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To those of you that bought Chaos Rings 2

03-16-2012, 06:13 PM
#1
Joined: Feb 2012
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To those of you that bought Chaos Rings 2

Is it worth the $18 price tag? That is one of the highest priced games I have encountered on iOS and I am very hesitant because of all the different games I could get for that amount. I bought the original chaos rings for $9 so this has me scratching my head. So, in a nutshell, to those who bought it, is it worth 18 bones!?
03-16-2012, 06:22 PM
#2
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So far, yes definitely yes. Expect something like a really good psp game.

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03-21-2012, 03:17 AM
#3
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 361
it took me 24hr to beat the game.
console quality and console price---not that expensive for me, because I shared the accounts with my friends.
03-21-2012, 03:24 AM
#4
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,737
One option would be to just wait for a sale, which is what I'm doing. I've bought most of Square-Enix's on release day, even when I wasn't planning on playing it for awhile, so I don't mind being cheap occasionally and waiting for a price drop. Normally, I do like to support developers who are willing to bring higher quality games at a higher price to iOS devices (there are a ton of $5+ games I've bought on day 1), but sometimes I know I won't be touching the game for months, so I figure I'll just wait instead.
03-21-2012, 05:01 AM
#5
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 131
this game has me hooked - ive just finished the game and its great, well worth the $18! i cant wait to see what they do with the episodes that are supposed to come out later =D

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03-21-2012, 08:30 AM
#6
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I suppose I didnt regret shelling out 20USD for the Ipad version since JRPGs of this calibre are practically non existent inthe Appstore ....however I have to say that it is far far from console quality especially 7th generation console games in terms of graphics, scripting and gameplay. You can definitely feel the presence of a tight budget throughout the game.Eg. supposedly heartwarming flashbacks and certain scenes are conveyed with black screens with plain text instead of FMVs or 3d cutscenes.

However, Chaos Rings 2 is still by far the best JRPG in the AppStore. The understanding of the term RPG has been warped so badly in recent years and this is especially so in the appstore. Anything that has a level up window and some customization is tagged as a RPG ...nevermind that the overarching plots are juvenile and that the character development non existent. Such RPGs are just agglomerations of menial fetch quests and their growing presence and popularity in the Appstore is rather ..disturbing.

Chaos Rings 2 is an excellent JRPG that can stand its own ground against most JRPGs on the PSP. The plot and pacing of the game is decent and the characters are generally endearing and likeable. The battle system is reasonably complex and additional stuff like challenges and side quests really amps up the fun factor and the longevity of the game.

It also helps that Chihara Minori is voicing one of the characters and providing the vocals for the theme song of the game! If you are truly a JRPG fan or an avid gamer sick of the paltry and shallow RPG offerings in the Appstore , this game is a must have for you! For those who are curious, the play time is about 16 hours or so with major content updates coming along in just a month or so.

At the end of the day, I won't deny that this game is overpriced compared to games on other handhelds and consoles. It's however a good game on a mobile platform so it is not surprising that there is a premium price tag attached to it.

Last edited by violentv; 03-21-2012 at 08:42 AM.
03-21-2012, 11:21 AM
#7
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 361
Quote:
Originally Posted by visionwebs View Post
16 to 24 hours for this much money is a swizz.
But I only think that because I like to be challenged.

Not saying it looks BAD, it just doesn't look like value for the price.

You could get 10-20 99p$ games and get months of gameplay value instead :s
you are right, get zenonia 3 for free and have a 30hr gameplay.
zenonia 4 is a potential great game, but iap problem is serious.
and not forget destinia for 6hr gameplay, free too. destinia is like a simplified zenonia with better control.
not mention that one another game FF3 of Square Enix is the most overpriced game on the IOS.

Last edited by klarence; 03-21-2012 at 07:38 PM.
03-21-2012, 12:11 PM
#8
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 361
Quote:
Originally Posted by violentv View Post
I suppose I didnt regret shelling out 20USD for the Ipad version since JRPGs of this calibre are practically non existent inthe Appstore ....however I have to say that it is far far from console quality especially 7th generation console games in terms of graphics, scripting and gameplay. You can definitely feel the presence of a tight budget throughout the game.Eg. supposedly heartwarming flashbacks and certain scenes are conveyed with black screens with plain text instead of FMVs or 3d cutscenes.

