- I really enjoyed the story that was on offer in the game and it did more than enough to hold my attention throughout my playthrough.
- The presentation side of the game ticked a lot of boxes for me and I was especially fond of the fantastic and beautiful art design they went with.
- There is a huge amount of content for you to sink your teeth into and most of the content that’s present is really good, which is great.
- I really enjoyed the battle system that has been implemented. Everything remains solid throughout and most important of all it’s rewarding.
- There is a great amount of varied tasks for you to get to grips with and this without a doubt keeps things fresh and interesting at all times.
- The camera in the game can annoy you quite a bit from time to time especially when you’re in combat.
- I found the time limits to be a bit of a nuisance at times and I think they should have given a little more time with certain tasks.
All in all Regalia was released nearly a year ago back on PC and for the most part I have seen and heard a lot of positive things about the game, so without a doubt I was quite interested to see it come to the Xbox One. Thankfully it lived up to its potential and as far as strategy RPG’s are concerned Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs is a very good addition to the genre. Something that really stood out for me in this game was its story. The story is charming and packed full of humour and the best thing is that it keeps you invested throughout your time with the game. This is a very good thing because there is a huge amount of content for you to get to grips with and the story makes the content even better which is impressive because the content that’s in the game is already very good. The main reason why the content is so good is because they’ve done a wonderful job of making each task you can undertake matter and the amount of variety each task has makes it both fun and enjoyable which ultimately means the game has a lot of replayability. You will however have to get used to some of the time limit tasks because they can be a little frustrating at times and a little bit more freedom would’ve been nice here, but this is only a small problem and you will get used to these tasks relatively quick. You can’t mention the tasks in the game without mentioning a very important aspect of a strategy RPG and that is the combat. The combat that’s in the game is awesome and everything about it feels solid and responsive throughout. It also rewards you greatly when in battle and this means if you die you don’t get too frustrated and you want to carry on immediately. You will however have to get used to the fiddly camera when in battle and the awkwardness of it can be a little annoying at times, but thankfully as you progress you tend to forget about this slight annoyance. One of my most favourite things about this game was without a doubt the presentation. Visually the game has a beautiful art style that captures your imagination and when you combine that with the excellent sound design and voice acting you end up having a very enjoyable and immersive experience. At the end of the day Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs takes all the good things an RPG offers you and delivers them to you in an almost flawless manner and this means if you’re a fan of these types of games then Regalia is an absolute must buy. I never once got bored with this game because it was fun from start to finish and in the end it’s a game that gets a very big recommendation from me.
I rate Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs – Royal Edition 8/10.
Written by: gerrardnum8 (Dean Martin)
Developer: Pixelated Milk
Publisher: Crunching Koalas
Release Date (Xbox One): April 13, 2018