Chaos Rings Ⅲ is a fully featured and original Japanese turn based RPG created for mobile by Square Enix.
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Pro Nostalgic turn based gameplay that should be plenty familiar to anyone who has played a Square game before
In classic Square Enix fashion, the battles are random and turn based, making for a classic RPG style feel for those looking for something more similar to the type of RPGs that existed 20-30 years ago.
Pro Lends itself well to quick on the go sessions thanks to the streamlined Colosseum mode
There is a Battle Colosseum mode in the game that allows for quick battles against regular enemies and bosses that earn the player experience points. There is no story in this mode and it is meant as more of a quick on the go session that can still earn the player some XP that can be used in the regular story mode.
Pro Fun, all-inclusive currency based gameplay that does not abuse the system by asking for real world money
The gameplay consists of many elements found in free to play titles, but with the twist that the game is fully paid upfront. There are multiple currencies, multiple characters that can be combined to upgrade as well as other Gatcha (spend currency on items in the hopes of getting rare ones) style elements. Luckily the game is fully upfront paid with no in app purchases at all meaning the balancing of the gameplay works well without worry of too much grinding.
Pro The games tone feels optimistic with the colorful and cheerful design
Chaos Rings III has a bright color pallet and cheerful tone to the story, which keeps the game refreshing and fun, as apposed to dark and depressing (like previous titles in the series).
Pro Intuitive elemental rock, paper, and scissors battling allows for a good bit of strategy in the game
All monsters in game have some form of elemental attribute that is designed to be countered with an opposite element when battling. There are cards to be collected in game that can then be equipped to the players character in order to build a team that can hopefully in most situations counter a wide array of elemental monsters.
Con Poorly adapted for Android
The game does not properly support the 4:3 ratio as the text and graphics are cut off the screen on both sides. The game loads upside down and will not rotate to the correct orientation of volume buttons on the top of the device in landscape. There is no immersive mode support either. Overall for a $20 game the glaring lack of optimization for Android is pretty shameful for such a large company that has such a long history of making video games.
Con Chance the game could go fremium
Being that all of the freemium aspects are already built into the title it may be a worry that the game could go freemium at the drop of a hat, thus burning anyone who actually paid full price for the title.