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  • Summary: Majesty 2: Battles of Ardania introduces a brand new single-player campaign “Heirs of the Night” where players must protect their borders from a mysterious mage-werewolf and his creatures of the night across eight missions. The expansion also introduces several new monsters, four new multiplayer maps (including two co-operative missions) and new weapon sets. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Jan 3, 2011
    84
    For those that are looking for more Majesty this is the perfect option, although this addition isn't going to convince anyone to run out and buy it.
  2. Dec 21, 2010
    60
    So what you are left with is a harder (more grindy) retread of something you may have played twice already before.
  3. 60
    With an identical look and feel to its predecessor, it's hard for anyone but the most hardcore of players to get excited. Battles of Ardania is a continuation, nothing more.
  4. Dec 21, 2010
    45
    Only masochists need to bother with Majesty 2: Battles of Ardania, an incredibly tough expansion pack.
  5. Dec 21, 2010
    35
    To call Battles of Ardania an expansion is a large overstatement. From map layouts, units and even music, everything seems to be recycled from the original game and Kingmaker.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Apr 23, 2011
    10
    If 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.
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  2. Sep 21, 2013
    8
    For those that are looking for more Majesty this is the perfect option, although this addition isn't going to convince anyone to run out and buy it.
  3. Jun 2, 2012
    4
    Some 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