Endless runner games can be a lot of fun to play especially if you’re looking for a way to kill time. However, there aren’t many great games in the genre to choose from as they often require a lot of time and as a result is a category of gaming that most indie developers tend to stay away from. That being said, there are times when an indie developer does take the risk and work fervidly to bring out a gem of an endless runner game to the people. Such is the story of (or at least what the developer wants us to believe) Tales of Ciaxia.
Review: Tales of Ciaxia – An Indie Endless Runner
Tales of Ciaxia is an endless runner game that combines all your old favorites about the genre such as jumping, dodging obstacles etc. with the recently popularized stuff like shooting, power-ups etc. The game is set in a magical world, where you (the princess) have been taken hostage by dark creatures and must now flee their evil grasp with the help of your loyal pet and some magic. Just like all the other endless runner games you might have played, the objective of this game is to utilize your skills to make Princess Ciaxia run as far as possible by shooting arrows, casting spells, dodging obstacles and jumping.
While the graphics and the controls of Tales of Ciaxia are pretty standard for any game in this particular genre, the one thing that is novel is that your pet isn’t there for decoration purposes. Yes, instead of risking your life to collect coins or power-ups which are way too near to an obstacle, you can have your pet collect them for you. Apart from that, you have a lot of in game features that can be unlocked as you progress further in the game and complete certain challenges, though that’s something which you already see in games like Jetpack Joyride etc.
In conclusion, Tales of Ciaxia is a great attempt at an endless runner game and if you mix in the fact that it’s made by a single indie developer, you just can’t help but admire the game. So if you’re a fan of the genre of endless runners, then we highly recommend that you think about trying the game out as it definitely has all the ingredients required to make it worth your time.
- Fun to Play
- Lots of Replay Value
- Never Ending
- Endless Runner Game