Kings Bounty Armored Princess
"does so many things right that it’s easy to forgive its minor flaws" - GameInformer.com
"It's a mighty, beautiful and highly-polished game, and a welcome presence on any PC." - Eurogamer.net
This new world of King’s Bounty: Armored Princess is full of mysteries and dangers. The new character, the Princess, will encounter horrible creatures, huge monstrous bosses and a new race, the bloodthirsty Lizards. As in the multi-award winning game on which this sequel is based, the player has many options to resist these new enemies. Various new skills and characteristics of Amelie as well as her chance to fly will help her overcome the hordes attacking the kingdom. The Princess is also accompanied by a Pet Dragon, at the very beginning small and amusing, but its abilities develop steadily until it becomes an incredible ally. He will do his best to protect the Princess during the battles, starting with easy blows and treasure hunting and finishing with battle rage and volcano summoning.
Kings Bounty Armored Princess - reviewcarlyle | Jan. 2, 2013 | See all carlyle's reviews »
They are fighting the focal point of King's Bounty: Armored Princess: the battlefields mentioned from time to time provide the strategic layout of the forces available, each with a certain amount of possible movements carried out in a checkerboard boxes hexagonal and then with statische and specific skills, to enable many thousands of possible combinations as well as an impressive level of depth. After the first few hours of gameplay, challenging but surmountable without too many uncertainties, the rate of challenge grows exponentially and with it the need to carefully choose each unit, or magic object, a process fortunately supported by the enormous job of balancing the fact, that make every encounter an inspiring run to the right move. Graphical style is cartoony and often does not hide the desire to make to the World of Warcraft, compensating for the lack of originality in a good yield also available to smaller configurations. Very good artificial intelligence, able to dominate the playing field putting in difficulty just enough to stimulate the continued use of gray matter, without giving the impression of cheating. The sound, finally, uses a pleasant soundtrack composed by catchy tunes while leaving less satisfied with the set of sounds that accompany battles and exploration, rather poor.
Good RPG/RTS with a fantasy settingpanz3r88 | Dec. 24, 2012 | See all panz3r88's reviews »
Armored Princess is a standalone expansion for King's Bounty. Basically it's equal to its predecessor , but with a diffrerent protagonist. In the game you must use your armies against the enemies and gain experience to increase your abilities. Armored Princess looks easier compared to its predecessor.
Awesome standalone turn-based titleCooberstooge | Aug. 19, 2012 | See all Cooberstooge's reviews »
The King's Bounty series is legendary for being a solid, old-school turn-based bunch of games, and Armored Princess is no different. The game has its own look and style, and quickly draws you in with original characters and great special effects.
This is a game for those into lore, since everything is told through written dialogue. There's hours upon hours of stuff to learn in here, and it's all accessible for even newcomers to the series. The combat is often fast, and sometimes unpredictable. Parties to hire, quests to solve, and monsters to slay, Armored Princess has it all.
I can definitely recommend this to everyone, since it's fairly new-to-the-genre friendly, and will hold your interest until the final battle plays out.
Better than The Legend, but still flawedZirun | July 30, 2012 | See all Zirun's reviews »
This game is undoubtedly better than the previous, King's Bounty: The Legend. The aforementioned game was a solid one in its own right; it lacked some features and had some issues, but it was a generally fun experience in the vein of Heroes of Might and Magic.
Now we come to King's Bounty: Armored Princess. An all new story, though it is easy to forget given how long it can take to get from one story element to the next. New features, better graphics, new items, new spells. All good, right?
Not quite. My main problem with Armored Princess is the problems that were present in The Legend that weren't even improved upon in this game. Things like a constant time-wasting journey between where the enemies are and where you get your troops from. It adds nothing to the game (compared to a Heroes of Might and Magic game, where troop replenishing is a part of the overall strategy one uses to win the game), and yet there are no rally points for troop hiring or anything of the sort; you have to remember and go to each place where your 5-7 troop types are found whenever you want more of them. These and other things (like the sometimes atrocious pathing) can really hurt the experience.
Ultimately, King's Bounty: Armored Princess is a good game. Just be warned, though, that you will spend a lot of time backtracking and trying to click on the right places to make your character more. It could be a deal-breaker for some that it has these problems, but for those who can live with those and other issues like them, Armored Princess is a great Heroes of Might and Magic-like RPG.
Great ExpansionCynaris | July 20, 2012 | See all Cynaris's reviews »
...to an already beloved revival of the original King's Bounty. Armored Princess is all you would expect from a proper expansion. More of the same type of core gameplay, new spells, abilities, creatures, a new campaign. Also a lengthy one. You gotta love King's Bounty games for their value, it's just great. The game also introduces a new combat element, the Box of Rage is swapped with a Pet Dragon, which you can choose from the many in the beginning of a game. Works similarly as the Box, (using rage) but with different spells, and strategies. A worthy purchase.