Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs - Royal Edition
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If you are looking for a tactical RPG with comical themes, an unlikely protagonist, and plenty of heart, Regalia is worth its weight in gold.
Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs – Royal Edition is an easy going SRPG packed with humour and an easy trophy list to platinum in one playthrough. There is also a separate trophy list for both America and Europe, so it’s possible to obtain two platinums. It makes for a pretty decent game of its genre, although it’s hard to stand up against giants like Disgaea. But at least with this, there are no necessary long grinds required.
Regalia is a melting pot of RPG elements, creating a unique experience for a tactical RPG. Its strength in character and story made the game a joy to play, and the teams involved developed a wonderful stage for the story to unfold. Even though a few technical aspects missed the mark, I would not let this deter you if you are looking for a decent tactical RPG, or are simply trying to get out of constructing IKEA furniture.
Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs is an interesting RPG that offers a tons of comedic dialogue and deep gameplay in the well-drawn world of Ascalia. While the game’s user interface and drawn-out battles can put a damper on players’ enjoyment, the various gameplay modes thankfully make the game accessible for everyone. With a little hard work, this kingdom may be one worth saving, after all.
When it comes to turn-based strategy games, Regalia: Royal Edition is worthy of attention due to its unique and multifaceted mechanics.
Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs isn't a stand-out game in any means. The combat is challenging but achievable and there won't be any fights that you will tell your grandkids about. The plot is humorous and the characters are enjoyable, but neither the narrative nor the characters will set the world alight. What Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs is though, is a JRPG that stands on its own two feet, and despite taking many influences and using certain generic conventions, it manages to carve its own identity.
I enjoyed the combat system enough that I was able to push past the nonsense. I finished it, which is more than I can say about a lot of other games that try to be funny and land on the wrong side of my funny bone. On that basis I've got to say that Regalia does work as a homage to the genre and something to play on a lazy weekend. Sadly, that's hardly an inspiring way to describe a game, and that is Regalia in a nutshell. Anything but inspiring.
Despite some truly obtrusive load times and a script littered with grammatical errors, Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs manages to carry itself relatively well thanks to a unique approach to turn-based strategy and a relatively charming cast. Battles are engaging and thought-provoking, as combat has its fair share of rules not present in other SRPGs; kingdom management is a great way of connecting players with the world while accurately conveying Kay's struggle to be a good king; and splitting dungeon crawling into three major sections is an inspired way of keeping the gameplay well paced. The story is far from perfect, and the voice cast is hit or miss, but Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs overcomes its flaws to offer a genuinely fresh strategy experience.
Overall, Regalia is a deep game with a lot to do, but it's also a game that is hard, especially as players learn the ropes early on.
Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs - Royal Edition is a good Tactical RPG, even though it's mechanically sustained on clich' ideas. This doesn't overshadows the fact that it's a very fun game, with a fresh premise and a funny welcome touch, which makes it a very good experience for the fans of the genre.
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