The High Definition edition of Majesty Gold contains main game, the Northern Expansion Pack as well as 2 new quests and several other graphics and gameplay updates. Majesty is a Real-time strategy game with indirect control – your heroes have a will of their own!
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An addictive game you'll keep coming back to.
— IGN

Truly Excellent
Majesty is original, fun and challenging... it's a winning combination of real-time strategy and role-playing elements.
— Gamespot

A lot of fun.
— PCZone

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The High Definition edition of Majesty Gold contains main game, the Northern Expansion Pack as well as 2 new quests and several other graphics and gameplay updates. Majesty is a Real-time strategy game with indirect control – your heroes have a will of their own! Your rule is not absolute, as you face subjects that are independent, stubborn - and greedy. They will need a great deal of persuasion (ok, gold) before they carry out your wishes...

Key features:

  • Two additional quests, The Wrath of Krolm and The Balance of Twilight
  • The game can now be set to run at all common resolutions
  • Compatible with Windows 7, Vista, and XP operating systems
  • Many other gameplay bug fixes, improvements, and refinements

Järjestelmävaatimukset

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: 800Mhz Pentium III or equivalent
    • Memory: 256mb
    • Hard Disk Space: 1gb
    • Video Card: DirectX 8 Capable Video Card
    • DirectX®: 8
    • Sound: DirectX 8 Capable Sound Card
    • Additional:
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: 2.4Ghz Pentium 4 or better
    • Memory: 2gb
    • Hard Disk Space: 1gb
    • Video Card: DirectX 9 Capable Video Card
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Sound: DirectX 9 Capable Sound Card
    • Additional:
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ZenLOSER
( 2.6 tuntia pelattu )
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Julkaistu 14. toukokuu.
Played ages ago before Steam...such an innovative concept.
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arenzo987
( 15.6 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 27. huhtikuu.
Majesty is a classic simmulator style builder/adventurer style game. Its old but I played this and the warcraft games back in the day. Compared to warcraft III this game holds its own and is competitive. However the same polish and finese is not available. However this game was good in its time and is still good even now. Its definatly worth playing since they dont seem to really make games like this anymore. For me its also nostalgic.
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Atratzu
( 3.3 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 10. huhtikuu.
-Quick Review-
Majesty Gold HD is advertised as "The Fantasy Kingdom Simulator", and that pretty much sums up the genre: Fantasy, Simulation, and Strategy. Majesty was developed by Cyberlore Studios. Majesty was released in 2001, Majesty Gold Edition was released in 2002, and Majesty Gold HD was released 2012.

Before people start typing up comments: the version you're getting covers all the predecessors, originally Majesty only had the bottom half of the levels you'll see in the single player game, Majesty Gold Edition included an expansion for the "Northern Expansion". Majesty was re-released in an attempt to be more compatible with windows 7 machines, two additional quests, and other minor bug fixes and improvements. I'll elaborate on this later in my review, my apologies for making the -Quick Review- section too long.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=662954883

-Detailed breakdown review-
Story: Greetings Majesty! I am your cryer, I've been with your family through multiple generations, and..... What's that? I see... Yes... mmhmmm.... Sorry to cut the pleasantries short Majesty, but the kingdom is in ruins and only you can fix it, because you're the only one with the almighty power to instruct the peasants to build stuff!

By this point, most people are used to being the only competent operson in video games that can issue orders, and in strategy games it's typical practice. On that note, Welcome to Majesty! A game where you don't control any characters, npcs, avatars, etc directly!
"Woah, Woah, Atratzu!" - I hear you exclaiming. - "What kind of game are you ever talking about? If I can't do my 360 no scope's, or press A to jump, I don't think you're really talking about a video game." - Well never fear, my dear reader! I shall teach you the way of Majesty!

Gameplay: You play from the perspective of the "Majesty", you have 3 types of serfs: Tax collectors, Peasants, and Guards. You have some control over these characters, but you can only issue commands and they'll follow (except guards, they only patrol. But don't worry; their AI isn't that bad they're zealous zealots for you.). In addition to serfs, the Majesty can issue several different commands, you can set bounties, order spells to be cast, and set building foundations (which the peasants will then go build).
That's it! I've actually covered the only powers the Majest has... crazy huh? "Stop baiting us, Atratzu. You only write reviews this way when you really like a game." Wow! What a bunch of astute reader you all are!

