Kingdom Come: Deliverance Review – Deliver Me From Bugs

I’ve been waiting what feels like forever to sink my teeth into Kingdom Come: Deliverance, the original Kickstarter campaign concluding all the way back in 2014. I’m no history buff, admittedly, but a game with such authentic-looking arms and armor caught my eye immediately. Any title with swords that don’t look like boat paddles instantly gets bonus points from me.

Now that I’ve got it, though, is it all sunshine and rainbows? Or are there some glaring issues with this loving recreation of 15th century Bohemia?

Kingdom Come: Deliverance
Publisher: Deep Silver
Developer: Warhorse Studios
Platform: PC (Reviewed), PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release Date: Feb 13th, 2018
Players: 1 Player
Price: $59.99

Upon booting up Kingdom Come: Deliverance, you’re treated to a narrated section, which details the historical events leading up to the game’s outset. Charles IV, the king who is lauded by just about everyone, passes away and leaves the throne to his son, Wenceslas IV. He turns out to be a pretty crappy ruler, favoring prostitutes and lazing about to his kingly duties.

Sigismund of Luxembourg, Wenceslas’ half-brother, sees an opportunity and kidnaps Wenceslas. With no king on the throne, he’s free to do as he desires, pillaging the land and extorting people with his army.

The game begins only a year after Wenceslas’ capture, centering on the protagonist, Henry. He lives in a silver mining village called Skalitz, working as an apprentice blacksmith under his father. This beginning area serves as the tutorial, showing you most of the mechanics you’ll be using in the rest of the game in a thankfully non-obnoxious manner.

After getting into a fist fight, sneaking about in people’s houses, flirting with your romantic partner, and throwing poop at someone’s home who disagrees with you politically, the tutorial ends. Your goal is to gather materials for your father, who is making a sword for Lord Radzig, the ruler of Skalitz.

Unfortunately, it’s no sooner that you’ve completed the sword that disaster strikes. An army of Cumans, under the employ of Sigismund of Luxembourg, raids Skalitz and mercilessly slaughters just about everyone who doesn’t flee into the castle. Your parents are murdered right before your eyes, and you only just barely escape with your life.

I would have given a spoiler warning, but it happens so early [and is also shown in the trailer] that I don’t feel it warrants one. Henry flees to Talmberg and warns Lord Divish of the attack, resting to recover from an arrow wound in their care.

Under cover of a sudden storm, Lord Radzig manages to flee the imperiled Skalitz with all the survivors, heading off toward Rattay. He visits Talmberg, offering to bring the player along, but Henry is intent on burying his parents.

Lord Divish forbids you from heading back to Skalitz, viewing it as a suicide mission. The forces of Sigismund are likely gone by now, but bandits inevitably will come picking through the remnants of the town, making it too dangerous to visit. Despite this, I managed to pinch a set of armor from the guard barracks, sneaking my way out of the castle and heading toward my hometown.
As it turns out, Divish was right. In the process of burying his parents, Henry is ambushed by a group of bandits and nearly killed beside his own dead mother and father. He’s only saved by an old friend from Skalitz shouting out to distract them, followed up by the army of Talmberg showing up in the nick of time to run them off.

Unfortunately, the sword Henry’s father made for Lord Radzig is stolen, leaving the protagonist with two major motivations over the course of the game. Get the sword back, and get revenge on that bastard Sigismund who ordered the death of his parents.

All in all, I think the narrative playing out in Kingdom Come: Deliverance is fantastic. Henry is an incredibly likable character, and I was rooting for him without fail over the course of the game. Likewise, even minor characters you meet have a certain charm to them, making it clear that the development team took their world-building very seriously.

The graphics are also pretty impressive. Every character seems to have a distinctive face model, and animations in combat look really nice. Additionally, the foliage and landscapes are just a treat to behold. My screencap folder is full of sweeping shots of the gorgeous countryside from up high, the draw distance and lighting making everything come together in jaw-dropping fashion.

Sound design is also a place where Kingdom Come shines. The music is brilliant, adding further immersion to combat, as well as setting the scene in sleepy farm towns and bustling cities alike. The din of combat is brutal, with slices and chops sounding just as satisfying and meaty as blunt strikes. I used a warhammer, personally, and was never disappointed with the sound it made when caving in helmets.

