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  • Summary: Regalia: Of Men And Monarchs is a tactical RPG set in a cheerful fantasy world full of weirdness and wonder. Assemble your party, go adventuring, manage your kingdom, make new friends, and defeat your opponents in challenging turn-based combat.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. May 17, 2018
    90
    Overall, Regalia is a beautiful adventure where each action the player takes accomplishes something, and it feels like every part of the experience has something to offer. The cast of characters and surprising story (no spoilers here!) show the developers’ dedication to both tactical RPGs and their narrative.
  2. 80
    Regalia is a wonderful love letter to JRPGs of yore with beautifully realised graphical style and evocative music. More than worth checking out, our current obsession in fact.
  3. Apr 18, 2018
    75
    Porting the game to the PlayStation 4 after a successful PC Kickstarter project pays off relatively well. Although the controls aren't really suited to the DualShock controller the story managed to captivate us. The game is challenging and the voice-acting is solid. Combat can sometimes be a drawn-out borefest and the game suffers from repetitiveness somewhat but generally you won't mind since it still manages to entertain.
  4. Apr 10, 2018
    70
    If you've been itching for a good strategy RPG, it's hard to go wrong with Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs on PS4. While it's a little rough around the edges, there's a clear passion behind the game that's endearing, and this shines through thanks to the title's colourful cast of characters and dedication to lighthearted humour. Regalia doesn't reinvent the wheel and it probably won't come close to blowing you away, but it's a pleasantly entertaining RPG that just about anyone can enjoy.
  5. Apr 17, 2018
    70
    If we analyze its individual aspects, Regalia doesn't do anything particularly outstanding, but as a whole it works pretty well and it's a very enjoyable adventure.
  6. Apr 10, 2018
    70
    I was blown away by the gorgeous character designs and illustrated portraits and the tactical combat also impressed me with unique systems that made it a bit more than just a cookie cutter tactical RPG. Unfortunately, for as much as I loved those aspects, hamfisted humor and clunky menu navigation on console dampened what could have otherwise been a magical experience. It’s hard to get past those issues, but if you’re able to, there some truly special stuff here in Regalia.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Apr 26, 2018
    8
    Regalia is a flawed but nonetheless enjoyable tactical RPG. The goofy humor and characters may turn some off, but I found the cheesiness to beRegalia is a flawed but nonetheless enjoyable tactical RPG. The goofy humor and characters may turn some off, but I found the cheesiness to be pretty charming. The exploration, unfortunately, can drag a little at times, with many of the battles being too similar or having arbitrary rules (you must finish this battle in X amount of turns... but why? There's never a story reason or, say, something that blows up if you don't. The requirement is just tacked on for no discernible reason.)

    The forced march through the game (you're required to accomplish 5-7 tasks per chapter, and you're on the clock) adds an element of tension to playing, although I discovered that you can pre-complete these tasks so that they count over into the next chapter, which was helpful. If I had one problem it's that the game largely abandons this structure in the last chapter and kind of just drags on for a while. Maybe some players will find tidying up loose ends at their own pace satisfying, but for me it lost any sense of urgency.

    I enjoyed expanding my town and bonding with my companions, and the mini-text adventures that pop up in dungeons were amusingly written and a welcome diversion from battling. Voice acting ranges from entertaining to kind of sketchy; a couple characters have pretty grating voices, but overall it's decent.

    All in all, I really enjoyed my time in Regalia and I intend to jump back in for a second playthrough, as it isn't possible to collect all the characters in one run. I'm hoping for a sequel in which a greater diversity can be added to the battles. Overall, thumbs up! 7.5 rounded up to 8, just because I found it very likable.
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  2. Apr 22, 2018
    7
    The game is fun and doesn't take it self that serious, but it does have some design flaws and the combat can be quite tedious at times. ItThe game is fun and doesn't take it self that serious, but it does have some design flaws and the combat can be quite tedious at times. It will however scratch that tactical RPG itch for you. Expand
  3. May 13, 2018
    0
    the battle system is so painfully tedious that kills any enjoyment from the main story.