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Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim (PC)
4 July 2013
Excerpt: Developed By: Cyberlore Studios Published By: Paradox Interactive ESRB Rating: Teen for blood and alcohol references Multiplayer Support: 4 players using GameSpy Pros: Unique RTS game style Cons: No level editor, can\'t adjust difficulty level System requirements • Windows 2000/XP/Vista • 2GHz dual core processor • 1 GB RAM • Videocard: 512 MB with PS 2.0, better than GeForce 6800 GTX • 4 GB free hard disc space The kingdom of Ardania has been ruled by your family for...
Conclusion: Despite the negative points, Brutal Legend is still fun to play. Even though each separate gameplay element leaves much to be desired, they are still engaging to play with. Multiplayer in particular forces more complex strategies in the real time strategy aspect, even though the controls are still overly simplistic. And the basic beat ‘em up gameplay still manages to be entertaining despite its lack of complexity.
Pros: Beautiful world, great characters and humour, amazing music, fun
How many three year old games look as good as Brutal Legend on the PC?
1 March 2013
Excerpt: 2009 was literally years ago in videogaming. When you play games like Crysis 3, Guild Wars 2, Tomb Raider, and Wargame: European Escalation, it feels like 2009 is to 2013 what 1995 was to 2009. But playing Brutal Legend on the PC makes 2009 feel like 2013, which is especially surprising considering how long this game languished in development limbo/publisher hell. Wasn’t this a Playstation 2 game at one point? That’s nearly two Playstations ago!
Excerpt: The original Majesty came out nine years ago with its unique take on the whole “overlord” genre. Instead of being an evil overlord such as in Dungeon Keeper , you are a king of the fantasy Kingdom of Ardania and it is your job to issue quests to noble heroes for slaying monster, destroying lairs or defending caravans from all sorts of nasty ghouls, Skeletons, Zombies and an assortment of other generic fantasy enemies.
Excerpt: Majesty 2 bills itself as a "fantasy kingdom sim", and with that oxymoronic tagline you know that it doesn't take itself too seriously. Jokes aplenty and a Monty Python-esque voiceover precede each mission, and the graphics and animations skew towards the cartoony and lighthearted end of the scale. While Majesty 2 is actually a real-time strategy game, the "sim" part of the tagline comes from the fact that you don't have direct control over your units.
Excerpt: Double Fine's Brutal Legend is an unabashed love letter to an era and genre of music that celebrated fast guitar riffs and hard living. It's also a tribute to an epic lore that spoke of conquerors and death--all of which were often depicted at once on any given metal album cover with the obligatory smattering of lightning.
Pros: Fantastic characters and humorous story, Environments and characters have a great visual style, Soundtrack has a wonderful swath of metal, Stage battles are fun and challenging in multiplayer
Cons: Side missions get boring fast, Single-player campaign is short
Excerpt: It's so rare to find a truly innovative game anymore. Sure, there are great titles that come out fairly often, but are they truly innovative, or just more of the same? Nine years ago when we reviewed Majesty, we were a little taken aback. Here was a real time strategy game where you didn't actually control your units (called heroes), at least not directly. So no tank rushes or tree chopping was needed.