Parents' Guide to

Chaos Rings for iPad

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Combat-heavy RPG for iPad; iPhone version better choice.

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Is It Any Good?

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Square Enix, the company behind RPG giants like the Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts franchises, knows a lot about the role-playing genre -- and with Chaos Rings, it shows that it can transfer its knowledge into the mobile market too. The game is playable in bite-sized chunks, which is hard to pull off in this sort of title. The pace is quick, but steady, never significantly penalizing players for mistakes, keeping them engaged.

It's not perfect, though. Chaos Rings looks good, but falls short of the gorgeous animations Square Enix is known for. And the game's puzzle levels feel tacked on and detract from the experience. For $16, you expect something that's a bit more polished. Ultimately, while this version takes good advantage of the iPad's bigger screen, the iPhone version of the game is probably the better bargain at $12.99.

App Details

  • Device: iPad
  • Release date: August 12, 2010
  • Category: Role-Playing Games
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Version: 1.0.1
  • Minimum software requirements: OS 3.2
  • Last updated: August 23, 2016

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