Friday 22 February, 2008
Gamelog Entry #2
At this point Chrono has gone after Marleen, I’m actually very intrigued to find out what it is that happened to Marleen and why she disappeared in the first place. My interaction with the narrative development of the story is also greater this time around. Besides learning the story from the characters, I actually have the option as to what to respond when I am asked a question. This changes the story slightly, but not greatly.
My interest and entertainment level of the game has also increased. I suppose because this time around I have a better hang of how the game works. A problem I initially faced was that I kept dying whenever I fought Blue Imps, Rolies, and other evil creatures in the kingdom. This led me to have to start from the very beginning of the game, especially because I continued to keep forgetting to save. This slowed down my game playing a lot. But once I remembered to save and once I figured out how to attack and heal, I was fine.
The levels of the game are determined by the different eras. Throughout the game Chrono is traveling through time, each new era is a different level. As one continues to progress on levels, they also become more difficult. One way in which the game increases the level difficulty of the game is by adding tougher evil creatures which one must fight. Aside from the fact that the creatures become stronger, at times one will be facing a larger amount.
The player is led to have to keep an eye open for items that help Chrono, such as power gloves and tonics. Along with that, to be able to better defeat creatures, Chrono needs stronger weapons. The weapons can be bought at Markets and with Tradesmen. However, one does not have any money, which is referred to as “GP” in the game. Every time one defeats a battle, Chrono attains more GP and such things as experience points and tech points, all which help make Chrono stronger. The increase in the challenge helps keep the player interested. Originally I wasn’t too crazy about the game, but as I began to get farther along I found that I actually do enjoy this game.