- Estimated achievement difficulty: 5/10 [Achievement Difficulty Rating]
- Offline: 40 
- Approximate amount of time to 1000: 15-20 Hours [Estimated Time to 100%]
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1 [2 Recommended]
- Missable achievements: Yes [Ball and Chain (30G), Not Your Enemy (10G), Riddle me this (10G), Too Clever (10G), Old Enough (15G)]
- Does difficulty affect achievements: Yes
- Unobtainable/glitched achievements: Yes [BFA (10G)]
Chronos: Before the Ashes is an atmospheric RPG that chronicles a hero’s lifelong quest to save their homeland from a great evil. Grow wiser, stronger and more powerful as you explore the depths of the mysterious labyrinth. But beware, the labyrinth takes a heavy toll – each time your hero dies, they lose a year of their life!
Step 1: Heroic Completionist Run
For your first playthrough of the game, I will suggest starting right on the hardest difficulty. This will allow you to get familiar with all the enemies and their attack patterns, evasion and blocking windows, and the route through the game. While going through this difficulty, you will want to collect every book/scroll (or at least ten for the two achievements), every arcane stone, every weapon, and get all the other miscellaneous exploration achievements out of the way.
Our friends at Achievement Squad made a handy YouTube Walkthrough that will grant you all of the above achievements. If you follow that, you will get all missable, miscellaneous, and story-related achievements and have a general idea of where to go in the story as well. Since this game came out in VR a few years ago, there are plenty of walkthroughs available out there if you get stuck on anything related to normal story progression.
Check the description for A Heroic Feat (80G) for tips on combat and stat point usage.
Step 2: Casual Young Run
Assuming you got all the achievements mentioned above in the first run, the only thing we should have left now is Old Enough (15G) for beating the game at Age 21 or lower, or in other words with three or less deaths. Playing on Casual with all the knowledge we have from the first playthrough above, this should not be too difficult. If you somehow missed anything else, take note of it in the guide below and aim to mop it up here.
Chronos is a pretty serviceable Action-RPG with light Soulslike components. You can certainly tell some of the production value is low due to its transition from a VR game, but with it being a prequel to Remnant: From the Ashes it has a certain charm to it, especially if you played that game first and want to get some easter eggs and background on the world. The achievements aren't too bad despite one requiring the highest difficulty and another requiring beating the game with less than three deaths, but the former will train you to succeed in the latter.