Order & Chaos Online is an online multiplayer role playing game and is released by Gameloft.
** This is a subscription product, so after 3 months, additional in-app purchases must be made and an online gameloft account is needed **
The online side of things works well and I have had no issues with connection or lag at the moment. The servers are European, so I did notice the lack of English in the in-game communication boxes as player’s spoke.
The basics of the game, are there you character a starting character, and by completing quests and killing creatures you will advance in level. You can buy new items and spells as you advance through the game and gain levels. You can also obtain items that are dropped by dead creatures.
The game is controlled by a virtual joystick and some action buttons that will appear as needed. The interface is general good, but needs a little work, as you will be tapping to loot a creature and then a menu will pop up as it believes you want to activate it.
The graphics and sound are excellent. The landscape will sometimes morph as you run (depending on your device) as the ground lifts or falls. You can add your own soundtrack will playing.
Due to the similarity between this game and World of Warcraft (WOW) they will be compared, but it is a little unfair. WOW has had years to evolve and to iron out several of its issues, Order & Chaos has tried to learn from these, and other such games and he successed on many levels.
It is good that multiple start points have been created depending on the race you select, this gives the game additional longevity.
On the upside:
- Well designed RPG
- Lots to see and do
- Universal App
On the downside:
- Some minor bugs.
- User interface needs some work, as some things can be triggered by accident.
- Lots of in-app purchases that can improve the characters, which could unbalance.
- Need to find trainers to purchase spells and skills, you need to work out where these are to progress.
Overall, I am a fan of World of Warcraft, and this really does feel very similar. At present there is lots of things to see and do, with characters to advance and skills to unlock and try. I think that Gameloft will have to make sure the game is expanded regularly to make sure the subscription is worthwhile. Overall, this is the best MMORPG on the iPhone/iPad to date, and if you are a fan of these you will feel right at home here.
Size: 589 MB
Price (at time of review): £3.99 (3 months subscription free then £0.59 a month (discounted if purchased in 3 or 6 months)