We next move on to the mechanic that will MAKE or BREAK the game for you: Heroes. There are many different types of heroes, and I'll spare you a 'tutorial-review' explaining the differences, mainly these are different types of AI creatures running around and doing their own things. But as the Majesty you have some say in what they might do.
For example, say you have a blacksmith, and marketplace, if your hero has enough gold, he or she might purchase armor upgrades, or potions, or both if the hero has enough money. But which will the hero prioritize? I don't know, you'll need to watch them!

In a Way I feel like a Queen Ant (Don't look into this analogy too much, mmmmk? It's too late isn't it. *sigh*), I set up my nest, and then all my little babies run around doing stuff. While I myself am quite boring, I get to watch and see the adventurers the little ones are having!

Before someone dismisses my obviously nostalgia blinded perspective, the game challenges you by giving you different objects and restricting certain buildings to be built in certain missions. You might need to beat a mission using only archers and warriors. In one Expert-Difficulty Mission you cannot build ANY-GUILDS (You need to build guilds to hire heroes): you can only hire heroes and pray to the Ardania gods that the Monsters don't melt your kingdom before you can explore enough to get help! So in a way, you could say Majesty is a combination of a "puzzle" and "strategy game", with many randomly generated elements.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=662957053

Achievements: There are no Steam Achievements for Majesty Gold HD. Sad really...

Price: Majesty Gold HD is priced at $9.99, actually... I think I still have my Majesty Gold Edition CD somewhere around my still packed up game library in my apartment. Majesty can be a pretty big time sink, since there's a lot of RNG going on in the background, which might make your play through more difficult or easier, you can easily sink more then 10 hours into the game, thereby making the price 1 dollar per hour (my value system is: I like every dollar to go towards an hour of gameplay.)

*Multiplayer and Optimization I don't normally care about Multiplayer, but I've noticed a handful of negative reviews complaining about it, and a lot of forum posts asking for help setting it up. Honestly I never cared to play multiplayer, it seems that some really tech savvy people in the community have come up with methods to play multiplayer, I'll include some links to articles if you want to do some reading and downloading to get it working. (It does seem that playing on a LAN would be easiest and the least painful, but not everyone has that option)
Regarding Optimization, Majesty Gold HD may be more compatible with windows 7, but it sure didn't show up on my computer (I begrudgingly upgraded my gaming rig to windows 10. Don't get me started; I hated windows 8.1 on a desktop more), I had to make changes to the launch of the game so I could stream it over twitch, and get it into window mode. I've poked around and saw there are other suggestions for optimization, you can chose your favorite.
Regarding the windows 7 optimization, I downloaded Majesty HD to my Win 7 laptop (Which is getting kinda old), Majesty Gold HD worked beautifully! So at this point I can say this much; Win 7 it works fantastic, Win 10 it works but not nearly as smoothly, and may require file tweaking or launch editing. (the Launch Edits that I did were: "-useddblit -blitmovietobackground -w" without the quotation marks)
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=662960961

Conclusion: I think it's pretty clear I love this game, as I mused to myself over twitch: "Part of my love definitely comes from the flood of memories when I played it in the summer of my high school years, remembering the summer vacations away from school playing Majesty Gold Edition and listening to the radio... mom coming downstairs telling me 'DON'T YOU DARE SPEND YOUR WHOLE SUMMER INDOORS'." *sniff* brings a happy tear to Atratzu's eye.

It's clear *I* love this game, but the real question is: Will you? The good news is that Majesty has been on sale for 75% off in the past, so you can wait until it's pocket-lint-price before trying it out. But if you're a very careful spender, you'll want to remember the key points of my review: You don't control, or do anything very direct. You Build, you cast spells. You're basically playing Fantasy Sim City. If that sounds fun, try it! If it sounds like a pain, might want to skip it.
Majesty has aged, there's no doubt about that. Has it aged well? I think it has aged decently so far, because the sprites are more cartoon styled, but this game definitely isn't for everyone. I would suggest Majesty Gold HD to anyone whom enjoys older games (I should start calling them "seasoned", sounds more sophisticated!), strategy games, puzzle games, and fantasy game genre's. But, if your purchase will hinge on multiplayer and you're not willing to go through the work and jump through the hoops to get it... skip it.
Thanks for reading my review!

