Herocraft recently released the game Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim for Android in the last month and so far, the reception has been pretty good from the community. It has a 4.5/5 on the Android Market already. How does it rate? How does it play? Keep reading my review of Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim for Android.
Gameplay – The gameplay is solid. The app is ran like a cross between Command and Conquer and Heroes. It is in real time. You control a castle, through which you can buy buildings. Buildings and your castle can be upgraded to enhance their abilities. Heroes/units can be purchased through the buildings, as can spells, upgrades to the heroes, marketplace upgrades to earn money and more, like defensive structures. The one difference is that you cannot directly control units – you can “bribe” them using markers set for a certain amount of money that they will be paid if they accept the job. A little frustrating because you don’t know if anyone will take it if it is set too low, but its part of the game. One of the only downsides – after your base gets too big, these random things pop up that spawn skeletons and stuff right inside your base, which gets pretty annoying.
Overall, the gameplay is simple yet expansive enough to keep people occupied for longer than they expected.
Singleplayer – I have not completed the entire single player campaign, which, by the way, is the only gameplay option available. The missions are pretty basic, the orcs are invading and the base needs to be defended, etc… The story doesn’t take away from the gameplay, but it doesn’t add anything either.
Sound – The sound quality is up there, with a full soundtrack and more. Really matches the gameplay and adds to the ambiance.
Graphics – The graphics are okay. They are in 2D but they are bright and vibrant. The animations are fluid and I have not experienced any slow downs during the game. The weapon effects are pretty well done as well.
Replayability: I think this game has a ton of replayability value. The game actually got pretty challenging by the fourth mission.
Overall, the game is great. Some extra added features, like skirmish and multiplayer, would bring this game to the top of the RTS list. 9/10. Video review will be coming up soon as well.
Disclosure: I was provided with the app free of charge from Herocraft in order to review it, however, all reviews on What’s Good Blog are written in a non-biased manner.