I’ve never played Chain Chronicle, but the show sounded interesting enough that I decided to take a gamble and check it out. In it, we’re instantly thrown into a world where a Black King is trying to corrupt the light in people’s lives and take over the world. Our heroes, who try to stop him, fail. Not only do they fail, but they fail badly.
It’s almost like the band of merry men and women reached level fifty and thought that they were now strong enough to face the Black King, only to discover that the King has a level of over 9000. He’s also the final boss and someone you had no business going against since you’re still on part two of the story when you still have parts three, four and five to play through.
This is definitely a unique spin on the classic good vs evil story that most rpgs of this nature follow. Once the heroes face off against the big baddy, you almost expect the heroes to save the day. Only they don’t. And all of this happens in the first episode.
Our heroes have nothing else to do, but to regroup and try again. They have no choice, because that is what heroes do. They save the day. That level of burden that is on the shoulders of our main hero, Yuri, is a burden that causes him to go to the dark side. The bad guys don’t really play fair here and target people’s insecurities in order to have them succumb to their own darkness and fall.
It’s fantastic and I really love the mind games and psychological nature that this show is trying to display here.
Chain Chronicle: Haecceitas no Hikari has a lot of good things going for it, but if I was going to be perfectly honest here….there’s one thing on this show that I hate.
The town’s people.