*This is not a standard category added to Atratzu Reviews, but was found necessary to add for further clarification for the Majesty Gold HD review.
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Mikey
( 0.6 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 2. huhtikuu.
Although titled the Fantasy Kingdom Sim, this game is in fact an RTS. It's an RTS that subverts everything regularly present in the genre, and doing it with a great sense of humor to boot. Instead of troops you have heroes, and that distinction is huge. Rather than amassing an army and micromanaging it directly, you hire individual heroes who usually aren't keen to throw away their life for the crown - you can't give direct orders, but instead you provide incentive to these heroes and hope that the price on the head of the monster you want dead outweighs the allure of a day in the local tavern.
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alaindelon
( 1.2 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 2. huhtikuu.
This game.. when I had to go to school - Majesty was my favourite along with the Dungeon Keeper II. Don't try the sequel of this game - it's a total disaster, but the Fantasy Kingdom Sim + Northern Expansion are great and have the unique atmosphere.
pros:
$~ best ever possible sounds and colors of the game.
$~ unique individual behavioral patterns for each class.
$~ you can regulate the speed of the game.
$~ really smart economy system.
cons:
$~ this is a 'god game', so there is no ability directly control each unit, they have smart desigion making system and choose their occupation individually, but as Majesty you can put flags on targets proposing reward to your peasants and due to reward quality and risks each unit class take, the reaction would be different - it's amusing to observe for some, but dull for others.
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[S]almon
( 54.0 tuntia pelattu )
Ennakkoarvostelu
Julkaistu 28. maaliskuu.
Majesty combines city-building, RPG and, most of all, strategy aspects into one satisfying and thoroughly unique package. Instead of building up an army and marching your soldiers to destroy an enemy’s base, you have to construct a small town around your castle in order to ensure that the heroes you recruit have all that they need to be successful.

Heroes can’t be controlled directly, but their actions are a reflection of their class (e.g. Rangers like exploring, Rogues like to steal) and of the rewards banners that you put up. You have two types of banners: attack banners and explore banners that will reward your heroes with an amount of gold you set for attacking a monster or monster den or exploring a location, respectively. While this may sound hard to juggle, it really isn’t and Majesty does a tremendous job of creating missions that are both challenging and fun.

One of my favorite games of all time, I can’t tell you how many hours I spent playing this as a kid. Coming back to it years later to replay it on Steam just made me a remember what an amazing game this is. Every strategy fan should add this game to their collection!
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jermus86
( 47.3 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 25. maaliskuu.
Loves it
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Diabeetus Cannon
( 11.0 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 22. maaliskuu.
I grew up playing this game. It's a lot of fun. Not having direct control of your heroes can be both fun, and frustrating. On the higher difficulties, you can get destroyed relentlessly and have no real way to get out of it, but on lesser difficulties, the game can get too easy. Unfortunately, once you beat a map, you'll probably find yourself wanting more, but once the main objective is complete, there's really no reason to continue that map. The game has a lot of replay value, for a 16 year old game.
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Dragon
( 0.7 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 1. maaliskuu.
Even after 15 years, still has its charms. with its interesting mix of strategy, simulation and fantasy.
Of course, if visuals and simple commands are not appealing to you, you can try sequel.
But, give this old game a chance. :)
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tomjq3
( 0.5 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 13. helmikuu.
This game is just as cool as I remember it being all throughout my childhood. When I was real young, I got the disk, then I lost it. BUT EVERYTHING CHANGED WHEN THE STEAM SALE ATTACKED!

Super fun Fantasy RTS RPG feel; it starts out slow, but it gets pretty intense after a while. You don't don't directly control the characters, but that's a good thing in this game (if that makes sense).

By the way, the reason I don't have any time with this game is because I'm playing the HD version, which comes with this package, but doesn't have a store page itself.

10/10 - I can't put this game down!
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M. Crimson
( 7.6 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 13. helmikuu.
I had fun.
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BW
( 0.1 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 28. tammikuu.
A wonderful game that I spent much of my childhood playing. With a good chunk of variety and gameplay choices, the game really shines as an innovative game where you manage a city, hire heroes, and fight some very interesting challenges and monsters. Given the lack of depth many modern games currently have, Majesty may still be one of the best sims available.
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[22ndVA]Dubayoo
( 9.1 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 4. tammikuu.
Majesty is unique, but if there were other indirect control strategy games out there, it wouldn't get such great reviews. I played this game when I was a kid over winter break and had a lot of spare time to waste in randomly regenerating maps just because things went wrong.

