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.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (3,946 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 8, 2013

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"Aka 'Sansa Stark Simulator.' An exceptionally clever game which asks a great deal of its players without really seeming to"
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March 8

1.3 Plot Update Now Available + New Achievements

The latest plot update for the game, complete with new story options, features, character portraits, marriages, and ways to completely ruin your country is now available.

There are also 6 new achievements to find, which will remove some people's 100% status but hopefully only temporarily.

If you want full spoiler-heavy details of everything that's been added, visit the discussion forums and read through the (long) beta thread. Otherwise, dive in and see what you can find!

And remember - the chicken had it coming.

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January 30

1.3 Plot Update Now in Beta

A lot of new options and some new character portraits are being added to the game (currently in beta-testing). The beta version is available to all Steam users, and more information on opting-in plus a quick list of what's in store can be found in this discussion topic: http://steamcommunity.com/app/251990/discussions/0/620703493333077987/

If you have the time, please come have a look and report your thoughts and any problems you encounter.

There will be a new achievement added to the game but not until this patch leaves beta.

Hope you enjoy the new storylines!



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Reviews

“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
Helpful customer reviews
743 of 852 people (87%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2014
ELODIE WHY WOULD YOU PUSH AN ARROW DEEPER INTO THE WOUND TO REMOVE IT I KNOW YOU DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT BATTLEFIELD MEDICINE BUT RAMMING SOMETHING POINTY INTO YOUR ORGANS DOES NOT MAKE THE WOUND BETTER IT MAKES YOU DIE FASTER.
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455 of 519 people (88%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
722.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
My playtime is only the amount of times I died.
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413 of 476 people (87%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
i was a princess who was so pro at dealing with medicine, i could've healed a whole army but i ate some chocolate and died

10/10 would eat them again
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236 of 275 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2014
Spend everyday training to get dem mad gainz
Put down peasant revolution
Mastering all sorts of arcane knowledge

Death by chocolate
G.G.
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171 of 191 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
A fun game if you like story and dialouge strategy. The title is misleading, however, as it is rare that the queen lives long at all.
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191 of 236 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
Beat it on second try by accident, ticked off many friends 10/10
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158 of 190 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
I trained myself in combat, I learned about the commoners. Even the royal guards are no match for my smarts.
Owned by some damn chocolates.

10/10
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120 of 147 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2014
I executed some dudes, got countless soldiers killed, hired a random girl that juggles daggers, dissapointed my father and then got shot by bandits while going to a birthday party.

10/10 would die again
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84 of 99 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
Cons:
This game gave me fear of chocolate.
I no longer dream of becoming a princess or queen.
I realized that the saying "Anything can be a weapon" is more true than i thought...

Pros:
Pink hair <3
Tentacle ♥♥♥♥ references.
Anime style.

Overall a 11/10

"CoD is still better" - IGN

"Screw that, I want badass mood swinging queens!" - Me
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60 of 67 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Long Live the Queen? It's already hard enough surviving til the corination date 0_0

Seriously though

Long Live the Queen

Plot/Story + Gameplay 8.9/10
Animation/Design 9/10
Audio/Soundtrack 9/10


Plot/Story + Gameplay 8.9/10
You are the female protagonist Elodie, who is next in the line of succession to the Throne! Sadly your mother dies when you're only just 14 years old, which means it is now your turn to take up the role as Queen of Nova! But it isn't as easy as it sounds, many in the kingdom will attempt to take advantage of your mother's death and assassinate you.

The Visual novel is very much like a dialogue-strategy type, being 14 years old the protagonist is relatively young and has much to learn. You the player will manage Elodie's weekly lessons and the topics you choose to work on will determine the outcome of any given situation your placed in. On weekends you're free to do as you wish around the castle, whatever you decide to do will affect your mood, and that mood will have an effect on how well you do in your lessons, being too cheerful will affect your mental performance and you won't gain many points on that skill.

Skills really do have a great impact on your future in this game, sometimes if you don't have the required skill for a situation this will lead Elodie to do some rather illogical things one prime example is how she got shot by an arrow and placed the arrow deeper within herself! Having no knowledge on what to do when you get shot is fine, maybe you had great trust in your royal guards, but ramming an arrow deeper into yourself?

