November 5, 2009

Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim - Review

Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim is the official sequel to the best-selling game Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim of 2000.

It is a video game on the PC where you play as the ruler of Ardania. Your advisor in the game guides you along in the campaign which includes 16 missions, divided into 4 chapters. There are also single missions and online playing with multiple players.

You decide where buildings are built, but the heroes and peasants have a mind of their own and do as they wish in the game. If they want to explore, fight or defend it is up to them. This makes for very interesting game play. You can encourage them to do your wishes by placing monetary rewards on the action you wish to be carried out.

The tutorial at the beginning of the campaign missions is easy to play and understand – even for new video game players. The advisor explains how to move the angles, build buildings for heroes, commerce, fight monsters, etc. The voice for the advisor sounds like Sean Connery, which was really quite a fun spin on the video game.

The missions after the tutorial weren’t as easy, but that should be expected. I was stuck on “The Royal Feat” mission for quite a few tries. The dragon was really hard to defeat! The game is so addictive though that I didn’t mind failing missions and restarting because it is fun and overall that gives me more game time to play it with.

The graphics in Majesty 2 are the best I’ve ever played in a strategy game and the fantasy element of it really won me over. It beats just building a city with no real objective that is for sure!

There were a few problems I had with the game though, but nothing I wouldn’t stop playing it for. It does take a long time to save a game, and it did crash out on me a few times for unknown reasons (even with updated drivers and the patch).

There are also a few things I wish you could do in Majesty 2 that aren’t available. It would be nice if you could destroy a building yourself (and maybe get some gold back too). A freestyle map option would also be fun for those not wanting to do a mission, and just play and build a city for fun too.

Overall, I think that Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim is a must play game for anyone who likes a good strategy game or likes fantasy games. You won’t be sorry if you give this game a chance!


billsookiefan said...

I love video games like this, I'll def have to check it out next time I go to Wal Mart or Gamestop! Thanks for the suggestion of it

Karen said...

Looks like a fun game! Does it have fairies in it?

Beth said...

Glad you enjoyed the game! Thanks again for the contest!

Lorinda said...

How cute!

Claudia said...


Anonymous said...

The game is okay but crashed on me too. Annoying is right!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great game!