- System: Microsoft Windows (Gameforge), PC(Steam)
- Publisher: Gameforge
- Developer: Blueside
- Release Date: NOv 18, 2019
- Pricing:$29.99 (Hero Package), $49.99 (Emperor Package), $99.99 (War God Package)
- Rating: M for Mature
- Genre: Action, MMORPG, Strategy
- Players: MMO
- Official Website: https://gameforge.com/ja-JP/play/kingdom_under_fire_2
Who it Caters to
Even if Kingdom Under Fire 2 is your first game in the series, though, that’s okay. Kingdom Under Fire 2 uniquely caters to fans of both MMORPGs and RTS games by merging the two together into one awesome package. Gamers who like either of these genres will find the game easy enough to pick up and learn how to play; fans of both genres will love seeing how they’ve been combined to work together in this title. Kingdom Under Fire 2 is also great for people that love fantasy settings and stories, with lots of magic and fantasy-weapons and lore to get behind, learn about, and appreciate.
What to Expect
Even if you have never played another Kingdom Under Fire title, you can still expect to be able to play Kingdom Under Fire 2. While the game may appeal directly to those who have played other games in the series, it isn’t made exclusively for them. Kingdom Under Fire 2 introduces new players to the series as well and still offers a fun game for them that isn’t confusing. It’s simple enough to pick up and the more you play, the more you will understand its unique gameplay mash-up. Expect to be overwhelmed a little right at the start, and then for things to begin to make sense as you get used to the game. Don’t give up!
The Encablossians have been brought to Bersia from the alternate realm by an antagonist called Regnier. Now the continent is yet again lost in total war. It’s up to you to take control of the battlefield and fight to gain control of contested Bersia, and decide it’s fate yet again. Which faction will have the ultimate power in the end?
But that’s not all that Kingdom Under Fire 2 has to offer; that’s only half the package, actually. While you mainly control your hero character, you also have control over your huge army of warriors who follow that hero. It’s up to you to decide where to move them on the battlefield and what to do to control the tide of war in your favour. There’s a lot of tactics involved to be successful in Kingdom Under Fire 2, not just button-mashing or luck. You have to switch to the RTS view to control your troops, adding another gameplay element. No matter how powerful your hero may be, they need to also have a strong army behind them if they want to achieve victory. That’s how Kingdom Under Fire 2 combines real-time strategy games and role-playing games together into one fun game!
Honey's Gameplay Consensus:
- Most of the character designs in Kingdom Under Fire 2 are epic, with some really cool ideas for armour and weapons, along with fantasy creatures, monsters, and more.
- The transition between RPG and RTS gameplay is pretty smooth, and it doesn’t feel like you’re playing two different games that have been smashed together. The merge feels legitimate and intentional (though the RTS side is stronger, which we will explain in the cons)
- The combat graphics are awesome, and you’ll feel like a total badass regardless of which hero character you choose to play as.
- All the hero characters are unique in their own way, making it hard to pick which one to play as. But that just makes the replay value of Kingdom Under Fire 2 that much higher when you want to try again as a different hero!
- Kingdom Under Fire 2 has both single-player and online multiplayer options, catering to a wide number of gamers and what they are looking for.
- The heavy metal OST is a nice touch, simply put.
- In a world moving swiftly away from the hyper-sexualisation of female characters in games, Kingdom Under Fire 2, unfortunately, has female characters that are clearly sexualised both in their outfits and body types, and even the way that they move.
- There’s often just too much dialogue to read and many gamers are likely to find themselves just trying to skip through it unless you really like reading. It feels especially monotonous when you find yourself talking to the same characters over and over again.
- In line with the above, the MMO side of Kingdom Under Fire 2 falls short of the RTS side. Many quests feel pointless and like they’re just wasting time rather than actually contributing to the story. While the gameplay itself is fine, it’s hard to feel invested in the narrative behind the quests themselves.
- Getting new armour doesn’t change the physical appearance of your character. It’s a little bit disappointing
Honey's Final Verdict:
Have you played Kingdom Under Fire 2 yet? What did you think? Are you still considering whether to play or not? Did our review help you make a decision one way or the other? Drop us a comment below!