Regalia - Preview @ TechRaptor
TechRaptor has checked out the tactical RPG Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs:
Regalia: Of Men And Monarchs Preview – The Pauper Prince
Regalia: Of Men And Monarchs is an isometric RPG from developer Pixelated Milk that combines a tactical turn-based battle system with town building mechanics. The game places an emphasis on character relationships and narrative, with dialogue infused with python-esque humor to be found throughout. I’ve been going hands-on with the beta build of the game to get an idea of what this quirky title has to offer. This preview version offers only a small slice of the game and is obviously a work in progress. Still, what I’ve played so far has me intrigued and more than willing to go back for more.
The only problem I had with the numerous dialogue scenes (both main story related and otherwise) is that the auto-play option for conversations is severely glitchy at this time. At various different times, this either forced me to click through conversations to proceed, rushed through half-spoken lines of dialogue on its own, turned itself on and off, and on one occasion refused to let me proceed in a conversation without toggling it on and off for every line of dialogue. It seems like an issue that should be resolved for the final release but I mention it here because it drove me truly insane.
That’s about as much as I can say at the moment, without being able to delve further into both the tactical combat and the town and relationship building, it’s hard to say whether these systems will retain enough depth to be interesting across a game the developer states will take over 30 hours of playtime. What’s been presented so far shows a lot of promise, though, and I’ll certainly be keeping an eye on Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs when it releases on April 27th.
Release: In development