Released (on Steam): 14 Nov, 2013
Genres: Adventure, Casual, Indie, RPG
Developer: Lonely Troops
Publisher: Lonely Troops
Steam Price: £4.79
Set off on a dangerous journey to save your father and the kingdom.
You were living a calm life on your small farm together with your father. One sunny day your life completely changed. Malicious bandits raided your house and burnt it to ashes. Your father is missing. A darkness is falling over the whole country and you are setting off on a dangerous journey to places unknown. You must overcome your fear and find your father. You won't hesitate to take the road. This is going to be the greatest adventure of your life.
Completion: Game completed once
Playtime at Review: 4.1 hours
Total Playtime: 4.1 hours
Achievements at Review: 38/38 (100%)
My rating: 4.6/10
Very relaxing to play
Very nice RPG using point & click mechanics, and including hidden-object elements
Simple yet effective story
Nice, quaint graphics
Easy to 100% (can be done in a single play-through)
No real replay value
Can be a little repetitive at times
Hero of the Kingdom is a short RPG with a pretty basic, yet effective, story-line. It very successfully uses point and click mechanics throughout the game as well as adopting a hidden object element for some of the resources and other objects. Unless you're trying to get the achievements, the hidden objects may not be much of an issues, but towards the end when you're searching for the last of something it can get a little frustrating (depending how good your eyes are).
You set out on your journey following the main quest line, but there are also several small side quests to venture on too. You'll find yourself managing your resources and items a lot, as it's the main focus for completing quests, or doing anything really. You may find yourself going round in circles a few times when it comes to resource management.
If you do happen to get stuck or forget where you are with the main quests there's a help/reminder button in the bottom corner that'll point you in the right direction.
Honestly, there's not a lot to the game, it's incredibly simple in most aspects, but at the same time it kept me playing and wanting to see more. I'm not one for hidden object games, but how it's implemented here works a treat! If you're looking for something relaxing to play for a few hours, with a simple story that's not too tough on the noggin, then this could be for you.
Posted on 06-05-2019