Finally a handheld MMO
Finally a handheld MMO
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Finally a handheld MMO

Mobile Apps
Welcome to Tap that App, I�m 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 company, Gameloft. 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 iPhone. 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 Ranger. We're going to select Warrior to keep things easy. Next you can make customizations to skin color, hair style, hair color, and facial features. Finally, choose a name for your character and you're ready to play. 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 quest. 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 attacks. 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 Talent trees. Each class has two paths to choose from�in 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 controls. 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. That�s it for today's show, but if you have any suggestions, send them to Tap That App at cnet.com. I'm Jason Parker�thanks for watching.

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