Chaos Rings now available, Windows Phone 7 only

Chaos Rings

The other day we shared that Chaos Rings from Square Enix was headed to the Windows Phone Store. Well... the Xbox title is now available over at the Windows Phone Store but only for Windows Phone 7 devices.  While a bit of a head scratcher, it is nice to see our older phones getting some exclusivity tossed their way.

Another couple of eye turners with the Chaos Rings release is that the game requires about 1GB of memory and is running $9.99. Due to the size of the game files, Wi-Fi is required for installation and it takes forever to download.  Thankfully, there is a trial to let you try things out before paying the ten bucks.

Chaos Rings

Chaos Rings is a fantasy RPG game that shows promise. In just tinkering with Chaos Rings for a short time, the 3D graphics are really nice and the game feels well thought out.  There's a lot of dialog screens and cinematics involved.  It ran fairly smooth on the Samsung Focus 2 but load times felt a little on the slow side.  We'll take the game out for a spin and get a full review up on the site shortly.

Again, there is a trial version available for Chaos Rings with the full version running $9.99. You can find it all here in the Windows Phone Store.

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andrewq911 says:

WHAT!! No wp8!!!! WTF

VinomX says:

Square Enix might just be stalling to release a brand new game soon.

andrewq911 says:

But I want that one lol.

Jnbs says:

Me too.. Luckily I still have my 900 around, so I'll be able to play it :P.. I am happy for WP7.x users they are not getting that much attention these days.. Good job MSFT, you are not forgetting those who trusted you..

RaRa85 says:

Quit your whining. Us older guys didn't get Pandora, Temple Run, or the new Gravity Guy 2 not to mention the other apps WP8 users get that we don't.

andrewq911 says:

Hey I have had WP sense HTC surround, Samsung focus s, and now my 920! Time to upgrade, I was just lucky my upgrade was ready the week at&t got the 920.

pbroy says:

The real losers of the week are the 620 crowd. Can't play the 1 GB WP8 games and now can't play this. There's that constant  feeling of so close.... but NO.

RaRa85 says:

Lol that's why I can't mess with the 620.

Jnbs says:

Well the games will eventually be optimizes for 512MB devices, is just a matter of patience.. Anyways the 620 is just the best device for the price and style!!

Bee Mon says:

+1 from a proud 620 user

Rick Smits says:

And the subconscious wait will ensue.

dkp23 says:

Ms u abandoning us wp8 customers!

Judge_Daniel says:

Unless you're being facetious, you're not making any sense. This game was probably planned a long time ago and is just now being released. I'm sure a WP8 update will be out soon enough.

gcdc_lumia says:

i think dkp23 was jst being sarcastic. lol. thats 7.x users' whine

L2nak says:

Lmfao. Nice.

adam morden says:

lol i am really rolling on the floor... and 10 bucks for a movile game, are you serious?!!! hahahahahaa

kimlo91 says:

It's really not that funny. It obviously doesn't take much to make you laugh if that's got you rolling on the floor. 

Paul Acevedo says:

Agreed. He seems to have a poor sense of humor. Probably enjoyed the Adam Sandler movie Jack and Jill.

DennisvdG says:

Hahahahaha xD

kimlo91 says:

Hahahaha. Now that's funny. I don't understand why people come to a completely WP focused website just to troll. Must be gaining enough marketshare to attract the trolls.

MastrMeatWad says:

Because it IS INTERNET!!!!
It is on every site in every forum.......people are *****.  

ryan.kruger says:

Its a good game. I had it on IOS. Probably chaos rings 2 for wp8?

Montpbm says:

REALLY! No WP8 huh.. What are they thinking..

coip says:

I'm guessing it's because Square*Enix is a Japanese company and their first motiviation was for their Japanese Windows Phone customers. Windows Phone 8 has not launched in Japan, making it more rationale for them to release the phoen for Windows Phone 7 instead, which did launch in Japan years ago.

isi mcf says:

Maybe there thinkin of a late wp8 update, instead of putting out 2 apps?