These days, my time is more valuable. It's very annoying when your heroes make stupid mistakes like not attacking the ratman who's chasing your tax collector with 2000 gold right outside your palace, or when the dragon attacks you on day 2 or 3 before your palace is even developed and you don't even have a shot at winning unless you get very lucky right away with wizard blasts making contact as they dodge the dragon's breath.

Also, the game really isn't a "Kingdom Sim". There are early peaks in how quickly you go through the tech tree in Majesty, and don't have anything left to do. You can build several Fairgrounds with Royal Gardens and Temples all around for fun while using the cheat to spawn waves of rock golems and dragons, but eventually, your heroes reach incredibly high levels, so nothing can challenge you. This usually happens within an hour or two of playing a mission, so the replay value is very small aside from completing scenarios.

I bothered to write this since I got this game in a bundle with Majesty 2 just to see how that game is. Ultimately, the only reason to buy this is if you're just that curious to see what the game's about.
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Mogregio
( 14.8 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 1. tammikuu.
One of the best games ive ever played, if you are into a game where you dont actually control the units then this if the best one!
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Χάρης
( 26.9 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 8. joulukuu, 2015.
One of the reasons I recommend this game is the fact that it differs from other strategy games. If you're a casual strategy player who doesn't want to control every single unit or gather resources manually then this game is for you.

Majesty is mostly focused on which buildings you make, especially during the start of a level. The heroes will explore the map on their own. They fight and gather items, and if the enemy they're facing is too strong they flee. They also upgrade their armor and weapons automatically but only if you build a blacksmith and research the upgrades. That means you don't have to worry about anything except making the right buildings. If you feel like ordering the units to search a specific location on the map you can add a bounty flag which will make the units move there to get the reward.

By the way, the music and voice acting is amazing.
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MechaKingKong
( 0.1 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 18. marraskuu, 2015.
For those having technical issues with the game:

Documents\My Games\MajestyHD\MajXPrefs (edit this file)
PixWidth/PixHeight match native resolution (use the in game changer if you want, if you do that, PixDepth will be reset to 16 and you'll need to change the config file again)
PixDepth 32
BlitMode 1
IntroVideo 0

Now it'll be as smooth as it used to be and you'll be able to enjoy one of the greatest strategy games of all time again.
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Striker1919
( 12.6 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 10. marraskuu, 2015.
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the Tax Collector died with 200,000,000 gold on him.
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pepemustard
( 0.3 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 3. marraskuu, 2015.
The concept of the game is great.
Be in control of a kingdom, but not in control of the heroes.
Sure the graphics are dated, but I loved playing this when it first came out, and keep coming back to this game every now and then.
Want a part of the map explored? Put a marker down with some cash on it, and someone will take care of it.
Swimming in cash, but your heroes are broke, and under-equipped? Put a 4000 gold bounty on a rat, and watch them stimulate the economy fast.

It does get trickier on the higher difficulties, but once you've got the hang of it, it's both challenging and rewarding. It's worth checking out, as well as the second installment of the series.
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Kelvin8or
( 7.3 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 14. lokakuu, 2015.
This game dose not work with windows 10 cnstant crashes make it unplayable, better off buying the same game on Apple APPS store and play it on your phone.
Bit of a shame because I used to love this game.
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dr benzo
( 18.1 tuntia pelattu )
Julkaistu 10. lokakuu, 2015.
Really loved this game when I was younger and I still do. But my second time through here I've noticed some massive shortcomings as far as the difficulties and artificial challenges of the quests. They don't really pose any actual challenge and you can win pretty easily if you follow certain steps and get lucky. This is not my idea of enjoyable gameplay. The custom scenarios are quite fun however, and it is nice to watch the kingdom develop. If you're going to try the quests however I'll warn you right now, you usually just end up exploiting shortcomings in the game to beat the levels. Massively dissapointing that they did that.
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8/8 (100%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
Suositeltu
3.3 tuntia pelattu
Julkaistu 10. huhtikuu.
-Quick Review-
Majesty Gold HD is advertised as "The Fantasy Kingdom Simulator", and that pretty much sums up the genre: Fantasy, Simulation, and Strategy. Majesty was developed by Cyberlore Studios. Majesty was released in 2001, Majesty Gold Edition was released in 2002, and Majesty Gold HD was released 2012.

