Yet another masterpiece by Square Enix, the brains behind the critically acclaimed Final Fantasy series of games, Chaos Rings II serve as their latest entry into the mobile gaming fraternity. As I have not played the original Chaos Rings, no comparisons will be made between the two games and this review will be strictly on the title game only.
Of course, given the steep price, the burning question on every mind would be if Chaos Rings II is worth the $17.99. We’ll get to that later.
Storyline wise, as per most games by Square Enix, the plot for Chaos Rings II is somewhat ludicrous and cliché, but yet enthralling at the same time. This, I leave you to unravel for yourself. As far as gameplay is concerned, players will find themselves locked into their task of defeating The Destroyer in this extremely addictive role-playing game.
When it comes to graphics, Square Enix fails to disappoint. Dragons, knights and whatnot are rendered beautifully even for a mobile device. Be it navigating through the in game scenery or fighting scenes during combat, every frame is extremely pleasant to the eyes. Attacks in battles are accented with glittery effects, with each move executed being smooth and not grainy at all.
As for controls, there really is not much to complain about. Movements are controlled via an on-screen joystick, and battles are turn-based much like the Final Fantasy series, simplistic enough for everyone to understand.
The other thing worth mentioning is that games like Chaos Rings II drains your device’s battery really quickly. However, this is no fault of the developer but players should still be careful nonetheless.
Now for the big question: is Chaos Rings II worth $17.99? This is indeed a great game, easily one of the best RPGs in the app store. However, the $17.99 price tag is much of a put off, and similar games are priced at significantly less. On the bright side, it is worth noting that Chaos Rings II has no ridiculous in-app purchases unlike many RPGs, so this might justify the hefty price tag for some. Thus, if you have an extra twenty bucks to spare, this is one game you will want to get.