Gameplay is fun, with some caveats. The combat system with weapons is interesting, if a bit clunky at first. It’s directional, mostly consisting of coordinating strikes where your opponent isn’t blocking. It gets a bit deeper as you level up and unlock combos, and you’ve also got the ability to feint, dodge, parry, and all of the usual goodies.

Unfortunately, hand-to-hand combat just isn’t as fun. The animations are awkward, and punches never feel like they’ve got the same weight as hammer blows or sword strikes. The mostly well-crafted combat system also falls apart when you’re facing more than one enemy, as the directional focus to battles only ever applies to one combatant at a time.

It’s also a bit too easy to steal from people, and stealth about in general. Civilian and enemy AI is pretty stupid when it comes to Henry sneaking around, making it trivial to creep into houses and rob people blind. The guards will occasionally stop the player and ask to search their belongings, but I’ve had them glitch out completely and not notice the clearly pilfered items I was wearing.

It also raises the question how some trader in Rattay knows I stole that gambeson from halfway across the game world. You’re also not able to repair items you nicked, as the armorer/tailor/etc will notice the piece of equipment is hot. Thankfully, you’re able to sell items to fences here and there, but they never seem to have enough shekels to buy all the stolen crap I’m hauling around.

While I’m on the topic of things that annoyed me about Kingdom Come: Deliverance, let’s talk about horses. The horses in this game handle like Mack trucks, and the ‘auto pathing’ they do on roads is janky as all hell. I’ve also had the misfortune of getting my horse stuck in permanent jump limbo after hopping over a bush, forcing me to have to fast travel or load a save to break out of it.

Of course, the fast travel system is useful, but I’m bewildered as to why the developers don’t allow you to cancel it once you’ve set your destination. There were myriad times during my playthrough where I would’ve loved to cancel fast travel, but had to instead sit through the minute-long trek of little Henry through the game map.

You can’t pause cutscenes either, or at least, I couldn’t figure out how to. Hitting the ESC key only brings up the option to skip it, but once you’ve brought that up, it never goes away. I had to run downstairs to receive a package during one of the earlier cutscenes, and since I couldn’t pause the damn thing, I missed most of what was going on.

This game is also absolutely riddled with bugs. Textures taking minutes to load in, horses floating in midair, people’s heads disappearing—there were even parts during the game where certain parts of stairs didn’t work correctly. I had to awkwardly jump and crouch until the game decided it was okay for me to ascend, making me scratch my head and wonder how such a thing made it past QA.

The parts where Kingdom Come: Deliverance succeeds are extremely impressive, and I frankly loved the time I spent with this game overall.

I adore the fact that you can circumvent a lot of fighting in the game by being well-spoken and charismatic. I admire all the attention to detail, and the interesting little tidbits of lore the game provides via codex. Unlike most games, it’s actual stuff from medieval history, and I learned a few things from reading through them.

These accomplishments are not enough to obfuscate the rampant bugs and annoyances, however. This is far from a perfect title, and you’ll be incredibly lucky to make it through the entire game without experiencing at least one immersion-breaking glitch.

For all its flaws, and there certainly are many, Kingdom Come: Deliverance still provides a gripping, inspired open world, replete with interesting characters, thrilling battles, and gorgeous views. If you can get past your horse occasionally floating into space, and characters appearing without heads here and there, you’ll be in for a real treat.

Here’s hoping a lot of my gripes will be patched out in the future!

Kingdom Come: Deliverance was reviewed on PC using a review copy provided by Deep Silver. You can find additional information about Niche Gamer’s review/ethics policy here.

The Verdict: 7.5

The Good

  • Beautiful recreation of 15th century Bohemia
  • Well-told story, with unique NPCs and intriguing questlines
  • Combat is visceral, challenging, and satisfying
  • Voice acting, for the most part, is great
  • Exceptional music and sound design

The Bad

  • Bugs, bugs, and more bugs.
  • Did I mention bugs?
  • Combat falls apart when facing more than one combatant
  • Can’t pause cutscenes, can’t cancel fast travel
  • Playing a thief is a bit too easy
  • Unarmed combat is janky
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  1. NekoThief
    February 13, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    Great review as always

  2. Mark
    February 13, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    Been very interested in this game for awhile. Going to wait 6 months for bugs to get smoothed out.