Before people start typing up comments: the version you're getting covers all the predecessors, originally Majesty only had the bottom half of the levels you'll see in the single player game, Majesty Gold Edition included an expansion for the "Northern Expansion". Majesty was re-released in an attempt to be more compatible with windows 7 machines, two additional quests, and other minor bug fixes and improvements. I'll elaborate on this later in my review, my apologies for making the -Quick Review- section too long.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=662954883

-Detailed breakdown review-
Story: Greetings Majesty! I am your cryer, I've been with your family through multiple generations, and..... What's that? I see... Yes... mmhmmm.... Sorry to cut the pleasantries short Majesty, but the kingdom is in ruins and only you can fix it, because you're the only one with the almighty power to instruct the peasants to build stuff!

By this point, most people are used to being the only competent operson in video games that can issue orders, and in strategy games it's typical practice. On that note, Welcome to Majesty! A game where you don't control any characters, npcs, avatars, etc directly!
"Woah, Woah, Atratzu!" - I hear you exclaiming. - "What kind of game are you ever talking about? If I can't do my 360 no scope's, or press A to jump, I don't think you're really talking about a video game." - Well never fear, my dear reader! I shall teach you the way of Majesty!

Gameplay: You play from the perspective of the "Majesty", you have 3 types of serfs: Tax collectors, Peasants, and Guards. You have some control over these characters, but you can only issue commands and they'll follow (except guards, they only patrol. But don't worry; their AI isn't that bad they're zealous zealots for you.). In addition to serfs, the Majesty can issue several different commands, you can set bounties, order spells to be cast, and set building foundations (which the peasants will then go build).
That's it! I've actually covered the only powers the Majest has... crazy huh? "Stop baiting us, Atratzu. You only write reviews this way when you really like a game." Wow! What a bunch of astute reader you all are!

We next move on to the mechanic that will MAKE or BREAK the game for you: Heroes. There are many different types of heroes, and I'll spare you a 'tutorial-review' explaining the differences, mainly these are different types of AI creatures running around and doing their own things. But as the Majesty you have some say in what they might do.
For example, say you have a blacksmith, and marketplace, if your hero has enough gold, he or she might purchase armor upgrades, or potions, or both if the hero has enough money. But which will the hero prioritize? I don't know, you'll need to watch them!

In a Way I feel like a Queen Ant (Don't look into this analogy too much, mmmmk? It's too late isn't it. *sigh*), I set up my nest, and then all my little babies run around doing stuff. While I myself am quite boring, I get to watch and see the adventurers the little ones are having!

Before someone dismisses my obviously nostalgia blinded perspective, the game challenges you by giving you different objects and restricting certain buildings to be built in certain missions. You might need to beat a mission using only archers and warriors. In one Expert-Difficulty Mission you cannot build ANY-GUILDS (You need to build guilds to hire heroes): you can only hire heroes and pray to the Ardania gods that the Monsters don't melt your kingdom before you can explore enough to get help! So in a way, you could say Majesty is a combination of a "puzzle" and "strategy game", with many randomly generated elements.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=662957053

Achievements: There are no Steam Achievements for Majesty Gold HD. Sad really...

Price: Majesty Gold HD is priced at $9.99, actually... I think I still have my Majesty Gold Edition CD somewhere around my still packed up game library in my apartment. Majesty can be a pretty big time sink, since there's a lot of RNG going on in the background, which might make your play through more difficult or easier, you can easily sink more then 10 hours into the game, thereby making the price 1 dollar per hour (my value system is: I like every dollar to go towards an hour of gameplay.)

