• Title: Order & Chaos
  • Price: $6.99 + .99/month
  • Seller: Gameloft
  • Category: Games
  • Release Date: April 21, 2011
  • Version Reviewed: 1.0
  • Rating: 9+

Review

Gameloft is normally known for copying well known video games and offering them on iDevices and phones. Their game N.O.V.A. is remarkably similar to the Halo games, and there are numerous other choices to look at and this game is no different. Personally, I do not really care if Gameloft clones other games because they do it really well and they bring experiences to people on the go the original developers would not do.

When you start the game you get to create your character. You can choose from four races and classes. The races are: Human, Elf, Undead, and Orc. While the classes are: Warrior, Archer, Mage, and Monk. If you have ever played World of Warcraft (WoW) before then this should seem really familiar to you. The gameplay is similiar, you go around and fight monsters, do quests, level up (level cap of 60), and earn talent points to put into different skills.

There seems to be no PvP (player vs. player) in the game at the moment outside of duels that people can have with each other. You can join up with other players and form teams to make quests easier and quicker which is a great deal of fun if you have a good team. I assume that Gameloft has updates for this in the future to add dungeons and other things that people can do with other people.

Where the game sets itself apart is with the combat controls. A virtual left stick controls character movement, while a scrolling wheel containing skills and spells rests comfortably under the right thumb. It’s a surprisingly comfortable and intuitive control system, although it can be a little frustrating at times.

As for the graphics, they look like they came straight out of WoW. They do appear blocky and cartoony but it is the style of the game and it does not really take away from it at all.  The sound on the other hand can be bland but there is an on screen control that will allow you to play your music instead of the in-game soundtrack, this definitely makes it better. The game comes with three months free play, after which players will have to fork over an exorbitant $.99 a month to continue playing and you also have an option to buy extra gold for more money if you feel so inclined, but you do not have to.

One bad part about this game is the funky chat system. While you are constantly playing the game there are server wide messages that people keep typing up and it is kind of hard to hide the chat box. Also, it makes it really hard to chat while fighting which would be hard to do if dungeons were added and you need to talk to your team.

This game may be a copy of WoW, but it is a full fledged MMORPG on-the-go with your iDevice. It plays great and is a great deal at only $7 for three months of play. This game can only get better if Gameloft wants push out updates, which they should do if they are smart. One final thing about this game is that it drains your battery because it sucks you in and makes you want to play more. I would definitely recommend Order & Chaos if you like MMOs, WoW, or even multiplayer gaming.

Pros

  • MMO on-the-Go!
  • Cheap for an MMO
  • Easy to pick up and play
  • Nice graphics

Cons

  • Not enough PvP options at the moment
  • Drains your battery
  • Monthly fee to play

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