  3. Brandon Orselli
    Brandon Orselli
    February 13, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    We’re giving away a free PlayStation 4 copy of the game, via our friends at Deep Silver! All you have to do is comment on the review here. A winner will be selected on 2/20

    February 13, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    I did not realise that I needed a medieval life simulation in my life…but now I know…it’s time to live out my life as a knight.

  5. JC
    February 13, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    The history buff in me wants this game.

  6. Lord irresponsible
    Lord irresponsible
    February 13, 2018 at 7:39 pm


  7. Jabber Lang
    Jabber Lang
    February 13, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    Sucks that the game is buggy but it still looks fun.

  8. Most Deplorable ?poster
    Most Deplorable ?poster
    February 13, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    I watched someone streaming it last night (early this morning).
    The view distance was astonishing, and I was only watching on a low ~500p source

  9. Edward Tavares
    Edward Tavares
    February 13, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    I am very hyped for the game. Love the realism, armor system, and combat system. Can’t wait to try it.

  10. Mr0303
    February 13, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    I guess bugs in open world RPGs are a staple for the genre. Still, the game is rather unique in its approach.

  11. Random Marine
    Random Marine
    February 13, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    Yeah, jumped into the game on Keyboard and mouse, but the combat model isn’t intuitive with kb/m. which is a shame since 1st person games on gamepad is weird for me.

  12. RichardGristle
    February 13, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    Definitely interested in this, but I’ll give it a few months for bug fixes and a price drop.

  13. Jei
    February 13, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    looks pretty interesting.

  14. TheOnceAndFutureKing
    February 13, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    Game looks fun, the bugs will eventually be ironed out

  15. Noritama
    February 13, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    Ever since I heard about this game I’ve been pretty interested. Bugs makes sense since it’s a huge open world game with a limited development team.

    I just hope the combat is as you say, I am killing for a game with actual satisfying melee combat.

  16. The Clansman
    The Clansman
    February 13, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    That’s such a downer, can’t even imagine playing a game like this with a gamepad, will have to try it myself.

  17. Fear Me I Am Free
    Fear Me I Am Free
    February 13, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    Sucks it’s a 7.5 from you guys. I could see this as a GOTY contender and it seems like people are having varying experiences with bugs.

  18. totenglocke
    February 13, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    I’ll be impatiently waiting for the GOG release in two weeks…

  19. MrDracoHimself
    February 13, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    It seems to be pretty well made, considering the length of dev time. I’m sure it will be enjoyable, despite the bugs, I mean look how well Bethesda does for itself.

  20. Anon_Amous
    February 13, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    Will buy after I hear good word about bug fixes!

  21. EvilDumptruck
    February 13, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    Definitely seems like a fun time, though I really hope the bugs get fixed.

  22. Ron Perez
    Ron Perez
    February 13, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    I expected bugs but I am glad that its not that bad

  23. ThebigTZ
    February 13, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    Dont think it said but was this patched when you reviewed it?

  24. Brandon Orselli
    Brandon Orselli
    February 13, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    Forgot to add this – Cody did get the 20GB patch and still saw missing heads and floating horses, etc

  25. ThebigTZ
    February 13, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    I see. Good to know.

  26. Ebicentre
    February 13, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    If I hadn’t already purchased another game before this came out, I would’ve bought this one instead. I’ve been eyeing it for a while, waiting for the chance to grab it.

  27. Joakim Mogren
    Joakim Mogren
    February 13, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    Really hoping the bugs get eased out. Game looks super immersive and I wanna try it, but my options are limited to a toaster, and the og xbone version which I imagine isn’t all too great.

  28. iswear12
    February 13, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    Its funny, a friend told me, and I quote that they can’t discuss this game on cuckchan /v/ because of the lead designer vocally supporting Trump and GG and so the threads always end in leftypol and reddit screeching.
    They’ve been addicted to the game since they’ve gotten it. Glad to see the trend continues of pro-GG people putting out amazing products.

  29. Kakaku
    February 13, 2018 at 11:24 pm

    Bugs so bad its worth two mentions in the summary. Really itching for a medival RPG and it looks like this would’ve been satisfying. Good blunt weapon combat too.

    I’ll give it a look in a couple months. Hope its fixed then.

  30. AmericanCrusader
    February 13, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    Good review, if I don’t win the copy I’ll probly pick it up on sal3 down the road.

  31. GameZard
    February 13, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    I preordered this to support the devs. Backlog is too large so I will play this when all the bugs are fixed.

