By SQUARE ENIX INC
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From the makers of FINAL FANTASY and FINAL FANTASY II comes a brand new RPG masterpiece for the iPhone and iPod touch!!
CHAOS RINGS takes full advantage of the iPhone and iPod touch’s capabilities. Using a classic game system that any RPG fan will enjoy, it presents an epic tale consisting of four different scenarios, all brought to you with gorgeous sound and unbelievably smooth 3D graphics.
The story revolves around a tournament where combatants fight for their lives: the Ark Arena. Upon choosing a pair of characters, one male and one female, you will then have to fight against the other pairs. Each pair has their own story, and the truth behind the Ark Arena will not be revealed until each story is completed.
-Amazingly smooth 3D graphics
-Gorgeous sound that takes full advantage of the iPhone and iPod touch’s powerful hardware
-A deep story with unique twists for every pair and multiple endings
-Traditional game and battle systems polished to perfection
-Hours upon hours of gameplay, complete with hidden bosses, secret weapons, and more
- The New York Times
Chaos Rings is the only title I will be playing for quite some time, outside of my normal review requirements.
The turn-based fighting is gratifying and never got old, and the story and character development remains immersive even in short play sessions.
- Touch Arcade
The iPhone finally has its own triple-A Square Enix RPG that actually reaches the heights of a Final Fantasy or Chrono Trigger.
- Slide to Play
The story, and characters found within Chaos Rings are the most interesting and intriguing I have come across for the iPhone, and perhaps I have to go back to Final Fantasy VII to find it’s equal.
What's New in Version 2.3.0
●iOS 8 Compatibility
The following bugs have been addressed:
- Tapping the Save button while playing no longer causes the game to crash
- The autosave feature now functions as intended
Thank you for your patience and understanding, and we hope you continue to enjoy playing CHAOS RINGS.
My favorite game to date...
As of now, this is my favorite game on the iPhone. Of course this will change as time goes on, and better games come out (Chaos Rings 2 please!). Before playing this game it was Dungeon Hunter 1 and 2 at the top, followed by Game Dev Story and Samurai 2 Vengeance.
I hesitated getting this game for a long time due to it's price. When I finally did it blew me away! Don't make the same mistake I did when I first finished the game with my first couple. I knew playing as the other couples would simply involve replaying the same rehashed dungeons, so I wasn't interested in doing so at first. The first thing that came to my mind was "was that it?"
But the combat system is clean, intuitive and fun, so I eventually gave the other couples a shot. Even though it was ludicrously repetitive it was more than worth it to unlock an incredible ending, and a multitude of hidden bosses, gear and secrets.
My first "was that it" run through only lasted a couple of hours. Now I've clocked in 30 hours to complete everything. Well worth it's steep asking price.
So to summarize, on the downside it's expensive (at the time of this review), repetitive, and gets way too easy at the end when you get to higher levels and unlock gamebreaking special abilities (MP 1/2 and MP Recovery).
On the plus side, the world is gorgeous, and the characters are creative and look great. The battle system is simple yet fun. It requires some tactical strategy in terms of solo or pair attacks, element and MP point usage (in the early stages). Also the repetitiveness I mentioned is intentionally built into the game, which as much as I hate it, is what actually gives the game replay value.
So all in all, if you love RPGs don't hesitate to get this game. Now.
- Category: Games
- Updated: 12 November 2014
- Version: 2.3.0
- Size: 733 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: SQUARE ENIX Co., Ltd.
- © 2010 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved. CHARACTER DESIGN: Yusuke Naora Developed by Media.Vision Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.