mairie;;kingdom tales;;app;;ios;;android;;g5 Mairie "Mary Appins" Heijnen What would a man do for the hand in marriage of a good looking girl, who also happens to be the princess of the kingdom he lives in? Slay a dragon? Fight the strongest man in the kingdom? Or even pull a sword out of a massive rock? Okay now I got my fairy tales mixed up. But still, yes a man will do just about anything to win the hand, and hopefully rest of her body as well, of a gorgeous girl. So in comparison to some other fairytales, the things Finn, the protagonist of this Kingdom Tales 2, has to do sound rather easy and maybe even a bit boring. The “only” thing Finn has to do is to help the King expand his kingdom. This, however, is easier said than done...

KINGDOM TALES 2

By Mairie "Mary Appins" Heijnen on April 1, 2015

What would a man do for the hand in marriage of a good looking girl, who also happens to be the princess of the kingdom he lives in? Slay a dragon? Fight the strongest man in the kingdom? Or even pull a sword out of a massive rock? Okay now I got my fairy tales mixed up. But still, yes a man will do just about anything to win the hand, and hopefully rest of her body as well, of a gorgeous girl. So in comparison to some other fairytales, the things Finn, the protagonist of this Kingdom Tales 2, has to do sound rather easy and maybe even a bit boring. The “only” thing Finn has to do is to help the King expand his kingdom. This, however, is easier said than done...


Because expanding ones kingdom takes a lot of time, as well as a skilled planner and coordinator, Finn needs you to help him. When playing this time management game you'll have to be an good, observant reader and an even better planner, which (to be honest) I wasn't all of the time . This forced me to re-do some levels. You have to think ahead big time because just randomly clicking and building won’t get you far, at least not past the first two or three levels. You start off easy with a really nice tutorial which guides you through all the steps. This may seem a bit boring at times, but you will be glad you followed it afterwards. Skipping through this tutorial too fast is really not advised.

Although Kingdom Tales 2 may at first strike you as an easy or even boring game, you'll soon enough find out it actually needs your full attention at some points. So here's a tip for all you boys out there: Play this game as if you were having a conversation with a woman or girl; you really have to listen carefully to what they say, otherwise you are screwed (and I don't mean you will be getting some!).


Besides just building some huts you'll also have to provide the villagers of the village with food and other necessities. If you fail to provide them with any of these, they won’t be happy and will refuse to pay the taxes that are needed for the kingdom's expansion (and your chance to happiness!). The taxes in turn, pay for the production of the food and wood you need to keep the villagers happy. So whatever you do, make sure you don’t get stuck in a downwards spiral of unhappiness and hunger.

As the game progresses you need to get more and more increasingly complex tasks done in every level. And keep in mind you have to read carefully what to do. One small downside to the description of tasks you are presented with is, that is just says: collect 1200 coins. This however, does not mean that when you collect 1200 coins you are done. No, no, that would be too easy! What it actually means is that you should have at least 1200 coins left in your bank after you finished all the other tasks. So here's another small tip (this time not just for the guys): first make sure you have all the production buildings ready, then start building the needed huts for the villagers and at the end make sure you have enough money to keep the King a happy man. Because you are still trying to get the hand of his daughter and you don’t want to start off on the wrong foot with a father in law who could chop of your head without any problem.


So in conclusion:
Kingdom Tales 2 is a nice game but it is not something to play when you just have a few minutes to spare. It's best to devote your complete attention to the game because you will need it! You can save your progress during the levels and continue another time. However, this may cause you to lose your flow and forget which plan you had in mind when you started off the particular level. So it's far better to play this game when you won’t be distracted and have enough time to completely finish at least 1 level.


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KINGDOM TALES 2
G5 Entertainment AB
March 19, 2015