  32. OldPalpy
    February 14, 2018 at 1:04 am

    Dogpiling is the easiest way to control boards like that even if the mod doesn’t like leftypol and reddit they’ll end up up shutting down discussion to avoid another screeching trainwreck.

  33. sanic
    February 14, 2018 at 1:08 am

    Still up for it.

  34. Adohleas
    February 14, 2018 at 1:26 am

    Looks fun, hopefully they iron out the bugs though.

  35. kenneth
    February 14, 2018 at 1:32 am

    Been very interested in this game for awhile. Going to wait 6 months for bugs to get smoothed out.

  36. bdp
    February 14, 2018 at 1:33 am

    if they fix bugs and whatnot i’ll get it but for now i’ll wait.

  37. SLoWMoTIoN?
    February 14, 2018 at 2:48 am

    5/10 too many white ppl. – ResetEra

  38. Dammage
    February 14, 2018 at 3:11 am

    Hopefully the bugs get ironed out. I’ve been looking forward to this game for a long time and I’m so glad it finally released

  39. iswear12
    February 14, 2018 at 3:18 am

    Believe me, the mods of cu- er, 4/v/ are compromised beyond belief. They were fighting fucking hiroshima on whether those fags could laugh at Neofag’s collapse. It was fucking embarrassing.
    I don’t have anything to say about the people who still go there after GG though, they should’ve expected this.

  40. BanBrado
    February 14, 2018 at 3:53 am

    You can just call em cuckchan m8, anyone who still goes there deserves what they get.

    As for this game it looks like my kinda thing but i’ll wait until they patch out some more bugs before i buy.

  41. PaRaLLaXTHeTiCS
    February 14, 2018 at 3:54 am

    Should I get Kingdom Come or Undertale?

  42. iswear12
    February 14, 2018 at 3:55 am

    I dunno how many people here still go to the place, I know for a fact that whoever runs the NG twitter does so… yeah, was cautious. Didn’t feel like dealing with some autists sperg on me, I’ve had enough of that since I’ve gotten on disqus.
    and yeah, hopefully they get fixed soon.

  43. SLoWMoTIoN?
    February 14, 2018 at 3:57 am

    Space Invaders. Better gameplay.

  44. PaRaLLaXTHeTiCS
    February 14, 2018 at 4:02 am

    I feel that the game unfairly presents alien life forms as war-mongering.

  45. OldPalpy
    February 14, 2018 at 4:29 am

    Yeah it happens in stages SJWs dogpile threads into hornets nest until they irritate any decent mods into throwing up their hands and just start closing topics and banning discussion, when they aren’t enforcing a topic ban any attempts to start a new thread about the subject will devolve into talking about the previous one being closed and how the mods are cucks leading to them quitting and being replaced with Tumblr’s finest if they hadn’t been one already.

    It’s fucking hilarious that it would even be a question if they could laugh at that but that’s just how compromised they are now.

  46. NegFactor
    February 14, 2018 at 5:07 am

    Sure, color me interested in a game that’s Bethesda-worthy of bugs as long as they’re Bethesda-quality. If your enemies aren’t getting stuck in the ground and preventing fast travel because the ground is now the enemy, your game is doing it wrong.

  47. Sean Sharpe
    Sean Sharpe
    February 14, 2018 at 5:24 am

    To be fair, half the shit the game gets in /v/ is because /pol/ wanks the developer off. Considering that most of 4chan’s user base considers /pol/ to more or less a containment board and /v/’s general attitude to hate games if they become too popular, even with the 4chan community, it’d be hard to discuss it seriously.

    Not that you can ever discuss a game seriously on the internet in the first place.

  48. Sean Sharpe
    Sean Sharpe
    February 14, 2018 at 5:29 am

    While I want this game, I think I’ll have to wait for some of the bugs to be ironed out before I bit, especially because of the save system. I mean, I get why they do it… But in a game this ambitious, for a small company, it just seems like a great way to have people hate an otherwise great game by losing progress.

  49. nanka
    February 14, 2018 at 7:11 am

    So basically its a far superior version of Skyrim

  50. Malcolm_Ecks
    February 14, 2018 at 9:05 am

    Hopefully those bugs arepresent for less time than the average Bethesda game.

