Reviews for Majesty 2 Collection
My Favourite RTSStuman31 | Nov. 25, 2013 | See all Stuman31's reviews »
Though this game may not be for everyone, i love it. In terms of Strategy games im not a big fan of getting bogged down in micro management. Majesty gets rid of that and allows you to focus on bigger aspects of the game. The learning curve on this game can be extremely tough. The game gets very difficult very quick. I enjoyed the challenge and loved the game.
Basically i would say this is a game for people who enjoy puzzle strategy, more than RTS
A good RTS but a lot too hard for average people.sergebelanger22 | July 26, 2013 | See all sergebelanger22's reviews »
First of all, I never played Majesty 1. Therefore, I will not compare both here. I will review from a point of view from a newcomer to this franchise.
The tutorial is made well enough so that you get used to most of the buildings and buttons quite fast. However, as it is the case most of the time, the trickier options are never explained. So at some point, you find yourself reading more on the game and you learn new things even if you got 70% of the missions completed.
The game has around 16 missions. This does not seem a lot, but some of them can take you few hours, so expect a good 30 hours. If you have bought the Majesty 2 Collection, it contains 3 extensions which all contain around 8-10 more missions. Plus, it also contains a Map Editor which I never used so far. The extensions are more or less the same than the original game. If you have played the entire walkthrough and have enough, do not buy the extension. If you want more, then they worth it.
The game has no difficulty level. The missions are themselves classified as beginner, advanced or expert. So, if you have issues with one, you are really screwed. That is where some people may find it frustrating. Personally, I could not complete the last mission of any of the campaign. I have retried them at least 10 times each trying different strategies. None worked.
Graphics look dated for sure, it is a 2009 game after all. However, it is still playable. This looks like Warcraft 3 I would say. The music is good when you are in the game, but can be annoying for a person who hears it from outside of the room.
The whole gameplay was new to me. You do not control the characters, you put money on top of the missions to attract them. So, you can put 500$ to explore specific area, or to defend a tower, etc.. Sometimes it feels good, but sometimes it just feels broken at all. There is for sure improvements to be done on this side.
I bought the complete package on sale at 5$ and I do not regret it at all. If you find it at this price, it certainly worth every penny.
A fun, unique twist on the RTS genre, but really hardDaiMonPaul | July 8, 2013 | See all DaiMonPaul's reviews »
Majesty 2 is a unique RTS game where you don't actually control your heroes but rather entice them to do things with rewards. I've never seen a system like this before in a strategy game (other than in the first Majesty game, of course), and it's a nice change from the normal routine when playing RTS games. It adds a new layer of complexity and also makes this game stand out amongst a crowded field in the genre.
Having played and enjoyed Majesty 1, I was expecting to see more of the same from Majesty 2. And that's pretty much what you get here, with a few tweaks. Majesty 2 gives you more units, more buildings, and more options, but it also seems like the AI isn't as good. Your heroes sometimes wander off on their own despite your monetary encouragement or end up charging into a swarm of enemies to meet instant death for no real reason. Thankfully, this doesn't happen often, and the game is still fun to play. It's really, really hard, however; the first levels aren't too bad for someone with experience in the Majesty universe, but before you're even halfway through the game, the difficulty level seems to skyrocket. The expansions are also quite difficult; I've yet to beat them all.
This collection gives you the base game of Majesty 2 plus its three expansions, each of which adds units, items, maps, and campaigns. There's a ton of value here, and this collection will keep you busy for hours. Recommended if you're a fan of RTS games but want something a little bit different from the norm, but if a high difficulty level scares you away, you might want to approach with caution.