Rule the world or die trying!Being a Princess is not an easy job. Being a Queen is even harder. Especially when you're only fourteen years old, and the reason you've inherited the throne is that your royal mother has just met an untimely end.Now power is up for grabs.
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Very Positive (61 reviews) - 96% of the 61 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (5,114 reviews) - 94% of the 5,114 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 8, 2013

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“Each time the protagonist dies, you find yourself coming back with a vengeance, determined to try a new strategy, a different approach to her upbringing. It's borderline addictive. It's also likely to make a monster out of you. By the end of my first successful playthrough, I had summarily butchered everyone who even thought about looking at us funny, forced the princess into a continuous state of docility and lied my way through every social encounter possible. Was it evil? Yes. Was it glorious? Definitely.”
http://indiegames.com/2012/06/review_long_live_the_queen_han.html

“Somehow it never occurred to my princess, whom I’d lovingly crafted into a tense, paranoid warlord, that she shouldn’t empty a box of mysterious mailcandy into her mouth. You would think studying poison and espionage would have saved me from this espionage poison, but instead, a list of other skills, skills I never studied, princess skills, were key to avoiding this fate. I guess that’s the lesson: you can’t build a successful Arya without adding a little Sansa.”
PCGamer

“If you’re the sort who can sink your teeth into a full afternoon of tabletop strategy, you’ll be happy here. Long Live The Queen is a slow-paced, cozy evening kind of game, good for folks who like numbers and critical thinking. And death. Pink frosted, chubby cheeked death.”
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About This Game


Rule the world or die trying!


Being a Princess is not an easy job. Being a Queen is even harder. Especially when you're only fourteen years old, and the reason you've inherited the throne is that your royal mother has just met an untimely end.

Now power is up for grabs. You may be the official heir, but much of the country's nobility would love to steal the throne for themselves. Aggressive neighbors will take advantage of any weakness to enlarge their borders at your expense. And that's not even mentioning the magical dangers which are lying in wait...

Can you survive long enough to reach your coronation?

THE QUEEN IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE QUEEN

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 1.2 Ghz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.4+
    Minimum:
    • OS: x86 or compatible processor
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The Brickbat Cat
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
A good way to spend an afternoon. Decent plot, it's pass/fail system is simple yet effective (sometimes the pass may give you information, options, or even changes the plot, other times it is useless), and it offers mild replayability (Usually 2 or 3 sucessful runs, along with however many you failed) with many unique choices and endings, both good and bad. Keep in mind that some skills only exist to act as a requirement to level the actually useful skills, and some skill groups are outright useless. Getting this on a decent sale is a steal, but for those who have the money to spend, getting this at full price isn't bad choice either.
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a helpless tramp
( 26.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
Like a Japanese date game had a dirty love child with a dungeons and dragons character sheet.

Have fun making decisions. They may be your last
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Lord Peevis of Tweed
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
I really like it, i really do, but it doesnt do a good job at communicating information or teaching me anything. also the world building is terrible.

ex: unless you take certian tasks, its impossible to figure out how much money your kingdom has. and even if you do get a number, you get no way to tell what its worth. you learn nothing about your kingdom and life in it, or the culture, or anything really. it feels very shut in and like i dont have any grasp at all on the situation.
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Firelily
( 7.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
A very enjoyable game, although very short. I completed it in about 6 hours. Probably best to purchase in the sale.
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LethAlex
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
10/10 Would be a kawaii animu loli hitler again. Best game ever.
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Ehtna
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
I played through this game once and somehow didn't die. Never played it again, hard to top becoming a tyrant queen on your first try.
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Sarah Hawke
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
This was amazing. I don't know why.

It just was.
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Shizuka-NIX
( 11.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
Aw, a cute visual novel about an adorable princess who's also a magical girl! A fluffy time-waster, right?