  51. lucben999
    February 14, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Pretty much. I also remember The Witcher 3 being a mess of bugs and glitches when it just launched, took a bunch of patches to fix it. I’m a little more worried abut the performance, but Vavra is saying they’re working on the frame drops too, so hopefully it will be fixed as well.

  52. Captain Manboobs
    Captain Manboobs
    February 14, 2018 at 10:54 am

    A huge open world RPG being filled with bugs isn’t exactly anything new.

  53. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    February 14, 2018 at 11:23 am

    Another western piece of trash bites the dust. Stay winning, Japan.

  54. PeacefulAssassin
    February 14, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    Yeah, sounds like they should have delayed it a bit to iron out those bugs. Nothing a patch wouldn’t fix, so that’s good.
    I want to know if the world is interesting to explore or not. Too many times I find myself being bored exploring a map, looking at you Ubisoft and Bethesda games.

  55. PeacefulAssassin
    February 14, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    I’ll accept bugs, no way to fool proof an open world. As long as it is fun and interesting to explore and the bugs don’t ruin or hamper the game a lot, it’s fine with me.

  56. Malcolm_Ecks
    February 14, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    It’s funny reading the comments on PC Gamer’s review. They gave the game an 84/100 and the author is defending not knocking the score down due to glitches.

  57. disqus_gBY4zXYIrk
    February 14, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    I sort of love it when there are bugs in games like this but perhaps it was just far too many. I’ll still give it a go.

  58. TheStuDevo
    February 14, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    Shame the combat isn’t that good

  59. Scott
    February 14, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    Figured it would launch with bugs but I’m still super excited to play it. Good review!

  60. Pedro Rocks
    Pedro Rocks
    February 14, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Seems good wanna play it

  61. Hal Jordan
    Hal Jordan
    February 14, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    Excited to pick up this game despite the issues. And I will admit it is mainly for my love of the lead dev from GG days & the flack this game is getting from SJWs. Make open world RPGs great again!

  62. Heal Please Heal
    Heal Please Heal
    February 14, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    I’ve seen someone play this earlier today and even though there are bugs to it, it still looks like a pretty large game with depth of play. The world is lush and beautiful, the mechanics are a bit clunky, but the fist fight scenes are pretty good. There are some aspects where the NPC’s just don’t move for hours on end, but I guess the game can’t be perfect and these will be addressed with time. LOL

  63. Joey
    February 14, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    Nice review

  64. Ponds 908
    Ponds 908
    February 14, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    I’m definitely still excited to try and play this game but i’m definitely hoping the Bugs gets fixed soon,Thank you for the Review

  65. Ponds 908
    Ponds 908
    February 14, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    I’m Definitely still interested in Trying & Playing this game,Thank you for the Review

  66. James
    February 14, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    Great review. Hoping to pick it up on a sale one day.

  67. doog
    February 14, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    Really happy this game turned out well with so much negative press it has had received over the years.

  68. ChicoPudding
    February 14, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    Ay, come on RN Jesus, hit me with that sweet sweet lovin~

  69. Robby Bisschop
    Robby Bisschop
    February 14, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    I’m curious about this one ?

  70. Nanashi
    February 14, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    This is definitely a game I want to play on down the road, once it’s been patched up a bit more.

    Now the question is, do I want to get it now to support the devs or wait until when I am ready to play it, when it’ll most likely be cheaper. Hmm…

  71. Kirill Neko Steshin
    Kirill Neko Steshin
    February 14, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    Oh, boy…… First game is BUGGY… But it’s okay – it’s their first game, and it still better than FF XV.

  72. Wolfman1911
    February 14, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    I think it’s fairly safe to assume that the bugs will be patched out, considering that they did a massive bugfix day one patch already. Then again, for all I know a lot of the bugs being complained about here could have been covered by that patch.

  73. KingJonSnow
    February 14, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    So far the most disturbing bug was when Sir Divish of Talmberg was walking nude.

  74. Wolfman1911
    February 14, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    Hopefully they don’t decide to go the Bethesda route and say ‘the players can be our QA!’

  75. Nebbyn
    February 14, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Guess I’ll put this on my wishlist. Looks fun from what I’ve seen.

  76. Arenegeth
    February 14, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    I think I’ll wait.

    I was always torn about the subject of the game being historical medieval instead of medieval fantasy, because that’s quite refreshing.

