 3/5
Graphics: 4/5
Sound/Music 4/5
Controls: 3/5
Replay value: 3/5

Verdict: 3.5/5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFYbcDXedqk
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1.9 heures en tout
Posté le : 8 mars
Nice graphics. Decent gameplay. Mediocre plot. I accidently trapped myself twice by jumping into an area that I assume was supposed to be inaccesible.

Mostly puzzle based platforming until the last level and then it switches to skill based. The game feels like a long tutorial especially since it took only about 2 hours to finish.

Main reason I wrote this review is to point out how horrible the protaganist is. He is mean to the snail constantly even though the snail saves his life multiple times. Also, to progress at one point I was forced to cripple a child for life in order to steal his cane as an adult in order to grab a hook that was out of reach. The old guy I steal it from even has his entire life perspective changed as a result. Before breaking the kid's leg, his adult self was grateful for the home and his life. After, he blamed the house for a miserable life. I actually tried to find an alternate solution because I felt so terrible.

TLDR: Pretty, short, and I didnt understand the moral of the story.
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Posté le : 7 août 2015
Chronology est un court puzzle-platformer dans lequel vous devrez manipuler le temps afin de sauver le présent.

Vous incarnez un vieil inventeur qui veut tenter d'empêcher la destruction du monde survenue après l'invention d'une machine très puissante.

Le gameplay est simple : vous vous servez d'une montre spéciale afin de jongler entre le passé d'avant la catastrophe et le présent désolé. Cette mécanique de jeu vous permettra de faire apparaitre des plateformes comme des arbres dans le présent ou des maisons dans le passé. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=495728020 Lors des premiers chapitres du jeu la progression se fait sans heurts, on avance assez rapidement jusqu'à rencontrer un escargot. Ce dernier offrira de plus grandes possibilités de puzzles grâce à son pouvoir de figer le temps. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=495728312 Ce pouvoir sera utile pour ralentir des plateformes, passer au travers de certains pièges ou encore pour actionner des leviers puis se déplacer sans que le mécanisme ne s'arrête. L'escargot sera aussi indispensable pour effectuer certains sauts puisqu'on pourra se placer sur son dos pour se rapprocher des plateformes. Il pourra aussi boucher des tuyaux crachant de la fumée ou des effluves toxiques afin de laisser notre inventeur passer etc...

Dans la seconde partie du jeu les puzzles deviennent plus intéressants, plus exigeants, sans être insurmontables. La réflexion sera au rendez-vous et il faudra jouer avec l'environnement autant qu'avec ses pouvoirs.

Scénaristiquement Chronology ne fait pas preuve de beaucoup d'originalité, il faudra simplement sauver le monde en arrêtant un savant fou. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=495728113 On aura droit à quelques cinématiques dessinées à la main entre chaque niveaux, appréciables mais elles ne laissent pas un souvenir impérissable.

Les graphismes du jeu sont jolis, ses couleurs chatoyantes se rapprochent de celles d'un dessin animé avec des personnages attachants. Les quelques voix qui se feront entendre sont bien doublées elles-aussi et bien qu'il s'agisse d'un petit jeu on aura droit à des sous-titres français de bonne qualité.

En bref Chronology est un jeu vraiment sympathique dont l'intérêt réside principalement dans son gameplay et ses puzzles bien pensés. Vous auriez bien 2h-2h30 à lui consacrer ?

Lisez d'autres avis sur ma page de curation : Kitsune's Guide
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4.8 heures en tout
Posté le : 13 mai 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvhh-NdS9HM

