You were living a calm life on your farm with your father. Those times are gone. Flames have turned your house into ashes. Your father is missing. A darkness is falling over the whole country and you are setting off on a dangerous journey. This is going to be the greatest adventure of your life.
User reviews: Very Positive (634 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 14, 2013

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“There’s a plenty of complexity within this game, so boredom should be out of the question.”
4/5 – http://hero-of-the-kingdom.software.informer.com/

About This Game

Set off on a dangerous journey to save your father and the kingdom.

You were living a calm life on your small farm together with your father. One sunny day your life completely changed. Malicious bandits raided your house and burnt it to ashes. Your father is missing. A darkness is falling over the whole country and you are setting off on a dangerous journey to places unknown. You must overcome your fear and find your father. You won't hesitate to take the road. This is going to be the greatest adventure of your life.

  • Explore a huge beautiful country.
  • Meet dozens of people and fulfill many various quests.
  • Collect herbs, hunt for animals, and go fishing.
  • Find hundreds of scattered hidden items.
  • Reach up to 38 achievements.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Pixel Shaders 1.1, 128 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 120 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
43 of 47 people (91%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
This is a nice little surprise for me. A cute and simple little game. It was fun from start to finish until i got all the achievements. This is more like a point & click game, but it has rpg and hidden object elements in it too. Oh that last mushroom...
Your house has been burned and your father disappeared. You're going on a journey to find him. Collect flowers, mushrooms, fish, hunt the animals, help the ghosts, search for treasure, do quests and of course fight until you become a hero of the kingdom.
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32 of 33 people (97%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
I'm so glad I played this. After becoming a CSGO/DotA Addict, THIS GAME re-kindled my love/passions for gaming..

+ Amazing Story
+ Amazing Soundtrack
+ Non-Linear gameplay
+ It's not frustating, not extremely challenging
+ Relaxing, Casual, Fun
+ It's everything I want in a game. A game should be fun to play, something which you look forward to, which excites you even after a dull and tiring day.

- It's a little slow sometimes.

Rating: 9/10

If you're in my friends list and can't afford this game, i'll give you some bucks to buy this. BUT please do buy this game.
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26 of 29 people (90%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
With artwork reminiscent of games from the late 90's such as Age of Empires; Hero of the Kingdom is a point and click adventure game that takes you back to a simpler time when everyday heroes were larger than life. While the story itself is terribly cliche, the resource management is clever and has you dashing all over the countryside raising your own private army for the kingdom to fight off would-be invaders while the king and his generals sit back and bemoan the evils befallen their once peaceful kingdom.

What I liked about the game:

+ Visuals reminded me of good old Age of Empires 2
+ The narrative isn't overly convoluted
+ Flexible resource management, you can harvest your own or buy from the market
+ Reasonable achievements
+ Can be played causally

What I didn't like:

- The story was terribly predictable and cliche as previously noted
- Towards the end of the campaign the game gets rather repetitious; favoring quadrupling requirements rather than introducing new concepts
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
Words can't describe how fun this game is. At first glance, it looks like a boring Facebook game, but when you get it started... oh wow! The RPG elements work so well, along with fun trade/obtain objectives and a very good, well written story.

Achievements might be something you do not care for, but with collectibles, quests etc. it makes good fun if you want to go after all 38.

I can only recondmend this game. A hidden diamond on Steam.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
There's full of positive reviews about Hero of the Kindom and mine won't be different..

Personal Rating: Fun and relaxing, i enjoyed it so much.
Classic Rating: 8/10

This short game is like a point&click adventure with hidden objects: its simplicity, clever logic, beautiful setting and storyline really impressed me. I can't find anything bad about it, it's very rewarding for the loot you can find and achievemens are not too hard to get, even if i finished the game before getting them all - but i really do not mind it.

I bought this one on a bundle but i would recommend you to buy it even at full price, because it's really worth the money.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
This is a very casual game, but very enjoyable and quite addictive.
There wasn't anything in the game to ruin what it was. I thought it might be ruined at the first battle by going in to a dumb mini game or something, but it stays true to itself the whole way through, and doesn't ever try to be anything that it's not, which I really appreciated.
You buy or trade items for quests, you can trade items for cash. To get your health back up, you can camp if you have certain food, or pay cash for a room. There's stuff to collect, and hidden objects, hunting, fishing, herbing. All of which fit the mood of the game perfectly.
I bought this in the steam summer sale, but given what £5 will buy you elsewhere these days, I'd say it's probably worth it's full price.
I don't think there's much replay value to it, but it's entertaining and addictive enough to keep you going till the games end without getting bored.
All achievements are do-able on one playthrough, just check to see what you need to complete, and you won't have to play it twice, which I also appreciate, especially since it's story based, I don't like to feel forced to play a game twice if there's no real replay value, just for achievemements, so it's great in this regard as well.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Although it took me just 3 hours to 100% this game I enjoyed every minute out of it. It's a nice mix of hidden object game and adventure with a lot of trade and involved.

