Version Reviewed: 1.2.0
Device Reviewed On: iPad Mini
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Heroes of Order & Chaos is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) title from Gameloft, providing three unique arenas where players can fight in 3v3 or 5v5 real-time battles, including player vs player, co-op, and solo matches.
When beginning a new game, each session has players starting at level 1 along with 1,000 coins to purchase equipment, such as armor or weapons. Players earn coins by killing enemies which leads to their character leveling up and the ability to purchase even stronger equipment. It’s a lot of fun when reaching the max level of 15, and even the levels prior to that, while earning a good amount of coins to purchase the best weapons and armor available. It’s highly entertaining to be strong enough to cut through many enemies, including the opposing bad guys who have all the same advantages as the player.
There are 30 different types of characters, including fighters that get up in the enemies’ faces to hack and slash at them and mages that can fire attacks from a safer distance. Each character type is fun and unique, providing different play styles, and each character comes with a set of four skills that can be earned and equipped during battle. One of my favorite skills is one that traps enemies in a cage so that they can’t escape as their health runs low, because that’s something that happens often during gameplay. If health is low, run away! Another one has a fighter launching himself at an enemy, striking the bad guy. Each character is exciting in their own special way and provides different abilities that can fit a player’s specific style of play.
Gameloft rotates a set of characters that are free to use every week, but if anyone wants to keep using a favorite character after a week ends, they’ll need to purchase them or wait until they become free again.
Heroes of Order & Chaos only has three maps with each mission taking around 20 minutes to upwards of an hour to complete. It’s a lot of fun to dive into the map, seek out the opposing enemies and start pushing the attack to their base, destroying enemy towers along the way. The victory limit is reached when a base has been destroyed. It’s important for the player to stick with their teammates, though. It can be a treacherous time trying to do things on their own which can lead to many deaths, becoming a major set-back throughout the entire session. When players or enemies get kills, they level up and earn coins to upgrade their equipment. Don’t let the enemy get easy kills, which gives them better equipment.
Once players understand the ins and outs of battle, they’ll find themselves having hours full of enjoyment. However, it can get tiresome after a while as there is a lot of running back and forth, especially when running back to base to recharge health. But the overall gameplay is pleasant.