Animation/Design 9/10
Animation/design isn't very different from most Visual Novels, but at times I felt the background seemed quite dark at times, I believe it adds to the lonely feeling in the game, you're not surrounded by a lot friends or family, but when you are, it's short-lived.

Audio/Soundtrack 9/10
I believe the soundtrack is simply beautiful, the entire soundtrack consists of 27 piano pieces. They really fit the right track into the right situation and emotion, there's even this particular track called 'Talking' which is played when you're conversing with someone, there are four versions of that track, Happy, Sad, Fragile/Calm, Busy and Worried.

Review Conclusion
I really enjoyed LongLong Live The Queen it's unique in its own way and I really love the dialogue-strategy part of it. There's a lot of trial and error involved the game, anything that may seem perfectly harmless maybe opposite in this game, I was skilled strategist in every way, but I was killed by chocolate. I recommend this game to anyone interested in dialogue-strategy or even those interested in royalty, you have an insight of the life of royalty, the risks involved, royal demeanor, internal and foreign affairs, the struggle.
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89 of 117 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
This game is slowly ruining my life.
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49 of 57 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
Pros:
+Several possible endings and events, requiring multiple playthroughs
+You're a princess
+Eat chocolate and die
+Make the servant eat the chocolate and die
+Complete, skillful voice acting
+In depth branching story
+Supported cheats for when you're tired of getting too close to swords.
+Casual, easy-to-learn gameplay
++No bugs, crashes, immersion breaking glitches, etc.


Cons:
-You die. A lot. Or at least I do.
-Plays a bit like a well-developed flash game.
+To be fair, it is an exceptionally well developed flash game.

Overall:
Yes, it's a glorified flash game. Yes, the gameplay is simplistic. But the storyline is actually very intriguing once you get into it. There are achievements for creative ways to die. It's just... fun. It's not particularly hard, nor is it just easy. But I really enjoyed this game, which is more than I can say of some others. I think it's definitely worth the buy.

Bottom Line: There's really only one standard I use to buy games: Is it fun? The answer to this is definitely "yes" for Long Live The Queen.
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246 of 380 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2014
Long Live the Queen is fun in a way. I'm not giving it a negative review because it isn't... and I'm sure it appeals to the people who like putting cute girls in different uniforms, but Long Live The Queen's gameplay is pure, sheer trial-and-error. You spend your days in the castle, developing skills and learning how to be a good queen. Of course, Elodie can't be good at everything, so you have to pick which skills to develop and which to leave alone. This is all nice in itself, if it weren't for the fact that the game keeps killing Elodie in more and more contrived ways, and every time this happens, it's because the player didn't develop some kind of obscure skill enough. Which means you have to - and this is no exaggeration - play a few weeks until you die, then load your save again and gear all your skill points toward preventing that death. You need to do this every time. What's the point of playing a game if I have to die over and over again and can only prevent it by save-scumming and using foreknowledge?

Decided to train Elodie to work with falcons rather than dogs? Too bad, because for some reason a high Dogs skill is all that can prevent you from being poisoned. It gets worse. You get challenged to a duel, and since you've got a good lot of skill points in swords, you confidently accept - only to see Elodie getting run through because whoops, the game decides to test against Athletics instead! I went to assist my troops to fight a naval battle, but did you think the game would check my (almost-maxed) Naval Strategy skill? Nope. Instead, it tests against Climbing and Meditation. Naval Strategy isn't even checked once. It does check against swimming, but haha, did you think being decent at it was enough? Nope, sleepy time with the fishes for you! Get challenged to a duel? You die because your Composure wasn't high enough and you, for some reason, decide to charge the inhumanly powerful mage that just obliterated your father.

Yeah, Hanako Games, I know replayability is a good thing, but try doing it in less cheap and lazy ways next time. A game like Vlad the Impaler, which gives you choices in crisis scenarios and then tests against your stats, does it right. Your game, which railroads crisis situations and then decided to test against a single skill, does not.
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54 of 71 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
Loli Hitler Simulator.
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27 of 27 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
104.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
Dear Gwenelle,

Ha! I mean Duchess of Sudbury! I am actually trying to work on my royal demeanor, I swear, okay? Life is just so crazy! My moods are so erratic lately.

Sorry I can’t make it to your party! My reflexes and archery skills are way below 50, Lore is just sooo much more interesting.. and bandits are everywhere. I even had this bad dream about traveling, and even though I’m not 100% sure it was related to your party, I’m going to stay on the safe side. I’m sure you understand, though, right? I’m sure you would prefer receiving presents from your ALIVE friend rather than, well, not.

