Posted on 4th Jun 2010 at 10:59 by Joe Martin with 8 comments
Square Enix has been one of the best major publishers on the iPhone, bringing some solid ports of the early Final Fantasy games, as well as some more original games exclusive to the iPhone. Chaos Rings sits neatly between those two ideas; since it’s basically a Final Fantasy game exclusive to the iPhone.
Well, OK, it’s not technically a Final Fantasy game – it’s lacking the FF prefix and there’s probably all sorts of smaller stylistic changes I’m not familiar with, but as far as a layman is concerned it’s basically the same. It’s stuffed with random encounters, old-school turn-based combat and characters with strange names, stupid hair and a penchant for muttering to themselves like old alcoholics.
Crucially too, while the boiled down description of ‘it’s just Final Fantasy on the iPhone” may sound like a bad thing, in reality it really, really isn’t. Chaos Rings is actually quite brilliant.
Posted on 3rd Jul 2009 at 14:44 by Mark Mackay with 49 comments
Anyone who read the Tales of Vesperia
review recently will know that I felt the game played a lot of like JRPG legend Final Fantasy VII
. It would be true to say many of the Final Fantasy
games since VII played a lot like it also, but I mentioned VII because it's the one most people have had a 99+ hour love affair with.