This single-player epic story about a good male knight hero (warrior, paladin, or mage) revives the original classic King’s Bounty game, which combines role-playing adventure and tactical battles similar to the Heroes of Might and Magic franchise.
Finishing the training at the Royal Battlegrounds to gain your first level of experience, you will be assigned to the vacant post of Royal Bounty Hunter and equipped with a certain number of troops and magical items taken during the training. The King and his Infanta will be the first NPCs you talk to, after the trainer and fake "necromancer" themselves, in order to gain information on the country and the current situation, and to get a quest. You may as well increase your army buying new troops at the castle and travel with them across a continent made up of linked locations.
Your character, riding a horse, travels in real-time in each location, representing the lands and waters, the undergrounds and the skies. Different treasures, items, equipment, etc. are scattered on his way, and places should be visited to acquire something useful or not. Skills, available in the form of skill trees with weighted nodes, may be developed with a certain number of magical crystal shards of three kinds acquired during travels. You can also fulfill missions for the kings to earn promotions.
Enemies walk on the land in real time as well, so you may avoid or attack them. The game switches into a turn-based tactical mode for battles, where you control your troops on the battlefield, cast spells and summon powerful Spirits of Rage. Some of the more powerful enemies may either be controlled by unique villains of different levels or be one of 3 boss characters: Giant Turtle, Kraken, or Spider Widow. Some battlefields are unique for castle sieges, or challenging to check if you're of the right level. Various traps and bonuses that may change the course of a battle can also be found on some fields.
Some of the equippable items found in the game are "living" items that act and change their behaviour based on the player's good or evil actions. To gain control over them, the player needs to win a battle against the evil Spirit that inhabits them.
There are many NPCs, good or evil, you can talk to in the game, who may give you quests that can be solved in different ways. For example, to free peasants from the terror of man-eating plants, you may either kill their queen or bring her a cow to fertilize the ground and make her happy so she would stop terrorizing the poor villagers. During your quests, you will also bring kings to the throne or overthrow them, save princesses from dragons, search for the treasure of pirates, and eliminate tyrants looking to dominate the world.
The game also features the ability to get married and start a family. The character will get various stat bonuses and other advantages depending on the wife they choose and the children they have with her, and a wife can also equip her own items that will benefit the hero as if he was having them equipped himself.
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