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  • Summary: Kingdom is a 2D sidescrolling strategy/resource management hybrid with a minimalist feel wrapped in a beautiful, modern pixel art aesthetic.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Oct 23, 2015
    85
    Even though Kingdom can be very frustrating at times - especially in the beginning when you have no clue what to do or what to expect - it’s also one of those “sucks, I died AGAIN. Let’s just try ONE more time!” games.
  2. Nov 9, 2015
    80
    A simple yet entertaining "city builder" that'll provide a difficult challenge.
  3. Dec 5, 2015
    80
    It needs time, but if you pour a few hours into it you'll find a very interesting and compelling strategy game.
  4. CD-Action
    Jan 12, 2016
    75
    An RTS disguised as a 2D platformer. Sounds weird but works surprisingly well. [13/2015, p.65]
  5. Dec 3, 2015
    70
    2D strategy has a surprisingly excellent core, which unfortunately lacks larger amount of content. Kingdom is the really funny game, but not for a longer period of time.
  6. Oct 30, 2015
    70
    Kingdom is a fun, gorgeous management game, but trying to learn its mysteries eventually becomes a slog.
  7. Nov 29, 2015
    60
    Developers created a game that seems to not quite know what it wants - beautiful, atmospheric story or a kingdom simulator with mathematical precision. Unfortunately these two elements do not work together.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Nov 5, 2015
    10
    ok, this game hurts.
    A.I. is painful, it takes a lot to understand how villagers, bowmen, farmers, etc, work,
    but in the end, when you start
    ok, this game hurts.
    A.I. is painful, it takes a lot to understand how villagers, bowmen, farmers, etc, work,
    but in the end, when you start to understand the mechanics of the game, everything gets easier.

    whiners will say the game is not well balanced and tweaked, but once you win a game, then you won't say it anymore.

    Pixel graphic and music are really nice and the game is worthy for the great idea of creating a game with complex mechanics with really minimal environment and rules.

    nice job, well done
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  2. Oct 21, 2015
    10
    Disclosure: Got a pre-release key from the devs.
    Lovely game. Some of the most gorgeous pixel graphics and music you will find. Just
    Disclosure: Got a pre-release key from the devs.
    Lovely game. Some of the most gorgeous pixel graphics and music you will find. Just having it playing and watching what happens is almost worth the 10 score alone. However it's also a strong game with simple and easy mechanics that will take a while to master. What I like most about it though is that there's no hand holding and the whole game is just full of mystery. These mysteries will probably all be discovered when the game becomes (inevitably) wildly popular, but I'd recommend just going in cold and discovering them yourself. Great game and great passionate devs and publisher you should support so that more things like this get made and released.
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  3. Nov 1, 2015
    10
    Very awesome, very gorgeous game, starts very calm, then suddenly bursts into action filled game-play.
    environment is so wonderfully done you
    Very awesome, very gorgeous game, starts very calm, then suddenly bursts into action filled game-play.
    environment is so wonderfully done you almost don't believe its al pixel art.
    these guys absolutely did a great job.

    Wonderful game
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  4. Jun 30, 2016
    8
    Un juego simple, fresco y con unas muy buenas mecánicas. Gráficos hermosos y muy pulidos.
    Este juego me dio una muy buena sensación, no
    Un juego simple, fresco y con unas muy buenas mecánicas. Gráficos hermosos y muy pulidos.
    Este juego me dio una muy buena sensación, no muchos juegos te dan esa sensación en esos momentos.
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  5. Dec 4, 2020
    8
    The pixel art of this game soon stands out, especially in the reflections of the water, which gives a nice look to the game. In short,The pixel art of this game soon stands out, especially in the reflections of the water, which gives a nice look to the game. In short, everything is very beautiful, despite being simple.

    The gameplay is all about walking around with your horse, earning coins to invest in professions, protecting yourself at night from trolls and other enemies, evolving your base to have tougher walls and freeing up more professions until you manage to destroy the portals and zero the game.

    Some problems are evident when you play, it is normal since it is the first in the Kingdom series. But it is worth listing:

    - It is impossible to cancel an action in the game. If you accidentally put your coins in to build a tower, for example, it is gone. The tower will stay there and you will lose archers as you expand your kingdom.

    - The AI ​​of the archers is not very good. I happened to be attacked on one side, so I desperately try to hire more archers and they go to the opposite side, which is fine.

    - Low variety. Again, it is the first in the series. It is normal to have few variations, but even so, there could be more professions, enemies, buildings, etc. etc.

    In general it is a very cool and addictive game, it is pleasant to explore it too. But when you zero in and go out to get the achievements, it gets very tedious and monotonous the days passing by. I already found myself playing this game and watching a video on youtube or listening to music.

    I recommend that you play this one to learn how the basic mechanics of the successors work or just to pass the time yourself.
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  6. Sep 11, 2017
    8
    Seemingly simplistic, Kingdom: Nothing Lasts (aka Classic) achieves an impressive depth by using its limited components with extreme agilitySeemingly simplistic, Kingdom: Nothing Lasts (aka Classic) achieves an impressive depth by using its limited components with extreme agility and thought. Surprisingly well designed and superbly balanced, this visually one-dimensional game is a joy to play.

    And if you have a controller – you can play Kingdom with just one hand!

    Tip:
    If you're new to Kingdom - begin with New Lands.

    HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
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  7. Nov 7, 2015
    5
    What i liked:

    The presentation is well done. The art-style fits and looks good. The animation and colours are gorgeous. What i did not
    What i liked:

    The presentation is well done. The art-style fits and looks good. The animation and colours are gorgeous.

    What i did not like:

    The game is too punishing in its ways. The player must not make even smaller mistakes or he risks to loose to the next red moon - which leads to certain steps required to be taken - leaving little to nothing to creative design. So each play-through kind of follows the same pattern - making it only different in a slightly different random seed level layout.

    Too often it felt like i was loosing to chance rather than my poor decisions.

    So i would only rate this game a 5/10 - its simplicity is its charm but also its limitation.
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