Ah, it’s good to be king. Although, it seems like that crown is getting a bit heavy in Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim. That’s unfortunate for the poor ruler who must deal with all the land’s infestations, economic disasters and even plundering dragons.
It’s good for you though, because you get to play an amazing indirect control strategy game from HeroCraft, in an enchanting world populated with heroes, wizards, trolls and more.
I am thrilled that this PC favorite finally made its way to iOS. If you’re ready to rock the throne, take a gander at ye ole iPhone app review of Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim.
In the Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim iPhone app it is your job to see to the problems of a small yet surprisingly lively realm. That means building a fortified city, training your champions, and tailoring your civilization to each level’s distinct dilemma.
Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim is an indirect control strategy game just like the computer version. That means you do not have absolute control over each and every piece on the board, much as a real liege lord would not. Through a clever system of bribes and alerts, you can get your point across and the evil beasts vanquished.
This game combines features of builders, RTS and SIMS-style character development. I’ll go ahead and admit I’m a big fan. I think Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim is addictive, interesting and a lot of fun.
The single player campaign style gameplay translates very well to a mobile platform. I would suggest spending a little time in the tutorial mode, and making use of the app’s help files.
Graphics & Design:
If you’ve played the PC version, it’s easy to tell that this app’s graphics are slightly dumbed down versions of the original.
However they were not downgraded, just simplified. I’ve been playing it on my iPad and I’m impressed. It also looks brilliant on the iPhone’s retina display.
As you can imagine, at any given moment in the Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim iPhone app, there is a lot of stuff going on. The screen is constantly in motion. I will be honest, I played the crap out of this game for more than an hour.
In all that time the app didn’t lock up a single time. Every time I touched a spot it reacted properly. Every time I scrolled and attacked and tapped frantically trying to set up bounties, the Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim iPhone app was perfect.
That’s an amazing amount of responsiveness from an app. Again, I’m a huge fan.
If you liked the original, you’ll really enjoy the simplified iPhone app version of Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim. I hope it continues to get expansions. At $2.99 you’d be doing yourself a disservice if you didn’t download this app now.
Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim iPhone app requires iOS 3.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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