- Summary: Rewrite medieval history through bloody siege combat and grand strategy. Rule, build, and wage war as one of the minor lords of medieval Europe… Medieval Kingdom Wars redefines Medieval Grand Strategy.
Jan 30, 2019Games that hybridize several genres often suffer from a confused identity, but Medieval Kingdom Wars succeeds in fusing the grand and real-time strategy genres in a way that makes sense. The problem is, both modes lack the kind of sophistication that a single genre game might be expected to have. I wish it had a more compelling narrative and varied campaign and that each battle didn’t replay the same basic beats, but Medieval Kingdom Wars is both a reasonably successful proof of concept and should be of at least passing interest to both RTS fans and grand strategy gamers.
Feb 27, 2019Medieval Kingdom Wars is a very ambitious game, one that certainly has the potential to be far better if Reverie sticks to their promise and keep up with updates and fixes. At the moment it's a little better than adequate, it can even be good at times. It just has a few too many flaws and can hit too many boring patches, preventing it from reaching that higher level.
Mar 23, 2019I have played Medieval Kingdom Wars for over 600 hours. I have player this game almost since it was first released in EA. There has beenI have played Medieval Kingdom Wars for over 600 hours. I have player this game almost since it was first released in EA. There has been continuous improvement and I think the Developers are doing a wonderful job. Do I enjoy this game-yes. Do I recommend it to others-yes… Expand
Dec 28, 2019Tremendous potential here, but it appears pretty early on given its 0.11 version number and the estimated 10-12 months to completion. The artTremendous potential here, but it appears pretty early on given its 0.11 version number and the estimated 10-12 months to completion. The art assets are of a high quality for a sub-$20 game, and the voice acting and music seem rather good as well. Of course, being early Early Access, there are little bugs and glitches all over the place. Unit pathing is rough, the tutorial isn't fleshed out, small graphical glitches here and there, and there's no campaign yet. Standard stuff for Early Access.
But what potential! Taking inspiration from Age of Empires, Battle for Middle Earth, historical Total War, and Stronghold, it has a little something for all types of strategy gamers. It also offers two features very important to me in an RTS: high camera zoom out and WASD camera control. With good progress this could become a big new player on the real time strategy scene. Already the activity around this game seems quite high for an Early Access RTS with no fanfare. I plan on playing it for another hour or two and putting it on the shelf for a while to check back in a few months. Here's hoping it becomes something great. The foundation is there, it just needs a lot of polish (and a campaign).… Expand
Dec 28, 2019Great Total War style gameplay and world map with more innovative ways to attack and defend. Graphics are not the best, but the productionGreat Total War style gameplay and world map with more innovative ways to attack and defend. Graphics are not the best, but the production team actually cares about the players which is something of a rare gem these day… Expand
Mar 23, 2019This game really reminds me of the old Lord of the Ring: Battle for Middle-earth series. The Community is nice and helps very much. The devs &This game really reminds me of the old Lord of the Ring: Battle for Middle-earth series. The Community is nice and helps very much. The devs & mods are also very active and the game gets updates very frequently.… Expand
Mar 25, 2019This game offers tons of replayability between the nations of Europe and also give the player freedom of how they wish to conquer theirThis game offers tons of replayability between the nations of Europe and also give the player freedom of how they wish to conquer their enemies. You start as a lowly count or duke of mere villages or even a town and slowly build up your influence through military and economic might, due to your low position in the kingdom however, you are limited in your abilities to expand, and your King may even dislike you, causing you difficulties and impasses down the road. Eventually you will grow to be a powerful lord and take the crown for yourself, or if you are a loyal vassal, take the crown of another kingdom. This enables you to have every means of controlling your kingdom, from who you are at war with, who you trade with, and even what your lords do. Now I wouldn't say this game is perfect, but it is, however, updated by a very dedicated developer team who are slowly adding more and more to the experience while also fixing the bugs the users themselves post on the forums. The developers will even reply directly to your forum posts on steam discussing game ideas that can, and many times I've seen, be added. Bugs exist, and glitches are bound to happen, but what I can say is that none of them ruin the game, and most importantly, every time there is a major update, there is always something exciting being added or fixed to improve your experience. The game offers new mechanics and features that aren't seen in series like Total War and Mount and Blade and definitely give a new and different way to play in the medieval age. I would definitely pick this game up at full price, and if you're skeptical, the sale prices are fair enough for you to at least give it a go.… Expand
Mar 14, 2019Thought id put in some hours on this title as it has been a while since i've actually bought a new game, reason being I find most games nowThought id put in some hours on this title as it has been a while since i've actually bought a new game, reason being I find most games now repetitive & lacking depth.
So I picked out a game that ticked my boxes, history, turn based, building & at least a challenge without paying for half a game.
I was an avid TW fan from day one, but now it has been poor one after the other since MTW2 & Shogun2, I seen MKW & thought id give this a go, now it is early access but I read a few reviews stating that the developers are in key with thier fan base & recommendations, and they were not wrong!
In game I have spoke to the developers & they answer you're questions in full plus more.. great to see, they always keep you updated on everything. So my hat goes of to you all for the great work.
The game it's self I am getting more into the more I play, if you are looking for a game that is quick, then this is not for you. but if you are looking for a game that takes days, if not a week to do one faction then this is you're daddy!
I'll do a few pros & cons -
Pro - Decent graphics & art work, although dont be expecting TW style,
Unique game play, to me it seems as if the game is a hybrid of TW & Europa universalis Rome, which is uber to me.
Cool interface between map & battle mode.
Good tech tree & awesome fort upgrades.
Hours of gameplay, very immersive & gives the feel of the era.
Good saving system, you just quit & it saves any progress, even if it crashed you are not robbed of progress.
Cool boat battles although it's only infantry.
Cons - Very limited units & unit information (although they will be add so ive been told, & own faction units)
Unit positioning in battle can be annoying.
AI at the moment can be pretty predictable & clump up or fan out too much.
Tech can be quite hard to aquire quickly, you will need to put in hours to get the benifits of the game.
Faction movement is a tad chaotic, Venice like to take out half of England & Scotland lol damn sneaky Italians.
Crashing, odd little bugs with units & poor tutorial, I did'nt have a clue what was going on but it was fun figuring it
Do note that they are aware of most things that need fixing & seem to work on it fast, I took a few days of playing & came back to some nice surprises.
personally, if they keep it up... I reckon they have made an amazing game.. well worth the candy for me.
Kingdom of Scotland
Kingdom of England
Kingdom of France
The Holy Roman Empire
The Venitian Empire
Kingdom of Portugal
Kingdom of Castile
Cale of Ireland
Kingdom of Aragon
Emirate of Granada
Duchacy of Bohemia
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