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A Kingdom for Keflings (Xbox 360)

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Manufacturer: Microsoft / Genre: Strategy / Release Date: 2008

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      04.04.2011 12:12

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      IF you want i nice casual game to play to pass the time this is a good un!

      This game involves you building a kingdom for some people known as keflings. You are a giant (you can use your own avatar which is good) and you do all the heavy lifting and basically show the keflings what to do.

      To create buildings you need various resources, these are harvested by your keflings, you can tell the keflings what to harvest by picking one up and taking to a resource, then you take said kefling back to the building needing the resource and he will automatically gather said resource and take to the workshop.

      You then produce components at these workshops which you can then place in a specific arrangement to then create a new building. You start with the first building to enable you to make more.

      This is basiaclly the game, you keep making buildings which get more advanced, with the end goal creating a castle for the keflings to live in.

      The game is easy to learn hard to master and is mostly supply line management, you have to sacrifice some keflings to run certain buildings, resources moved between buildings etc. But throufgh hard work its nice to see your kingdom take shape.

      It would be better if there was someway of seeing how many keflings are doing what etc, the only way is to actually watch what keflings are doing what, which can get frustrating.

      Overall its a nice game to while away some hours, as it takes a while to build up resources at the later stages.

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      10.01.2010 12:36
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      A great game, spoiled by its short length, possibly not worth 800 MSP.

      Well this is Kingdom for Keflings, a village management Xbox LIVE Arcade game.

      You start off controlling about 4 Keflings in a very small village, you must then command your Keflings to do jobs such as collecting resources or transporting resources back to the buildings that need them. The games ultimate goal is to build all the major buildings, and eventually build your Keep. This will probably take just a few hours of your time, however after you've built your Keep, there will probably be quite a few buildings left to build after you have built your Keep. At a rough estimate i'd say there is about 40 buildings to build in the game.

      At the end of the game you'll probably have about 40 Keflings or so, unfortunatly the game has a limit on the amount of houses you can build, and you get 2 Keflings per house, thus 40 Keflings is about the limit.

      Unfortunatly after you've built your Keep and any remaining buildings you missed out on the way, theres not much else to do other than collect more resources, or destroy your village and rebuild it.

      The game does feature 2-4 players over Xbox LIVE, this does liven it up quite a bit, you can build your village with up to 3 of your friends, or just random players that you find on the internet, although it is best to work as one, so having a headset is desirable.

      Really this game is quite good, its got nice enough graphics, features the 4 seasons of the year and it has 4 player over XBL, it just doesnt last long enough, if you play this from morning til night one day, you'll probably never play it again. Unless you play a game online with someone.

      The game is priced at 800 MSP, possibly not worth it, it was on a 400 MSP XBL Gold deal of the week, so if you got it then, then its a good buy.

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      11.09.2009 12:28
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      A great game which will certainly keeo you occupied.

      A Kingdom for Keflings is a downloadable game available from the Xbox Live Arcade. The Arcade is a place to spend your Microsoft Points, you can buy games for your Xbox 360 here or even purchase expansion pack 'add-ons' for retail games you may own. The Arcade games aren't big retail games, but you can often find some addicting little games in there! The most popular game from the Xbox Arcade is Uno, but there are tons of games out there from all sorts of genres, so there's bound to be something you'd enjoy.

      A Kingdom for Keflings is one of those games I'm glad I purchased from there, it's not too hard a game and it's quite light hearted. It's a basic version of a real time strategy game, think of Age of Empires and Sim City, but with a hint of Animal Crossing, if you're a fan of any of those games you might find this little game quite fun to pass a few hours! There's no violence or fighting, battles or enemies in Keflings so you're probably thinking, where's the fun in that?! Kingdom for Keflings is a light hearted, fluffy game which isn't going to make you frustrated and give you 'game rage,' you'll be drawn in by the cute music, bright graphics and being determined to reach your goal of building a castle for your kingdom.

      So what's it all about? Well in this Kingdom you play a giant, you can either be a character set by the game or you can choose to have your very own Xbox avatar stamping around. You take control of the Keflings, human like characters that will do what you tell them. You start off basic, you need to chop wood and stone to build a house and a basic workshop, and this is where the Age of Empires style of play comes into it, as you order your Keflings to chop that wood and carry it to the workshop, and to keep on doing that until you tell them otherwise or assign them to a new task. You are given new blueprints of buildings to build, and each section of the building requires a room to be built by a relevant workshop. For example if you're building a house, you order your workshop to build a bedroom, and a storage room etc. However these rooms can only be built if you have enough wood and stone. You can of course help your Keflings out and chop some trees yourself, or shear the sheep, mine some rock... or you can give you Keflings a good kick, but really, this game is too cute you feel ever so slightly guilty when you kick these poor things across the screen.

      Before you know it, your screen is getting busier filled with buildings and Keflings faithfully running about doing their assigned tasks. You are given quests by your mayor which earns you bonuses and rewards, such as extra love (required to bring in even more Keflings to your town), or extras such as fast shoes to make you move about quicker. You keep on building the new blueprints given to you, opening up even more blueprints, slowly moving down towards building the Castle, which is the aim of the game.

      The next thing you know, its 3 hours later and you are humming along to the cute and fluffy music and feel strangely addicted to this little game. This game could certainly entertain anyone of all ages, although young children may find it slightly difficult. Men might not feel particularly 'manly' playing this, but this certainly hasn't stopped anyone playing this on Xbox Live as yes, this game does have a multiplayer opportunity if you are an Xbox Live Gold member. On multiplayer you and your fellow giants run one town together, working together to build the blueprints and run around after your Keflings, whilst this is pretty much the same game, it's quite nice to work co-operatively with strangers over Xbox Live, knowing you're not the only one this game has drawn in!

