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  • Summary: Discover the wide-open world of the Middle Ages with all its dangers and mysteries! Hunt and cultivate your land, build your home and expand your village into a flourishing medieval town. Rule and care for your people and secure your place in history by founding your own dynasty.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Sep 27, 2021
    80
    Medieval Dynasty is a survival RPG that manages to stand out in the oversaturated market that it occupies. By combining ideas from several other popular franchises, developer Render Cube has managed to create a genuinely unique product. Its story hardly stacks up against AAA RPGs like The Elder Scrolls but it's good enough given the game's many other strengths.
  2. Sep 26, 2021
    80
    Medieval Dynasty is a gorgeous survival/crafting and town management adventure game that satisfies our primal urge to create, build and form a community. After spending a year in early access, the ‘full release’ definitely has a solid foundation, but some mechanics could have used a bit more time in the oven. If you’re prepared for a long term investment, you’ll reap a fantastic reward.
  3. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Feb 7, 2022
    79
    Medieval Dynasty delivers a nice blend of survival sim and economy game with a story layer behind it. The only thing that’s lacking is social aspect: Stardew Valley proved how important are neighbors for a farming game, but in Medieval Dynasty they’re just puppets with some basic needs and no actual character. [Issue#258, p.56]
  4. Sep 24, 2021
    74
    Medieval Dynasty is a motivating medieval city builder from the first person perspective, in which players have many things to do. The world, however, just doesn't feel alive.
  5. Sep 27, 2021
    74
    Medieval dynasty is a fun, relaxing survival RPG, even if it's not always exciting.
  6. CD-Action
    Jan 19, 2022
    70
    If you have a lot of free time (50-60 hours seem like a reasonable minimum) and are in no hurry, if you enjoy very complex, immersive games, if you’re willing to overlook numerous bugs and glitches and don’t mind a bland story – Medieval Dynasty is for you. Even though the constant backtracking might be a pain, I personally found the game’s slow pace relaxing rather than annoying and enjoyed my time with it. Plus there are a lot of options that let you simplify the experience and lower the difficulty level, so you don’t need to be a hardcore survival games fan to have fun with Medieval Dynasty. [12/2021, p.40]
  7. Oct 16, 2021
    60
    Medieval Dynasty feels unfinished in many ways. Yes, it looks amazing and does a great job bringing the middle ages to life. The negatives overshadow the positives, however. The story is missing synchronization and traveling the vast distances between villages is exhausting because of missing fast travel points. There are many more things that really frustrated us. If you are not in for the interesting setting, there’s really not that much here to have fun with.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 22
  2. Negative: 7 out of 22
  1. Oct 25, 2021
    10
    The Medieval Dynasty is truly amazing! I’m having more fun with it than I should, because I've been lacking sleep for the last couple ofThe Medieval Dynasty is truly amazing! I’m having more fun with it than I should, because I've been lacking sleep for the last couple of weeks, haha! There is no other game like this one, currently on the market. There are survival and RPG aspects of it, but the main focus is on the city building and then managing your village – that’s really awesome! The medieval setting is beautiful, I find myself often just walking around and immersing myself in. The little bonus in terms of a story was a nice surprise, I didn’t think I would become so engaged in it. I wholeheartedly recommend this game to anyone! With the price so low it’s a no-brainer buy. Expand
  2. Sep 27, 2021
    10
    This is my favourite game premiere of the year! Easily! An amazing hybrid of few genres, which I enjoy - city builder, survival, economyThis is my favourite game premiere of the year! Easily! An amazing hybrid of few genres, which I enjoy - city builder, survival, economy management with a little bit of an RPG flavour in it. The graphics are superb. Game runs smoothly and is optimised very nicely. Music and sfx are well made. Story is surprisingly good. Devs are just a small studio with many debutantes in their ranks, from what I've read. In my opinion they did more than an excellent job with their first game.

