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. YouTHE 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?… Expand
Positive: 0 out of 5
Mixed: 5 out of 5
Negative: 0 out of 5
PC PowerPlayFeb 24, 2014What initially seems like a game of dressups and progress bars reveals itself to be a much deeper story based affair. [March 2014, p.58]
Jan 31, 2014The 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.
Nov 21, 2013All 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 ?
Aug 21, 2014While 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.… Expand
Mar 7, 2015This game was a total surprise for me, I didn't expect much but in the end I'm having a lot of genuine fun playing it.
The game mechanicThis game was a total surprise for me, I didn't expect much but in the end I'm having a lot of genuine fun playing it.
The game mechanic associating moods with affinity to learn certain school subjects (not to mention the originality of the "studying to become queen" idea too) is simply addicting.
Events are more or less the same during the progression of the game but, depending on your areas of expertise, you're able to expand your choices to get unexpected results... I'd say this game ironically is actually a game to find out all the possible way the princess can die (all of them overly cute).
Story and gameplay aside the game had clearly a low budget because there are no fancy visual effects or symphonic music but I'd say that character design and realization is gorgeous, backgrounds and generally stuff is overall well drawn too, princess costumes are extremely cute and more than everything else, princess's moods realization is just pure cuteness.
As anticipated, music is not much good, probably the worst compartment of the whole game. While themes are not that bad, there are just a bunch of them and this may lead to feeling them somehow repetitive.
Last but not least this game runs flawlessly on linux (as well as MS Windows and Mac OSX).
To recap I'd totally recommend buying this game to anyone, better if you can wait for sales ofc but even at full price (which is not high to start with).… Expand
Dec 31, 2013Long Live the Queen is a game with dating-sim-like gameplay that has you making the right decisions and learning the right skills in order toLong Live the Queen is a game with dating-sim-like gameplay that has you making the right decisions and learning the right skills in order to survive your first year as a young princess waiting for coronation. This game is actually surprisingly tough, and you'll need either a lot of careful planning or a lot of luck to get through the game at all. There are many interesting ways to die before the coronation.
I played a lot of Magical Diary, another game by the same developer. While that game was objectively bad but still very enjoyable, this game is far better. The dialogue is much better, and much more focused on the politics and intrigue. Your choice of skills is incredibly important... not only how much you train them, but which other skills you choose to compliment them. On top of that, your mood has to be carefully managed, because that changes the rate of learning certain skills, so you may need to force mood changes in order to learn new skills.
Once you realize how this game works, it becomes a careful puzzle of figuring out which skills you'll need at which times in order to survive certain encounters, but the nice thing is that there are multiple ways of doing it. As an example, when you go to a gala, you may have friends and enemies waiting as the result of previous choices. Do you have the courtly graces to appear poised and mature, or will you lose everyone's faith? Can you sense the magic taking place that night? Will you be challenged to a duel, and if so, can you leave the fight alive?
The art style is usually pretty good, though some of the dress-up outfits are bizarre. The music is all piano, which fits this game pretty well. There aren't many different music tracks, but I found most of them pleasant and unintrusive. The control could be better.
I picked this game up, thinking that if I liked Magical Diary, then I could find something to enjoy in this game. I had definitely underestimated Long Live the Queen, and it took me by surprise. This is a slow, strategic game, but people who like those sorts of games might really enjoy this one. I think this game is worth it at full price if you think you'll enjoy it.… Expand
Dec 29, 2013If 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
May 1, 2016I 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.… Expand
Feb 15, 2015The 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 toThe 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.… Expand
Jan 5, 2014if 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 noneif 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… Expand