- Summary: Create your own epic saga of conflict, mythology, and community! This acclaimed game of magical storytelling blends interactive stories and resource management. It’s set in Glorantha (the world of the games HeroQuest and RuneQuest). It’s immensely replayable, thanks to over 560Create your own epic saga of conflict, mythology, and community! This acclaimed game of magical storytelling blends interactive stories and resource management. It’s set in Glorantha (the world of the games HeroQuest and RuneQuest). It’s immensely replayable, thanks to over 560 interactive scenes and two objectives. Short episodes and automatic saving mean you can play even when you only have a minute or two. The built-in saga writes down the story for you. And advisors with distinctive personalities help you track your cows.The gorgeous hand-painted artwork won Best Visual Arts at the second annual Independent Games Festival.• It's like they took the best parts of Civilization games and combined them with the best part of Choose Your Own Adventure style game books. … What I like most about King of Dragon Pass is the seemingly infinite possibilities that the game has. … I can't get enough of King of Dragon Pass. [Touch Arcade]• A wholly unique adventure that has no equal on the iPhone. [Pocket Gamer]• An interactive story with a level of complexity and brilliance that's rarely seen in video games. [Gamezebo]Players say:• I am really happy to have found this game. It scratches so many itches: simulator, rpg, adventure book...Great work! I find myself playing it on both my iPad and iPhone. Very addictive!• I got this game at 6pm tonight. It's now 4am, and I've hardly scratched the surface of the depth of this game. • I now have a fun, engaging, thought provoking RPG on my iPhone, an RPG that fits in my purse and that I can play any time I want, not having to have my computer or Xbox 360 near me to do so. • If Bioware remade Civilization they'd be lucky to end up half as good as King of Dragon Pass.• It's impossible to describe the emotional tug you feel when an old and trusted advisor, who you've watched grow from a young upstart, dies of old age. Or when an exploration team disappears into the wilds, never to be heard from again. Or when a cursed clansman, shunned by his peers, sacrifices himself to stop a raid. This game will never leave my iPhone. That's the only accolade possible.… Expand
Positive: 2 out of 2
Mixed: 0 out of 2
Negative: 0 out of 2
Dec 15, 2014"King of Dragon Pass" takes you into a mythological realm where gods and beast are real. You can sacrifice to the gods and they will reward"King of Dragon Pass" takes you into a mythological realm where gods and beast are real. You can sacrifice to the gods and they will reward you. Or ignore them and they may send a plague on your people. And you may be looked upon as an impious fool by your neighbors. Please your neighbors and they will leave you alone or even help you. Annoy them and they may come to raid you or take your land if you are too weak to defend yourself. Treat your people justly and they will support you, or treat them badly and they may overthrow your rule
Genre-wise, it is a resource management and diplomacy simulation game. There are three principle things to consider: Your people, the other clans and the gods. You cannot please everyone. So you must find out who you have to please and who you can bully a little. The ring, your clan leaders, will help you with making decisions by giving you advice. But they do not always know what's right....
The game comes with a ton of events that can take place, ranging from people seeking refuge to members of different clan accusing your trickster of fondling their wife, all of which allow for a wide range of actions, and opening up different stories, depending on your success in dealing with these situations.
The gameplay is very deep and it really feels like the game remembers EVERYTHING you do or say. Also, this game is very challenging. You should definitely start on "easy" when playing for the first time.
There are, however, also some points that bother me in the game.
First, there is too much randomness. Although it is definitely a feature of the game that the outcome of a particular action is not entirely predictable, the spread of different outcomes is sometimes too wide, particularly concerning battles. You can either get an overwhelming victory or a stunning defeat, even if your own army is much larger than the enemies'. You can get any kind of outcome as long a you keep reloading your saved game long enough...
There are also a few bugs. Most notably, the game doesn't always realize if you are allied with a clan. Your advisers sometimes suggest sending a plague or bad spirits to another clan which supposedly has a bad relationship with yours, not noting that they are your allies. Also, at the tribal stage clan of an allied tribe will attack your, starting an event related to their breach of peace. The clans that attack you are apparently random, without taking clan alliances into account. And the event will never mention that the attacking clan actually broke two alliances. Needless to say that the attacks from the allied clans automatically stop as soon as the tribal alliance is broken.
To conclude: This game is addicting and very immersive. Be warned. It is a lot of fun to play because a lot of unexpected things can happen. Occasionally, events are illogical, breaking the immersion. Howeve, I definitely recommend giving it a try.… Expand
Jan 1, 2017The game is a mix of Amazing and knocking your head into a brick wall.
Amazingbrick would be a suitable name for it, or Pass of unendingThe game is a mix of Amazing and knocking your head into a brick wall.
Amazingbrick would be a suitable name for it, or Pass of unending frustration.
What is unusual about this game is that while its a resource game were you have 15fighters 234 farmers... and such wise your choices are almost always in text like a story with choices as
1"brother A throw your brother infront of the bear"
2 "brother B throw your brother infront of the bear" or
3"fight the bear as brothers" and
4"try to run both in different directions" and lastly
5"sit down and pray for a miracle".
This is just a invented example and there is no certain "right answer" its always a trade of either between high odds high return or else a certain choice might give you a follow up negative or positive event in the future, and then the odd few just terrible choices.
To me the weakest part of the game is teaching new players how to play the game, your thrown into the pool of ice cold water filled with sharks.
And with the huge amount of random in the game which lends it charm, replayability and long life it makes it very tricky for a new player, you can do the right thing and just be unlucky and end up thinking that the best moves are bad.
If your willing to invest a significant amount of effort into figuring the game out you will be rewarded, dont let my review scare you away from a unique gaming experience.… Expand