Little King's Story

Little King's Story is a simple, yet charming yarn: boy wanders through the woods, boy comes across magical crown, boy is named king of his village, boy begins campaign for world domination by obliterating one kingdom at a time

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  • Expert Rating

    4.50 / 5

Pros

  • Charming design, lengthy campaign, incredibly in-depth

Cons

  • Lacklustre story, battles can get confusing

Bottom Line

Adorable, charming and an absolute blast, Little King's Story is more than worth your time — and weighing in at about 30 hours, it deserves every minute it can get! A surprising and enchanting experience, I think it's safe to say that Little King's Story is a must-own title that I certainly couldn't have expected, which only makes this hybrid RPG's success all the sweeter.

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  • Price

    $ 69.95 (AUD)

At Arms!

Of course, Little King isn't all just about expansion. An interesting quest system is present in the town suggestion box, which allows your subjects to voice their feelings regarding the current state of the kingdom, and more often than not there will be an important quest waiting amongst your fan mail calling you back to arms. Quests can range from investigating rumours to dealing with town troublemakers to battling vicious Uma guardians — ferocious (and oftentimes humorous) creatures that rule over all of the monsters in a particular terrain. Taking care of said guardians will relieve that area from Uma rule, giving you the opportunity to develop the newly deserted land as you see fit. These battles can get a bit hectic, as you'll have to be incredibly quick on the trigger in order to switch between your specific units on the fly, deploying them and calling them back when low on life. While always fun, the combat system can definitely become a bit hectic when you're actively in charge of 30 different units, all with their own abilities and health bars.

Exploration is another important part of Little King, and it's where the Harvest Moon dynamic comes into play. Adventuring around your kingdom is a treat, as characters will react to you in real time, applauding and cheering if you're a benevolent goody two-shoes or cowering in fear if you're a ruthless tax collector. Interesting and insane NPCs from an unhinged evangelist priest to a pretentious art gallery owner go about their daily routines while citizens work away through unique day/night cycles. Venturing through your newly expanded kingdom after a successful raid on one of the six mystery kings is a fantastic feeling that's only more so complimented by the lively characters that inhabit it.

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