Medieval Kingdom Wars
Top Critic Average
Developer: Reverie World Studios
Genres: Simulation, Strategy
GRAND CAMPAIGN AWAITS
You start the game as a minor noble, in service to your King. With over a dozen nations and over 50 Lords to choose from, each playthrough is truly unique and tells it`s own story.
There are many ways to play the game. The Grand Campaign. Classical RTS skirmish with solo, coop and multiplayer options. And a story driven introductory campaign that introduced the player to the the time period through 9 crafted scenarios.
REDEFINING THE GENRE
Everything takes place in real-time, with rogue like game progression - everything you do is constantly saved, even during the battle. There are no second chances, no turns, or multiple reloads.
This is a first game to fuse Fixed Force and RTS gameplay. As you bring your army to battle, you can also set up your siege camp or town, collect resources and train new troops as the battle unfolds.
BRUTAL EPIC BATTLES
Battles are truly epic - with up to 120 battalions per battle. Bloody sieges, pitched field battles, and naval warfare unfolds with brutal historical realism and survival elements. Includes looting corpses, or taking apart towns for resources.
MANAGE TOWNS UP-CLOSE
You have the freedom to manage everything up-close and personal by entering towns in RTS mode. Task your peasants, construct buildings and walls, and position your troops. Same time you can also manage everything on the world map.
COMPLEX TECH TREE
Late Middle ages was a time of many technological breakthroughs. The game represents this with complex historical tech tree - with over 240 innovations and local technologies - from religious matters to military and innovative siege tactics.
As you improve your lordship, you will engage in complex feudal system within your Kingdom. Serving your King and maintaining relations with your fellow lords, as well as influencing larger European politics.
Eventually you can rebel, and overthrow your King. This opens entire new level of gameplay. As you hire new Lords, divide the land between them, and engage in a complex diplomatic system of European politics.
BEAUTIFUL GAME WORLD
Beautiful, living and ever changing game world awaits you. The map of Western Europe is complete with nearly 200 towns and hamlets. The towns are enormous and hand-crafted historical reproduction of actual medieval towns.
And last, but not least, you can also expect…
Dynamic weather and season changes effecting the gameplay
Social component to the grand campaign – with chat and other social features
Over 30 units and siege weapons, unique for each nation
Wonderful music, using real musical instruments
Powerful World Editor and other modding tools
Free updates for months after launch
Rare indie production value, with the game created by only 3 developers
Real time in-game help from volunteer Mods and Developers…and so much more awaits you.
Medieval Kingdom Wars is a very ambitious game, one that certainly has the potential to be far better if Reverie sticks to their promise and keep up with updates and fixes. At the moment it's a little better than adequate, it can even be good at times. It just has a few too many flaws and can hit too many boring patches, preventing it from reaching that higher level.
If you're into Medieval Europe History or dying to play a new strategy game, then you may give this game a chance despite its flaws. But in its current form, this is a missed opportunity. Developer keeps polishing the game, so there is still hope for more.
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