King’s Bounty: Armored Princess Mini Review

Ah, King’s Bounty.  A series I didn’t know existed a year ago and has since become one of my favorites on the PC.  Like the first, Armored Princess is a tactical RPG.  It’s filled to the brim with the best kinds of loot, skill trees that string you along just long enough for the next upgrade. A huge variety of units to use, ranging from giant blue snakes, to dwarven artillery, to three-headed demon dogs always make for entertaining battles.

But unlike so many games today, Armored Princess has that thing I crave in a video game: character.  Beyond the charming visuals and memorable score, the game boasts the sorts of characters and missions that bring a smile to your face.  So does the adorable baby dragon who fights alongside you.

And really, that’s the only major difference between the sequel and the original game, so if you’re looking to get into the series I suggest hunting the first down in a bargain bin.  But the more important suggestion I’ll give is that you play one of them immediately.

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