Jun 2, 20124Some new content but still much of the same .Somewhere along the lines, the developers confused "difficult" for "frustrating" ; Tougher monsters, somewhat more difficult missions (Although applying the same brute-force strategy over and over will work as it did from day one) and as an added bonus you get a senile advisor blabbering his way to your defeat by obscuring a little less than half of your screen whenever an important event is triggered. Even in the second expansion pack we find awkwardly placed triggers and audio speeches not being triggered which is just sloppy for a title that comes with an item store. I don't know whether it's a sadomasochistic streak of mine but despite the horribly flawed gameplay, I'm finding myself enjoying Majesty 2 regardless and I can recommend this expansion pacl to anyone who feels the same.… Expand
Apr 23, 201110If you want a Real-Time-STRATEGY game that focuses on Strategy rather than micro-management and Tactics, then the novel and refreshing approach of the Majesty series to the genre may well interest you. Set in a fantasy world (with the stereotypical rangers, dwarves, wizards, dragons and the like) Majesty 2 lets you play the role the King, focusing on the major decisions of building, research and growing your economy - while the bean-counting that usually dominates RTS, is thankfully left in the capable hands of the subjects themselves. You can group your subjects into parties (of up to 4 at an inn - well-balanced parties function much more effectively than the individuals by themselves and adds a great strategic element to the game) and set general objectives for them by setting different types of 'flags' with gold rewards as incentives (to let them where, when and what you want them to do). In the end the style of game play is a great blend of the elements of SimCity, an RTS and a party-based RPG.
It doesn't take itself too seriously either with plenty of quips (and narration by a Sean Connery sound-alike) that, if not hilariously funny, at least poke fun at itself and some of the fantasy stereo-types.
As a budget-priced game, with plenty of add-ons and special offers on Steam, this provides plenty of fun-for-the-money, and many of the scenarios provide a rewardingly-difficult challenge - don't expect to blast through the main campaign without having to reload or even restart some of the tougher scenarios until you get a solid strategy figured out.
Highly recommended.… Collapse