*Multiplayer and Optimization I don't normally care about Multiplayer, but I've noticed a handful of negative reviews complaining about it, and a lot of forum posts asking for help setting it up. Honestly I never cared to play multiplayer, it seems that some really tech savvy people in the community have come up with methods to play multiplayer, I'll include some links to articles if you want to do some reading and downloading to get it working. (It does seem that playing on a LAN would be easiest and the least painful, but not everyone has that option)
Regarding Optimization, Majesty Gold HD may be more compatible with windows 7, but it sure didn't show up on my computer (I begrudgingly upgraded my gaming rig to windows 10. Don't get me started; I hated windows 8.1 on a desktop more), I had to make changes to the launch of the game so I could stream it over twitch, and get it into window mode. I've poked around and saw there are other suggestions for optimization, you can chose your favorite.
Regarding the windows 7 optimization, I downloaded Majesty HD to my Win 7 laptop (Which is getting kinda old), Majesty Gold HD worked beautifully! So at this point I can say this much; Win 7 it works fantastic, Win 10 it works but not nearly as smoothly, and may require file tweaking or launch editing. (the Launch Edits that I did were: "-useddblit -blitmovietobackground -w" without the quotation marks)
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=662960961

Conclusion: I think it's pretty clear I love this game, as I mused to myself over twitch: "Part of my love definitely comes from the flood of memories when I played it in the summer of my high school years, remembering the summer vacations away from school playing Majesty Gold Edition and listening to the radio... mom coming downstairs telling me 'DON'T YOU DARE SPEND YOUR WHOLE SUMMER INDOORS'." *sniff* brings a happy tear to Atratzu's eye.

It's clear *I* love this game, but the real question is: Will you? The good news is that Majesty has been on sale for 75% off in the past, so you can wait until it's pocket-lint-price before trying it out. But if you're a very careful spender, you'll want to remember the key points of my review: You don't control, or do anything very direct. You Build, you cast spells. You're basically playing Fantasy Sim City. If that sounds fun, try it! If it sounds like a pain, might want to skip it.
Majesty has aged, there's no doubt about that. Has it aged well? I think it has aged decently so far, because the sprites are more cartoon styled, but this game definitely isn't for everyone. I would suggest Majesty Gold HD to anyone whom enjoys older games (I should start calling them "seasoned", sounds more sophisticated!), strategy games, puzzle games, and fantasy game genre's. But, if your purchase will hinge on multiplayer and you're not willing to go through the work and jump through the hoops to get it... skip it.
Thanks for reading my review!

*This is not a standard category added to Atratzu Reviews, but was found necessary to add for further clarification for the Majesty Gold HD review.
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5/5 (100%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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Julkaistu 28. maaliskuu.
Majesty combines city-building, RPG and, most of all, strategy aspects into one satisfying and thoroughly unique package. Instead of building up an army and marching your soldiers to destroy an enemy’s base, you have to construct a small town around your castle in order to ensure that the heroes you recruit have all that they need to be successful.

Heroes can’t be controlled directly, but their actions are a reflection of their class (e.g. Rangers like exploring, Rogues like to steal) and of the rewards banners that you put up. You have two types of banners: attack banners and explore banners that will reward your heroes with an amount of gold you set for attacking a monster or monster den or exploring a location, respectively. While this may sound hard to juggle, it really isn’t and Majesty does a tremendous job of creating missions that are both challenging and fun.

One of my favorite games of all time, I can’t tell you how many hours I spent playing this as a kid. Coming back to it years later to replay it on Steam just made me a remember what an amazing game this is. Every strategy fan should add this game to their collection!
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2/2 (100%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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Julkaistu 2. huhtikuu.
Although titled the Fantasy Kingdom Sim, this game is in fact an RTS. It's an RTS that subverts everything regularly present in the genre, and doing it with a great sense of humor to boot. Instead of troops you have heroes, and that distinction is huge. Rather than amassing an army and micromanaging it directly, you hire individual heroes who usually aren't keen to throw away their life for the crown - you can't give direct orders, but instead you provide incentive to these heroes and hope that the price on the head of the monster you want dead outweighs the allure of a day in the local tavern.
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1/1 (100%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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Julkaistu 1. maaliskuu.
Even after 15 years, still has its charms. with its interesting mix of strategy, simulation and fantasy.
Of course, if visuals and simple commands are not appealing to you, you can try sequel.
But, give this old game a chance. :)
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Julkaistu 22. maaliskuu.
I grew up playing this game. It's a lot of fun. Not having direct control of your heroes can be both fun, and frustrating. On the higher difficulties, you can get destroyed relentlessly and have no real way to get out of it, but on lesser difficulties, the game can get too easy. Unfortunately, once you beat a map, you'll probably find yourself wanting more, but once the main objective is complete, there's really no reason to continue that map. The game has a lot of replay value, for a 16 year old game.
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Julkaistu 2. huhtikuu.
This game.. when I had to go to school - Majesty was my favourite along with the Dungeon Keeper II. Don't try the sequel of this game - it's a total disaster, but the Fantasy Kingdom Sim + Northern Expansion are great and have the unique atmosphere.
pros:
$~ best ever possible sounds and colors of the game.
$~ unique individual behavioral patterns for each class.
$~ you can regulate the speed of the game.
$~ really smart economy system.
cons:
$~ this is a 'god game', so there is no ability directly control each unit, they have smart desigion making system and choose their occupation individually, but as Majesty you can put flags on targets proposing reward to your peasants and due to reward quality and risks each unit class take, the reaction would be different - it's amusing to observe for some, but dull for others.
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20/23 (87%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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Julkaistu 8. joulukuu, 2015.
One of the reasons I recommend this game is the fact that it differs from other strategy games. If you're a casual strategy player who doesn't want to control every single unit or gather resources manually then this game is for you.

