Posts Tagged ‘Majesty 2’

Majesty 2: Battles Of Ardania Goes Gold

Minotaurs are scary, but not half as scary as majotaurs.

The second expansion for fantasy village bribery sim Majesty 2, Battles of Ardania, is out now. Ardania adds a new 8 mission campaign, 4 new multiplayer maps, a sprinkling of new weapons and a couple of glugs of new monsters. I sat down with Alec, RPS’s resident Majesty 2 veteran, to ask him how he felt about this expansion. Not that he’s actually played it or anything.
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Really Scrape The Sky: Majesty 2: Kingmaker

The sexiest thing about orcs are their tusks. I could just lick them all day. Sexy licky orc tooth.

I ended up not actually playing any more of Majesty 2 after its pre-release code, but Alec didn’t find its city-management totally revolting. Or at least it didn’t increase the amount of dark woe in his black heart more than was there before he started playing, leading him to descend into his special dank pit, to carve gargoyles of all those who raise his ire. Which translates to “Quite Good” or “7/10, probably” in most people’s scales. Anyway, its expansion is out now. Its top-level features are a new campaign, a randomise feature to add to a mission’s replayability and more mod support. Full details and purchase options on its site and the launch trailer can be found below. Any big Majesty 2 fans in the house? By which I mean, website comments thread.
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Regent’s Treat – Majesty 2: Kingmaker

Good news, everyone. Last year’s sequel to the beloved, olden, indirect-control strategy game Majesty is to receive an expansion pack. Well, of course it bloody is. It’s an RTS. An RTS without an expansion pack is unthinkable. Where else would we get our new maps and units from? How else will we find out what ultimately happens to some supporting character we didn’t really care about? What else would we possibly do with that £15-25? RTSes get expansion packs? IT IS WRITTEN. That said, I wasn’t at all sure Majesty 2 would – despite being heir to a landmark game, it was a little underwhelming. A little too similar to its parent, and a whole lot too samey. Question is, does the upcoming Kingmaker fix any of that?
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Wot I Think: Majesty 2

The sequel to Microprose/Cyberlore’s 2000 RTS/RPG/management game has just hit, this time handled by one of Russian omni-developer/publisher 1C’s many studios. I confess I’ve never played the first game, but I was intrigued enough by this decade-on sequel to take a nose…

There’s something rather scathing about Majesty 2. It tears away the pretend philanthropy and nobility of fantasy heroes, leaving the terrible truth of what we really play most RPGs and MMOs for. We want gold, and we want to watch a bunch of numbers increase – because we are greedy and self-obssessed. And Majesty 2’s AI-controlled, massively selfish heroes turn the mirror on us.
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My Kingdom For A Gift Horse: Majesty 2 Demo

This screenshot is totally unrepresentative. Shame! Fie! Fie!

We’ve written quite a bit about Majesty 2 so far. In fact, I’ve also got some review code an internet-click away which I need to have a prod at. But you can circumvent the RPS-information-drip and go and play the bally thing yourself. There’s a 640Mb Demo available to download here. There’s no details I can find what’s in it. Let’s hope it’s actually a demo and not the world’s biggest virus. To get a taste of this indirect-management fantasy-kingdom game, there’s some recent footage video below…
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Highly Acceptable In the 80s: Majesty 2 Retro Trailer

The Majesty guys really should stick out some better screens of this.

One of our Unknown Pleasures for 2009, Majesty 2 once again makes our heart happy with their latest trailer. It’s done in the style of an 80s made-for-TV serial. It also features an impressive technical feat by creating a soundtrack which sounds identical to Dallas, but probably not in a legally infringing way. You’ll find it below…
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