Order and Chaos Online was highly anticipated and recently launched on Apple's AppStore and it has been highly successful so far. It was also recently announced that select Android devices will be seeing it "soon" as well. How soon? We aren't sure just yet but read on for the details!
While browsing various sites to scour the web for news I came across this gem posted by a forum user named Primal89:
"In addition to the iPhone and iPad versions currently available, Gameloft will bring Order and Chaos Online to Android devices in the near future."
Order and Chaos online, through iTunes, sells for $6.99 and it comes with three months free of the game. After that the game requires you to purchase a subscription in-game. For 99 cents you get one month, $1.99 gets you access for three months, and lastly you can get six months of game time for just $2.99. While many people dislike subscriptions for mobile games, a lot of people are changing their minds for this game.
While there is good news there is also bad news. The truth is while you are getting what many people consider an amazing game so far, you have to worry about the future with Gameloft. Will they continue to support and consistently update the game going forward? A lot of complaints on many forums is that people purchase a Gameloft game and then they wait four months for an update, if they ever get one. Many people consider Gameloft's Customer Support below average at best. I personally have not had any issues but you can't ignore the masses who have.
Another huge issue people may want to consider is that there is no official forum for this game, even on Gamelofts website. So you have to Google any sort of tips, hints, guild sites, guides, and other things. You could post on their forums and seek this information out but because Gameloft doesn't have a top of the line forum with good security you will run into many threads in the wrong places, and even worse, every night they get a high volume of spam trying to sell you Nike shoes and other products that have nothing to do with Gameloft. This makes finding quality threads and getting the right answers difficult.
A minor issues, although annoying, is that the game allows every player to pick their own server so in global chat you have one person typing in English, one in French, and another in Chinese.
The last issue may be huge but I did get word directly from Gameloft that they are looking into it is that the game for iOS does not allow you to play on 3g unless you jailbreak to work around it. One of the reasons a game like Pocket Legends is very popular is because it can be played on stock devices, high and low end, anywhere you have internet. You do not have to be home. Will this be a deal-breaker for you? Let us know in the comments below and let us also know who else is going to snag this for Android.
PARIS, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gameloft, a leading global publisher of digital and social games, is proud to announce that Order & Chaos Online, the company's first massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) for iPhone and iPad, ranked among the top five best-selling iPhone and iPad games in numerous countries, and ranked number one in France, Germany, Spain and Italy.
"With Order & Chaos Online, we've created a rich and tumultuous world where players have the total freedom to make every move and decision for themselves," said Julien Fournials, Senior Vice President Production at Gameloft. "It is the first true MMORPG experience on iPhone and iPad and our most ambitious title to date with the longest running gameplay and an innovative business model."
Order & Chaos Online is currently priced at $6.99 which includes a three-month subscription to the game. After that period of time, players have the option to renew their subscriptions for an affordable $0.99 for one month, $1.99 for three months or $2.99 for six months. In-app purchases are also available to enhance the gameplay.
Complete with a vast fantasy universe, the game allows players to battle as one of the virtuous Elves and Humans or one of the wild Orcs and Undead. Heavily loaded with content and depth, Order & Chaos Online features over 500 quests, 600 enemies and 2,000 items in its first edition. Each future game update will deepen the experience. The game also offers an open 3D world that allows players to interact in real time, bringing the total MMORPG experience, previously only available on PC, to wireless devices worldwide.
In addition to the iPhone and iPad versions currently available, Gameloft will bring Order and Chaos Online to Android devices in the near future.
A leading global publisher of digital and social games, Gameloft(R) has established itself as one of the top innovators in its field since 2000. Gameloft creates games for all digital platforms, including mobile phones, smartphones and tablets (including Apple(R) iOS and Android(R) devices), set top box, connected TVs and consoles. Gameloft partners with leading international brands such as UNO(R), Spider-Man(R), James Cameron's Avatar(TM), Ferrari(R) and Sonic Unleashed(R). Gameloft also operates its own established franchises, such as Real Football, Asphalt(TM), Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus and N.O.V.A Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance(R). Gameloft is present in all continents, distributes its games in 100 countries and employs over 4,000 developers.Gameloft is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN: FR0000079600, Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GLFT.PA).
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