    But at the same time I really like Orcs, Elves, magic and shit and a normal medieval setting seems boring in comparison, but given the crap this game has taken from SJW for not ‘blackwashing’ eastern European history I feel almost compelled to buy it just so I can stick it to them.

    But that’s not good enough, not right now at least, I got a lot of things in my plate and not really in the mood to deal with buggy messes right now. Besides, I know if I wait, most bugs will be ironed out and if its anything like with Bethesda games, anything the devs miss to fix fans will come to the rescue (at least on PC which is where I would play a game like this anyway).

    So yeah, I’ll pass for now, may pirate a ‘demo’ when the GoG release comes out just to check it out, but I really can’t be bothered to play it right now, we’ll see by the end of the year.

  77. XianghuaXiaoyuFan85
    February 14, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    Seriously, fuck ResetEra. Can’t believe that I’ve even signed up for that shitshow of a website. ?

  78. RichardGristle
    February 14, 2018 at 11:03 pm

    That gives them like 4 years to fix them.

  79. SLoWMoTIoN?
    February 15, 2018 at 3:24 am

    It’s classic neogaf what’d you expect.

  80. Jared Bellow
    Jared Bellow
    February 15, 2018 at 11:14 am

    I really liked the trailer for this game and some of the footage I’ve seen. It looks like a unique and refreshing approach. Hopefully this game is well supported and the bugs are fixed.

  81. Neppers
    February 15, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    Pumped for this. Eurojank for LIFE, son!

  82. Chance James
    Chance James
    February 15, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    Looks good

  83. Beatnik Revolution
    Beatnik Revolution
    February 15, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    I get being realistic and trying to stay consistent with the world building, but having to drink in order to say is a terrible decision. Just put in an ironman mode for hardcore folks. Other than that, I am looking forward to this game once it gets patched up

  84. simo
    February 15, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    At least most of the bugs are funny.

  85. ☆ Cyborgwolf ☆
    ☆ Cyborgwolf ☆
    February 15, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    Thanks for the review!
    (hope i’ll win :p )

  86. Number_Anon
    February 15, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    Even with the bugs, it still looks like en enjoyable game that you can sink hours into. Especially so if they are deadset on working through all of the known bugs and patching the game constantly. Not too sure why other big games don’t necessarily get a pass, but a ‘Oh that’s just how they are/The community will fix the game anyways’ and such. With how much smaller the team/budget was for this, they did a hell of a job.

  87. sir forde
    sir forde
    February 15, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    I have not had the cash to buy it, so i’m stuck with watching twitch streams but so far it looks like the kind of game that skyrim should have been. Quests will fail if you ignore them which creates real urgency and consequences for your actions compared to the mountain of open world games that expect its players to ignore important things the game set up because they know it will wait.

    Sure I have seen the occasional bug on twitch such as minor pathing issues but I am willing to look past it because the team while small has put a lot of passion and love into creating this beautiful world.

  88. JammyistDodger
    February 15, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    Genuinely excited about this game but I was worried that all the hype would be for naught! Heard the devs are working deftly on the bugs so let’s hope they get smoothed out soon. Good to see a down to facts review that’s bereft of all the political crap that’s surrounded this launch and I’ll be adding it to my wish list ?

  89. Connor Makar
    Connor Makar
    February 15, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    got the game on Pc and love it so far, worth a try but maybe wait until the first big patch…

  90. J0HN_L0CKE
    February 15, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    Very intrigued by this game.

  91. Etherblaze
    February 15, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    I came to win a copy of the game. Is it a code? If not, then shit, I’m out of luck on this one.

  92. jej
    February 15, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    hey will i increase my chances of receiving the game if i sent u guys a mountain’s worth of 2B porn

  93. CrusaderEsper
    February 15, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    I would be interested in winning a copy, why not.

  94. ErickKwon
    February 15, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    Really curious about playing this as the magic/fantasy aspect of many medieval-esque games isn’t something that I’m into.

  95. prudis
    February 15, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    well they dont really fail, they just happen without you ;-)

  96. prudis
    February 15, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    it is especially when you unlock parrying and other advanced combat techniques …. Henry is a peasant afterall he can be skilled swordman from the start

  97. MrJibs
    February 15, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    This looks like a lot of fun. I’m hesitant if I should hold my breath for them to fix the bugs though.

  98. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    February 15, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    What the fuck is your point?

