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  • Summary: Rewrite medieval history through bloody siege combat and grand strategy. Rule, build, and wage war as one of the minor lords of medieval Europe… Medieval Kingdom Wars redefines Medieval Grand Strategy.
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Jan 14, 2019
    70
    Though full of glitches, Medieval Kingdom War has the potential to become a good strategy game while commanding the war is extremely fun.
  2. Jan 30, 2019
    70
    Games that hybridize several genres often suffer from a confused identity, but Medieval Kingdom Wars succeeds in fusing the grand and real-time strategy genres in a way that makes sense. The problem is, both modes lack the kind of sophistication that a single genre game might be expected to have. I wish it had a more compelling narrative and varied campaign and that each battle didn’t replay the same basic beats, but Medieval Kingdom Wars is both a reasonably successful proof of concept and should be of at least passing interest to both RTS fans and grand strategy gamers.
  3. Jan 15, 2019
    65
    There are some good ideas in Medieval Kingdom Wars, but the game needs some polishing and a better UI.
  4. Feb 27, 2019
    55
    Medieval Kingdom Wars is a very ambitious game, one that certainly has the potential to be far better if Reverie sticks to their promise and keep up with updates and fixes. At the moment it's a little better than adequate, it can even be good at times. It just has a few too many flaws and can hit too many boring patches, preventing it from reaching that higher level.
  5. Mar 20, 2019
    40
    A valiant effort but ultimately unrewarding, especially given the competition.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
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  1. Mar 22, 2019
    10
    I've played a fair amount of this game and the Devs really Deliver. I really do love the game. As I played Kingdom Wars Fantasy back then, theI've played a fair amount of this game and the Devs really Deliver. I really do love the game. As I played Kingdom Wars Fantasy back then, the devs really delivered and were very friendly. The game has great aspects.

    -Siege Warfare
    -Economy
    -Not Blindly charging troops into battle
    -Representing the struggle between kingdoms

    This game has really turned out to be something and I hope they're future titles succeed as much as the others.
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  2. Mar 23, 2019
    10
    I have played Medieval Kingdom Wars for over 600 hours. I have player this game almost since it was first released in EA. There has beenI have played Medieval Kingdom Wars for over 600 hours. I have player this game almost since it was first released in EA. There has been continuous improvement and I think the Developers are doing a wonderful job. Do I enjoy this game-yes. Do I recommend it to others-yes Expand
  3. Mar 21, 2019
    9
    Tremendous potential here, but it appears pretty early on given its 0.11 version number and the estimated 10-12 months to completion. The artTremendous potential here, but it appears pretty early on given its 0.11 version number and the estimated 10-12 months to completion. The art assets are of a high quality for a sub-$20 game, and the voice acting and music seem rather good as well. Of course, being early Early Access, there are little bugs and glitches all over the place. Unit pathing is rough, the tutorial isn't fleshed out, small graphical glitches here and there, and there's no campaign yet. Standard stuff for Early Access.

    But what potential! Taking inspiration from Age of Empires, Battle for Middle Earth, historical Total War, and Stronghold, it has a little something for all types of strategy gamers. It also offers two features very important to me in an RTS: high camera zoom out and WASD camera control. With good progress this could become a big new player on the real time strategy scene. Already the activity around this game seems quite high for an Early Access RTS with no fanfare. I plan on playing it for another hour or two and putting it on the shelf for a while to check back in a few months. Here's hoping it becomes something great. The foundation is there, it just needs a lot of polish (and a campaign).
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  4. Mar 14, 2019
    9
    As it is, it's already entertaining and funny. Sieges are really cool and immersive and also have some new and interesting mechanics. The DevsAs it is, it's already entertaining and funny. Sieges are really cool and immersive and also have some new and interesting mechanics. The Devs are really active also on the ingame chat, talk and listen to players and check for feedbacks. This game could become a gem. Expand
  5. Mar 21, 2019
    8
    Great Total War style gameplay and world map with more innovative ways to attack and defend. Graphics are not the best, but the productionGreat Total War style gameplay and world map with more innovative ways to attack and defend. Graphics are not the best, but the production team actually cares about the players which is something of a rare gem these day Expand
  6. Mar 14, 2019
    8
    This game is good so far, always getting better. These developers work super hard, updating, listening, hands on, really all around hardThis game is good so far, always getting better. These developers work super hard, updating, listening, hands on, really all around hard working amazing developers. I hate to see any negative reviews by people that play the game less then an hour. Really is not far to the game, also hurts the games chances to get even better. I find this game getting better all the time and good already. Expand
  7. Mar 14, 2019
    7
    Thought id put in some hours on this title as it has been a while since i've actually bought a new game, reason being I find most games nowThought id put in some hours on this title as it has been a while since i've actually bought a new game, reason being I find most games now repetitive & lacking depth.
    So I picked out a game that ticked my boxes, history, turn based, building & at least a challenge without paying for half a game.

    I was an avid TW fan from day one, but now it has been poor one after the other since MTW2 & Shogun2, I seen MKW & thought id give this a go, now it is early access but I read a few reviews stating that the developers are in key with thier fan base & recommendations, and they were not wrong!

    In game I have spoke to the developers & they answer you're questions in full plus more.. great to see, they always keep you updated on everything. So my hat goes of to you all for the great work.

    The game it's self I am getting more into the more I play, if you are looking for a game that is quick, then this is not for you. but if you are looking for a game that takes days, if not a week to do one faction then this is you're daddy!

    I'll do a few pros & cons -

    Pro - Decent graphics & art work, although dont be expecting TW style,
    Unique game play, to me it seems as if the game is a hybrid of TW & Europa universalis Rome, which is uber to me.
    Cool interface between map & battle mode.
    Good tech tree & awesome fort upgrades.
    Hours of gameplay, very immersive & gives the feel of the era.
    Good saving system, you just quit & it saves any progress, even if it crashed you are not robbed of progress.
    Cool boat battles although it's only infantry.

    Cons - Very limited units & unit information (although they will be add so ive been told, & own faction units)
    Unit positioning in battle can be annoying.
    AI at the moment can be pretty predictable & clump up or fan out too much.
    Tech can be quite hard to aquire quickly, you will need to put in hours to get the benifits of the game.
    Faction movement is a tad chaotic, Venice like to take out half of England & Scotland lol damn sneaky Italians.
    Crashing, odd little bugs with units & poor tutorial, I did'nt have a clue what was going on but it was fun figuring it
    out.

    Do note that they are aware of most things that need fixing & seem to work on it fast, I took a few days of playing & came back to some nice surprises.

    personally, if they keep it up... I reckon they have made an amazing game.. well worth the candy for me.

    Factions -

    Kingdom of Scotland
    Kingdom of England
    Kingdom of France
    The Holy Roman Empire
    The Venitian Empire
    Kingdom of Portugal
    Kingdom of Castile
    Cale of Ireland
    Papacy
    Kingdom of Aragon
    Emirate of Granada
    Duchacy of Bohemia

    Cheers for the read.. hit me a like if you thought it was useful..
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