RPGFan



iOS RPG of the Year - Chaos Rings
The end of 2010 saw a flood of new, high-quality titles released on Apple's devices. But back in April, the godfather (or drunken uncle, depending on your viewpoint) of JRPGs, Square-Enix, released Chaos Rings for the iOS, and the whole genre has been playing catch-up since. Chaos Rings has all the stylistic features of the best S-E offerings: stylish design, intriguing story, and a clever character customization system. But beyond that, Chaos Rings feels like it was meant to be played on the mobile platform. Controls are responsive and clear, unlike many other iOS RPGs, and the game lends itself well to stop-and-go, portable gameplay. Despite being one of the more expensive iOS titles, the game would not feel out of place as a full retail release for the PSP or Nintendo DS. At least until next year, Chaos Rings holds the distinction of being an RPG fan's killer app on the iOS.

The competition in this category was surprisingly fierce, as a number of worthy challengers appeared to challenge for the title of Best iOS RPG. Among them were independently-developed 16-bit love-letter Ash, clever roguelike 100 Rogues, and tech-demo-meets-action-RPG Infinity Blade. If 2010's quality releases are any barometer for the types of iOS RPGs we'll be seeing in 2011, the future looks very, very bright for the platform indeed.

Runner-up: Ash
Editor's Picks Platform Awards Genre Awards
Patrick Gann
Eric Farand
John McCarroll
Kyle E. Miller
Neal Chandran
John Tucker
Kimberley Wallace
Ashton Liu
Dennis Rubinshteyn
Bob Richardson
Stephen Meyerink
Dave Yeager
Derek Heemsbergen
Bryan Grosnick
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
Wii
PlayStation 2
PC
Nintendo DS
PSP
iOS


Best RPG of the Year
Traditional RPG: Console
Action RPG: Console
Graphic Adventure: Console
Traditional RPG: Handheld
Action RPG: Handheld
Graphic Adventure: Handheld
Strategy RPG
MMORPG
Indie RPG
Downloadable Console RPG


Back



Coming Up on Twitch

Mass Effect: Andromeda
Sunday, Mar. 26 • 10am PDT/1pm EDT

Shining Force
Every Tuesday • 11am PDT/2pm EDT

Tales of Symphonia
Every Wednesday • 5pm PDT/8pm EDT

Horizon Zero Dawn
Every Thursday • 5pm PDT/8pm EDT

Featured Content
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Review
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Review
Batman: The Telltale Series - Episode 4 and 5 Review
Batman: The Telltale Series - Episode 4 and 5
Review
Retro Encounter 75
Retro Encounter 75
Podcast
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice OST Review
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice OST
Review
Mass Effect: Andromeda Review
Mass Effect: Andromeda
Review
Lieve Oma Review
Lieve Oma
Review