In Rule the Kingdom, you play as a warrior knight and build up your own kingdom. You have dozens of buildings to build your kingdom with, including a Wattle Shack, a Stone Cabin, a Thatched House, a Rustic Home, and a Commoner Inn. Only the Wattle Shack is available at the start of the game; the rest of the buildings are available once you've reached a certain level. The first few campaigns are a good introduction to the game; in the first few campaigns, you learn how to slay creatures using turn-based combat. You also learn how to make a farm and stockpiles, which you then use to farm carrots and collect wood. During other campaigns, you learn about completing quests and gaining experience, as well as using potions and spells during combat. Once you complete these introductory campaigns, you are then free to explore the various areas and complete more quests and gather more resources to construct buildings. All of your quests are accessible on the left side of the screen, and it's pretty easy to keep track of them. During the introductory campaigns, you pretty much use up all of your crystals, and this is kind of a letdown. One of the campaigns requires me to heal myself, but in order to do that I have to purchase crystals or wait a certain amount of time. This really turns me away from this game, because I can't get back into the action right away. This game would be more fun if you could find crystals in the various areas, or fight soldiers for them. The game was fun with the first few campaigns, but then gets too complicated with the other campaigns.
September 16, 2013