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Majesty 2 Review

September 15th, 2009 by Troy Goodfellow · 8 Comments · Crispy Gamer, Review

Now up at Crispy Gamer.

I like Majesty 2, but I can’t really recommend it unequivocally to any audience. There is a difference between frustration because you are still mastering a system and frustration because your puny units keep dying stupid deaths. This game is the latter, and that – with the repetitiveness – is what eventually took the shine off the apple for me.


8 Comments so far ↓

  • Punning Pundit

    Your writing is, as always, good! The one thing quibble I had was that you took for granted a familiarity with Majesty 1. I’m guessing contextually that it was an RTS, but I’m not 100% sure on that…

  • Ginger Yellow

    I don’t know if you’re taking the piss or not, but the first sentence of the review says that Majesty 1 was an RTS.

  • Thomas Kiley

    Did I just miss it or was there no mention of the multi player in the review. The only reference I could find was the “This is not a game designed for replayability, multiplayer aside”

    Aside from that, interesting review, kind of makes me want to check out the original one.

  • Erez

    My quip with Majesty (TOG), was that, while being an RTS, the gameplay was actually that of a watered-down City Builder. If it was, in fact a full-blown City Builder, I would’ve liked it much more than what I eventually felt about it, and that it was being an RTS without the S, a city builder without the city, and an excellent idea in a so-so game. The only thing I really need to know is whether Majesty II improves on those elements, or whether it’s an OK Majesty, which in that case, I’d stick to the original (which I still play, occasionally, although not whole-heartedly).

  • Erez

    Having read the review, I have to say: wow, Troy. You addressed each and every point I needed addressed for me to make the judgment whether to get this one or not. It is complete, concise, and clear. Great job!

  • GB

    Where is Three Moves Ahead 30?

  • LintMan

    I hadn’t played the original game, but took a chance on preordering Majesty 2 on Steam, which gave the original and its expansion out for free as a bonus.

    Majesty felt like an old game for me. Really old, like pre-Starcraft, instead of 2000. Interesting for a little while, but aside from the difficulty, the missions felt like you were just doing the same stuff every time. I pretty much lost interest in continuing before I finished the main game or got to the expansion.

    Now that I’ve played Majesty, I’m kinda disappointed to read that a lot of what I didn’t care for about it wasn’t really fixed or improved upon in Majesty 2. I guess I’ll find out soon enough.

  • Punning Pundit

    I can’t believe I missed the first sentence :(