However, Chaos Rings 2 is still by far the best JRPG in the AppStore. The understanding of the term RPG has been warped so badly in recent years and this is especially so in the appstore. Anything that has a level up window and some customization is tagged as a RPG ...nevermind that the overarching plots are juvenile and that the character development non existent. Such RPGs are just agglomerations of menial fetch quests and their growing presence and popularity in the Appstore is rather ..disturbing.

Chaos Rings 2 is an excellent JRPG that can stand its own ground against most JRPGs on the PSP. The plot and pacing of the game is decent and the characters are generally endearing and likeable. The battle system is reasonably complex and additional stuff like challenges and side quests really amps up the fun factor and the longevity of the game.

It also helps that Chihara Minori is voicing one of the characters and providing the vocals for the theme song of the game! If you are truly a JRPG fan or an avid gamer sick of the paltry and shallow RPG offerings in the Appstore , this game is a must have for you! For those who are curious, the play time is about 16 hours or so with major content updates coming along in just a month or so.

At the end of the day, I won't deny that this game is overpriced compared to games on other handhelds and consoles. It's however a good game on a mobile platform so it is not surprising that there is a premium price tag attached to it.
it's console quality, graphic is important but not all the thing.
not to mention turn based games on ipad are more convenient and easy to access than pc and consoles.
and the graphic of this game is not that bad. We know that dynasty warriors is a console game series with not good graphics, poor scripting and heavily repetitive gameplay, but it's still a console game.
and how about famous console game SIMS 3? it's graphic is really poor.
for the price, it's a overpriced game compared to other IOS games. but i don‘t think it's expensive compared to other platforms if you can share account with others or you have multiple ios device in use.

Last edited by klarence; 03-21-2012 at 12:26 PM.
03-21-2012, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by klarence View Post
it's console quality, graphic is important but not all the thing.
not to mention turn based games on ipad are more convenient and easy to access than pc and consoles.
and the graphic of this game is not that bad. We know that dynasty warriors is a console game series with not good graphics, poor scripting and heavily repetitive gameplay, but it's still a console game.
and how about famous console game SIMS 3? it's graphic is really poor.
x_X which part of it is 7th generation console quality?! Since we are comparing JRPGs, let me throw out a few names ...Lost Odyssey, Tales of Xillia, Xenoblades Chronicles, The Last Story, Tales of Vesperia. Now if you can give me a point by point comparison as to how chaos rings 2 is better than them in anyway.. I would be glad to listen. lol. I am sure the games in the Chaos Rings franchise do seem like 'console quality' games when compared to the other offerings in the Appstore though.

I also don't recall explicitly mentioning that I was looking only at the graphics too. Plot..gameplay etc..they all fall really short. This is only to be expected since it is a mobile game with a budget and size constraint.
03-21-2012, 12:45 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by violentv View Post
x_X which part of it is 7th generation console quality?! Since we are comparing JRPGs, let me throw out a few names ...Lost Odyssey, Tales of Xillia, Xenoblades Chronicles, The Last Story, Tales of Vesperia. Now if you can give me a point by point comparison as to how chaos rings 2 is better than them in anyway.. I would be glad to listen. lol. I am sure the games in the Chaos Rings franchise do seem like 'console quality' games when compared to the other offerings in the Appstore though.

I also don't recall explicitly mentioning that I was looking only at the graphics too. Plot..gameplay etc..they all fall really short. This is only to be expected since it is a mobile game with a budget and size constraint.
you are probably right due to I just compared this game with other console games I'd ever played. and I don't have JRPG experience before except FF3.
and in my eyes, FF3 is pretty bad. But I have to admit this game, the chaos rings 2 attracts me from mass effect. So it's make me wondering maybe I should try more JRPGs.
I would keep an eye for second used games which you list above. But I won't buy a new one for console, because I'd already got some kind of boring with turn based gimmick and never fond of girlish boy with strange hairstyle keep talking nonsense.
another important reason or main reason is I can never afford a new game and I don't want to sell my games. anyway, it seems JRPG is really great.

Last edited by klarence; 03-21-2012 at 08:34 PM.