If you own an iOS device, then you’ll be able to pick up a pretty major game release today. Square Enix’s Chaos Rings Ω has found its way to iTunes, which means its time for another visually impressive, portable RPG. Well, visually impressive and surprisingly expensive.
Like it’s predecessor Chaos Rings, Chaos Rings Ω is one of the more expensive iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch apps. (It’s the Square Enix tax!) You’ll end up paying $11.99 for the general iOS release and $14.99 for the iPad version. Look on the bright side though – Chaos Rings Ω is cheaper than the original Chaos Rings was when it first came out. Plus, it’s a very high quality adventure.
In Chaos Rings Ω, players follow Vieg. He’s a warrior competing in the Ark Arena in an attempt to live and maybe even become immortal. The adventures and battles that happen here caused the events of Chaos Rings to happen, so if you really want to fully understand the game’s world, you probably have to eventually play both games. Vieg doesn’t work alone though. When he’s sent off on missions to compete, he works with a partner and the turn-based battles require players to know when to use single attacks or team up for pair attacks. Surviving means earning genes, which grant the characters abilities and make them stronger.
Since Chaos Rings Ω is a prequel, you don’t have to play the original Chaos Rings to understand and appreciate it. Of course, it does help. So you may want to take advantage of the nine day launch campaign. From May 19-27, 2011, Square Enix has dropped the price of Chaos Rings games, with the iOS version down to $3.99 and the iPad version down to $4.99. Not bad, considering they debuted respectively at $12.99 and $15.99.