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Chaos Rings Omega Launching In May

By , on April 28, 2011

After much deliberation – well, approximately a year’s worth, to be fair – Andrew eventually whittled down the thousands upon thousands of iOS games released in 2010 to 10.

The Top 10, we named it.

And standing proudly aloft AppSpy’s best of the best compilation was Chaos Rings, a JRPG built by the veritable dream team of Square Enix and Media.Vision.

The reasons for its incredible acclaim? Fast-paced combat, impeccable character development, and sublime visuals to name but three.

Therefore, the news that a prequel entitled Chaos Rings Omega is launching on iPhone next month should leave you positively frothing at the mouth. Ok: very excited then.

Japanese games magazine Famitsu, who broke the Omega story, also reports that a sequel to Chaos Rings is on the cards, having been approached by Square Enix to run a teaser ad on its pages for the yet-to-be-formally-announced follow-up.

Yes, it’s tentatively called Chaos Rings II.


rekz 7 years, 8 months ago

Sorry to ruin your rainbow, but I didn't like Chaos Rings.  It was def neat looking for ~ 20min's, but the gameplay was ... a yawnfest.  To me, at least.  I like RPG's & games.  But for me, this game was endless repetition.  I thought the 'gain powers from animal genes' concept was cool.  But the execution didn't really seem to show much of that, from my POV.  And there was the nonsensical stuff, like the dead creatures dropping 'chocolate', which you eat in combat to get stronger.  Seems ... nasty. 
Folks said, "If you don't like JRPG's, you won't like it."
So ya better like JRPG's & going thru the same menus over and over and over, ie "Attack guy on left, attack, attack."  then "eat an apple, then attack guy on right, use spell, spell #14", and "eat the revivify plum, select the guy that got KO'd, yes, yes.", etc.
I guess if there had been some button that would "repeat my last move" I might not have given up on it after some hours.  (But even if there was a 'macro' button, I probably would've thrown in the towel.)

talugo 7 years, 9 months ago

Brings up an interesting point. When there is a game with a prequel and you have not played either, which one do you pick up first? 

talugo 7 years, 9 months ago

The price point has been the only thing that has stopped me from picking up this game and shutting the world away while I beat my iPhone's battery senseless. This news announcement however, makes me want to panhandle for change just to be able to grab and beat this game before the prequel comes out.

andrew 7 years, 9 months ago

I'd say it's worth holding out for a bit longer - it's possible SE might place Chaos Rings on sale closer to the release of the prequel. Or it may turn out the prequel is even better than the original, so you can start things off with that one instead ;)