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Zorro The Chronicles Review

A game based on the TV series

A.J. Maciejewski

Reviewed by playing a PS5 on

Zorro The Chronicles is also available for PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch

Zorro The Chronicles is rated Everyone 10+ by the ESRB

If you're a fan of Zorro The Chronicles then here's a new game based on the show and it's fairly entertaining stuff so let's check it out.

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Ines just needs to make it back to her horse but there are guards in the way

A buggy first impression

I started playing Zorro The Chronicles around its release and it was a complete mess due to a ridiculous amount of bugs. Enemies would animate meters away from where they should have been, the camera would flip out occasionally, and things would inexplicably warp around. So, I asked if there would be a patch and was promised that one was in the works. Thankfully, all of these issues were fixed shortly after so you can rest assured that the devs are actually active when it comes to smoothing out the experience. v1d30chumz 35-172-223-251

Finally, a patch

After downloading the patch and starting again, I was happy that I could run around as Ines or Diego in the animated game world that consists of Old West environments with Spanish structures strewn about. It's a familiar setting for anyone who enjoys Westerns, especially ones set in or around Mexico. Anyway, the experience became much smoother after the patch and that's excellent. 😊

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Marking guards is handy but they are quite easy to plow through

Gameplay

The gameplay of Zorro The Chronicles is simple as all you do is sneak around, perch yourself up high, tag enemies by spying on them, and then attack them in order to carry on with your mission. The combat itself is super-intuitive as all you do is mash the attack buttons while tapping the obviously telegraphed prompts in order to parry attacks. You can also leap over enemies to attack them from behind and use special moves whenever one is sufficiently charged. With that being said, there isn't any challenge as enemies are incredibly easy to knock out and the missions themselves are exceptionally repetitive because no matter what your goal is, you reach it via the same means. I did enjoy sneaking around and performing stealth takedowns but the lack of variety is still a real bummer. 🙄

Goofiness

The best part of Zorro The Chronicles is its animations. As I mentioned, you can take out enemies with special attacks and these result in silly little scenes such as your character flinging a chicken at an enemy or making their trousers fall down. Seeing the worried faces of the guards as you perform such goofy feats made me smile and I was always looking forward to seeing the next silly situation unfold.

Extras

Finally, Zorro The Chronicles features a wealth of challenges that are area-specific. For example, you may have to knock a certain number of guards into trees or use your special attack a specific amount of times. Mastering these feats not only helps spruce up the otherwise repetitive gameplay, it also rewards you with currency that you can redeem for skills. That being said, the skills rarely feel worth unlocking because the game is unchallenging enough already so why make it easier by increasing your maximum health or acquiring more moves? There are also posters to collect and it can be somewhat fun to search for them in each level's nooks and crannies. 📜

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After a lengthy battle, Diego claims another piece of map

I'm glad that I waited for Zorro The Chronicles to get a patch before reviewing it but even without the abundance of bugs, it's still an overall underwhelming adventure. It does show promise, though, so I'd gladly play a sequel.

  • + Simple and enjoyable combat and stealth that anyone can intuitively play
  • + Plenty of goofy K.O. animations
  • + Lots of challenges to master
  • - Gameplay is far too easy, simplistic, and repetitive to remain interesting
  • - Missions could use much more variety
  • - Upgrades aren't all that worthwhile
5.3 out of 10
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