Versailles II: Testament of the King (Windows)

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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 2.5
Effectiveness How effective the educational game is when it comes to teaching (does the player actually learn anything, etc.) 2.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.5
Overall User Score (2 votes) 2.6

Critic Reviews

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Just Adventure (Mar 25, 2002)
If you enjoy "edutainment" games, you will enjoy Versailles II. It won't be the best edutainment game that you have ever played, but most probably, at least for me, will rank somewhere in the middle. If you're interested in the historical times of Louis XIV and the Court of Versailles and enjoy stories of political intrigue, then you will find Versailles II to be worthwhile.
Adventurearchiv (Dec 10, 2001)
As I already wrote in my review, it is a pity that one can only use the encyclopedia as reference book in "Versailles II". In "Versailles 1685" you could click on all persons and immediately get the appropriate description/biography. In "Versailles II" there is no such possibility unfortunately. In the encyclopedia everything is included, but you have to search for the facts and therefore you sometimes don't know exactly, with whom you are actually speaking ...
70 (Oct 03, 2006)
Quatre ans après la sortie de leur titre phare Versailles, Cryo propose de nous plonger une nouvelle fois au cœur du plus célèbre des châteaux français. Une épopée historico-ludique à la portée de chacun...
PC Zone Benelux (Feb, 2002)
Al met al is Versailles II zijn 25 euro best waard. We missen soms wat vaart in de game, maar de verhaalopbouw is subliem, waardoor de drang om verder te spelen aanwezig is.
GameStar (Germany) (Feb, 2002)
Versailles 2 lebt weniger von den einfachen Denksportaufgaben als vielmehr der nett erzählten Geschichte um Charles, die in den zahlreichen Dialogen weitergesponnen wird. Für Wissenshungrige bietet das Programm noch einen kleinen Rundgang durch Versailles und seine Geschichte.
60 (Dec 06, 2001)
Au même titre qu'il existe l'easy-listening, Versailles 2 fait parti de l'easy-gaming. Un genre de jeu qui se laisse jouer mais qui ne passionnera pas les joueurs les plus exigeants. Sans pour autant remplacer une visite directement sur les lieux, ce titre est parfait pour découvrir le Versailles d'antan grâce à une reconstitution fidèle du château et de ses jardins (sous terrains compris).
PC Games (Germany) (Feb, 2002)
Der gepuderte Perückenträger schleift mich durch die Lustgärten des Sonnenkönigs und stellt Fragen, die mich an seinem Verstand zweifeln lassen. Wie viele Haine es hier gebe, will er jetzt wissen. Da "mir egal" keine der Optionen im Antwortenmenü ist, zähle ich aus: Ene-mene-miste. Dass ich falsch rate, ist Ehrensache. Darauf hält er mir ein Bild unter die Nase, will wissen, ob es zur Sage des Apoll gehöre. Keine Ahnung, denke ich und kicke auf „Nein“. Er entrüstet: „Erkennt Ihr denn nicht Apoll, den die Nymphen bedienen?“ Wie unanständig, denke ich. Der heitere Wortwechsel geht jäh zu Ende, als mich das Spiel ins Hauptmenü zurückschmeißt, weil ich zu wenig über Versailles weiß. Jetzt könnte ich das integrierte Lexikon studieren und es erneut versuchen, weil die Erbfolgestory und die leichten Rätsel okay sind. Aber so okay sind sie dann doch nicht.
Quandary (Feb, 2002)
In summary, Versailles II isn't a good adventure game, although it is marketed as one. I wouldn't recommend it for adventure game players; experienced or novice, because I wouldn't want novice players to think that this was 'it' (adventuring). In essence Versailles II: Testament of the King is an interactive educational storybook. It delivers a 'taste' of the times but the educational content is by no means in-depth.
I thought I was going to enjoy Versailles 2. I generally enjoy historical adventures and Versailles 1685 is one of my favorite edutainment games. But Versailles 2 disappointed in a variety of ways. I didn't totally hate it. The interface was easy to control, despite the inconvenience of not being able to back out of puzzle screens. And I liked seeing the costumes and the fountains. But I don't think Cryo put the care or the thought into Versailles 2 that went into Versailles 1685. It was as if they slapped it together without checking to see how well all the parts functioned together.