Frankly, this isn’t much of a life for a king, much less a guy who likes city builders. It’s Jarmusch slow and overly gated. And that’s not what city builders or dungeon hacks are all about. That’s what JRPGs are about: lots of dialog and waiting and watching cutscenes.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://www.quartertothree.com/fp/2008/06/05/my-life-as-a-king-review/