Beshoy Hanna says:

WINDOWS PHONE........ SEVEN?@?!??@?@??!?@?!!!!

AndyCvr says:

It's time to upgrade my 920 to a 900... Wait what?

+1, i think pee'd a little there. Cheers for the laugh :D

andrewq911 says:

Lol same. Guess I'll have to use my wife's 900!

danj210 says:

+1 as well I laughed pretty good. I use the 920 but still have my 900. I'll try the game, but it will be out for wp8 soon enough so I'll buy then.

89caps says:

MS always forgetting about us on WP8!!!

@89 I am on board with that. Why does MS hate us WP8 users so much. Spoiled my mood this morning, I tell you.

EAA575 says:

Ha! Suck it, WP8 users!

RaRa85 says:

Ha, never mind the other 20 WP8 apps that just came out and us older guys just get one good one. Spoiled brats.lol

TheNerosam says:

wow....who saw THAT comming?

no complaints...downloading on my omnia 7 now ;D

im sure wp8 compatibility is comming

DJCBS says:

Have you looked at the crappy graphics? They work on WP7 but on WP8 it would be an insult to present them so bad and for such a ridiculous high price. Who the hell, in their right mind, would waste 10 dollars on that? Exactly. No one.

andrewq911 says:

Don't play for graphics. Its made by someone called square enix previously square soft (the best in the RPG/JRPG business) we go for story!

Rick Smits says:

Well said Andrew.

Agent-P says:

I agree with this 100000000%. Square Enix are the masters of having incredible storylines (Final Fantasy series, Kingdom Hearts series, etc.)

Jsaint82 says:

Sorry have to disagree Altus is the best (JRPG/RPG) gaming studio

adrian1338 says:

rpg jrpg business cant be running to good according to square enix company problems :)

Paul Acevedo says:

Oh, the graphics are fine. And WP8 is supposed to run all WP7 games. Arguing against that compatibility is awfully short sighted.

MastrMeatWad says:

So, it is the developers at fault?  How much work and programming does it take to make current wp7 games and applications function on wp8?

mrshamoozoo says:

I'm so fucking angry I can't get this game on my Lumia 920. I should be playing this game right now!!

alex6272 says:

Now you know how us WP7 users feel about WP8 only games :)

Warren Dance says:

You guys deserve it. Enjoy.

Adam Jensen says:

To be fair though it makes sense to even the clueless that something for a more modern platform may not work for an older one.
The other way around makes less sense (from a noobs perspective, like me)

andrewq911 says:

Yea but this is a little ass backwards here lol

agm353 says:

This is hilarious, Windows Phone 7? Not complaining or being sarcastic by the way, its nice to see WP7 get some love. Just kinda funny that there isn't a WP8 version (yet, at least).

phing77 says:

What kind of strategy is this? O_O

andrewq911 says:


mrshamoozoo says:

I was ready to drop the $10, no shame

NickyNichols says:

Guys, its squenix, they charge $18 for iPhone games, don't be so surprised that they do something backwards like this. And, their CEO resigned yesterday, btw.

andrewq911 says:

$18? I seen one for $30 the other day on google play lol

MastrMeatWad says:

Yes.  Square Enix used to be one of my favorite game developers, but the past few years has been strange.

buggyglint says:

Not surprised that it gets a WP7 release without WP8. The resolution looks very odd and if it were a WP8 title I would hope they scale it better.

Jamdot says:

"CHAOS RINGS takes full advantage of the Windows Phone’s capabilities."

> Wrong OS
> Windows Phone is an operating system not a phone.

TheNerosam says:

They said the exact same line in the google play store. Copy and paste work it seems.

weaksauce27 says:

We can play Chaos Ring but no Temple Run?! LOL
Lumia 900 user*

JoRdaNeK says:

Boom! Missed out on an early upgrade to 720 = a good thing! Ha

I was ready to throw down $10 bones for this. Huge mistake considering all the new WP8 users whom want games and are willing to spend a premium on them.

