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Review Heroes of Order & Chaos
Fantasy quests with cool monsters
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 09 Aug 2014, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Neat graphics, interesting plot
Glitches, very common, inconvenient to play on a small screen, bad controls, low quality animation, impossible to play without paying money
Heroes of Order & Chaos for Android is a fantasy style quest. Choose your hero, then do battle to save the villagers and restore order to the lands.
Heroes of Order & Chaos takes place in a fantasy real of monsters and mystery. Townspeople are under attack and you join forces with the villagers to restore peace and order. The game features an expansive interactive map and you can teleport to each location to battle monsters and protect the citizens. All of the action happens from an aerial view looking down. This extreme perspective has advantages and pitfalls. Navigating the maps and traversing the environment works well from above, but it also undercuts the detail and keeps you at a distance from the action.
Movement worked well; just touch your hero, then touch where you want him to go, and he wanders on over. It's very easy to explore and discover. The fights are decent, but nothing great. The plot is nicely developed and I appreciated the attention to detail, however, the severe aerial POV kept me from feeling immersed in the story and action.
Sadly the game has a lot of glitches and hangs; for some reason, it insisted on rotating my screen upside down no matter what I did or how I twisted and turned, which kinda made it hard to enjoy the game. The app is also very slow to load out of the gate, but once it gets up to speed, it seems to function ok (aside from the wonky screen orientation.)
Heroes of Order & Chaos has some intrigue, but at the end of the day, it's very common and doesn't really hold its own against more refined offerings within this genre. Plus, I can tell already that this one will cost you some serious coin. It's always a bad sign when the narration says, 'but before you go to battle, perhaps you'd like to buy something in our store....' When did Gandalf ever say something like that?!? We have to find the ring, Frodo, but first, lets go shopping. That right there, tells you where this game's priorities are. I searched and searched the store, but could find no upgrade that would make the game display right side up, so I lost interest in playing.