Yeah, okay so I know you *might* not trust me because of that other timeline where I held Lottie hostage… but I had my reasons, okay!? I’m sure you know how it feels when everyone is judging you and you’re just like ah, how am I supposed to feel -Pressured?!

It’s hard being our age and in charge of so much stuff. But hey, at least I sided with you when I *did* go to your party that other time!

Do you have timelines or are you just.. like.. stuck? That would suck. OMG, I hope you have more than one outfit! O_O

Another reason I hate not being able to go to your party this time (because every time feels fresh, okay? my room is always just the way I left it..) is because I really wanted to pick up Briony!! All of her letters were annoying at first but we’re lovers in another timeline. Isn’t that sweet?!? So I figured I could get some early action. ^_^ Nothing with a squid, though! I told you about that poem, right? Sometimes I thought was hilarious, sometimes I just got angry about it.. have you gotten anything like that? Just wondering…

I might be +Lonely about not being able to go to your party, but you should be +Cheerful about the presents I sent you!

Don’t worry, they’re not chocolates. I would have sent you some apples from my garden—they’re so delicious they’re known to be stolen!—but I would hate to send you—my friend, a duchess—an apple beaten-up by travel. So when the roads are safer you can just come here and we can have all the delicious apples we want, and even play with toys just like old times! Ps xf dbo krtu pru. ^_^

Oh, and to answer your question, I have no idea why my dad doesn’t have a top lip. Like, sure, keeping a stiff upper lip is sound advice. But he just doesn’t have one in the first place!

Your friend,
Elodie

P.S. My handwriting is worse than Adair’s, but who cares?! I funded the printing press!
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55 of 74 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
29.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
Most replay value in a visual novel I have encountered thus far. Must... die... more... ways......
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41 of 56 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
369.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
it's ok
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
I just wanted to play a visual novel to make myself feel like I was good at something... Think I picked the wrong game for that.
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
The game's ♥♥♥♥ing impossible
10/10
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ2yExY2JFc&feature=youtu.be

Everyone and everything is out to get you in Long Live the Queen. You play through this gorgeous visual novel as a young 14 year old princess whose mother has just recently passed away and you are thrust into tending to the everyday matters of running a kingdom. From going to parades, giving public speeches, being the judge jury and executioner in court cases, leading your nation to war or diplomatically resolving your international disputes. But such a young girl can’t just jump right in and successfully run a kingdom; she needs to be properly trained.

The game plays out on a week to week basis where you start off by choosing 2 school classes you would like to take to train your queenly skills, and with 42 different skills to level up there is plenty of depth and variables to take into account that makes each choice feel meaningful, If you just choose willy-nilly without putting thought into what to level up you will definitely wind up just like your mother. The skills are either negatively or positively affected by your princesses’ current mood, for example if you are overly willful you may earn bonus points for taking a course in naval strategy or internal affairs whereas if you were in a yielding mood you would have a penalty for naval strategy or internal affairs.

After monitoring your mood, and assessing which classes you want to take, and you’re skill points are distributed, you are then put into a dialogue scene where you are presented with various dialogue trees, events, and scenarios that either get passed or failed depending on whether or not you have trained enough in a certain skill, an example of this may be perhaps you are out in the courtyard and a snake crosses your path and strikes at you, if you have reached a high enough level in the “Reflexes” skill you will be able to react quick enough to avoid the attack and escape death. More often than not a crucial fail will result in your death, and that is where the game gets addicting, you keep wanting to go back and try to figure out what you did wrong and what you could have done differently to avoid your demise (most likely just to discover another way to die). The game is the equivalent of the anime version of Bill Murrays Groundhogs day, you’ll just keep reliving the same things over and over until you get it right, and quite frankly that style of game isn’t for everyone, it may become too repetitive for your liking or you may feel that you were cheated the way you died and you may become too frustrated to keep playing, but odds are that you’ll be back to try to live the 40 weeks to reach your coronation day and become queen.

The game offers plenty of interesting dialogue and has a beautiful art style; the art style paired with the brilliant piano sound track is truly an aesthetically pleasing combination. The dark nature of the game is an overall exciting adventure experience and the high quality of both the visuals and especially the audio complement the game very well.


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