CJ Thunder says:

Maybe when I can play it with a controller. Yikes.

AskaLangly says:

... I recall they couldn't release one of the Final Fantasies for rooted Androids. Why? DRM? Anti-cheat? I dunno. Why WP7, when that is jailbroken?!? People can cheat, you know...

RaRa85 says:

I waited all day to see this article. Yes!

Clodderes says:

I want this game! Will see if there is a windows phone 8 version available in the future

Ratstorm says:

WTH only WP7... Was about to buy this right of the bat but guess not...

bitemeblinky says:

So I'm still curious if there is supposed to be a WP8 release somewhere down the road?

yellowmage says:

Lumia 820 to Lumia 900... that would technically be an upgrade, right?

I aren't sure going from a Lumia 920 to a HTC TITAN would be considered an upgrade... this is bonkers...

Usmcbob says:

I thought wp7 apps were forward compatible with WP8

Yah, that meme sure was dropped pretty quickly once WP8 was released.

nstine20 says:

WP7 apps have the capability to be compatible with WP8, but that doesn't mean there isn't any extra work that has to be done to take advantage of that ability.

mjyumping says:

Whoa! 433mb? I hope it is worth the space haha.

xWisp says:

Well that's weird. Hope it jumps across to wp8 soon :3 glad to see squeenix publishing stuff on windows phone. Hoping for FFIII and IV soon :)

Tomasz S. says:

10 bucks for a phone game? GTFO!

xWisp says:

It's people like you that are hindering serious development for these platforms. 

TonyDedrick says:

Because he/she doesn't want to blow $10 on a mobile game? I highly doubt this would be a hindrance to developers

LaNiQuE says:

Wow this hasn't happen in awhile were getting something wp8 isn't getting weird I was trying to get use to all the WP8 apps and games we'll never get with no updated in site lol

c0wb0ycliche says:

Such bullshit. One of the few iOS games I wanted to play.

Arsenic17 says:

wouldnt count on this even making it to WP8. kenken has not been updated yet. WP7 only and from december i think

tbonenga says:

A lot of complaining going on. Some apps/games for W7 some for W8.
Bottom line Windows Phones are fragmented. That's just life in the tech world. Android has it IOS has....wait not sure if IOS is fragmented.

MastrMeatWad says:

To an extent, yes.  There are several applications on my ios devices that will not work.  Both ios devices are less than 2 years old....  :(

$10 for a phone game? On wp7 no less?

KasakDesign says:

Hey wp8 users. Chill out. You get most of the attention. Finally some for wp7.

Visva27 says:

Very sad news for windows phone 7x users. Temple run and 7 other games are only available for WP 8. The fact is Microsoft only working for WP 8 . Wp 7x phones doesn't have NOTIFYME, NOTIFICATION CENTRE and LOCKSCREEN WEATHER. Microsoft said WP 7x os is like old car. so 7x users going to change our smartphone to android which have more apps and most top games are free.

Visva27 says:

Notify me, notification centre and locks screen weather are primary apps for smartphones. android and IOS have these all features.

MastrMeatWad says:

Awesome buddy.  You felt that statement was so good you had to share it twice!

kurotsuki says:

Wow... Only for WP7? That's rare. But wait. Does this 1GB memory requirement was referring to storage? Because if it was RAM, which WP7 devices exactly have 1GB RAM? :o

Shadai says:

Uh... What?

Are there any plans to get this on wp8 at some point I sold my 900 the other day not seeing a need for it.

Farid Tasim says:

Cant install at my lumia 800
:/ maybe my region is singapore

Hope it gets WP8 treatment soon.

Skaughtto says:

I couldn't get it from the store via my phone, so I thought I was being smart my installing it over the wp store website... the download began, then the installation and I ran out of space. I cancelled the download, but no space became available and had to reset my phone =( Warning, even if you have 1.4gb available...