Wrong. Spend every single turn meticulously distributing your skills, or die a painful, hilarious death. The cotton-candy facade hides a depth and difficulty that will have you Googling "Why did I die THIS time???"
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Shad0w Fox
( 9.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 10
Pretty much a Kawaii visual novel Dark Souls.
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blippofun
( 33.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 8
Dying has never been so fun.

If you like building skills, making choices and dying then this is for you.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Fantasy JRPG meets Empire: Total War in a VN-esque fashion.

If you ever ventured into one, two or maybe all three of these gaming styles before, I believe it's easy to see why Long Live The Queen is so well rated here.
Despite having completely different themes and gameplay, the joy of playing this kind of games comes from the same things:
(a) they can be extremely funny when things go wrong;
(b) nothing feels better than a well executed plan.
So why not mix them all into a single product and see why happens?

This indie 'The Sims: Medieval Days' you're now skimming through searching for funny reviews and considering if the price is worth it, is the cute, adorable –but at times infuriating– offspring of a merciless strategy game with a naive Role Playing Game.
(Speaking of which, if you're not self-inserting as Elodie, our troubled protagonist, you're doing it wrong).

It's common to read folks praising this game for its "complex strategy" but truth be told, it's not THAT awesome. It took me about 5 hours and little more than 4 saves to (successfully) get a crown placed above my head, which was kind of a bummer since things were getting really interesting by the end. That said, the "strategy" complexity and difficulty of actually "beating" the game -as in reaching coronation day- is nothing remarkable. The variety of ways you can achieve that, however, is what makes playing this game over and over worth the time.
There's a reason you have literally dozens of save files slots, and if you enjoy the game, you'll likely fill most of them, where, depending on your mood, some are likely to end up with exotic names, i.e: "Save File #16 - Should I execute this maggot?", "Save File #21 - Survived the chocolate".

The masterpiece lies within the development and execution of the (a) and (b) items previously mentioned where,
You'll die. You'll die in funny, unexpected ways.
Characters will say funny stuff before you die.
And your epitaph will always make you giggle.

Alongside brilliant characters with the most alluring behaviors which will show you that,
Training some skills on the wrong order will prove extremely disastrous.
Everyone has awkward, impossible-to-remember names.
You'll eventually give up trying to memorize their names.
You'll notice it's easier to just call it whatever is easier to remember (Talasse -> Tallahassee)

If there are any negative aspects about this game that I can point out, it would indeed be its short length. Had it been a bit longer, it would make an outstanding awe-inspiring Journey™ instead of just an above-average afternoon play.

Anyway, point is, stop wasting your money with stupid COD releases every year and support this deviant, creative game.
Oh, and don't use guides. It spoils the fun.
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
No not god saves the queen

It's god save this ♥♥♥♥ing country's sorry ♥♥♥ education system because apparently a 14 year old princess who is the next queen thinks that having a hospital is gonna make the sick die faster

On a side note:This game tought me to get back up everytime i get beaten down....every time...
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Pretty much a Kawaii visual novel Dark Souls.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
I've never seen a game with so much replay value! I've played this game over a dozen times already!!!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Harder than expected, and majority of classes seem to be there just to throw you off while actually not being important to the end game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
Aw, a cute visual novel about an adorable princess who's also a magical girl! A fluffy time-waster, right?

Wrong. Spend every single turn meticulously distributing your skills, or die a painful, hilarious death. The cotton-candy facade hides a depth and difficulty that will have you Googling "Why did I die THIS time???"
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
It's a real testament to a game's design when you can fail so many times and still want to play it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
10/10 Best game evarr
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
I ordered an assassination.
Killed a chicken.
Blew up a potential assassin with my dark powers.
And sacrificed my best friend to an elder god.
Then died because I ate some bleeping chocolate!

Yes, this game cute with a waifu. Don't let that fool you.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
<3 It will drive you crazy.....but in a GREAT way :3 The game is simple. Help your girl become queen.......without dieing....and your going to die.....a lot.....I died the first time at the earliest point XD
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