Evony: The King's Return

Evony: The King's Return

Review

This is your standard online browser-based strategy/simulation game. The goal is to build your city and army, go off and attack your opponent, and defeat them. The game is pretty easy to play and doesn't require much learning to be successful. It has auto-playing for your battles, which can be a big bonus for anyone who can't play games for...
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Evony: The King's Return review

This is your standard online browser-based strategy/simulation game. The goal is to build your city and army, go off and attack your opponent, and defeat them. The game is pretty easy to play and doesn't require much learning to be successful. It has auto-playing for your battles, which can be a big bonus for anyone who can't play games for long periods of time. The graphics are pretty decent for a browser game. The interface could use a little work though, as the menus aren't very user-friendly. The game is pretty addictive, and can really suck you in.

Gameplay 

The gameplay itself is a lot of fun. It can be very addicting, as you try to make your cities grow and become the best they can be. You can also build up your army, and attack other players, or play the game by yourself in a single-player mode, which is called the "campaign". The game can be played in real-time, or at your own pace, which is a nice option for those who are busy. Let's face it, sometimes it's hard to find the time to play a game for hours, so you might as well be able to play the game whenever you have time, rather than having to schedule playing time. The game isn't difficult, and there are a lot of things to keep you busy. 

You can trade with other players, or with NPCs. You can also train your troops, which can be very fun. You can also research and upgrade your city, which makes it even more fun. The "campaign" has three difficulty levels, which determine how hard your battles will be, and how much you'll need to build up your city. The game has a lot to offer, and a lot of people who like strategy/simulation games will enjoy it.

Graphics

The graphics are pretty good. Although there are newer games, the graphics in this one aren't bad by any means. They're simple, but they get the job done. I like the way things look, and the game is colorful and easy to see. The animations are also pretty good. I like the little dances your townspeople do as you level them up. It always makes me laugh when they do the little dances. The graphics aren't anything to rave about, but they're good. They get the job done, and if you're like me, you'll be too busy playing the game to really care that much about the graphics.

Interface

The interface could use some work. The "campaign" has a lot of menus to go through, and there are a lot of buttons to click. However, the auto-play is there to help you out. If you can't play the game for a while, the auto-play will play the battles for you and do a pretty decent job of it too. You can also speed up the auto-play, and it will take care of everything for you. Just like in a lot of other games, there are a lot of menus. You go to commands, and there are quite a few options. 

Pros:

  • Large selection of buildings to own which grants a bonus to unit creation.
  • The kingdom can be expanded with the addition of new lands to the kingdom.
  • There are rewards for various quests.
  • You can set your army to attack in groups.
  • Many different resources are available such as iron, wood, and stone.
  • Different troops can be sent on missions as well as merchants can be set to sell items.
  • The game is free to play.

Cons:

  • The monthly upgrade/expansion model of this game can cost you dearly. You're going to end up spending a lot more on this game than it's actually worth.
  • Those upgrades don't just cost cash. The game also encourages you to make in-game purchases that can cost you a lot of the time you've invested in it.
  • The game is currently plagued with bugs and imbalance issues. Unless you can afford to keep buying gems just to level up, you may want to hold off playing until it's been fixed.

Final Thoughts

Evony is a highly addictive browser-based strategy game that will keep you glued to your computer screen for hours on end.
Evony is highly addictive, and you will find yourself playing it for hours on end.
The game is fairly easy to learn, allowing for quick time-to-playing, but the different features and gameplay complexities. 

Graphics and Sound 9

Controls 8

Gameplay 8

Lasting Appeal 9

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