‘Kingdom Come: Deliverance’ Delivers Accurate Medieval Combat

“Kingdom Come: Deliverance,” is coming out on all platforms Feb. 13 after being developed and published by Warhorse Studios alongside Deep Silver.

A village is destroyed by a raid from the king’s half-brother, who is ravaging the land. Henry, a blacksmith, finds himself in the service of Lord Radzig Kobyla, who is creating a resistance against the invasion. Thus, the story of “Kingdom Come: Deliverance” begins.

“Kingdom Come: Deliverance” is a medieval combat game with a first-person perspective and role-playing elements. The game is set in the country of Bohemia, which is the heart of Europe and the jewel of the Holy Roman Empire because of its richness in culture, silver and castles.

There are many things that are incorporated into this game that you don’t find much nowadays. One of the coolest features “Kingdom Come: Deliverance” offers is historically accurate weapons and apparel that are used as they would have been 600 years ago.

For example, clothing and armor can be layered on top of each other in the 16 item slots available. You can layer these armors and cloth in a way that offers the most protection if you decide to play as a knight or make you faster if you play a thief.

There are many weapons from this medieval period that have made their way into the game, all of them with their true to life strengths and weaknesses. For instance, a sword is quick and allows for rapid attacks, but is not great against armor. An ax is slow and can be relatively easy to avoid, but if it lands a blow it does a great deal of damage.

Another thing this game brings is a classless RPG system. This means that at the beginning of the game you are not forced to pick one class and stick with it. Your skills, abilities and stats all reflect how you go about doing things. Along with the non-linear quests, this will allow you to complete any given task as any of types of class you want to be.

There are a variety of large events such as pitched battles and sieges that, based off some trailers, will be absolutely epic, meaning you will need to be ready to partake in them.

A needs system is in play that requires the player to make sure they get plenty of sleep and eat regularly to keep up their strength. This will prove vital in combat where stamina is required to attack, dodge and block. If your stamina runs out, you will not be as effective in combat as you would be if you had eaten your vegetables.

The last thing I want to talk about are the sights and the sounds of this game. The gameplay videos and trailers I have seen paint a picture of a beautiful environment mixed with the ugliness of war. The graphics and first-person perspective look like they will really immerse a player in medieval Bohemia. Alongside the epic music and the ring of sword against sword, this game plays as great as it looks. I just hope it feels and plays as well as it looks.

“Kingdom Come: Deliverance” releases tomorrow. If you are a fan of history and want to play a part in this time period, I suggest you check out this game.

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