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  • Summary: Little King's Story begins with the story of young boy named Corobo. Shy, and without many friends, Corobo stumbles upon a mysterious, powerful crown while walking in the forest near his village. He soon discovers that the crown grants him the ability to charm any person, and make themLittle King's Story begins with the story of young boy named Corobo. Shy, and without many friends, Corobo stumbles upon a mysterious, powerful crown while walking in the forest near his village. He soon discovers that the crown grants him the ability to charm any person, and make them follow his orders. Suddenly, Howzer, the bull-knight, appears, informing Corobo that he is now King of the village, and he must not take this responsibility lightly. Returning to his sleepy village, as a King instead of a shy little boy, Corobo begins a quest to turn his small hamlet into a noble, fantastic kingdom. The storyline, visual look, and lyrical music of Little King's Story, work in concert to transport players to an interactive, enchanting, fairy tale world. By combining gameplay elements from life-simulation, real-time strategy, and adventure genres, the many aspects of creating a vast kingdom come to life! As King, players manage and involve their townspeople in the goals of creating this new territory; enlist them to dig for treasure, build new buildings and otherwise better their community. Of course, leadership is a two way street, so as King, players will try to conquer rival nations to create a single unified kingdom, as well as grant the requests of townspeople at whim. With the Wii Remote as a royal scepter, Little King’s Story allows players the chance to be the best king in the world. [XSEED Games] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
  1. Little King’s Story is a game of stunning breadth, imagination and slickly implemented design, and filled with an envious degree of heart and soul.
  2. I challenge anyone to find a more amusing, engrossing, delightful, captivating, or just plain fun game than Little King’s Story on the Wii or any other system.
  3. A great title for the Wii, and a blast to play. The gameplay mechanics are simple enough that most will be able to pick it up and figure it out, but there's enough difficulty involved, and ground to cover, that it'll keep even the more hardcore player interested for quite a while.
  4. Challenging, intelligent, whimsical - Little King's Story is a wonderful game, and one that should be mentioned in the same breath as nearly any other game of quality on the Wii.
  5. This deep, challenging, and beautiful RTS-RPG hybrid is cleverly disguised as a child-friendly introduction to the strategy genre.
  6. Little King's Story is an impressive package, with only a few lingering flaws keeping it from true greatness. It's a slow burn that rewards those with the patience to appreciate its elaborate setup.
  7. 67
    A few poor design choices keep this game from being easily recommendable to all. Everything but the unforgiving boss fights get repetitive quickly; the game can be light on explanations, leaving a lot to your own deduction; and the pathfinding is terrible.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Aug 23, 2010
    10
    This charming, rewarding, deep, funny and simply awesome game offers top strategy and some of the best music on the Wii. With classicalThis charming, rewarding, deep, funny and simply awesome game offers top strategy and some of the best music on the Wii. With classical remixes, wonderful enemy design and some nice, bright graphics. Few games offer such a memorable experience, one of the best Wii games ever, and truly essential. Expand
  2. gfhdfhfdj
    Sep 22, 2009
    10
    Absolutely fantastic. I love everything about this game (even the first hour which, in retrospect, is quite boring, but you're so Absolutely fantastic. I love everything about this game (even the first hour which, in retrospect, is quite boring, but you're so immersed it doesn't matter) and it is paced almost perfectly. Extremely difficult in the latter 3/4 of the game, it is one of the biggest challenges of it's kind. A great game. Expand
  3. Sep 30, 2020
    10
    Quite literally the best game I've ever played. Engaging gameplay, a rich world with quirky yet developed characters, beautiful presentationQuite literally the best game I've ever played. Engaging gameplay, a rich world with quirky yet developed characters, beautiful presentation and music, emotional storytelling, and so many more surprises and story twists than you would expect. This is one of those games that doesn't look like much, but that's what makes it all the more special. It's best played as blind as possible, since the gameplay is very approachable and unlikely to get you stuck (especially since it has three difficulty options that can be toggled at any time). It also supports 6 languages and is very cheap first hand even 11 years later. All I've got left to say is PLAY IT! Expand
  4. anonymous
    Nov 9, 2009
    9
    Very fun game, just a blast to play almost like a mix of animal crossing, pikmin, and an rpg. I do have one comment though it has to do with Very fun game, just a blast to play almost like a mix of animal crossing, pikmin, and an rpg. I do have one comment though it has to do with metacritic, how does 1up.com's score of B- equal a 67 on here that doesn't make sense Expand
  5. Jun 1, 2011
    9
    Little King's Story, if you liked the style of the original Harvest Moons, and enjoyed Pikmin or Overlord, then you'll like this game. WhileLittle King's Story, if you liked the style of the original Harvest Moons, and enjoyed Pikmin or Overlord, then you'll like this game. While it does have a cutesy exterior the game is pretty tough. Taking RPG, Strategy, Adventure elements and combining them into one game. Developers Cing (makers of Hotel Dusk, and quickly becoming my favorite new developer) and Town House do an amazing job. Expand
  6. TizianoS
    May 6, 2009
    9
    The evolution of pikmin in every sense: bigger, more coloured, more classes, more things to do. it even has a nice presentation of the The evolution of pikmin in every sense: bigger, more coloured, more classes, more things to do. it even has a nice presentation of the storyline and the sense of discover during the game will bring you inside the life of this cartoon king. AMAZING! Expand
  7. dagtasticdag
    Aug 25, 2009
    5
    The problem with Little King's Story is it is too slow and awkward to play. I appreciate the gameplay concepts, and in fact underneath The problem with Little King's Story is it is too slow and awkward to play. I appreciate the gameplay concepts, and in fact underneath the terrible controls is a fairly decent game. One of the issues is that the game adds too many game elements for your individual "pikmin" to conquer. So you spent most of your time collecting and releasing villagers rather than exploring game content. Also using the button and thumb stick control scheme to try and wrestle your way through the map, selecting various villagers, targets and commands is just plain tedious. And that is what is truly, truly bizarre about this game, and what is ultimately frustrating. I don't understand why a game developer develops what is essentially a point and click game, for a device that is made for the point and click mechanic and doesn't implement it. If this was a gamecube game, I would have forgiven the terrible control choices, and if this was an N64 game I would have forgiven the silly save/mission system, but we should be beyond this by now. Expand

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