Majesty 2 PC Review - www.impulsegamer.com -
Review Date: November 2009
Reviewer: Andrew Brian Lewis
Majesty 2 is a great
sequel to a well known and loved game. Like any sequel this game
will be judge very hard by those of us who played the original
because, we won't accept it if it doesn't live up to what the
original set in place. In Majesty you are the last in line as
king of Ardania.
However, you are not the
ruling king you had an ancient ancestor who wanted to be
remembered as king. Summoning a powerful demon to slay for him,
and to have his people exalt him. It didn't go the way he
planned, and the king was killed by the demon.
After the demon's victory
he took the throne for himself. The demon has led a terrible
kingship of pain over the citizens of Ardania. Now they are
beginning to rally behind you ( the player) hoping that you will
lead them to a time of peace. For those who don't know the game
Majesty 2 is a strategy sim game.
As you go thru the game, you have
a moderate amount of choices as to the order of the quests you
complete. Each time you finish a group of quests, a few more
open up. You can do those in the order of your choice. In game,
it is your job to build your kingdom and its defenses. The main
key to your defenses and attack ability is your heroes. In order
to hire heroes you must build guilds for the particular faction
that you desire.
Your basic factions that your begin
with are Clerics, Rogues, Archers, and Warriors. As you
continue, there are Elves and Dwarves, and even though the two
races do not like each other, they are tolerant of one
another under your friendship and leadership. You job is to hire
the heroes and then set them out to explore, attack, and defend.
You send the heroes on various
quests by assigning gold rewards for the quest completion. Your
heroes have minds of their own however. They gain levels
individually, buy items and upgrades for themselves. At each
guild you can train abilities not only for your heroes but for
yourself. The abilities you gain as king don't cost mana or
stamina it actually just takes small amounts of gold.
The graphics in the game are
really well done overall. Strategy games aren't supposed to be
graphically stunning, the graphics here not only fit...but they
are pleasing. That being said this game truly did exceed my
expectations for a strategy game.
The sound quality of the game is
excellent. The voice actors truly fit their parts and pulled you
into the story. They stressed the importance of your missions.
However, at the same time they helped to keep things comical and
light hearted at the same time. Sound effects are well done.
Majesty 2 truly stands up to its predecessors standards. It is
fun and entertaining with plenty of replay value. It keeps your
attention the whole time you are playing. Whether it uses
comedy, drama, adventure or battle you just can't get enough.
Pick up your sticks and pound.