    Many negative comments are irrational and written by people who expected AAA game in a price of a DLC. Very good example of it is a comment here written by "Peter1997" - two games reviewed, both 0/10. This game and Cyberpunk... I'm actually impressed that a person with IQ so low is even able to operate an internet browser. Dear mr. Peter1997: I wish you all the worst. Please, delete your account.
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  3. Sep 29, 2021
    10
    One of the best RPG survival of its kind. How can I say how much I love this game? I've passed at least 280 hours only on early access. FirstOne of the best RPG survival of its kind. How can I say how much I love this game? I've passed at least 280 hours only on early access. First of all, the aspect I love the most about this game is that you're in no hurry. You can do whatever you want at your pace. Building a village is so pleasant, can't wait for deco and windmill. Expand
  4. Sep 30, 2021
    9
    The Game is a pretty unique experience due to the mix of genres it draws from. The survival part and village management may feel challengingThe Game is a pretty unique experience due to the mix of genres it draws from. The survival part and village management may feel challenging initially but, in the end, provide a lot of satisfaction and accomplishment. Hence, I find the time spent on crafting, building, selling and hunting quite relaxing and compelling. The immersive experience is embellished with stunning graphics and a surprisingly engaging backstory of the main characters (a large improvement since the EA version). Gaining experience points in skills and technologies is a nice nod to classic RPG-like driven players like myself :) I'm about 70 hours in currently.
    Great to hear the Game is going to be still supported and updated after the 1.0 release!
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  5. Oct 13, 2021
    7
    Its a OK game. More a survival (hunt, eat, feed your people). there's no challenge at all. Quests are stupid and repetitive, history is weak.Its a OK game. More a survival (hunt, eat, feed your people). there's no challenge at all. Quests are stupid and repetitive, history is weak. Good building mechanics. Basically, there's no weapons or armor, just a bow and spear and your farmer clothes. Its annoying to keep waliking/running around all the map to complete quests. I have finished the game without unlock 70% of structures/items. That technology system is a crap. I cant even have a STABLE to buy my horse and travel around the world. AI is a crap too, there's no animations, no voices, they simple look like robots around your village. If you like to be a farmer or like to build structures, its for you. If you are an adventurer, go for Skyrim modded or Kingdom Come Deliverance. Expand
  6. MFT
    Oct 15, 2021
    3
    Very shoddy game. This isn't 1.0, it's barely even in beta state. They have a button for getting stuck right in the menu and every NPC's canVery shoddy game. This isn't 1.0, it's barely even in beta state. They have a button for getting stuck right in the menu and every NPC's can be asked to "move" which is pretty much a clue to it's state, but even that isn't enough - NPC's will gladly get stuck or body block doors preventing you from both talking to them and exiting the building.

    Building your village is a tedious chore - you have to click 10-20 times on each wall and roof piece, then click even more to upgrade them. You need insane amount of resources for just one house but can barely carry enough which means you are going to run back and forth to storage or woods. Farming, handcrafting hammers and picks, transporting resources at the beginning - everything is a chore. There aren't even beautiful locations like in Subnautica to motivate and distract you from this tedium.

    Horses do not unlock until later, which means you have to travel on foot everywhere which takes forever, meanwhile you need to drink and eat like a hungry mule non-stop. Days are WAY too short, and it feels like default 3 days per season isn't enough to do anything, but then when you unlock most buildings and expand your village after a few years - you are left with nothing to do expect waiting for your child to grow up. On top of that game keeps randomly teleporting you each season to the closest village for no reason. There are also crashes.

    No one has any voice lines, quests are very boring, tutorial is lacking. Animal AI is insane and hunting is plain dumb - either you need an upgraded bow with poison arrows, or you will be forced to run around in circles chasing them.

    There are elements for a game in this, but they do not come together well enough to provide you any fun. At best, you will be motivated to build your village, but sooner rather than later you will get bored running back and forth to the same locations, constantly exhausting your stamina, talking to the same NPC's, waiting a season, then needing to run back to them again... and again... and again.

    The main point is - it's just not fun.
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  7. Jan 26, 2022
    0
    This is an early access game sold as finished product. It is grindy. It is unbalanced. It is not fun.

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