Reviews and Problems with New Little King's Story
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New Little King's Story
2 September 2013
Summary: As the iconic Mel Brooks once said: "It's good to be the king!" Well, sorta. You might get all the power, all the gold, and all the women, but you have to deal with, you know, problems and stuff too. If I had a motto for New Little King's Story , it would be, "It's mostly good to be the king...mostly.
Summary: " New Little King’s Story " is novel and fun. Poor translation and small technical issues may tarnish the whole, but do not detract from it’s unique and entertaining gameplay. Though its failings may reduce its overall score, it is a title worth of attention, which further diversifies the Vita’s interesting library.
Excerpt: The use of monarchs in video gaming is not a new concept. They vary wildly from temperate sovereigns, such as the serene Princess Zelda, to the nefarious Queen Myrrah from the Gears Of War series and the diabolical World Of Warcraft’s Lich King. One factor that unites them all, however, is the need to control, manage and rule their respective kingdoms. With the New Little King Story on Sony’s Vita handheld you get to do just that.
Summary: Whether it’s the rough translation, with its stilted and sometimes misaligned text, slowdown, pop-up, poorly documented features, or finicky camera, much of New Little King’s Story ‘s charm is undermined by poor execution. The core strengths of the original have been carried over into the handheld version, with its lighthearted take on kingdom building and whack-a-mole combat, but the game is a solid patch away from being near the caliber of its predecessor.
Excerpt: These are truly desperate times. Despite the good fortune and prosperity heralded by the success of the little King in his first adventure, he could do nothing to stop the armies of adorable, slack-jawed monsters that sacked his castle and evicted him, his advisers and his people. Even worse, they crashed a party, one that played host to seven princesses, each one now in the clutches of enemy hands. However, the kingdom is not entirely lost.
Excerpt: Little King's Story is one of my favorite Wii games, so when it was announced that the Vita would be getting its own version of this charming little Pikmin wannabe I knew I had to give it a shot. There was some confusion about what was new/remade for the Vita and what wasn't, but even if I ended up replaying the same game I wouldn't have minded too much. Unfortunately I found that the negative changes made to the game more than outweighed the positives.