Majesty is mostly focused on which buildings you make, especially during the start of a level. The heroes will explore the map on their own. They fight and gather items, and if the enemy they're facing is too strong they flee. They also upgrade their armor and weapons automatically but only if you build a blacksmith and research the upgrades. That means you don't have to worry about anything except making the right buildings. If you feel like ordering the units to search a specific location on the map you can add a bounty flag which will make the units move there to get the reward.

By the way, the music and voice acting is amazing.
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Julkaistu 28. tammikuu.
A wonderful game that I spent much of my childhood playing. With a good chunk of variety and gameplay choices, the game really shines as an innovative game where you manage a city, hire heroes, and fight some very interesting challenges and monsters. Given the lack of depth many modern games currently have, Majesty may still be one of the best sims available.
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2/3 (67%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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Julkaistu 1. tammikuu.
One of the best games ive ever played, if you are into a game where you dont actually control the units then this if the best one!
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Hyödyllisimmät arvostelut  Kaikken aikojen
60/63 (95%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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Julkaistu 18. marraskuu, 2015.
For those having technical issues with the game:

Documents\My Games\MajestyHD\MajXPrefs (edit this file)
PixWidth/PixHeight match native resolution (use the in game changer if you want, if you do that, PixDepth will be reset to 16 and you'll need to change the config file again)
PixDepth 32
BlitMode 1
IntroVideo 0

Now it'll be as smooth as it used to be and you'll be able to enjoy one of the greatest strategy games of all time again.
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48/55 (87%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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Julkaistu 21. kesäkuu, 2014.
An old classic, pretty sedate until later levels when waves of ratmen come at you one after another. I owned the original years ago and was excited to see it on Steam. Still fun, and great for a nostalgia trip.
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38/43 (88%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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Julkaistu 16. joulukuu, 2013.
I remember this game from when I was a kid and it is still just as good as I remembered. I would highly recommend this game to anyone who is a fan of fantasy games.
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30/33 (91%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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Julkaistu 7. kesäkuu, 2014.
A fantastic title that will forever hold a special place in my heart, Majesty is a wonderful experience for any fans of the RTS or RPG genres. No complaints about this reboot. Highly recommended.
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42/53 (79%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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Julkaistu 13. marraskuu, 2014.
Here's the dilemma with Majesty: It's one of a kind and the gameplay mechanics are very charming. On the other hand, it's brutally tough, it's unfair, and its quests suck hard. So even though I recommend it, I only recommend it to those who like extreme challenge.

I love the idea behind Majesty, and I'm very sad that its levels were designed by masochists who have no idea what difficulty means. I like tough games, but they need to play fair. Majesty doesn't. Majesty enjoys sending hordes of tough enemies at you 30 seconds after mission start. Majesty enjoys directly targetting creatures at your certain structure (which of course must not be destroyed), even though you don't have a direct control over your heroes and the only thing you can do is rely on your luck or save/load approach. Have you ever seen eagles primarily attacking buildings? Well, in Majesty you will.

