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  • Summary: THE QUEEN IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE QUEEN

    Being a Princess is not an easy job. Being a Queen is even harder. Especially when you're only fourteen years old, and the reason you've inherited the throne is that your royal mother has just met an untimely end. Now power is up for grabs. You
    THE QUEEN IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE QUEEN

    Being a Princess is not an easy job. Being a Queen is even harder. Especially when you're only fourteen years old, and the reason you've inherited the throne is that your royal mother has just met an untimely end.

    Now power is up for grabs. You may be the official heir, but much of the country's nobility would love to steal the throne for themselves. Aggressive neighbors will take advantage of any weakness to enlarge their borders at your expense. And that's not even mentioning the magical dangers which are lying in wait...

    Can you survive long enough to reach your coronation?
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  1. PC PowerPlay
    Feb 24, 2014
    70
    What initially seems like a game of dressups and progress bars reveals itself to be a much deeper story based affair. [March 2014, p.58]
  2. Jan 22, 2014
    70
    A spoiled-teenager-princess simulator, where the main character can die in the most unlikely ways. What more do you want?
  3. Jan 31, 2014
    70
    The 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.
  4. Feb 7, 2013
    65
    There’s solid storytelling and mechanics behind the numbers, but the art and sound could be much more interesting.
  5. Nov 21, 2013
    60
    All 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 ?
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 30
  2. Negative: 3 out of 30
  1. Aug 21, 2014
    10
    While the first playthrough is quite challenging, there is considerable depth to this game for it's length. I found myself playing it quite aWhile the first playthrough is quite challenging, there is considerable depth to this game for it's length. I found myself playing it quite a bit much to my surprise.
    The first weeks seem to be crucial, and it is good to note that for the price the music and story are pretty interesting, to find all of the story you have to play the game in many different ways until you see everything.
    Those claiming this game has no depth may have just failed to play through every part of the game.
    On a final note this game was just overall pleasant, It left me wishing there was more weeks, while I imagined what may have happened during the rest of my reign.
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  2. Dec 25, 2020
    9
    I could not possibly put into words how many things this game does perfectly. Even if I could write a book, I'd probably still fail inI could not possibly put into words how many things this game does perfectly. Even if I could write a book, I'd probably still fail in reflecting all I love about this game, so I'll just talk about the bad things.

    It's the type of game that appears to be unbeatable without checking the wiki and planning the correct path, but that's actually not true. If you give it enough tries, you'll find that you will be able to get a good ending and not an early death in 5-10 failed playthroughs, which isn't a lot of hours. The replay-ability of this game is on a whole other level, since depending on the paths you choose, lots of different events and dialogue options are triggered.

    To the reviewers that say it lacks depth and has the illusion of choice, you just don't know what you're talking about... Check the Wiki for the amount of endings this game has and you'll be informed. An "Ending" is something very subjective to this game, and not for the superficial reasons you may be thinking of once you boot up the game and die once or twice.

    Even on good endings, there are tons of things that go down very differently depending on what you do. Some trivial, and some not.

    I can understand that you may become frustrated if you don't fully enjoy the gameplay or aren't fan of the genre to replay it so many times, since you will have to go through a lot of the same plot and dialogue. I, however, being an extremely impatient and easily annoyed type of player, still did not.

    it's easy not to like it at first and delude yourself that it is simply a game that focuses on being too complex to fool you while it's content is ultimately narrow, but that's not the truth in this case. Seriously, if you still doubt that, just check the Wiki for this game and you'll be amazed by the sheer amount of things you can do in this game.

    I'm confessing to be a biased, slightly obsessed fan, and yet still, I could not possibly explore all this game has to offer.
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  3. Apr 20, 2014
    8
    Don't judge a book by its cover... or in this case, don't judge a queen by her age. This is not so much a game as it is a 'monarchy'Don't judge a book by its cover... or in this case, don't judge a queen by her age. This is not so much a game as it is a 'monarchy' simulator. The endless paths you can take to progress and the cute characters make this pretty addicting. I found it fun to restart and try out different strategies and take different decisions. Whether I win or die, there is never a moment when I truly rage quit. If you like anime or simple strategy games, give this a try. 8/10. Expand
  4. Dec 29, 2013
    7
    If you played Cute Knight and was expecting Long Live the Queen to be something similar, you may be in for a big surprise as Cute Knight wasIf you played Cute Knight and was expecting Long Live the Queen to be something similar, you may be in for a big surprise as Cute Knight was loads more fun. Expand
  5. May 1, 2016
    6
    I recommend this game IF it is on sale, and in spite of the fact that it is way, WAY, ****WAY**** too short.

    It has an interesting story,
    I recommend this game IF it is on sale, and in spite of the fact that it is way, WAY, ****WAY**** too short.

    It has an interesting story, good writing, standard high quality iconic anime art design, plenty of "choose your own adventure" paths to take during the year in which you "graduate" from Princess to Queen, and a satisfying amount of humor.

    The problem is that at the very moment you really start to enjoy the game, right at the moment you become Queen and you think "Ok, now things are really going to get interesting!" -- BLAM, THE GAME ENDS. Seriously, I'd only been playing for an hour and I was really getting excited that the game had the potential to be a really GREAT game...

    and that was it. Game over. Thanks for playing this incredibly short story.

    Yeah, ok, there is a little replay value if you want to see all the different ways to fail, and all the different outcomes that the game displays to you as text AFTER you become Queen... but that's not very much at all. I wanted to rule, to deal with the consequences of the "setup" that I'd just played, to see the results of my choices, and to make many more choices. The game felt very much like a shareware demo -- "If you want to play the real game as the Queen, then buy the full game."

    ...or perhaps more appropriately:

    "I know we said "Long Live the Queen", but what we meant was, "Long Live the Queen perhaps, if you make the right decisions in the 1 hour 'Choose your own adventure' Princess-Graduating-to-Queen time window during which this game takes place and the long life of the Queen takes place entirely in your own imagination after it says Game Over."

    At 10 dollars this game is a complete INSULT. At the 2 dollars I got it for during the Steam Summer Sale it was a MARGINALLY acceptable value. But there should have been a game to play after the intro was over.
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  6. Feb 15, 2015
    6
    The game appears to be all cute and fluffy with butterflies; but it is deceiving.

    Your aim is to schedule a princess's life in order to
    The game appears to be all cute and fluffy with butterflies; but it is deceiving.

    Your aim is to schedule a princess's life in order to avoid imminent death before her coronation ceremony. It's rather comedic in how the princess dies (there are many, many, many ways to die) and the way she speaks if you do not teach her any better. It is by no means easy to live all the way to the end and I can almost guarantee death on your first attempt; but that is what makes it fun.

    Story line is a bit underwhelming and could have been improved and eventually you will get bored of the game as there is only so many times you can click and rearrange classes for her to attend before you get bored. Was an interesting and fun game initially to say the least, but left much to desire. You eventually get to the point where you click classes randomly, ignoring her mood, and wishing for the best.
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  7. Jan 5, 2014
    2
    if you've ever played a single strategy game in your life you'll know this game isn't nearly complex as people say it is.

    pretty much none
    if you've ever played a single strategy game in your life you'll know this game isn't nearly complex as people say it is.

    pretty much none of your choices matter and you'll see most of the same events no matter what you pick, even then it's more like a choose your own adventure game as it gives you the events based on what you study. nothing is random and all is pre-determined.

    2/10 the otaku kawaii is also awful, magic monsters even being in this game is a huge joke

    i actually spent $10 on this what am i doing with my life
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