This game is among the longest and deepest I have played in it’s genre. What genre you might ask? That’s not an easy question to answer.
What is it all about?
King of Dragon Pass is a resource management game which perfectly blends story telling into an adventure game.
You rule a clan in a very well-described world. The history of the world, as well as the myths concerning the myriad of gods that roam the land, play a significant role in your playing experience. Certain cultural habits must be observed. Sacrifices need to be made to the right gods at the right times. You need to keep your people happy and strong.
When you first start the game, the gamebook motive that has been worked into this game immediately becomes apparent. When generating your clan, you are being told a story of how your clan came to be where it is now: the relatively unknown realm of Dragon Pass.
During this story, you are given a number of choices which determine how the story plays out. These choices can have lasting effects on gameplay, which adds to the game’s replay ability.
After this story ends you are immediately thrust into the role of the clan’s leading figure. There’s a lot you can do right away, both good and bad. Fortunately, a tutorial is available for the first in-game year that gradually teaches you the ropes of this complex game.
After the tutorial year ends, you are pretty much free to do whatever you like. You can explore the world to find treasure or other secrets, wage war, build alliances, trade with other clans, the list goes on.
During gameplay, often you will encounter so-called events. Something happens and one of your advisers alerts you to it. You have to choose how to handle the situation. Currently there are over 500 of these in the game.
I am fully blind. This is a fact and I don’t regret it. This is why I always include an accessibility section in my reviews. Here goes.
Although there are a lot of images in the game, hand-drawn art even in some cases, this game is fully playable for visually impaired players using the voiceOver screenreader that comes built into the iPhone, 3GS and up.
Accessibility got off on a rocky start with this game, but it has now been made fully ‘accessible’ , meaning impaired players can play the game with only very minor difficulties.
Auditory challenged individuals will have no trouble at all playing this game, although they will miss out on the very well done music that accompanies this game.
People who have trouble reading may need the voiceOver screenreader as well, for there is a lot of text-reading in this game. That is just the way the game has been made and you cannot go around it.
This game originally came out on the pc, but the iOS overhaul has certainly made it a lot better. I myself have played this game quite actively for the last few days and it really gets you hooked once you get into it. I have only covered a smattering of the things you can do in the game, because covering it all would be impractical in a single blog post.
For more information, Please visit:-
It is available for download on the Apps Store for 9.99$.