The High Definition edition of Majesty Gold contains main game, the Northern Expansion Pack as well as 2 new quests and several other graphics and gameplay updates. Majesty is a Real-time strategy game with indirect control – your heroes have a will of their own! Your rule is not absolute, as you face subjects that are independent, stubborn - and greedy. They will need a great deal of persuasion (ok, gold) before they carry out your wishes...
Two additional quests, The Wrath of Krolm and The Balance of Twilight
The game can now be set to run at all common resolutions
Compatible with Windows 7, Vista, and XP operating systems
Many other gameplay bug fixes, improvements, and refinements
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How are there not more games like this?! You play the silent "sovereign", whose bad-Sean-Connery-ripoff assistant briefs you before every mission. You get to decide what to build and who to hire like in a normal RTS game, but your heroes have a mind of their own! Heroes will roam and around exploring, fighting monsters, buying healing potions, etc. and you have no direct control over them. You can offer bounties (rewards) for killing a particular monster or exploring a corner of the map, but heroes often have their own priorities. Heroes (and your peasants too) all have a ton of personality and their voice lines are so funny that they never got old, like the thief's dying request that you "Leave my gold... alooone".
Long story short - you're a ruler of a kingdom full of monsters. But you don't build armies, in fact you can't control any unit! All you can do is issure orders to build structures, hire heroes and set "quests" with gold as rewards(your hard earned gold!). Then hero or two take up the mission, kill the monster, and you pay them. Very innovative. The game may be old, and ther is Majesty 2. Still, I recommend it, even if to just add it to your collection. A quality game.
Become a ruler and set rewards for completing your aims. You cannot control directly your units. You can only develop your kingdom and give rewards for example for killing a werewolf, destroying monster's lair or discovering new areas. That is why it's still unique. 2D graphics aged quite well, so it's still nice looking game. Worth buying especially with widescreen support.
Most of us has played lots of games where you are the adventurer who seeks fame and glory, killing monsters and buying new gear with all your loot. In this game however the roles are different, now it is you who rule the kingdom; infested with ravenous beast ready to rip your subjects apart. Now you must build a town that adventurers from far and wide would like to lend their services to and you must make sure that the everything from shops to inns are in perfect order. The adventurers do not take orders from anyone, however by utilising your wealth you can "encourage" would be heroes to fight in your name through bounties and exploration flags. There is a full campaing with increasingly difficult lands to conquer but it is ut to you to unite the lands under your control. Beware though, that this is an older game and as such controls can be difficult to grasp at first and requires some patience before you get rolling.
An RTS with a twist! Like many RTS games, Majesty has you go out and establish new towns and fight off ravening hordes of monsters. Unlike many RTS games, here the heroes don’t listen to you. The game becomes a matter of coaxing, cajoling, and eventually downright bribing heroes to go forth and do what you want them to, adding an extra layer of complexity to an otherwise ordinary game. It also picks up quite a bit of replayability between this and the randomly generated maps. Beware though, this first iteration of the series has rather finicky controls and can be quite hard to pick up and play, requiring a bit of time to understand all the quirks. Nonetheless, an excellent game with a unique twist.
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