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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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.”

“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.”

“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?


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Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 1.2 Ghz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • OS: 10.4+
    • OS: x86 or compatible processor
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
LLTQ is not an easy game to review. I really enjoyed the combination of seemingly light-minded Princess Maker-like character development and brutal, merciless medieval (fantasy) politics, but the problems I had with the game mechanics overshadowed the complex storylines. Maybe it's a tradition for these type of games to be extremely grindy, but the constant need of either reloading savestates or incredible amount of trial-and-error drains the fun out from gameplay. For the record, I had fun playing through the game first five-six times, until I realized it wouldn't get me anywhere unless I made a perfect plan before starting instead of trying to react to whatever was happening.)
The game has beautiful art and lots of interesting plotlines, but you have to go through the same initial events over and over again to experience most of them. In other words, the overrall gameplay becomes more and more boring while you're searching for sparks of undiscovered content (in action games this would work, but in LLTQ you'll just end up starting over because you didn't know what skills you need in whatever situation beforehand). Still, it's probably the best game of its kind out right now, and someone with past experience with this genre probably won't find the mechanics so incredibly arduous!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
Want to grow up from a princess to a queen? Well, good luck with that. No one else wants you to and will try everything to stop you.

Long Live the Queen is largely a numbers-and-stats game delivered in adorable, yet somewhat macabre, visual novel form. Figuring out which stats to level and when, when its best just to stay home, and if that food is going to be tasty or deadly is mostly done through trial-and-error.

After suffering more deaths than the first time you played Bloodborne, you might finish a run (with or without consequence to your kingdom, depending on your actions).

Recommended for people who like visual novels with lots and lots of endings.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
22.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Would die again 10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
I think I've never played something as pleasant as well as challenging as Long Live The Queen.

Totally worth your money.
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1 of 15 people (7%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
this game honestly has no purpose whatsoever besides appealing to depraved weeaboos. there is no actual gameplay elements in this "game". it's all trial and error with no payoff whatsoever. don't waste money on this trash.
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428 of 457 people (94%) found this review helpful
175 people found this review funny
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
I am a pretty, pretty princess! When trying to become Queen I got stabbed, shot, poisoned, burned to a crisp, and rule 34ed Japan style.
10 out of 10, would die again.

Long Live the Queen is a Visual Novel game that, instead of trying to simply win the hearts of others and fall in love, you try to survive the horrors of royal life with your head intact. Of course, it doesn't help when everyone is a bloodthirsty murderer who's only desire is to bring forth the death of a fourteen year-old girl. Seriously, what the hell is wrong with them?

You take the role of Princess Elodie, who needs to be trained to be a proper queen because Disney dictates that no princess is allowed to have a living mother. You end up making all the decisions because your father is a lazy bum who's shirked off all of his responsibilities, but for some reason won't let you have your mother's keepsake. The kingdom is a mess, everyone is evil, and no matter what you do you just can't seem to save this poor little traumatized girl.

The mechanics of the game play on themselves in a bit of a cycle. You can upgrade Elodie's stats; which can increase slowly or rapidly based on her mood; which is based on events that have happened; which are based on your choices as well as her stats; which are upgraded accordingly based on her mood; which is ba-- ah you get the idea. This means that every decision, even the first one, can drastically affect how the story unfolds. No two games are alike, unless you purposefully do everything in the exact same way every time. But that's boring.

Because of the above mentioned do-it-all-the-same concept, you can technically beat the game as many times as you like after you find out how to do it once. But beating the game is not where this game shines. Sure, acquiring the crown and becoming Queen Elodie is a grand event in itself; only if you get there (because you will die, and die a lot). But one of the greatest things about this game is the ability to make different choices every time and see where it leads you. Find out what is down each path and discover what you can and can't get away with. And more importantly, unlock all the outfits because they're cute. Proper wardrobe is the pinnacle detail between ratty princesses and pristine queens.

All in all, it is a great game and I'd recommend it to anyone.

Wait... you can learn magic? HELLZ YEAH!
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297 of 315 people (94%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 19, 2014
The first time I played this game I died fairly deep into it because I had not properly leveled decorating like a good princess. It only got better from there. I tried a perfect princess, died. I tried a warrior queen, died. I tried a mix, a little Sansa a little Aria, I died. By the time I finally won the game I had sunk invading fleets, executed half my family and awoken something evil in the dark and deep, and I was beloved by all those still alive.

Simply put the game is amazing and you should get it.
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624 of 736 people (85%) found this review helpful
656 people found this review funny
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2014
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357 of 412 people (87%) found this review helpful
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Despite its girly appearances, the game involves a lot of strategy, and thinking to help the princess live, gain reputation, and overall being a great queen. You make choices that effect the story and various paths to discover and explore (Its possible to complete the game with nothing in combat). However, one event at the end can not be changed no matter what choices you choose which causes the game to be somewhat linear. The music was diverse and amazing in my opinion and helped set the tone of the game depending on the situation. Gameplay could have been better for example more scenes, and backgrounds. If you enjoy visual novels, this is a great game for you.
However, I feel the price of the game is a bit too much for the amount of gameplay and would recommend waiting till it goes on sale if you plan on purchasing the game.
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249 of 279 people (89%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
This is a game of trial and error, educated guesses, and mood management. If any of those three things sound unappealing to you, you may want to stay away from this game.