It doesn't give any replay value though, so one shouldn't expect to get more than 4 hours out of the game. The difficulty is low at best.

If you can get it cheap and you like adventures or hogs, then grab it. You will enjoy your time. Otherwise stay away.

This game won't thrill you, but it manages to be both relaxing and yet always keep you entertained while you search for stuff hidden on the maps or think of strategies to get the items you need for your quest.

a very well meant 6/10, I want to give so much more, but it's just not enough content and replay value. The game is great at what it is, nothing more.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
If you know what you are getting into with this game, I think it hits all the right notes. It's basically a point and click adventure game, but instead of puzzles, you have resource management. You find/collect various resources in the world and use them to create/craft/barter for other items that may not be as easy to come by. As the story progresses (a simple story, old as time, but it moves things along), you open up new areas of the map in which to hunt, forage, and take on side quests for various NPCs.

All of the backgrounds are static, with icons representing the types of activities available - picking flowers, hunting bear, fishing, and combat animations are little more than a few 2D sprites wobbling back and forth. But that doesn't detract from the enjoyment. There is just enough of a "new stuff to get/see" drip, and the pacing is done well enough, that it never gets boring. You may find a vendor selling things you don't know what to do with yet, but it won't take long until you figure it out, or the story progresses to the point where it makes sense. There is a bit of a grind at the end of the game if you want all the achievements, but it's not a big deal.

The major story beats are advanced by having the right amount of particular resources - soldiers, healing potions, a weapon of some sort - to take on the battle or quest in front of you. Sometimes, finding the right resources is a little troubling because the map doesn't identify where anything particular is; however, the loads are fast enough, and you backtrack enough that you get used to where the crucial stuff is anyway.

It has a demo, so I'd check that out. It hooked me and I ended up getting all 38 achievements (most of which can easily be done by playing through it).
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
For a mere 10 cents I spent on this game (from Indie Royale bundle), it's a neat one.

Game's incredibly simple, a point and click with RPG and hidden object element. You won't be hard pressed by timer to complete quest, can be done at your pace. There's a grinding involved to get gold, and admittedly it's a bit boring to do quest repeatedly but I think it's a minor problem in a bigger picture. Basically it's just collecting resources like meat, flavor, fish, gold etc and turn them in for rewards and next objectives. You'll also be looking for some items in your screen and click on it to get the items (hidden object element). Overall mix, it's pretty fun.

Story is so so, a boy that is gonna save the country from Evil invasion. I breezed though the dialogues anyway... moreso, The Ending is a mere 'horrayyyy for the hero' and just like that.

Replayability... none. Beat it once and ain't gonna look back.

To complete the game it won't take long, three or four hours you can do that. Maybe six or a bit more to fully complete achievements - I can't be bothered to do that though.

Overall, for a bundle game, this one has a good value. Recommended 7.5/10.
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 29
At first glance your average gamer might dismiss Hero of the Kingdom as an oddity, a curious game with minimal feedback and graphics and could be considered a time-filler, a placeholder title to play in between longer and more involved gaming sessions. To do so would be a disservice to the gamer and to Hero of the Kingdom, as there is a lot more under the surface than what first appears, and through the course of a short story, you will become, the Hero of the Kingdom.

If you enjoy your gaming more casual, and less intense, Hero of the Kingdom definitely has a lot to offer. The game interface is simple and intuitive, and yet it is also never obtrusive. All gameplay is directed by mouse clicks. The action takes place on simple overhead maps, and your mouse clicks naturally will flow as the story and the gameplay layers on.

The complexity of Hero of the Kingdom comes in its economy and the use of selling items of value or to trade for items of usefullness. Should your character require to pass a bridge that is broken, they may need to sell unrequired items to obtain the help, rope and other necessities to move further on. You will gain skills such as fishing and hunting, with simple mouse clicks taking all guess work out of the equation. You either have the equipment to do the task, or you don't. There really is no challenge here.

