Xbox recently released a space shooter on cloud gaming called: Chorus. I thought that I would give it a play to see if it was something that I enjoyed; and I did.
Lets get something out of the way first. The title of the game on the cover artwork it a bit off. At first glance you might think the name of the game is CHORVS and you would be wrong; like I was. I didn’t really pay much attention to it until closer to the end of the game. The best thing is that the cover artwork doesn’t affect game play.
Chorus, as you are aware by now, takes you through a journey in space. On the outer rim is where you will discovery yourself and your abilities. Being a former cult member yourself, you will circle back on your past and save the humans.
The game play reminds me a great deal of Decent. Let me tell you, I played a lot of Decent in the last 1990’s. You stay in the ship for the duration of the game. Anytime outside the ship is a cinematic that helps bring the story together. You play as Nara, the protagonist, and find yourself on a journey to confront your past and alter the course of the reality.
The weapon systems and abilities make for interesting ways to vanquish your enemies. From spearing through then to mental power grabs that allow you to toss enemy ships at other ones to take out your foes. Needless to say there are plenty of dogs in this fight.
Play through time is between 24 and 36 hours. There are plenty of side quest to be done as well as upgrades that can be found and bought. My play through included getting a good number of these pickups, but by the end of the game I found myself looking forward to completing and I stopped doing a number of the pop-up quest. Overall, I enjoyed the game. Not enough to try and get all the achievements or weapon system upgrades, mind you, but it was a good break form Rocket League.