Have you ever played a visual novel? This game resembles one. Half of the game is background images with text boxes on top of them, and the other half is menus. However, this is not a visual novel. The story is very light in this game, and forgettable. This leaves the gameplay to keep you interested:

Your princess has a large number of stats, ranging from singing, decoration and dancing, to swords, polearms and archery. You increase these stats by assigning two classes each day. At the end of a day, you choose from several different activities, which alter your mood.

Her mood is important because it directly affects how quickly you increase skills during the daily classes. The "depression" mood happens to increase the "decoration" skill faster. Increasing skills is everything in this game, because it runs on a set schedule of story events. These happen at the same time and start off exactly the same, but the way your princess reacts to them depends entirely on how you've chosen to raise her skills. This is the mood management I mentioned. You are often asked to choose an action during story segments, and these can alter the story greatly - or instantly kill you.

The educated guesses and trial and error come from that, and of the fact that you cannot possibly predict when you will need a particular skill. Your princess will randomly be stabbed, poisoned, etc. and if you don't have the right skill high enough, that's all folks! The fun of this game is from starting a fresh game after each death, and planning how you will raise your princesses' skills this time to accomodate the story event you just died on.

If this doesn't sound like something you would enjoy, I would have to advise you to avoid this game, as it is ALL it has to offer. I personally got about ten hours out of it, and I'll probably go back for more someday, but this kind of experience may just not appeal to you.
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natty light
20.7 hrs
Posted: October 23
This game seems like it's going to be cutesy and sweet, and holy ♥♥♥♥ could you not be more wrong. It's grueling and heart breaking, and I love every second of it. It's super challenging, but I love it to death and play it constantly from the second I bought it. 10/10 for sure.
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14.3 hrs
Posted: October 22
Way more fun than it looks! I thought this would be casual and get old fast, but the fast the everyone wants you dead keeps the excitment coming! I got this game earlier today and have been playing it almost nonstop! I'm gaining stratagy and it's fun to play evil queen or be a great queen! I reccomend this is casual players that don't mind action being in the form of words.
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boom boom saloon
4.6 hrs
Posted: October 22
First game, decide to become a brutal authoritarian dictator, promptly stabbed to death.
Second game, to become a pious queen of the land, poisoned by chocolates.
Third game, form diplomatic relationships with everyone, killed in a rebel uprising.
Fourth game, give authoritarianism another shot, get stabbed to death, again.
Fifth game, crush all rebel uprisings, learn magic, study hard and well, forced to sacrifice myself to stop a kraken killing everyone.
Haven't even managed to get married yet.
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37.8 hrs
Posted: October 21
This is one of my all time favorite games. After a while, you learn to recognize most of what will kill you and it isn't hard to get crowned. What is hard is getting all the achievements. There are so many hidden scenarios that you have to pick the right classes at the right time as well as have the right personality to get to. Of course, how well you learn depends on your mood and you still need to learn specific skills to stay allive. Want to increase your cruelty? Execute a few people then visit the dungeons and laugh. If you are really stuck, there are plenty of walk-throughs to get the achievement. You can skim the walk-throughs and try it on your own....and die a couple times. Also, you can be boring and follow the walk-throughs exactly, but really why play the game if you aren't going to enjoy it? Another plus is the 10 save slots so that when you die you don't have to start from the very beginning. You can save pretty much constantly. Buy this! It's a ton of fun, but not too pricey.
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14.6 hrs
Posted: October 18
ALRIGHT LISTEN UP MOTHER %^&*() THIS AIN'T YOUR DADDY'S TETRIS! THIS IS RUNNING A GOD %$#^ KINGDOM! IT'S SERIOUS %#$%@ BUSINESS! YOU'VE GOT MOTHER %^&*% TRYING TO MURDER YOU BEFORE YOU TAKE THE THRONE AND ONE SHOT AT GLORY! Kidding aside this is a pretty fun experience, reminds me of those choose your own adventure books. Plenty of replay value and well worth checking out, interesting story that changes based on how you play so unlike M.E. your choices actually matter lol.
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8.7 hrs
Posted: October 16
Long Live the Queen comes off as a strange visual novel at first, but in reality it's a difficult strategy game about micro-managing the mood swings of a fourteen year old girl.

10/10 would sacrifice my cousin to a tentacle monster again.
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29.1 hrs
Posted: October 16
one of my favourite games <3 wish i had more to unlock in it but I think i did everything. i get nostalgic just thinking of the hours i spent up late at night last winter playing it. the music is kind of hypnotic too, maybe thats why i got so immersed
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4.7 hrs
Posted: October 16
Spend all your time learning about war and witchcraft, get poisoned. Try again, a civil war breaks out. Try again, bluff, get forced into a marriage. Do you want to execute this woman? How about send assassins?
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