"Chronology est un jeu que je me dois de fortement vous déconseiller. C’est dommage parce que le concept de base était bon et aurait pu donner quelque chose d’intéressant, mais il a été réalisé de manière trop peu ambitieuse. Les puzzles sont faciles et convenus et le jeu est assez plat, malgré un design visuel tout de même sympathique. Sa durée de vie d’1h30 ne justifie de loin pas le prix de 10 euros, sans parler des carences techniques dont fait preuve ce titre. On en reste à se demander ce qu’ont bien pu faire les développeurs de chez Osao Games pendant plus d’une année pour sortir un jeu aussi simpliste et court tout en étant criblé de bugs et de défauts techniques. Espérons qu’ils corrigeront vite les problèmes de ce jeu-ci et qu’ils se donneront un peu plus de peine sur les finitions de leur prochaine production."
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Posté le : 28 juillet 2014
"Jeu largement oubliable, petite curiosité parmis tant d’autres, Chronology n’a absolument rien pour sortir du lot et fait même partie de “jeu perdu dans la masse” par excellence. Néanmoins il est correctement réalisé et à petit prix, il peut être deux bonnes heures de détente facile, du moment qu’on ne lui en demande pas trop. " GameSideStory - http://www.gamesidestory.com/2014/07/28/gametest-chronology-pc/
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Posté le : 11 janvier 2015
Un petit jeux de plateforme vraiment sympa où il faut apprendre à se servir du temps pour avancer et résoudre des énigmes. L'histoire est pas mal, la narration est vraiment bonne et l'OST est excellente.
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Posté le : 12 mai 2014
Chronology n’est pas un jeu indépendant comme Braid, qui est très proche sur papier. C’est tout simplement un petit jeu qui ne veut pas se prendre la tête. L’histoire est très banale et rappellera bon nombre de jeux. Un gameplay qui fonctionne bien mais qui n’a pas été exploité. Les puzzles auraient mérité d’être plus corsés compte tenu de la richesse qu’offre la combinaison des capacités des deux protagonistes. Les graphismes et animations sont très bien réalisés. La musique qui enchante au début fini par devenir redondante voir agaçante. Malgré une réalisation léchée et agréable, la durée de vie fait peine à voir, moins de 2 heures et ce sans replay value, surtout quand on paie 10 euros. Dommage pour un jeu qui avait l’air très prometteur. Chronology mérite d’être joué au moins une fois dans sa vie mais ne vaut pas son prix…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SmfHIHlatkU
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Posté le : 8 mai 2014
Chronology is a game I've been following ever since I saw it on Greenlight, and I'm very glad it got its chance to be released. The game is very imaginative, and the way you progress and use the mechanics make for a really fun experience. I also really like the voice acting, the design of the world is very pretty, and the music and sound is absolutely phenomenal. The game has a pretty good sense of humor, and I really enjoyed the exchanges between characters. The game's length isn't the longest you can find, but it feels right for the kind of game it is, and more than makes up for it with content. You will not regret picking this game up.

Overall, I give this game 88/100, and would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes puzzle games, or likes the use of time manipulation in a game.
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Posté le : 8 mai 2014
Colorful, cute, fun and pretty. Enjoyable no matter what your age is.

You control 2 characters one with the power to rewind / fast forward time and the other a snail that can freeze it. Obstacles broken in the future are fixable in the past, anything ranging from ruined machinery to dead plants from the future that you can go back in time to save or fix. It was a good feeling to see the dead plant grow massively after just a little help!

The snail is useful as in you can hop on the snail's shell then switch control to the snail and go for a ride and jump off the shell to a higher platform, and it can slide along the games surfaces to reach area's the inventor cannot reach. The game has full controller support but is playable with keyboard but I always suggest playing platformers with a controller.

I highly recommend the game, as it's one of those games that is obviously a labor of love made to bring enjoyment into peoples lives instead of the usual cash grabs that copy and paste what is popular for the day.
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Posté le : 8 mai 2014
*could have minor spoilers, use some caution when reading*

I know what you're thinking. Another platformer, another day, right? Same old, same old? With the copious amounts of platforming games available on Steam, what makes Chronology worth a purchase?

Chronology, thankfully, gives you a lot of reasons.

As described in the trailer, you play as an older gentleman and his friend, a snail. The present time in the game is set after an apocalyptic event, and using a special device he invented, the old man can travel back and forth through time at will. The snail (who has some sort of robotic shell) can stop time. Together they use these abilities to progress further, to tackle challenges, and to save the world from destruction.

The very first thing you see here is the art of the game; no lame, overused, big pixel graphics here. The world is beautifully exhibited in the past time and hauntingly dark in the present time. The overall look can be described as having been painted on a canvas; Osao Games, developer of Chronology, seems to be inspired by Studio Ghibli in terms of artistry here, and it shows: attention to detail, such as curtains blowing in the wind as you pass them add a definite touch. The transitions going from past to present give a stark contrast: former architecture in the past has broken down in the future, vegetation takes over parts of a city; it's little things like these that add so much to the visuals.

The music here fits in well and is very, very awesome, ranging from happy, to urgent, to bleak, to pensive, and it seems that every scene you are in is complemented perfectly by a fitting musical score; whoever made the music to this, you get my props for that one, man. The audio for the rest of the world is vibrant and gets the job done. Voice acting in this is great, which surprised me. I didn't expect this level of quality in the audio!

The gameplay here is simple. You can utilize a gamepad or the computer keyboard's arrow keys + spacebar. Controls here are tight, and work really well and are very simple. The platforming aspect of the game is transformed through the use of the time machine in your possession; landscapes change from the past to the present. This leads to very cool and unique platforming (for example, jumping whilst in the present, using the time machine, then landing on a ledge in the past). Other puzzles include planting a tree in the past in order to climb up it in the present. The potential uses of time here are great, and it adds much needed fun to the dry platformer genre.

