A lot or a little?
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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Order & Chaos Online is an MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) with similarities to World of Warcraft -- including the requirement of killing things to advance in the game. Parents also need to know that the default text filter is easy to get around, and a lot of "trash talk" happens in global chat -- which can be turned off. A monthly subscription is required to play the game, and it has to be played over Wi-Fi, not the device's data plan.
Is it any good?
ORDER & CHAOS ONLINE is an amazingly full-featured MMORPG that can be incredibly fun for a family to play together, talking to each other as they play; texting is hard to do while trying to navigate or fight in the game. Characters are typical for a fantasy MMO, with four different races and classes making for a lively mix. The game looks very much like World of Warcraft -- but brighter -- and looks incredibly sharp on the iPhone.
The game does contain player vs. player areas that players have to traverse beginning around level 20, and players can be "griefed" or attacked repeatedly by much higher level characters, but since launch there have already been some changes to gameplay to relieve the situation. One benefit of this being an online game is that development continues, content gets added, and the game improves.
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
- Price: 6.99
- Subscription price: $.99 a month, $1.99 for 3 months, $2.99 for 6 months
- Release date: April 27, 2011
- Category: Role-Playing Games
- Size: 589.00 MB
- Publisher: Gameloft
- Version: 1.0.0
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.1.3 or later, Android 2.2 and up
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