|If you don't know what a MOBA game is, it means mutiplayer online battle arena, such as Defense of the Ancients or League of Legends. Gameloft has just released the first MOBA style game for mobile platforms, Heroes of Order and Chaos. Now anyone with a iPhone, iPad or Andriod phone has access to multiplayer madness, and that's a good thing.
Like other games in the MOBA genre, Heroes of Order and Chaos is a team-based action-strategy game in which two teams fight each other and try to destroy the enemy base. The base spawns minions in waves that push forward and attack, and there are defense towers that must be taken down before the base can be reached. Everyone starts each game at level one, and as you kill minions and enemy champs, you earn XP and money. The XP increases your level throughout the game, earning you new skills and greater power, and the money can be spent at the store in your base to purchase new items that enhance your stats.
As of yet, there are thirty heroes to choose from, with six of them available free on a weekly rotating basis. This means that anyone can play this game without spending a dime. There are 2 maps to choose from, 5v5 or 3v3, and if you don't want to actually play against real people because you are still learning, then you can choose the AI option, which gives you computer controlled allies and opponents. I recommend this for your first couple matches just to get the feel of things.
This game, while not necessarily very original, is still done well. And, it is the only MOBA game you can play on your phone, so that's saying something. The graphics are quite good, although on a phone it is a little cramped. For the best gameplay experience, I suggest getting this app on the iPad, the larger screen makes a big difference. The controls are easy to use and the interface leaves plenty of room to see whats going on, unlike many games on the phone; you don't miss out on the action because your thumb is in the way. If you like MOBA games, then chances are you will like this one.