      Overall I certainly wouldn't give this game a miss, it's quite addicting despite its cute and fluffy nature, and you will certainly spend a few hours playing this one.

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        13.07.2009 16:45
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        A decent enough strategy game for casual amusement.

        I started playing A Kingdom for Keflings a while ago. What's great is because it's an Xbox arcade game you can try before you buy so to speak. After playing the demo I thought it was a game I would enjoy so ahead we (boyfriend and I) bought it. It was mainly bought for me, I don't think he's played on it much.

        So it's a strategy game where you build up a town (or kingdom rather) for your Keflings (little people wearing strange hats) to live and work in. You walk around as your Xbox avatar person and you pick up objects, resources (and Keflings!) to get the jobs done. You're like a giant. It's refreshing because usually in strategy games like this you are a hand icon or pointer of some description.

        I liked the game, I really did. But after building so many buildings I'm getting a bit lost. It's hard to tell what you've built, where the resources are going and what you're supposed to be doing next. You have a flowchart of building types but I'm finding it a bit pointless just to keep building things down the list. Occasionally the Kefling Mayor will give you special tasks, all of which have been easy so far but you know, getting a bit repetitive. As you work your way through the game new tasks and building types are available.

        I'll keep playing it (I must admit it's addictive once you start) it's fun and quirky (you can pull funny faces at the Keflings, kick them - should they need a good kickin' or not, stomp about and things like that, the Keflings wave at you if they have nothing to do... silly Keflings!) but at the minute I'm not really enthusiastic about it. It hasn't consumed me like theme hospital, theme park, settlers and age of empires once did. Maybe the game play is too simple and repetitive?

        The graphics are great and the weather changes through the seasons (quite quickly - obviously not real time) as you play. I am led to believe that as you progress through the game, more features are unlocked to let you customise and design your kingdom just the way you and your Keflings desire.

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          08.01.2009 17:44
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          They don't make 'em like this anymore - a nice fun experience

          The great thing about XBox Arcade, is that it's full of quirky little games that you'd never get a chance to see in a shop. It's like a really really accessible Indie cinema for games, and I'm very glad that it exists.

          A Kingdom for Keflings is a game that is so gentle that it would NEVER sell as a full priced game. At heart it's a real time strategy/city building game, but without the fighting. What, no armies? No fighting? No nukes? It shouldn't really be an alien concept to us, but weirdly, it is. I mean, even the peaceful Sim City has the option to unleash natural disasters, blowing your perfectly crafted creation into oblivion.

          No, A Kingdom for Keflings is a colourful and vibrant game in which you play as a giant. Your giant is fully customisable, and I found it great fun to have my Xbox live avatar stomping around shortly after starting up the game.

          Basically, playing as your giant, you have to guide the little Keflings to build a nice big town for themselves. You do this by picking them up and changing their hats, thus determining their job. Soon your Kingdom will begin to take shape, it's an incredibly chilled out game and at points you're able to just sit back and admire your work as it comes together.

          The whole game revolves around resource and building management. Fortunately you can also get your hands dirty yourself - using your giant to assist with chopping down wood etc. As the game becomes more advanced so do the production lines you are dealing with, and the learning curve isn't too harsh.

          Overall, this is a great game if you like the idea of some gentle Settlers-style fun. For this reason, it's also great for kids, who will love it because of the simple but involving gameplay and avatar creation.

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            01.12.2008 18:25
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            Great game for everyone

            Today I will be reviewing A Kingdom For Keflings for the Xbox 360 Arcade
            This game was released on the 19th of November 2008 the same day that the New Xbox Experience or The New Dashboard as everyone knows It as.
            This games makes use of the new avatar system that came with the new Xbox experience.
            The aim of the game is to create a kingdom for your little people called keflings to do this you have to build various buildings and get them to collect resources in order to build them.

            As in my other new reviews I will start with Graphics

            Graphics
            As this is an arcade game the graphics aren't important but as it uses your avatar your character is how ever you made him whether it's a big plump person or skinny stick they look how you want them to. The Keflings look like little people with loads of different hats depending on what job you have set them to do.

            Buildings
            In kingdom for keflings there is a range of different buildings from castle to gypsy camp it has everything all playing a unique part in your kingdom for example the houses give you more keflings which mean you have more minions to collect or transport resources from place to place.
            When you build a building you have to use the workshop to create various sections of the building then put them all together and it creates it sometimes you need to add a graduated kefling or love to the building to activate it

            Different types of kefling
            In this game there are many different "hats" your keflings have there is ones for keflings gathering wood, mining and there is even hats for graduated keflings which you need to activate some buildings.

            Longevity
            So far I am still playing this game as it's a kingdom building game it really keeps going as there is no limit to what you put in your kingdom. Once you have made every building you find that it doesn't look how you want it to so you start demolishing them and building them in the perfect position to make your kingdom unique.

            Online play
            On this arcade game there is the option to play online with other players on Xbox live and as this was one of the first games to feature the avatar system it is really popular online. The mode is just like the single player mode except that you all work together to create the perfect kingdom for your minions or keflings to live in.


            All in all the is a great game for all ages.

            Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed it!

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            Arcade. Play as your Avatar or choose from other friendly giants as you teach the local Keflings how to collect and convert resources to customize your kingdom.