This laid back notion is continued with the minimal music and sound effects. Both are equally pleasing, but ultimately forgettable. There is nothing about the game, from the gameplay, to the audio, that really stands out. It is all as inoffensive and flavorless as can be possible.

In many ways, Hero of the Kingdom feels like a slightly improved Facebook game, without the social interaction. Certainly the gameplay harkens back to that mindset, and without any kind of graphical flourish, could easily be mistaken as one. Where it succeeds is that it layers on additional systems through hunting, fishing and flower collecting, while telling a simple story about a long forgotten evil that is uniting various minion cliches in order to hunt down the good people of the kingdom.

Hero of the Kingdom is a fun diversion that requires so little of your attention and so little of the gamer that one could forget that they were actually playing a game here and not an interactive click-a-thon. There is enough gameplay here to recommend to the casual gamer but only to this subset of gamer might there be some enjoyment found.

Hero of the Kingdom is by no means a bad game, in fact, I rather enjoyed my short four hour journey. But there are a great many alternatives for your gaming dollar that demand more from the gamer, and the gamer should demand more from the creator. Hero of the Kingdom wouldn't be out of place being hosted for free on some website, perhaps with a banner ad - there just isn't enough gameplay to fully justify a purchase.

5/10.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
I got this game in a bundle and originally had it in my trades list, however, I decided to give it a try because I needed a mindless, time-filler in between games. I was pleasantly surprised by Hero of the Kingdom, and was happy to have given it a chance.

If you like super casual, short, adventure games that are less action-oriented (the game's main mechanic is item/resource management), then you will enjoy this game. It is easily beatable in less than 2 hours, and within 4 hours I had farmed all of the achievements.

The aesthetics are nice - the backgrounds are well-done and the menus/feedback are non-intrusive. The music and sounds are good, adding an appropriate feel to the atmosphere. The story and pacing of the game allow for a very mindless, non-taxing gameplay experience. After playing through a lot of time-intensive, mind-numbing games, having casual alternatives like Hero o the Kingdom is always appreciated.

The controls are extremely simple, as everything is done through mouse clicks. The tutorial is quick and painless, and the learning curve is mostly minimal - the most difficult element being proper item/resource management. It is pretty challenging to actually "fail" in the game, as there are always options for you to acquire more resources, even if you find yourself suddenly depleted of everything.

Gameplay is mostly linear and follows a straightforward formula - in order for you to progress to area X, you need items Y and Z. Item Y can be obtained by either buying it directly with gold, or by harvesting and crafting components A and C, Item Z is a side-quest reward. Variations of this formula occur, but the general concept is to have the appropriate items for each mission. Any form of resource harvesting (ex: farming, hunting) requires health points (and usually some other item(s)), and you are able to accumulate an infinite amount of HP if you keep resting.

For achievement hunters, this game is pretty easy to achieve 100%, however, a large amount of time will be spent finding small objects (mushrooms, crates, etc) on the screen. I had to do this in bursts, as my eyes and brain would get tired of searching through each level.

If you want a casual, non-demanding break from your typical games, then definitely give Hero of the Kingdom a try. I've played web-based games on sites like Newgrounds and Kongregate since I was a child, and this game has similar appeal as the quality titles you can find on there.

I normally try not to mention game price in my reviews, however, I would recommend most people to wait for this one to go on sale, or at least be bundled (as it happens often).

Recommend!

Cheers,
DJSF @DJSF's Rogue Reviews
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Hero of the Kingdom is a neat little Point and Click game that combines the classic Hidden Object genre with some light RPG elements, quests and resource management. The game was developed by Lonely Troops, a Slovakian Indie studio consisting of 2 brothers.

STORY
Without going too much into detail, the story is pretty generic weak-boy-saves-the-world material. Bandits burn down your house and kidnap your father, so you set out on a quest to rescue him, find out what the bandits' motives are and put an end to all evil to make the kingdom a peaceful and safe place again. Add magic, ghosts, talking frogs, goblins and lizardmen to that and, well, there you go. Nothing spectacular or innovative there, but gameflow-wise it keeps the boat afloat, so that's at least something.

