Chrono Clock is a visual novel from Purple Software about time-bending and thrilling adventures with a lighter emphasis on the plot. So if you are looking for something serious, you have definitely come to the wrong place. Chrono Clock has 6 endings in total with an enforced playing order which are all good that are determined by your choices you make in game. [No bad endings] Developed by Purple Software and published in English by Sekai Project on steam. [All ages version]
[I was provided a review copy of this game and it will never affect the outcome of this review]
Brief overview of the story
Next in line to manage a multi-million dollar corporation is our protagonist, Rei Sawatari.He inherited one very important heirloom from his late grandfather: a single pocket watch that grants him a mysterious power—
‘The power to go five minutes back in time.’
It’s an ability he can use as many times as he wants. Convenient as that might sound, with five measly minutes, it’s not exactly easy to make the most of it.
There’s no telling what he could accomplish if he manages to make good use of his newfound potential. Should he be so inclined to, he could even save the world…
But what’s the point in doing something so cliché and grandiose?
Meet our protagonist once more… a boy who wields his time-traveling powers to indulge in fun adventures and talk to cute girls.
Warning: Slight spoilers
Thoughts On The Story
Note – In the rom com story sense Miu’s route is the final route but If I look at it from a more serious perspective I consider Cro’s route to be the final true route. Why? Because Miu’s route was just too short and underwhelming to be considered the final true route it feels more of like a fandics to me.
Chrono Clock is definitely 1 of the weaker titles from Purple Software. The story has its ups and downs in the story with its rom-com, especially with the all of the routes being so spread wide open in a sense that certain characters routes felt extremely pointless and contributed nothing to the Cro’s route, the only contribution they had was being a rom-com story [Fillers] which is what the game is, but then there are other routes like Michiru or Makoto where their routes contributed a whole lot to Cro’s route. For example D.D’s route was pretty much what you will expect from a rom-com the protagonist gets some problems and then he gets together with the heroine. THE END. But as for Michiru’s route the story takes a much more serious approach you get to see way much more and Michiru’s route can be considered the biggest built up to the Cro’s route.
I was honestly annoyed by Miu’s route being the final route because her route being the final route which means I had to complete all the other heroines routes before I get to Miu’s route. So why was I annoyed? Well usually [Usually] games that have enforced playing order will have the final route considered the true route or in other words the true ending and it being the final ending it should be the final conclusion to everything so it should be a bang right? But no.. The true ending for Chrono Clock is just.. super underwhelming because all it had to offer was having our protagonist fulfilling his goal which is getting a girlfriend and that is it. Wow.. I can’t believe I went through 5 routes just for 1 super short and underwhelming route. I really wished that Cro’s route was the final route. With all of that said here are my favorite routes in order.
- Sawatari Michiru
- Jounouchi Makoto
- Dorothy Davenport [D.D]
- Andou Misaki
- Suzuki Miu
Honestly I had a hard time deciding in between Sawatari and Cro route’s being my most liked route because both of them were enjoyable in their own way. In Sawatari route there is an extra character that is introduced into the story which I did not expect at all, and it made her route a whole lot more interesting with quite an interesting ending. But I had to choose Cro’s route over Sawatari because her route just felt more complete and.. Cro is just super cute, SHE HAS TO BE PROTECTED AT ALL COST!! On a more serious note her route felt more complete because you get to see Cro in her true form and the story takes a slightly deeper approach letting the reader get more intrested in Cro herself and obviously the power of time travel that the protaganist possess.
Removed Sexual Content
To make it simple, it does not add to the story in any way at all so skipping the adult version is fine. The sexual content of the game is not part of the story at all instead they are unlocked as an “extra” after completing the whole game, basically a bonus. But at the end of the day if you do want to see the cast of heroines or Sawatari or Cro getting fucked then of course go ahead. It’s good stuff 😉 I mean look at Cro’s pure and innocent smile doesn’t it triggers you in that way? 🙂
Audio and Visual Elements
The soundtrack was a little on the disappointing side though it managed to be catchy but they are extremely forgettable. As for visual aspects…. Well.. I will let you be the judge for this one. Just kidding! The visual aspects are what you will expect from Purple Software with their character designs but other than that it is your typical moe art. Nothing wrong with that who hates moe anyways? Moe is justice remember.
To sum up 7/10
I would recommend Chrono Clock is you are not looking something with a serious plot, the time travel aspects of this game will be interesting enough to keep you entertained throughout and Cro.
P.S Cro’s feet are EX ranking