The developers made an excellent choice by telling you the controls, and then they let you play. That's it. You are in control, and you learn how to tackle the game's puzzles on your own. Once you meet your snail friend, they'll give you a small clue on where to use her time-stopping powers, but other than that, it's all on you, and I love it for that. It's rewarding when you figure out a puzzle through your own assumption; that being said, more experienced people will sort of breeze through some puzzles, but even I got stuck at a cleverly designed puzzle at times.

The only negatives I could see to this game include minor audio bugs, which most likely will be sorted out, and some players may find it a bit easy to get through as it is relatively short, and the final climax at the end is slightly underwhelming. However, this game is solid at almost every level.

Overall, I'd recommend Chronology for anyone, at any age. It's an awesome game that rekindled my love of platforming games in a time where I didn't seem to like them anymore. It's unique, fun, simple, and just generally great. It's worth $9.99, definitely, if this kind of game interests you, although I wouldn't shy away from a discounted price.

If I had to give this game a numeric rating, it'd be a 9/10.
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Posté le : 12 mai 2014
Chronology is a game that very nearly didn't exist at all, and wouldn't that be a shame. The game was Greenlit on Steam last year only for the original development company, Progressive Media, to fold beneath it. Fortunately, former team members wanted to see the game come out, and formed Osao Games to complete work.

A lot of times it can be worrisome when a game changes hands like this, but the final product is a thoroughly charming experience that should be a staple of everyone's Steam library.

The gameplay centres around a two-character mechanic: a little old inventor, and his trusty companion, the snail. Neither character is given a name beyond that, but neither do they really need them. The inventor is able to travel back and forth between two time periods: 'Before' and 'After' the cataclysm which starts the game. The snail is able to stop time, but her hard shell also serves as a positionable platform for the inventor to stand upon. While in some cases, that merely gives an option to ease up a tricky platforming section, in other cases it's critical to solving puzzles.

This means, to address the elephant in the room, that Chronology really doesn't play like Braid at all. The intended effect, per the developers, is something like a cross between Day of the Tentacle and Lost Vikings. It's not a bad comparison, really-- you'll find yourself constantly adjusting the environment in one time to affect the other (taking boxes from After into Before, growing plants in Before to solve puzzles in After, and so on), and you'll need to use both Inventor and Snail's abilities to their fullest to figure out some of the harder tricks.

What's most impressive here is just how thoroughly the game hybridizes puzzle and platforming. You're never making a series of annoying jumps just to get to the next puzzle-- the question of how to set up those jumps <i>is</i> the puzzle. Chronology never pulls a new gimmick out of nowhere only to drop it after a single puzzle: it teaches you how to solve the doozies by teaching the components singly and then expecting you to put the pieces together.

And believe me, there are some <i>hard</i> puzzles in there. They make logical sense when you figure them out-- more than once, I found myself saying aloud, "Oh, that's clever!" -- but there were a few where I must have spent ten or fifteen minutes trying different things before the obvious-in-retrospect solution came to mind.

It's not a fast-paced game: you can always take a leisurely look at the puzzles to see what you have to do, and there are only a couple where twitch movement is even at all necessary. Good timing is often important (learn to switch times mid-jump) but the game is overall pretty forgiving. You have unlimited lives and you always respawn at a convenient spot when you inevitably fall to your death (or fall into toxic waste, or die to a sawblade, or drown...). The closest thing to a fly in the ointment in that respect is the fact that the game only saves at chapter breaks. Chapters are short enough that I can't complain, but I don't recommend quitting out mid-level after just finishing a tricky puzzle.

The game is fully voice-acted, which was a pleasant surprise. Of particular note is Nicki Rapp voicing the snail: recently she's been in Broken Age as Dead Eye Courtney, and Walking Dead as Lilly (and let's never forget Psychonauts, of course). The inventor is played by Brett Dunnelly, who gives him a pleasantly crotchety character. The background music is thoroughly pleasant, providing an excellent enhancement to the game, easily manipulating tension. It's well worth picking up right on its own.

The graphics-- well, they hardly need mention, but that's not because of anything bad to them! The cartoony art is downright gorgeous both still and in motion, and the attention to detail is wonderful. I'll gladly hand in a few points of gamer cred to admit that when I saw that when the snail backs up, the little red lights on her shell flash, I squealed like a little girl. Osao definitely went the whole nine yards here, even in places where they could have cut corners. Before and After are never identical-- After's ruined world skews broken supports, twists platforms, grows every tree. The game is outright beautiful.

The story is, for its part, a bit unremarkable. I don't honestly mind that-- it goes well with the cartoonish art style, and it's quite well-told. I can't call it light-hearted, given that it starts with an apocalypse, but it's consistently upbeat. The story respects itself well enough to be played straight-- it's never smug or condescending. No, instead it's a perfectly servicable children's story, and there's a lot of charm to it.

