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  • Summary: In the world of Majesty, you are the ruler of the kingdom of Ardania. At your service are your loyal and somewhat obnoxious subordinates, who have their own minds about how things should be done. Majesty is the only game where your heroes decide on their own what should be done and when, leaving you to try to control them through monetary incentives. [Paradox Interactive] Expand
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. In the end this game truly did stand up to its predecessors standards. It is fun and entertaining with plenty of replay value. It keeps your attention the whole time you are playing. Whether it uses comedy, drama, adventure or battle you just can't get enough.
  2. Majesty 2 brings some fresh updates and spruces up the overall gameplay to make up for almost an entire decade of technological advances in between the games. It isn't cutting edge by any means, but the modern touch will no doubt bring many new players into the fold. They won't be disappointed.
  3. A refreshing strategy experience.
  4. This is an unusually accessible strategy game in that even novice players can sit down and begin the game easily.
  5. By copying the original game, 1C: Ino-Co preserved its charm, but exposed its flaws. In 2000, they were excusable; in 2009, they are depressing.
  6. The move to vibrant, fully-realized 3D hasn’t altered the formula at all.
  7. An intriguing spanner in the strategy game works, but one that causes too many malfunctions to justify its existence. [Dec 2009, p.90]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 38
  2. Negative: 7 out of 38
  1. TonyR
    Nov 15, 2009
    Majesty 2 is not a blockbuster game. It was a quiet, nice, and cheap diversion. The improvement from the first game is immense, and the first game and it's expansion were brilliant. The patch that they've released addresses most all of the issues that people had with it. Is the game perfect? No, but it doesn't have to be at a mere $30. Well worth the buy. Expand
  2. Feb 8, 2013
    Majesty 2, hoe to begin. Have you ever wondered, what is the king doing, while you risk your life in a dark dungeon, trying to complete the quest he gave you Well, in this game you will be the one sitting on the throne, giving quests for heroes and watching them die for your cause. Game itself is mix between strategy and RPG system. You begin with your castle, few houses and some gold in your treasury. You can build guilds, where you can hire heroes, support buildings like market and blacksmith, where your heroes can buy better equipment, potions etc. You can also build defense towers, but not walls. Hired heroes have their unique names, they level up, have inventory for potions, rings, they can buy better weapons and armor, they can loot chests they find. They have their own mind, you cant control them directly like in other strategy games, but you can give them quests with rewards, like defending a bulding, attacking a monster or lair and scouting an area. If the reward for the quests is high enough, some heroes will go and fulfil the quest. If he suceed, he gain money, return to village, buy better equipment, refill his potions and he waits for another quest. Economic itself is a nicely done game mechanic. You get money from taxes and trade (the more money heroes spend in your market, the more money you get from it). You can also build trade caravans on special places on map. As heroes level up, they can use class specific abilities (which you must first unlock by researching it). We have mages, clerics, knights, rangers, thiefs, elves, dwarfs and each of them has unique pros and cons. Each guild you build can hire up to 3 heroes of that class, so if you want more mages, you must build another wizzards guild which will cost you twice more gold then the first one, same comes with every building and towers. Every hero who die, can be revived in graveyard (in later game you can have ressurect spell), when revived he have the same inventory he had and of course the same level as he died. But the higher the level of hero, the more the ressurect costs. As a king, you can also use magic (after you research it), which costs you gold from your treasury. You can heal, destroy, revive and more. Now for the cons. Sometimes heroes lost their lives in useless fight, sometimes when you give them quest to destroy enemy wizzards towers, healers decide not to go and your 10 another heroes gets killed because of that. At least you can put heroes in groups (using tavern) which almost eliminates this.
    Graphics is nice, with the right fantasy look, hero will look different with basic equipment and masterwork equipment, dificulty is nicely done, sometimes the game will give you hell, but its fun, not frustrating, campaing is developing, alowing you to use more and more things as you advance, there is also place for fun, your advisor will make you smile almost everytime he says something. If you are RPG/strategy fan, this is something you must have or at least try. Seriously, I mean it.
  3. May 1, 2011
    I picked the Majesty 2 bundle pack on steam for like 12$, and was very impressed with the content. I liked Majesty 1, yet it was a bit too difficult for me. The new game is more fun. The advisor voice is awesome and really brings life to the game. I'm glad majesty 2 really polished the economy system and explained the game concepts much better, resulting in a pleasant experience. It is well worth its current price! Expand
  4. Apr 22, 2012
    Majesty 2 is very similar to the original, with some graphical improvements and AI tweaks. One slightly annoying tweak is that your heroes seem much stupider, and refuse to do much of anything if you don't throw down reward flags. The difficulty curve is also a bit strange, and some missions are trivial, with others being extremely hard. This issue continues in the expansions (Kingmaker, Battles of Ardania, Monster Kingdom), where the missions are punishingly hard, and not in a "fun challenge" kind of way. The challenge, in most of these maps, comes from not knowing what or where the lairs / objectives are, and getting demolished if you build your early base in the wrong order or wrong direction. Still, this game is a fun time sink, and I mostly enjoyed plowing my way through the campaigns. Expand
  5. PrimisM
    Sep 21, 2009
    Yep, it's Majesty alright. There are a few variations that are interesting for a bit and there are a few omissions that are mildly annoying, but pretty much it feels and plays like the Majesty of old. I would have liked to have seen the missions update and more dynamic since this is the main shortcoming of the first one. Still Majesty is unique and great gameplay if you are in to kingdom building. Expand
  6. EricOlstad
    Sep 28, 2009
    This is one of those games that shouldn't be called a sequel. It's Majesty 1.5 at best. It's a complete mess. Very little innovation. Very little fun. Very little production value. And a whole lot of bugs to boot. Stay away from this garbage. Expand
    Oct 13, 2009
    The entire game is pretty bad. It plays badly, fall short in multiple aspects of the original and yet, it could have been somewhat better if they didn't yank out (!) the editor in the very first patch. Now all steam users are screwed. Most other people keep the 1.0 with bugs to still have access to the modding scene, but we can't even have that. Terrible, give it a skip, especially if the price hasn't fallen yet. Expand

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