Posts Tagged ‘Long Live The Queen’

Long Live The Student Council President: Black Closet

Ah, good, this high school has a strange secret society. I'm sure that won't end in TRAGEDY.

Being a child ruler is pretty tough, I should’ve known, but the number of ways everything can go horribly wrong in Long Live the Queen was a surprise and a delight. Developers Hanako Games are now working on a game about being student council president and surely that can’t be nearly as difficu- oh, no, it can. Black Closet [official site] will have players solving randomly-generated mysteries at a school, from cheating on tests to cases a bit more bloody. Come see the first trailer.

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Have You Played… Long Live The Queen?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

Halfway between visual novel and ultra-specific RPG, Long Live The Queen is a surprisingly brutal matter of trying to stay alive when everyone – and everything – wants you dead, through no fault of your own. Unless you consider your own birth to be something you did deliberately.

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Wot I Think: Long Live The Queen

'like an Oscar from a far more fabulous world' - Adam Smith

Hanako Games’ sweetly brutal fantasy monarchy sim came out last Summer, and sadly I missed it at the time. Pray allow me to rectify that before ordering off with my head.

If the art style puts you off, how about this: Long Live The Queen is a Sansa Stark simulator.
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Princess Breaker: Long Live The Queen

After gargling on Broforce! for a while, I had to sit down and look for something more sedate. Long Live The Queen is a game about being a princess, or bringing up a princess, I’m not entirely sure which. Am I the princess, I wondered as I prodded the demo with my cursor, or is the princess a sort of Tamagotchi that I am responsible for? Either way, the game is similar to the Princess Maker series, which I definitely didn’t play and become oddly invested in when I was fifteen. There are a number of hours in the day and the princess fills her time by advancing skills, either through training and practice or through socialising. And then, the trailer suggests, she dies horribly. No explosions though, honest.

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