Well here comes the briefest article of In-Indie I will probably ever write simply because of the game being very simplistic. Have you ever wanted to play indie games on your phone? Me neither and continuing to purge playing games on mobile from my general area, I decided to play this mobile classic once it came to Switch. And today, we will be talking about Reigns.
Reigns starts out in the year 1000. You are a king who is destined for great things, only though you come from a cursed lineage, a curse that will continue for a thousand years. During those thousand years, you are tasked with running your country, managing the church, the army, the people, and the treasury. Fail to keep them satisfied, and they will mutiny and die. Get it too big, and everyone will get careless and you die. Your goal is to manage everything to the best of your abilities, trying your hardest to keep everyone satisfied but not too happy. Sometimes you will have to risk going into the danger zone with some areas in order to keep another group happy. Sometimes you will be sent on a mission or into a dungeon to explore, with the promise of everyone being happy at the end, but also death if you play carelessly. A lot of the game is memorization. Remember what questions makes which people happy and which miserable. A lot of the scenarios are pretty funny, and can result in some decent humor, and also some insane twists, like espionage, assassinations, and terrorism. The game really takes you down paths you wouldn’t expect. You also have challenges to complete though they are mostly for completionist bonuses. Your main objective is to break the curse, which you can totally fail even after playing for hours and hours. And that is the thing with this game. This game can start to repeat the questions over and over again and after a while, you will get the same things. Reigns is a game that is mostly fun in short bursts and, while I never would play it on mobile, that is where Reigns belongs. A game that you can play at short bursts at a time and try to live longer than your previous character. A fun time waster. Nothing too crazy to go through, but you may have fun with it if you are into mobile games. And given the garbage market, you could be doing so much worse.
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