Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Royal Envoy: Campaign for the Crown - Review

Royal Envoy: Campaign for the Crown

Name: Royal Envoy: Campaign for the Crown Collector's Edition
Release Date: 08 September 2013
Developer: Playrix Entertainment


  


  

Royal Envoy: Campaign for the Crown

Once upon a time, in a kingdom far away; an evil man in black hood demanded to be the king. He went around the city and destroyed all the towns and raised the taxes in the name of the king. You, stood firmly by the king's side have to fix up all the mess to gain back the king's reputation and win the people's hearts over in the upcoming election. 

It is a very tough job for Playrix to create this third Royal Envoy game looking back on what a fantastic job the previous installments have done. In this third game, Playrix took on a very interesting, rather original storyline. Once you completed each level, the percentage of citizens on each of the election's contestants side will change according to how well you did. However, the road to the crown is not always smooth as the storyline also includes some unexpected twists which sometimes turn the election upside down. Your old friend, Cedric still has a lot of appearance in this sequel and he does an amazing job delivering some humorous speeches and cutscenes accompanied by professional   voice overs.

The first few levels of Campaign for the Crown are tutorial-like which could bothered some of the players who already know the genre very well but it is a great way to start for the beginners. The level does get more difficult as the game progresses although most of them are not overly challenging as we expected they could have been. Moreover, the gameplay of Royal envoy 3 is pretty much the same with new environments and a few new buildings. Despite that, there are some improvements made for example collecting income and food no longer required clicking, hovering over them will automatically do the job. 

On the presentation aspects, Royal Envoy never failed to impressed. The graphics are bright and cheerful and the quality is top-notch. All the actions are smooth and the character designs are weirdly spot-on. The music is charming and fairy tale-like while not being too annoying or repetitive. 

If you are wondering whether Royal Envoy 3 is going to be a short game, there is nothing to worry about that as the length of the game is considerably very long. The main game includes 63 adventure levels while you can also unlock 63 more expert levels if you are able to achieve three stars on all of the adventure levels. It is a slight pity that the game does not offer us Untimed or Relaxed mode but as mentioned before, the main levels might not be as hard as you imagine. 

For Collector's Edition, a useful Strategy Guide is included to provide you with cool tips and tricks, Wallpapers, Soundtracks and Cutscenes are also part of the extras. Furthermore, there are over 30 King's Challenge levels included, and they are real challenge!

Royal Envoy: Campaign for the Crown will take you on a wild, frantic but undeniably entertaining ride. While it is still based on the same basic gameplay, it is as amazing as it is!

Graphics: 5/5 Stars
Sound: 4.5/5 Stars
Originality: 4/5 Stars
Story: 4.5/5 Stars
Levels: 4/5 Stars
Interface: 5/5 Stars
Gameplay: 5/5 Stars
Fun Factor: 5/5 Stars
Extras: 4.5/5 Stars


Royal Envoy: Campaign for the Crown

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Royal Envoy: Campaign for the Crown

Looking for similar games? We recommend:

-Royal Envoy 2

-Kingdom Chronicles

-Jack of All Tribes

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