The game itself is a bit on the short side, but it knows to get out while the going's good. While I think another level or two wouldn't have hurt the game, it never wears out its welcome.

(Review also available at http://www.gamesxtreme.com/article/4102/chronology-review/ , transcribed here with permission)
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1.6 heures en tout
Posté le : 13 juillet 2014
Please note that I'm writing the following critique from a stand point of an adult who's quite used to puzzle platformers. I can see how this game would be appealing to a younger audience or those new to the genre.

Except for the length. This is a very short game and I was able to beat it in less than 2 hours.

This game feels heavily underdevelopped. The time travel and time stopping mechanics are interesting, but very little is actually done with them. There are only two time periods that you can jump between (not too bad, but I've seen better) and very rarely did the actual passing of time between them come to play. More often than not, you might as well have been jumping between parallel universes or something along those lines.

The time stopping is also rarely utilized and with a handful of exeptions, usually to make stationary things that could have been stationary to begin with. Altough, looking back, I think I also missed a few opportunities to use this ability to make the timed platforming easier. Overall, I found that I mostly forgot about this ability and when it came to the puzzles, it was one of the last things I tried applying, unless the need was obvious.

Overall, the concepts in this game had potential. But I don't feel like they were fully realized. I was missing more inteplay between different mechanics and elements in the game. More use of the time travel aspect of this game about time travel. More mixing different mechanics in with the platforming.
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1.8 heures en tout
Posté le : 20 août 2014
Very short game I actually had to idle a bit to get last card after I finished it
Hand drawn aeshtetic is really nice and clean defined mechanics work but unless you get it somewhere in bundle or at least 75% off its not worth the current price (10 euros)
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2.4 heures en tout
Posté le : 17 juillet 2014
Chronology is a fairly short but fairly fun puzzle platformer that will has a delightful story and uses gameplay mechanics similar to Giana Sisters without the brutal difficulty. The story is about an old scientist who wakes up in a devastated post apocalyptic world and finds an item he can use to go back to the past. He uses this power to go back and confront his mentor who is the cause for destroying the future. Along the way he meets a genetically engineered snail with the power to freeze time.

I found the characters heartwarming especially the snail. The old man had a bit of a crotchety disposition but it's understandable if your mentor plotted behind your back and used your research to destroy the world. Who wouldn't be a bit crotchety about that? Overall I found the story fun, the puzzles were well done and I only looked to a guide to figure out one of them. So to sum it up, this is a nice little family friendly game. Featuring solid controls and puzzle mechanics.
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Posté le : 12 mai 2014
Almost everything about Chronology is fun. The voice acting isn’t over abundant, but it is solid. The music sets a decent mood while not being over bearing. The mechanics of the game are funky in the beginning, but you can get used to them. The puzzles and platforming give quite a challenge while not making you want to ram a keyboard through your monitor. All of this is welcome, but that just makes it all the more sad when the game comes to an end. It gave me a few hours of play with a great and satisfying story. I just wanted more. I guess that’s really my only complaint is that I wasn’t ready for Chronology to be over when it was. If they were to create a full scale game based off of this, I would pick that up in a heartbeat.

Full Review: TheVideogameBacklog.com

Chronology is a pleasant way to spend a lazy afternoon or three. The stew of world-morphing, co-op characters, time-freezing, delayed device effects, and character-as-platform give a lot of grist to the puzzle-making designers, and the light platforming keeps the experience from being a snooze. But bring a controller.

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3.5 heures en tout
Posté le : 5 août 2014
Chronology was a real pleasure to play. Well produced by a very professional team. Nice graphics and quality sound arranged together under a good programming flow makes this game a must choice for a gamer whom searches for a platform/puzzle.
Good job!
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2.7 heures en tout
Posté le : 23 août 2014
Nice, fun game, easy (except for that damn last part on the 7th chapter... ) but too short.
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1.9 heures en tout
Posté le : 18 mai 2015
Nice puzzle platformer! Short, but still worth getting on a sale.
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Non recommandé
2.5 heures en tout
Posté le : 25 juin 2014
Great graphics, well executed controls. Neat time control mechanics. But...

Super short. Ultra linear, so virtually no replayability. I have 2 hours on record, and that's all there is.

The puzzles aren't even that puzzly (admittedly, the fire door was cool) and they don't scale in complexity--because the game is too short for that.

I bought it on sale, and I'm still disappointed. Try Toki Tori 2+ or Braid instead.
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2.0 heures en tout
Posté le : 23 juillet 2014
A short but enjoyable puzzle-platformer game. The design is nice, the story is nice, the mechanics are nice, the voice acting is nice. Maybe a bit too easy, I've been stuck on 2 puzzles near the end (duringchapter 6 & 7and stuck meaning 5-10 minutes max) but at least it can be kid friendly.

7.5/10
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