Kingdoms Live was one of the first games I downloaded from the App store and it’s one that I still play a couple of times a day.
It’s an MMORPG which follows a medieval theme. You choose your character type and their strengths then work to build them up using quests, battles and upgrades.
The first game of this type which I saw was the Facebook game “MobWars” which I played for a few weeks before getting bored of it.
Mobwars on Facebook had 2 major problems:
- You could only add actual Facebook friends as “army” members, so recruitment was slow
- The barriers in certain parts of the game were ridiculous (having to upgrade 100 levels to acquire new property types)
Neither of these problems exist in Kingdoms Live. You can easily add people and there’s no downside or privacy issue. You can easily trawl other peoples comments looking for “friend codes” and grow your army to the necessary size.
The only problem I have with Kingdoms live is that it can only be played online – perfect if you have an iPhone, not so great if you’re reliant on WiFi, as I am.
It’s a familiar concept, and one that’s been duplicated by the company themselves several times, with rockstars, vampires and space traders all getting the same treatment. Personally I couldn’t play more than one of these games but I like this one and I’ll be sticking with it (My army code is 4VRSU).
- Price: Free
- Rating: 8 shields