This is my review for Kingdom Come: Deliverance. In the review I’m going to give my opinion on the game, some back story to the game and the experience I’ve had so far with the game.
Kingdom Come Deliverance is a first-person RPG style of game, the best way to describe the game is “like Skyrim but on steroids”. My reason for that is Kingdom Come is a very down to earth game, you aren’t some special hero who can wield magic and take on hoards of enemies all on your own.
The game is set in early 15th century in the Kingdom of Bohemia; you play as a blacksmith’s son called Henry whose whole village gets attacked by an army of Czech and Cuman soldiers, they manage to kill your family and you barely survive by running away and now you want revenge.
One of the topics I want to talk about in this game is the combat and how complex but rewarding it is. The best way to explain the combat is it’s similar to For Honor with the way you can choose what way you want to attack your opponent. The combination of having to maintain your stamina in the fight while trying to avoid/blocking the enemies’ attacks can lead to a rewarding style of fighting if you manage to master it.
Another good aspect to this game is the story, there is a lot of missions to do within this game. I have spent about 13 hours in the game and I honestly haven’t really gotten that far within the main story of the game. I was playing the side quests but on one of the main quests the game goes into what’s called Investigation Mode; a village gets attacked and you have to find out who done it so you need to gather clues from talking to the villagers and looking for footprints or bloodstains that will lead you to them. I thought this was a nice addition within the game because it actually means you have to find out who did it not just follow a question marker.
Another good addition is the levelling system within this game. You have 4 core stats within the game and a few sub stats. The core stats are Strength, Agility, Vitality and Speech while some of the sub stats are Charisma, Visibility and Conspicuousness. Now how you go about levelling these stats up is through training within the game, this can be actual combat with bandits or by going to a town and finding a training area. Now how the sub stats work is like this:
- Charisma: This is how you dress towards people. The fancier attire you wear the more charisma you character has.
- Visibility: This works with how much armour you have got on and how light or heavy you are will depend on people spotting you.
- Conspicuousness: This is how much you will stand out in a crowd so if you are wearing a lot of armour and expensive items, people will notice you while if you wear much lees armour and something more average, people won’t pay too much attention to you.
My overall opinion of Kingdom Come Deliverance is positive one. You can spend so much time within the game exploring, questing and levelling up your character and when you learn things within the game, like the combat or methods on how to level and earn money within the game, it can be very rewarding. My only issue with the game is the bugs you can come across every now and then, but to be honest, some of the bugs are very funny but they should be patched down the line. Kingdom Come: Deliverance is an enjoyable game because it has an open world with a good story and is challenging to play.