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 (57 reviews) - 98% of the 57 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (5,083 reviews) - 94% of the 5,083 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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turnerjer0000
( 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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uodɐǝʍɹpunʍ #upsidedown
( 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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Galahad
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Game #1: Wanted to be benevolent queen.
> Focused social skills & economics
> Lowered taxes
> Let noble families control their own affairs
> Didn't want to marry right away
> Employeed people
> Didn't execute anyone
> Kept clean of the dark arts (magic)
>> Nobles rise up in civil war, which is put down barely
>> Enemy king comes and kills my father then laughs as he tells me he killed my mother.
>> Kills me.

Game #2:

> Worship the gods of nature
> Invest in printing press & print army recruiting propoganda
> Marries useless husband for military support
> High taxes
> Focus on military and dueling abilities
> Long live the dark arts
> Squish any foreign threat with an iron fist
> Civil war abrupts, burn traitor armies and execute aunt
> Her son wants revenge, I turn him into burnt peasant food
> Enemy king invades, smashes my fleet & army
> Challenges me to a duel, I decapitate him with a magic sword
> Peasants revolt, sick of their ♥♥♥♥, commit small level genocide
> Become Queen of toasty people
>>Did all of this in a sailor moon outfit

10/10
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iyrsiiea
( 17.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
This is the kind of game where once I finally figured out the steps needed to keep myself alive, I procceeded to discover all possible methods of dying. You know, for funsies.

I spent far, far too much time playing this silly little game, but at least it was worth the money.
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azuresquirrel
( 10.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Far more difficult than it would appear to be and yet somehow addictively fun? Now if only I could get this pink princess to finally have that lesbian affair . . .
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Sammy Moose
( 9.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
This game is unexpectededly addicting and I would honestly purchase it again, even if it meant dropping out of college, becoming a hermit, and severing all ties to my family.
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arron357
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
this game made me a salty ♥♥♥♥♥♥
10/10 will leave this game for months
10/10 wil use a walkthrough next time just to win once
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alexis_winn
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
I've died so many times, but I'm addicted to it. 11/10
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Viper Zero
( 6.8 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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
40 of 43 people (93%) found this review helpful
66 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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26 of 27 people (96%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Recommended
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
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
This ♥♥♥♥ is more hardcore than a Souls game
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
No this game has nothing to do with England.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
15.8 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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
It took a lot of convincing, but after playing a bit of this game I found it's quite fun. There won't be much replay value as it's a story-driven game, but there are quite a few bits to explore, and the game isn't that expensive.
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