Публикувани: 15 декември
Hero of the Kingdom, was gifted to me one dark and rainy day by a friend of mine. (D.T., you are connoisseur of the highest order and a gem... A gem like this game!) I knew nothing about it, didn't research it, or watch a trailer for it prior to hitting the start button. Within the first few moments of hearing the musical score, taking in the charming scenery and warm earthy tones, the gloominess I had been feeling melted away. I was immediately invested in the story and the journey of the main character of who's shoes I was now wearing.
Hours went by but I took no notice. I was far too busy warning neighboring villages and settlements of impending doom, aiding strangers on the road, hunting, fishing, picking mushrooms, gathering eggs, cutting wood, building up mills, barns, store houses, gathering rocks, stocking taverns, trading services, hiring workers, readying weapons, questing, trying to find a lost loved one, and battling the forces of an evil dark lord... Becoming a hero, a leader, and not really even realizing it!
If the above sounds stressful, believe you me it wasn't. It was a purely joyous experience. Lonely Troops has created something unique and quite special in Hero of the Kingdom. They've given gamers a harmonious melding of all the things we love.... Casual, role-play gaming, point and click, hidden objects, and action packed adventuring! It feels big and epic yet is unassuming and graceful from start to finish. The word "charming" keeps coming to my mind. Charming yet not dry in the least. Casual but not slow enough to put you to sleep. And did I mention, the game is bug free and runs like a dream? Well it is and does!
Hero of the Kingdom, will forever hold a little piece of my heart. It was among the first few games I received in my first year on Stream, and it also gave me my first "perfect" score achievement.
Well done Lonely Troops, well done!
And finally too you, yes you dear reader and gamer, pick this game up if you haven't already! It may be one of the best discoveries, that you're not playing...