Version Reviewed: 1.0.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5
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Owing a lot to everyone’s love of 'Game of Thrones' comes Kings of the Realm, a freemium strategy/base building game. It’s briefly fun, but there’s this sense that you’ve played this before - just with a different skin.
Starting out, you’re given a rudimentary base and left to develop it how you want. Four resources are vital here - timber, stone, ore, and food. There’s silver too, which can be gained in a number of different ways, including by trading resources in. A series of quests guide you through the paces while gradually introducing concepts early on.
Soon enough you’ll be establishing stronger placements and putting down walls to defend from attack. It’s all simply a matter of tapping on menu screens and waiting it out. Kings of the Realm does circumvent some waiting though, thanks to it allowing you to skip ahead of any timer that’s five minutes or fewer.
You can line up commanders with their own bunch of troops in order to guard your base, as well as attack others. There are AI based Orcs to battle, as well as PvP to enjoy. Not that it’s particularly interactive of course, as this is a game about timers and waiting to see how things turned out. Alliances can also be formed, giving you some much needed aid as you further develop your land.
There’s a fairly active community here, with global chat always bustling, but you’ll have played this kind of thing before. While it adds a few tweaks such as fast forwarding timers for free and the ability to design your own banner, it’s still something that’s fairly unremarkable.
Some games might invoke plenty of emotions, either positive or negative, but Kings of the Realm simply plods along. It’s fine, but not much more than that.