VISUALS
Graphically, the game may as well be from the 1990's era of simulation games such as Anno 1602 or Age of Empires, which isn't a bad thing at all. The enviroments have loads of details that you often only see at a second glance and it's quite cool to discover new things in areas that you have already visited many times. However, do note that the enviroments are absolutely static - they are basically drawings with quest/action markers on top of them, so you won't see cows eating grass, fishes swimming around or anything like that. The best you get is some minor animation effects for water and smoke, but that's about it. If anything changes in the enviroment like, say, a NPC is moving from A to B, he slowly fades out on A and then slowly fades in on B, so there aren't any actual animations for anything. While that's no deal-breaker for me personally, it surely would've been awesome if the game felt a bit more alive and actually more like a sim rather than a P'n'C game with rendered backgrounds.

GAMEPLAY
The game is basically a Hidden Object game where you can freely move around between the various locations to explore them and hunt, collect and harvest goods that you'll eventually need for quests, trades or tasks. All items that you gather will be put into your inventory and you decide whether you want to sell them for gold or trade them for other items that you might need for a certain quest.

All interactions such as hunting, fishing, harvesting or fighting cost resources in the form of knifes, arrows, bowls, fishing rods, swords, shields etc. and if you have a bow but no arrows, you can't go hunting. While the various tasks require various resources, all tasks require a certain amount of health points (similar to Action Points in turn-based games). They basically represent your stamina and if you have depleted your health, you can't finish any tasks until you replenish it again. This is easily done by taking a nap in a tent, camp or inn. The different resting places require different resources: while you need fruits or meat to sleep in a tent or a camp, you need hard gold to sleep in an inn. In return, you get rewarded with the most health points out of the 3 resting places because it's more restorative to sleep in an actual bed rather than in a tent, obviously.

Generally, managing your resources is an important part of the game as you need to think ahead and estimate whether you might need certain items later down the road. If you sell everything right away, you most definitely will have to re-purchase the items in order to complete tasks or quest. On the other hand, if you keep absolutely everything in your inventory, you might not be able to purchase required items that are only sold for gold - simply because you didn't earn any gold by selling stuff you do not need.

Other than that, it's basically back and forth tracking between the different locations to look out for new or updated quests and new activities, which often only spawn after certain quests are completed.

PLAYTIME & REPLAYABILITY
Beating the story took me roughly 5 hours, however, the largest chunk of playtime is dedicated to finding the large amount of hidden objects/resources and doing various tasks to gain even more resources. The actual story itself makes only a small piece of the pie.

For me personally, the game has only very little replayability. Once you've beaten it, you've beaten it. There's no real point or incentive to come back to it again, especially since it's easily doable to get 100% of the achiements in a single playthrough if you just take your time and don't rush from quest to quest.

CONCLUSION
Hero of the Kingdom isn't flawless, but the visual appeal, the relaxing atmosphere and the simple yet interesting gameplay makes this a decent game for a casual evening when you're not in the mood to shoot and kill things on the screen.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
Not the most complex game out there, a simple hidden object game with light adventure game elements. About four or five hours long, perfect for a rainy day or something to keep the kids occupied with for an afternoon.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
An enjoyable little game, I was surprised how much I liked it. It's a relaxing adventure that has some RPG elements mixed in. I was compelled to 100% the achievements after I completed the story, which I normally don't do with games, because I enjoyed it so much.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
When you first begin playing Hero of the Kingdom, it seems like it has a lot of potential. It feels like any moment now it's going to open up and you'll be able to take your own path and develop your own story.

And it feels like that for quite a while, too, until you realize that this game is on rails. It's badly on rails and it has senseless grinding.

It's a good concept missed. Maybe worth a buck.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 22
Esta review también está en español al final.

Hero of the Kingdom may look like your average browser game, but its more than that. In the game, we play as the son of a farmer whos out for a few days in a business trip and we need to take care of the farm. As usual, problems happen and some bandits burn the farm down. We need to reach our dad to tell him the bad news and this is how the adventure starts.
The story isnt that great, but it fills its purpose to get you more of what Hero of the Kingdom does well, and thats the resoure management/ point n click stuff. This is no Elder Scrolls game, we need to follow a linear path that however gives us plenty of freedom to explore and discover the secrets of the map. But, is the game any fun?
The main thing we will be doing on Hero of the Kingdom will be clicking, collecting stuff and then progress. It may sound dull as hell but most of the resources are hidden in the game map, so we will need some of that old good "where is waldo" sense to get all of them. Its a nice relaxing slow paced game, and its good at what it does.

note: it took me about 4 hours to 100% the game.

