The DioField Chronicle Is a Bit Dull, But It Could Still Be a Special Strategy RPG

The DioField Chronicle Hands On

When The DioField Chronicle was first announced, we must admit that its debut trailer didn’t leave us impressed. Believe it or not, out-of-context dialogue slapped over janky-looking gameplay cuts isn’t the best way to sell a project. Thankfully, Square Enix has made the right move in giving the game a lengthy playable demo ahead of its release on the 22nd September. Said demo is available now on PS5 and PS4, and having played through the whole thing, we’re happy to report that we’ve done a complete 180 on the project.

This is a real-time strategy RPG, with a story that’s driven by a cast of very English characters and plenty of political intrigue. The demo covers several key missions across the game’s opening hours, and we’re hoping that this is just the tip of the iceberg. There’s a level of polish and confidence to The DioField Chronicle that you don’t necessarily associate with Square Enix’s AA output — it’s clear that a lot of thought has been put into crafting this war-torn fantasy world.


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