The overall problem is that even though you are not given a direct control over your heroes (which is absolutely great and I love it), the developers do not make the rest of the world consistent with this "simulation" approach. So, although some creatures just wander around, there are waves which doesn't and it doesn't make any sense, except for artificial difficulty.

If you want to finish this game, essential is
a) carefully reading a manual, or some web guides, because a lot of important features is not properly explained in-game
b) slowing down time whenever there is a fight ('<' and '>' shortcuts)
c) saving a lot, unless you want to repeat the whole level

Even if you all of that, you'll need to repeat some expert levels at least once, because you'll need to learn what special events happen when (e.g. at the beginning of the third day, there is a wave of dragons targetting your elven lounge). And some levels have just one or two possible solutions and it's almost impossible to complete the level otherwise. You'll need to look at YouTube to see how to complete it. There's no other way.

It would be really great to have a Majesty-like game with a reasonable and enjoyable level design. Unfortunatelly, it hasn't happened yet.
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35/44 (80%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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Julkaistu 16. toukokuu, 2015.
I used to play this game as a kid. It is just as I remembered and that is wicked!
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26/30 (87%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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Julkaistu 8. kesäkuu, 2015.
Wow. This game is so cool. There are no other games like this around, which is a dang shame, because this really was an awesome idea. This old game still holds up against more modern strategy games and is definitely still unique over a decade after its release. Buy this, its such steal at this price. Support it so a decent sequel may be put into development. I just wish my freaking wizards would suvive to level 3.
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23/25 (92%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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Julkaistu 20. syyskuu, 2011.
Majesty was released in 2000 and did away with what most people knew about the rts genre.

You play the role of a king, but unlike most other strategy games you don't directly control your units. You can construct buildings, anything from guilds, to guard towers, to marketplaces.

From the guilds you can recruit heroes, but they have a mind of their own, so to get them to do what you want you can place bounties to explore parts of the map or to kill and destroy enemies and buildings.

Heroes will level up, and will buy things from the marketplace and other such buildings using gold they get from bounties, killing enemies, or finding in chests on the map.

You can level up buildings to improve them and to be able to research new things, such as better armor for your heroes to purchase at the blacksmith, or new spells for your wizards to learn at libraries.

Overall Majesty is an interesting rts, which Majesty 2 couldn't quite live up to.
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21/22 (95%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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Julkaistu 28. joulukuu, 2014.
I remember buying the demo at a scholastic book fair in elementary school. It was one of my first games I ever played and I've gone back and played it many times since. It's such an interesting design, and one of my favorite games. I wish there were more like it. I can't recommend it enough. The dated graphics may throw some off, but they're decent enough, and I prefer them to the (terrible) sequel's 3d graphics. It has flaws, but is pretty darn fun and doesn't take itself too seriously.

I actually only managed to beat the game in it's entirety (without cheats) recently. Many of the levels are reasonable, but it also boasts some awesome challenges. While it may seem impossible, the only truly unbeatable level is "Legendary Heroes" if you don't think outside the box.

Such a steal at 80% off!

It also has some great cheat codes, and I wish more games had imaginative codes like it.
Have Fun!

Cheats:

10000 Gold fill this bag
All Magic Spells Give me power
Automatically Lose I'm a loser baby
Automatically Win Victory is mine
Construct Any Building Build anything
Destroy any selectable target Now you die
Gain 5 Levels Grow up
Heal All Building/Units Restoration
Reveal Map Revelation
Spells Without a Tower Cheezy Towers

and the fun ones:

Night of the living dead
Goblin rush
Give me action
Pump up the volume

and the scariest one:

Prepare to die
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16/18 (89%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
1 käyttäjän mielestä tämä arvostelu oli hauska
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Julkaistu 2. lokakuu, 2015.
Sim/RTS is a strange combination but it works here. You can build buildings, recruit heroes, set bounties, cast spells, but you can't control the characters directly. It does take a bit to learn because the idea is so abstract so you have to just try things to figure out the best strategies. This game is reccomended if you are looking for something different.
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14/15 (93%) arvioi tämän hyödylliseksi
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Julkaistu 4. marraskuu, 2014.
This is one of my all time favorite games. Interesting gameplay. Charming characters. Graphics that while low-res, have aged surprisingly well. Difficulty that ranges from super easy to crazy hard. The does an awesome job of putting you in the shoes of someone running a town in a fantasy RPG.
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