Jul 11, 2011
Few companies have embraced Android with as much fervor as Gameloft. Take a look through the most impressive, Triple-A titles available on the Android Market and you’ll find that a decent number of them were developed by the company. It should come as no surprise then, glancing at the lavish screenshots below, to find that Order and Chaos is another Gameloft title. To say the game is impressive is to massively understate the point. To say it looks ever so slightly like World of Warcraft is to state the bleeding obvious.
Order and Chaos is a 3D MMO that takes it cues from Blizzard’s behemoth, as well as cherry picking the best bits from the current generation of successful online RPGs. The fact that Gameloft have managed to shrink down the template to fit it into your pocket is remarkable, but what’s even more remarkable is the way that it all works.
Playing Order and Chaos is smooth and simple. Anyone who’s played an MMO will be instantly at home, and anyone who hasn’t is treated to simple hints to help them through. You can choose one of four races, Elves, Humans, Orcs and Undead, and one of four classes, Ranger, Warrior, Monk and Mage. Then you’re let loose into the enormous world to loot, grind, quest and raid to your heart’s content. Order and Chaos is a staggering achievement, a massively multiplayer game that fits so comfortably in your pocket it almost beggars belief.
Some people might find the freemium model off-putting, others might find the whole thing a little too close to WoW, but none of this should take away from the incredible job that Gameloft have done in building the game.
Order and Chaos, along with the rest of Gameloft’s catalogue, demonstrates just what the Android platform can do. It’s engaging, addictive and jaw-droppingly beautiful. Once you’ve gotten over just how good the game looks, you’ll find a huge adventure waiting for you. Buy it, show it off to your friends and get them to buy it too.