The Royal Trap: The Confines Of The Crown

9.0Overall Score
Gameplay:9/1010
Sounds:8/10
Graphics:8/10

Unexpected endings.

Buggy skip button.

PC, Mac, Linux

$19.99

English

Strong characters, beautiful art, an engaging story, and compelling romance lines all make up The Royal Trap: The Confines Of The Crown. It is, in a lot of ways, your average visual novel. It is about finding love and about making choices. It gives you dialogue and options, and has you read through the rest of the lines that you influence through your choices. However, it goes beyond romance and the boys, focusing largely on the bigger plot – the mystery. It has a lot of story and heart to it, perfect for a visual novel. It gives you the romance and the characters while taking itself a step further.

The novel sets itself up with you as Maddie, working for Oscar. Friends since childhood, you work for him as his maidservant and companion for he is Prince. He is to marry a beautiful bride from another kingdom and take the throne, becoming king. The only problem is that his heart belongs to you. He is in love with you, Maddie, and he has a hard time separating from those feelings. He is going to have to, though, as the night of the Royal Ball fast approaches. On the night, however, things do not go as planned.

Oscar finds himself accused of a crime that he did not commit. It is up to Maddie, you, to figure out the truth and find him innocent. You are going to have to pore through the evidence, question everyone, and learn what really happened. This may mean separating your mind from your emotions, of course, as you attempt to discover what really happened that night.

Along the way, you are going to meet man after man. The Royal Trap: The Confines Of The Crown has a wonderful romance plot, allowing you to find some love on this mysterious night. Speak to the princes and to everyone you can find, and develop some connections while you are there. Speak to them and get them to open up.

Be careful, though! Not everyone is as they seem, which is going to make things tricky when you have to establish a connection. Deeper into the game, you are going to have to choose which one you want. Choose carefully as this will affect you and your ending. What makes this even more troublesome is that the character you choose may not be the one you get. It is all very confusing at times.

Even so, the characters of The Royal Trap: The Confines Of The Crown are all wonderful. Each one has their own personality and unique traits. You will find yourself liking all of them, wanting to see more of the deep and developed character.

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You can do that, too! The Royal Trap: The Confines Of The Crown has high replay value, like most visual novels. Find all of the endings and learn more about all of the characters. Choose your favorites and find love with every last one of them at you complete every story and ending.

If you’re a fan of visual novels, The Royal Trap won’t disappoint. However, the game includes no minigames, stats, or other such frills, which might turn off gamers who aren’t into flat-out visual novels. That shouldn’t be considered a flaw in the game, though. The game accomplishes exactly what it sets out to do, which is tell a great story. It’s a great addition to Hanako’s standout game library.

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Ella has been playing video games for over 15 years. She worked for a large game production company before and after quitting it in 2003, became a freelance writer.

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