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As I have said in other reviews I quite like sim games such as mysims kingdom or animal crossing so when I saw this in a charity shop for £1.50 I decided to give it a go.
Another reason I was interested in this is that it says it was developed by key-members of the Harvest Moon, Final Fantasy XII and Dragon Quest VIII teams. These are all games I have played and liked so I figured I would probably like this as well.
Platform- this seems to only be on the wii and play station vita
Single player- I think this limits how much you will play it
Release date - 2009
Type of game - siulation,role playing style game
Game play - This does have quite a lot of reading in it particularly at the beginning and if you don't read it you are left not knowing what to do. I think this will put some people off the game, Once you get into it there is a lot to do especially after you start to unlock stuff. I think to start with it is a little slow going.
Graphics- average graphics, nothing that made me think wow. Again very similar to harvest moon etc
Value for money - new this costs about £10 from amazon which I think is a good price.
At the beginning you have what is basically a run down shack (castle) and some land . The first thing you have to do is earn some money and the tasks go from there so by the time you have been playing for a while you should have a thriving village.
**What did I like**
This seems to have a lot of game play in it. I have played this for about 20-25 hours and I still have quite a lot to do.
The character you play is the "king" so you get to to tell other characters in the game what to do.
Being able to pick your own name at the beginning.
Controlling the game - you use both the wii control and the nan chuck in this. They work well for being to see at different angles in the game.
Side quests are widely available if you get bored of doing the main tasks.
**What I disliked**
The save point was on the throne and you had to go there if you wanted to save.
Liked/hated- Each assistant had a different job so one you would call if sitting on the throne to save,another to ask for advice.. i liked this in a way but to start with especially it was annoying to remember which character did what.
I do recommend this but think younger players would be put off by the reading that is involved.
Little kings story is a game for the WII which I purchased for my sons birthday. As soon as I told him I got it for him he got so happy, so on the arrival of the game he quickly zoomed to the TV and inserted the disc into the WII. I went out the room for a bit, but in the backround it seemed he was having so much fun. But later on I gave a quick gameplay myself and did in fact enjoyed the game!
Firstly the visuals of all the characters and surroundings were simply superb. There were quite a few bosses which needed to be completed to unlock certain areas. The sound affects therefore were not that great, they just got sickly after some hours of playing the game.
The game mode is based on a little king on a small pleasant island setting out from his house on the hunt for the hidden treasure. But at the real beginning of the game you will need to watch a tutorial which basically tells you the main story line.
You then get to pick your soldiers and who will come on your quest which can be hard to choose - but at the same time very fun.
After you have amassed a small horde and defeated your first guardian--the game's mini-bosses--you'll soon have the options to create hunters, who are your ranged attackers, and carpenters, who can build stairs and bridges to allow you to reach previously inaccessible areas.
You can gather lumberjacks, which can smash into almost any tree trunk you can find. Later on the game about half way you can also gather miners to break up big or small rocks, usually with useful stuff inside.
You don't really yourself have any weapons nor fight your enemys, which you really need to do is train your soldiers and farmers ahead of you to attack your foes, the weapons they use will usually be swords for the soldiers and spades and shovels for the farmers!
You really need to try your best to power up your team, as usually when you least expect it a boos will appear, and if your team is not that strong it really would not be fun, so it is good to be well ahead prepared! The game story line though may seem rushed, it is just about a little king trying to take other his island!
It is a great game overall, a little consistent, but other than that a recommended game. Where ever you are in the game, it will continue to surprise you, so watch out! It also gives some friendship in the game as well as leadership.
Currently you can buy the game for £14.31 from amazon.co.uk
At first I really wasn't sure what to make of this game but I must admit, it really did grow on me. I bought the game as a present for someone and when invited over had a full play. The game itself is a role-playing type game which makes it stand out from the crowd from other available Wii games at the moment. I admired it for its originality because I really did think that it offered something different. I bought the game for £25 from Amazon which I thought was an acceptable price but perhaps slightly high.
As for the gameplay experience, at times it is quite boring however, some adventures within the game can be absolutely brilliant! Within the game it is up to you as a new Little King to expand the village whilst keeping everyone happy! It will keep you entertained for quite a while I'm sure but personally I found myself getting easily bored. The game is really suited best to children and so for that I would thoughrally recommend it. As I said I think a role playing game on the Wii is a great idea and I think it is well suited to children but less so for adults or as a family game. I hope this was useful adn thank you very much for reading this!
*This is also on Ciao.com*
Gamespot.com had told me that this game was going to be great. I had read previews about the gameplay, which is said to be a cross between Pikmin and harvest moon; two games i enjoy.
So when i came out, with the little money my student loan gives me, i went out and bought it at full price (which i rarely do - second hand gamestores are the way forward!). Playing the game when i got home, i was not disapointed at all.
The game starts slowly, getting you used to the way the game works. You are a little king, and you have to build up you town by buying buildings which are then placed in preset places, so all towns look the same i.e. you can't place buildings where you want, like in simcity etc. This was a bit of a disapointment, but when you start building many buildings in your town, you are grateful for the ease of building.
Starting with only a few villagers (who all have their own name and look) at your disposal, you have to go out and find TREASURE! This is the pikmin like stage of the game, begining with simple villagers, you find treasure buried, and you have to dig it up. There are also monsters in the land, killing them gets you money. To kill them, you throw your people at them and they will attack. However, if they die, they may never return. And when you have formed a wierd bond with you virtual villagers, unless they wash up on the shore, when they get killed, its over, and its sad.
The main brunt of the game involves defeating some kings, until the whole world is yours. The king battles are fun, but losing many villagers in the battles can be stressful, and when you accidently trigger the fight, you have to win or die and go back to your last save, so if you have progressed a lot, then get killed in battle, and find it too hard to win, you can lose loads.
The cute graphics add to the game, giving it a story book feel. although there is no close zoom, so looking at things close can be tricky, and getting lost can be quite easy as the map is a bit rubbish.
I am glad i bought this game, although the repetiveness can get too me and i havn't played it in a while. I'm also not sure where the harvest moon similie comes from, apart from that there are cows in the village. I recommend buying the game however!
Little KingÆs Story is an original title designed and developed by some of the most respected names in the gaming industry. Featuring the efforst of Yasuhiro Wada (creator: Harvest Moon), Hideo Minaba (Art Director: Final Fantasy XII), and Youichi Kawaguchi (Main Programmer: Dragon Quest VIII), Little KingÆs Story combines life-simulation, real-time strategy, and adventure elements along with an enchanting storyline to offer a new and unique gaming experience. Once upon a time there was a young boy named Corobo. He was a shy, withdrawn boy with few friends. One day while wandering the forest near his village he came across a crown infused with a mysterious power; the power to charm any person and make them follow any order. At this time an adventurer, the bull-knight Howzer, appears and informs Corobo that he is now the king of his village and that it is his responsibility to become the best king ever. Corobo then returns to his village to begin his efforts to turn his sleepy little hamlet into the best kingdom ever.