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Finally a handheld MMO
Welcome to Tap that App, IÃ¯Â¿Â½m Jason Parker and this is the show where we
cover the hottest apps in the mobile space.
Most gamers know about Blizzard's World of Warcraft, the most popular
online role playing game of all time.
Featuring the perfect mix of
beautiful graphics, engaging gameplay, and the ability to explore a
huge online world, it's no surprise that World of Warcraft is a big hit
among desktop computer gamers.
This week's app is called Order and Chaos Online from mobile game
Order and Chaos online closely resembles World of
Warcraft in many ways--from the graphical style all the way down to the
game mechanics--but with Order and Chaos Online you can play on your
Like most popular Massive Multiplayer Online games, Order and Chaos
starts you off easy.
You start by selecting a race: you can be Human,
Elf, Orc, or Undead.
Then you select a class: Warrior, Mage, Monk, or
We're going to select Warrior to keep things easy.
Next you can
make customizations to skin color, hair style, hair color, and facial
Finally, choose a name for your character and you're ready to
Order and Chaos starts you off in a beginner area and the game shows
you the ropes of how to move your character using the onscreen
joystick, look around with a swipe of your finger, other basic movement
options, and with notifications that show up as exclamation points.
Once you learn the controls, you'll be ready to take on your first
Touch the NPC (or non-player character) with the scroll over his
head to receive a quest.
The first quest is to talk to the Warrior
class trainer who is right nearby.
The Warrior trainer shows you the
ropes of basic attacks on a combat dummy and how to use special
Once you've completed the quest, return to the Warrior trainer
to receive your reward.
These early quests help you get acclimated to the controls and options
for your chosen class.
But later, you'll need to run great distances
and fight monsters in strange lands, all while improving your character
with new items found, and also focusing your character to one of two
Each class has two paths to choose fromÃ¯Â¿Â½in the case of
the warrior, you can be a Battle Warrior or a Guardian.
As you level up from completing quests and gaining experience points,
you'll be able to unlock new skills and abilities based on your level.
As you can see, there are a lot of choices to be made as you play Order
and Chaos, but the class variations and talent trees are part of what
gives the game so much replay value.
Massive multiplayer role playing games like this one are mostly made
for desktop computers because they often have a lot of complex
Fortunately, Order and Chaos online does a great job of
organizing your menus, requiring only a touch of your finger to get to
things like your inventory, Character loadout, your quest log, spells
and skills, and social and team menus.
As you get further into the game, you'll need to team up with other
players online to pass the more difficult dungeons, and Order and Chaos
online offers a full range of social options to team up and even join
online guilds of players.
Order and Chaos Online is a smooth overall experience with good frame
rates and beautiful 3D graphics, but you'll need to have a Wi-Fi
connection to play.
Also, you start out with 3-months free after buying
the game for $6.99, but you'll need to pay a subscription fee of 99
cents per month to keep playing after that.
Though it may seem a little
steep now, we think that once players realize how deep this game is, a
buck a month won't seem too bad at all.
So if you like fantasy-based role playing games or are a fan of online
multiplayer games like World of Warcraft, we definitely recommend you
tap this app.
ThatÃ¯Â¿Â½s it for today's show, but if you have any suggestions, send them
to Tap That App at cnet.com.
I'm Jason ParkerÃ¯Â¿Â½thanks for watching.
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