PC PowerPlayFeb 24, 2014What initially seems like a game of dressups and progress bars reveals itself to be a much deeper story based affair. [March 2014, p.58]
Jan 31, 2014The fact is that wandering through the plot of Long Live the Queen, blithely making mistakes on the assumption you'll do better the second or third time, is wonderful. Trying to actually do better is a byzantine process involving either heavy use of a guide or incredible persistence.
Nov 21, 2013All the "kawai" of a magical girl violently confronted to the intrigues of a cruel and boiling kingdom, this is what makes the charm and humor of Long Live Queen. This story will give you a real headache! The choices and events could have been more varied to avoid some repetition. Maybe for the next title ?
Generally favorable reviews- based on 98 Ratings
Nov 12, 2013Don't quite understand the high rating. The game is very shallow and has no depth. What first seems may be a unique and fun system is nothingDon't quite understand the high rating. The game is very shallow and has no depth. What first seems may be a unique and fun system is nothing but illusion of narrow linear course. Each game is the same way with events happening in same order at the same time. Nothing changes and you only have find whatever is the skill you need get points in to get all the endings. No real choice in the game other then finding out the points you need. Other reviewed mentioned strategies which i find none in this game at all because of the narrow nature.… Full Review »
Nov 2, 2013The given rating may seem overly punitive, but personally I still suspect that this product has been sold as something it is not.
Sold asThe given rating may seem overly punitive, but personally I still suspect that this product has been sold as something it is not.
Sold as brand new and polished version of "Princess Maker 2" (only in the title and setting...), this game couldn't be so completely different, and the sad part is that also in is uniqueness, "Long Live the Queen" fails to impress, amaze, or just entertain for more than a couple of hours of play.
In fact, only the relatively low price save it from a worst rating.
What is really funny, and sad, is that every ingredient seems to blend and fit perfectly in the beginning...
And then you discover that, in the end, it all comes down to a banal graphic adventure, banal as uninspired in every aspect of the plot, events, surprises and game modes.
Let's just say, without incurring in annoying spoiler, that the game is just a straight, flat, and, foolishly, perilous road, where:
- the story is always the same (the lesser relevance problem)
- events unfold and flow in the same way and with the same timing
- character growth system (so complete and intriguing at first sight) is just an excuse to extend the playing time, since there is only one way to complete the adventure and every creative variation made by the player will have the unique and only effect to kill character and reaching a premature the end of the game
- the game itself make a pride on being completely without mercy towards the player
And at the end, you will find yourself in starting the game again and again for 5, 10, 15, 30 times, and I'm not kidding, and eventually, you'll finish to save at EVERY single turn, only to try to survive and find a solution... that you'll not find!
And, I ask: can this be considered funny, or at least, interesting?… Full Review »
Nov 18, 2013It's an adorably vicious little game that's sort of like a Visual Novel but with a stat building mechanic that completely changes outcomes andIt's an adorably vicious little game that's sort of like a Visual Novel but with a stat building mechanic that completely changes outcomes and decisions and unlocks new things. There's no way to make a princess who's good at everything, not without cheating, and each playthrough is somewhat unique.
Contrary to a certain other review there are actually multiple endings and multiple ways to win. In fact there are several decisions throughout the game that can alter the course of the game in a number of ways far beyond the scope of a simple decisions.
Many events are locked in but their outcomes can vary greatly, you could go on the same trip you had a wonderful time on in your first playthrough, only to be waylaid by assassins in the next. Decisions can often have multiple outcomes depending on previous decisions, and depending on what skills you're good at.
You always get crowned Queen if you survive, but what kind of Queen you become, what kind of Kingdom you create, and how you get there depends on your stats and decisions. There are also lots of wonderful ways to die if you fail, and it's for cheap on steam so if you want to try it buy it the devs deserve it.… Full Review »