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Revolting Kingdom - A Bizarre Eat

InfectionFiles Reviews Revolting Kingdom
a.k.a
"This makes me want to eat breakfast foods really bad."


An RPG Maker VX Ace game by : DomedVortex

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STORY-
In a colorful, almost surreal world, there is the Kingdom. It's said to be the best place in the whole world and has the strongest knights. They are the two "main" characters, Kin and Qu. A male/female duo that greatly compliment each other, both in battle and in society. They serve their King with the upmost loyalty and are paragons of truth and virtue who seek to smite evil from their land.

The story begins with the Kingdom under attack by a mysterious new enemy. Seigal, a spy and one of six characters you'll be controlling, knows who they are. They are the Breakfast Order. A relatively unknown organization to most, but nevertheless dangerous. The heroes of Revolting Kingdom must now face this new threat head-on after their great King Ham is threatened.

The story splits between the different characters as they form groups and go about whatever mission or situation that is happening. It's a nice change up from a straight linear focus on one group or one character and Revolting Kingdom really tries to shake it up a bit and has a more anime or episodic feel to it. I very much felt the "saturday morning cartoon" vibe from it and knew that following this story would be a wild ride.

It's probably obvious but Revolting Kingdom definitely leans to the silly side, with villains like Delish, the leader of the Breakfast Order. (has that mob psycho 100 feeling with the naming) But within the world, they mostly play it straight as just another element to this fantasy they live in. They do make jokes, but it isn't overblown and doesn't come off like a shit joke game.
It's very cheesy in a lot of ways, good ways. It will bring you back to a simpler time and maybe even make you crack a grin or let loose a chuckle with it's often bizarre humor.



CHARACTERS/WORLD-
Qu and Kin are our two main characters and the greatest knights of their kingdom...

And then you get introduced to four others very quickly! You now have a roster of six characters within the first few minutes. There's Rocky, my favorite and some type of murderous rock golem that repeats things in threes. Yeah, he's awesome. Then you got Ysabel, a void type FF black mage, Seigal, the "Vegeta" type and spy with Sword Tech. Then there's Angelica, who's well-rounded and brings the "worried priest fairy" type to play. Last but not least, we got Chucky, an ex-street thief turned knight and best friend to Kin.

The group is balanced and everyone has their own personality and differences to make them unique enough both in combat and out. (should be noted that only five can fight at a time. So, more than likely the others will always be off to the side or doing something else.)



One thing I like is that each character gets a biography so you can get a general overall on their character without it being forced on you through dialogue or stall exposition. It's short, simple and sweet. Helps you get into the world a little bit more and wonder about all it has to offer.



*BIG NOTE*
The designs for a lot the people and monsters of this surreal world are just absolutely awesome. See Delish, Spotty, King Ham and yes of course, Rocky. I love them all and they are so unique and creative that I can't praise this part enough.




I really enjoy the style of the graphics and takes me back to a time of flash games and having developers bring their own unique art styles to their games. I think most of us have drawn our own characters and worlds for a very long time and it's always refreshing to see someone bring their vision to life.



GRAPHICS-
There's a lot of interesting characters right from the get-go, from the two knights to King Ham(mmmm...ham) But it's the monster designs that are the winners here. They are very colorful and bizarre . They simply bring the world to life and make for entertaining dialogue and enemies. You get a feel for the Revolting Kingdom from these graphic styles alone. I know what to expect now. If you're a fan of absolutely strange characters and accompanying art, then this is the game for you.


Oh, I like Rocky. He has an attack called Rocky Road. Yeah.


Also, King Ham? Eggles? I think I'm starting to see a pattern here...



COMBAT-
Combat is fun and engaging! I like the fact I can check out the enemies stats at will and choose the best course of action. There's a chance for a tutorial in the first combat and I skipped it. I always like to see how intuitive a game's controls and most importantly battle systems when it comes to turn based.

I felt that I eased in quite nicely and only felt overwhelmed for a short moment before applying their Special moves to each monster and then started to experiment with their Magic and Support options. Since I had the enemies data readily available I used a Spice (Fire) spell which was a weak-point. Score! I also tested out the Support and used a Heal to test its strengths. Overall, it's a fun battle system that I feel can afford many options to play around with and to make for some interesting combats.

If you like turn based battles, then I think you'll have fun messing around with this one. It's nothing mindblowing, but it's solid. And for me, that's sometimes better than something over the top.

A nice little touch is the post-battle dialogue and how it changes each fight. You get the feel of a group dynamic without it taking up time or feeling forced. It flows well and appears on EXP distribution/item pickup,etc and when a character levels up. Seriously, there's a lot of change up from each battle to the next and keeps things nice and fresh! (Encounters are on screen and disappear after defeating them.)

MUSIC-
The music selections are pretty great, actually. It's well within my style of what I listen to on the regular. It fit very well with what was happening and kept me engaged in the whimsical world that again, feels like a cartoon. The music helps enforce this with light, airy songs and blood pumping beats for battle. It's not too much but it's not underwhelming.



OVERALL-
It's a fun little game. Simple as that. I think it's worth a go if you're curious or if you're like me and feel that there's just something charming about it. I give it 4/5 for clean presentation, simple, yet enjoyable gameplay and truly unique enemies that were fantastic.

Well done, can't wait to see more from this talented developer!

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Wow, thank you so much for this review! It really means a lot, and I'm glad you enjoyed the game.

Making this game was quite an experience for me, and it was mainly where I started to really develop my graphical and musical styles. It was a crazy development cycle, and at one point I even revamped all the graphics, including character designs (except for Rocky, he stayed pretty much the same). All in all, the whole process was a great learning experience in game design and time management.
InfectionFiles
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Wow, thank you so much for this review! It really means a lot, and I'm glad you enjoyed the game.

Making this game was quite an experience for me, and it was mainly where I started to really develop my graphical and musical styles. It was a crazy development cycle, and at one point I even revamped all the graphics, including character designs (except for Rocky, he stayed pretty much the same). All in all, the whole process was a great learning experience in game design and time management.

You're quite welcome! Something about this game instantly clicked with me when I stumbled upon it. :)

And I can imagine! Doing all the art and music custom, that's a lot of work to start with! It's well worth it, though and it shows!
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