King’s Bounty: The Legend

This is the game that is kept me occupied during the Chinese New Year holidays. And it is great. I can’t get enough of it. I am a big fan of...

This is the game that is kept me occupied during the Chinese New Year holidays. And it is great. I can’t get enough of it. I am a big fan of the strategy series Heroes of Might and Magic, having played all the different sequels of the game. Plus, I always enjoy Roll Playing Games. Well, if you have no idea what Heroes is all about, let me enlighten you. It is a turn based game which requires you to build up your army and go around and beat other players and enemies up.  Yes, you create heroes and recruit soldiers (or monsters) and you go around collecting magical items, resources, gold and what-not, then you purchase a huge army and go whack the opposing forces. It is fun, it is addictive and it requires some planning and strategy to win. What is surprising is that it is a turn based game. Nowadays, most games are real-time, made famous by the Command & Conquer series. However, Heroes is one of the few super fun turn based games which I really enjoy. If you are not into those fast paced games (or you are just getting old), have a try at Heroes. You might find that you actually enjoy playing games!

And now comes King’s Bounty : The Legend. I believe this game is based on an old game King’s Bounty. But from what I have played, it is kind of like Heroes of Might & Magic. The actual game is real time but when it comes to combat, it switches to turn-based. And it is basically the same as Heroes. You build up your army and then go around solving quests and killing monsters. Sort of like an Strategic Roll Playing Game. And your character gains experience and his stats will improve. Furthermore, you get to get married. In the game, I got married to a frog! And we had kids! Just super! Never thought in my life (even my gaming life), I would get to marry a frog. The combat (which is turned based) is one of the better parts of the game. It is exactly like Heroes which each turn you get to issue commands to your minions. Yap, they will walk across the screen and start battling out right in front of your eyes. The last one standing is the victor! What can be more fun than that?After you have defeated your enemies, you get gold and treasure, plus experience points and when you accumulate enough, you gain a level. What this does is to provide you with more powerful stats for you to combat the ever more powerful opponents. Ahhh….roll playing games, they never fails to bore me.

I have played most of the older RPG games like Baldur’s Gate and Fallout. In fact, I played Fallout and Fallout 2 like 10 times. It is always fun to see your character developing into some sort of unstoppable superman. Maybe we all hope that one day we would be some sort of superman or hero. Of course, it is easier to just play a computer game. I myself think that playing games is a good way to relax and forget about work. It is definitely good for de-stressing!

So, that’s it. Whenever I have some free time, I would be playing this game. Too bad it doesn’t come with any LAN gaming or co-op option. I am betting that if it did, it would be one of the best games I ever played. Everyone loves playing online with their friends. That is why there are so many online games nowadays. So much that I can hardly keep track of all of them.