    Strong points:
  • Pretty good visuals
  • Relaxing music
  • Gathering resources is surprisingly fun
    Weak points:
  • The story is pretty average
  • Lack of animations
  • 0 replayability
Conclusion: You'll like Hero of the Kingdom if you're looking for a short relaxing experience in a plain fantasy story. You will have fun with the resource gathering if you're into that


Spanish review:

Hero of the Kingdom puede parecer a simple vista un juego de navegador típico, pero es bastante más que eso. En el juego encarnamos a un joven granjero, cuyo padre está de viaje por unos días y tenemos que encargarnos de la granja mientras tanto. Sin embargo, pronto surgen los problemas, como suele pasar. Unos bandidos atacan la granja y la queman, así que obviamente vamos a buscar a nuestro padre para contarle lo que ha pasado, y esto se convierte en el principio de la aventura.
La trama no es nada del otro mundo, pero está bien escrita y encaja con el tipo de juego que Hero of the Kingdom aspira a ser. No estamos ante un Elder Scrolls ni nada por el estilo, si bien el juego no es completamente linear, la trama vertrebra todo lo que hacemos, al menos en determinados puntos, ya que tenemos bastante libertad para revisitar todas las áreas y hacer las misiones secundarias que queramos. Pero la pregunta es obviamente si el juego es entretenido o no, por que la historia en sí no te lo va a vender.
Se podría decir que es un point&click con resource management, y se acercaría bastante a la realidad. En [/]Hero of the Kingdom hay muchos tipos de recursos y diferentes maneras de obtenerlos, por lo tanto hay muchas opciones a la hora de completar los objetivos. Pero eso sí, todo se reduce a hacer click y tener los recursos que necesitamos, nada más. También hay un gran componente de agudeza visual, pues la mayoría de recursos están ocultos en el mapa y habrá que hacer click sobre ellos para obtenerlos. Por último, Hero of the Kingdom hace un buen trabajo a la hora de presentar un juego relajado y entretenido.

nota: me llevó unas 4 horas completar el juego al 100%

    Puntos Fuertes:
  • Buen apartado visual
  • Música relajante
  • Conseguir los recursos es entretenido
    Puntos Flojos:
  • La historia es muy normalita
  • Las animaciones brillan por su ausencia
  • 0 rejugabilidad
Conclusión: Hero of the Kingdom te gustará si buscas un entretenimiento suave en la forma de un "juego de navegador" con una trama de fantasía genérica. No te gustará si buscas un rpg complejo o un juego de mundo abierto al uso.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
A simple RPG game..

As someone who usually is heisting a bank or hiding from a Xenomorph, this is a nice break from my usual adventures. The game is pretty simple, I'd say it has some basic resource management skills needed to play, and that's it.

The story seems pretty good, I've enjoyed it so far. And some of the sidequests are pretty interesting.
Nothing much to say for this, a nice simple game to play! I recommend it for the sale price I got it at.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
6 hours for a playthrough with 100% achievements

This game is nice.
Not once you have to hurry or click fast.
You are a guy who searches his father. And does things for people, so that the people help him.

There is a nice little story, a map for fast travel, which you do not really need but is nice to have, an inventory which you never check because the game is nice enough made so you don't need to do such things here.

You just click through, have a bit of fun and that is it.

Just to get some of the dumb buyers: IT IS OPENWORLD

Haha, yes it is, you can - after a while - pretty much decide for yourself what you do.

But what you want to do is get money to be able to do your quests.
No need to bake bread or trade fish or poison, you can get enough money with
hunting and fishing and the like.

But I traded, I wanted the money. I AM GREEDY! :)

Get the game, have fun for some hours, or for 1/2 hours for some days, no problem you can always leave and come back.

The short description would be: Do chains of quests. Again and again.

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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
there is something incredibly captivating in this little clicky shopping-gathering game.

story is cliched, graphics looks like something out of heroes of might and magic 3, entire gameplay consists of finding necessary materials for the next step, whatever that next steps currently happens to be. for a completionist, there is an additional level of pixelhunting tol find unmarked stuff.

yet, it held me firmly in its clutches for the 4 hours that it took to complete (~20 minutes out of which i was looking for the last mushroom, barrel and pearl).

recommend. definitely recommend.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Brilliant point and click rpg game, excellent story just wish the game was a bit longer. Cant wait for a sequel!
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