Reigns: Her Majesty (PC)
SynopsisSwipe left, swipe right, and rule your kingdom as the mighty Queen! Use mystical items from your inventory and navigate the increasingly complex politics and personal relationships of your dynasty.
- OS: Windows 7/8/8.1/10 32-bit and 64-bit
- Processor: Intel Core2 Duo T5600 (2 * 1830)
- Memory: 1 GB RAM
- Graphics: GeForce Go 7600 (128 MB)
- Storage: 150 MB available space
Most of the time, I found the repetition to be meditative and enjoyable. Especially as a mobile game, it’s terrific to be able to pick up and rule for a few minutes (before meeting a gruesome end) at a time. However, sifting through the same text over time may get tiresome for some folks. It’s a terrific sequel with its own personality that still leverages the fun, minimalistic mechanics.
That's not to say the main arc isn't interesting—it's unexpectedly weird and satisfying—but I recommend you take your time to enjoy being queen. Calling your chief explorer incompetent or pissing off the cardinal on purpose doesn't really get old.
In Reigns: Her Majesty there are a lot of people to romance, duel and rule with many surprising outcomes, and slices of social commentary are delivered with subtlely rather than self-consciousness and a knowing wink. You can still get caught in a repetitive loop sometimes, which is a flaw built into the game, but if you liked the original Reigns you'll love Her Majesty.
Reigns: Her Majesty is a terrific sequel that manages to top the original thanks to a few fun additions that add more strategy, a colorful cast that keeps things light-hearted, and an improved and captivating story that makes great use of its premise. And all of this is without having to sacrifice any of the innovative management gameplay that made the original a hit. Itâs a quirky and enjoyable game that can easily eat of a good chunk of time before you know it, so long live this particular queen indeed!
Whilst the game hints at choices you could (or should) make, you are entirely free to either abide or ignore the hints. You are free to have affairs with other men or women. You can anger the church or insult your general. Some choices may be wiser than others, but what keeps the game fun is just that: you always have a choice. This makes Reigns highly replayable; just like a choose-your-own-adventure book, you will get a different outcome every time you pick it up. You can reign however you like, if you don't mind dying a few times along the way, that is.
Reigns’ devilishly simplistic game of Tinder-like kingdom management feels just as inventive now as it did in 2015, but Reigns: Her Majesty fixes some of its more poorly considered design choices while also putting a refreshing spin on the challenge you face by casting you as a (very powerful) woman in a man’s world. The king is dead. Long live the queen!
Plus que par un message féministe sous-jacent distillé avec beaucoup d'humour et de subtilité, le titre de Nerial convainc également par son concept toujours aussi simple et plaisant, idéal quel que soit le temps de jeu que vous y consacrerez. Nous le conseillerons toutefois davantage sur supports mobiles, pour lesquels il semble bien plus adapté que sur PC.