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 (64 reviews) - 98% of the 64 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Very Positive (5,092 reviews) - 94% of the 5,092 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.”

“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?


System Requirements

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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Red Panda
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Fun game. I went Napoleon Princess, and beat it on my third play through though.
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( 10.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Long Live the Queen uses an engine for Visual Novels, looks like Princess Maker, but plays like a roguelike.

Basic summary of the plot and gameplay: Due to her mother's sudden death, Elodie needs to survive 40 weeks before she turns 15 and is crowned Queen proper. You manage her class schedules which will increase her skills in different areas, but you must also keep track of her mood which can affect how easily she learns certain skills. These skills will become vital as they are frequently checked in events throughout the game. Failing these tests can have consequences that range from not gaining certain dialogue options to instant death.

That's the gist of it, but as you play you realize the events of the game look far more complex than it seems. A single decision can have implications several weeks down the line, sometimes interacting with several other factors that railroad you to your death. Adding to the complexity is that sometimes the game checks for skills that didn't seem superficially necessary to an event. And sometimes these checks are STEEP to the point where you'd pretty much need to have been planning to go for them from the start.

Then again, you can save and load at nearly any point in the game. Hope you've been taking notes or have a good memory. Would recommend that you only begin using a guide after the first 5 or so deaths or if you're hunting odd achievements.

There is often more than one way to skin a cat - for example, you could negotiate a compromise with an invading army to back away, or utilize an alliance to intimidate them into doing so. You're not entirely hosed for neglecting a certain skill set, but you'd better make sure whatever you've invested in is appropriately polished. And because you never have enough time to max everything out, there's a constant possibility of what happens if you resolve certain conflicts in different ways, and the challenge of managing your skills and mood such that they're up to standard when the time comes. A singe complete playthrough takes about 2 hours to accomplish, but be assured you'll spend even more time exploring other events the game has to offer.

9/10. Would get shanked in a duel again due to not having enough Athletics to not get tired.
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( 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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( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
This totally fulfills my dreams of being a cute underage anime princess.
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( 20.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
I died. A lot. lots of fun.
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Double-Plus Ungood
( 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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( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Extremely fun sim. Collecting all the achievements and unlocking all of the different endings and stories is very satisfying.
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( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Product received for free
It's time to become a powerful queen. I have trained myself in the ways of war, following intense study of military strategy and logistics. I have become a respected businesswaifu trained in management of resources and money. Some ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s asked me for money to make books or some ♥♥♥♥, I don't know. I declined, books are useless. Some lady wanted money for a hospital. We have no need for a hospital. My wonderful citizens will either die in battle or die in battle. Some guy claimed to be possessed by demons. Screw that, off with his head. Turns out he was a wizard. Whatever, magic is useless in the crusade to expand the land of our country. I made sexual advances on a kid two years younger than me. I am the prettiest pink dictator. Some rebels decided to challenge me in a war. We crushed them. We executed their leader.

The stepson ♥♥♥♥♥♥ challenged me to a duel. Little does he know, I have been training in the ways of the sword for some time now. He killed me.

I give it a perfect score of 5/7, would definitely become a cocky loli Mao Zedong again.
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( 20.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Magnificent. I am not a visual novel fan, but this game grabbed me. I particularly like the detailed descriptions of your training sessions.

I kept thinking that this game should have been called Sansa Stark Simulator.
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( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
DARK SOULS players, do read on. Else, well, still read on.

So I bought this game because the video intrigued me. "Hey, a branching narrative with fun little tests! Perhaps this'll be good." However, my minimalistic expectations were fried in a measly 20 minutes. It felt like playing Call of Duty against a godmode hacker - you cannot and will not win. In truth, its more a fight aginst the RNG that is "what will I, the human, pci next" that simply can't be won. There's... there's not victory! Constant messages saying "Test -> Failed" and consistent death just push me away from the game quickly. So I got a refund and I'm happy about that.

At the same ironic time, however, I want to be able to play this game to completion - every success/every death possible. However, I can't see myself spending the money to get this game back. Oh well, perhaps it'll be free for a short period of time. Until then, though, thumbs down
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
49 of 52 people (94%) found this review helpful
81 people found this review funny
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
I mastered military strategy so I would not lose a war and die.
I mastered running and reflexes so I'd be able to run away from any threat and not die.
I mastered sword fighting just in case I had to fight, and not die.
I mastered magic to be able to sense any dangerous magic, and not die.
I ate too many chocolates and died ~
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29 of 31 people (94%) found this review helpful
30 people found this review funny
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
> wanted to become benevolent Queen
> mastered economics to invest in printing press and let country prosper.
> mastered medicine to invest in building a hospital and improve living conditions.
> mastered court manners and public speaking to be a smooth talking Queen and win over masses.
> mastered military tactics and espionage to be a responsible and savvy leader.
> mastered magic to become OP mage
> became ruthless expansionist leader hell-bent on making Nova great again
> tries ditching magic and military in exchange for history and faith to become benevolent Queen
> ends up becoming anti-magic fascist and literally commit anti-magic user Holocaust

10/10 would become kawaii Hitler again
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
This is like Dark Souls 4...

...with cute dresses and playing with dogs :O)
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
This ♥♥♥♥ is more hardcore than a Souls game
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
No this game has nothing to do with England.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
This can be a short experience or a long experience depending on if you're quick to give up or you try to strategize and perservere through until you get YOUR happy ending. This is definitely very different from typical visual novels in how much easier it is to get a bad ending than most visual novels. You could get one within a week or at the very end. I still haven't found my happy ending, but hopefully, I can get it soon. Cause I'm done with this dying bullsh*t. 凸(ಠ益ಠ)凸 Still, I would tell people to play it because it's just generally fun to go through.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.4 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
I keep dying but I also always want to come back and try again. Is this the Dark Souls experience?
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