  99. Ezra D. Shelton
    Ezra D. Shelton
    February 16, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    I’ve been looking at this game for a minute and I really want to get my hands on it

  100. Adam Calcaterra
    Adam Calcaterra
    February 16, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    This is so accurate it hurts, ResetEra is such cancer

  101. Adam Calcaterra
    Adam Calcaterra
    February 16, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    Definitely can’t wait to get this, gaming needs more attempts at historical settings that aren’t Assassins Creed

  102. Adam Calcaterra
    Adam Calcaterra
    February 16, 2018 at 4:38 pm


  103. Daryl Corey
    Daryl Corey
    February 16, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    looks like a lot of fun if I can spare the cash I will pick it up soon

  104. The Every Gamer
    The Every Gamer
    February 16, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    I really need to get into more open world RPGs, I still haven’t played Skyrim.

  105. oserus99
    February 16, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    I think CohhCarnage said it best, you can go into this game looking for the bugs and frustrations and come out angry and vindicated. Or you can just work around the bugs and enjoy the game that is there… I haven’t gotten the game yet but I think I’ll go in with Cohh’s attitude.

  106. jacob filius
    jacob filius
    February 16, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    Sounds kinda like Skyrim a little Lol
    Especially with bad AI with stealth. ( meaning u get to screw around more Lol. Want a bucket bug Lol) plus its filled with less than fun bugs . but I live to play it anyway. Just hope a more magic centered game like these comes out.

  107. Eli Wall$
    Eli Wall$
    February 16, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    I have not been this excited for a new RPG in YEARS!!

  108. Mark Letarte
    Mark Letarte
    February 16, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    I’ve also heard this game discribed as a realistic elder scrolls game. I’m looking forward to playing it someday.

  109. Ben Reilly
    Ben Reilly
    February 16, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    Super looking forward to this game. I’m sure the bugs will get patched out

  110. Mokou
    February 16, 2018 at 11:03 pm

    Great review! Here’s hoping the most glaring bugs are patched by the time the game leaves beta. Also, while I can’t speak for its influences on gameplay, I recall reading somewhere that combat was based upon 15th century martial arts, which may explain why combat against groups falls apart.

  111. shiromaki
    February 17, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    May give it a try in the future. Im more a fan of dark fantasy. But some dark age realism comes handy. You didnt say how crude the game is or how harsh is the world around you. But the intro attracted me. Makes you feel in a very dark and terrible world. And i kinda like games like these. Like dark souls or fallout

  112. Dylan McCoy
    Dylan McCoy
    February 17, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    Bugs like this seem to just go hand in hand with ambitious open world games. When The Witcher 3 released it was riddled with bugs, especially bugs involving Roach. I’m happy to hear that the world and characters are done well though, since those are the main reasons I buy open world games. I might pick this up on PS4…

  113. Dr. Roswell. W
    Dr. Roswell. W
    February 17, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    I want this game.

    I want the hell out of this game. However, I have no way to play it. No PS4 and my PC doesn’t have a graphic card. That being said, it’s pretty much exactly what I expected from this game. Shame about the unarmed combat.

  114. Bix96
    February 17, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    Have not played it but from what I have seen it gives me sort of a Mount & Blade vibe which is fine by me. Hopefully the devs sit down and focus on working the bugs out I think this game has a shot at being a classic.

  115. hubert
    February 18, 2018 at 8:08 am

    im commenting for the free game :D

  116. SiliconNooB
    February 18, 2018 at 8:56 am

    I’m going to wait for a few patches.

  117. Kevin Saul
    Kevin Saul
    February 18, 2018 at 11:32 am

    I was hoping for this game to be a killer. Im waiting half a year for all the bugs to go and some tweaks then ill dig into like a madman!

  118. SevTheBear
    February 18, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    Let’s hope they are quick with them bug fixes

  119. RedPanda87
    February 19, 2018 at 8:06 am

    I don’t think you have to go looking for them, it’s one of the buggiest games I’ve ever played (far worse than I expected, so I wasn’t really looking for them). Coupled with the otherwise interesting save system it can be a real exercise in frustration at times. Beneath all that though it’s definitely good and definitely worth getting either now or a few patches down the line. But it really shouldn’t have been released in this state.

  120. Deepy
    February 19, 2018 at 11:46 am

    That is hilarious

  121. Warrior90
    February 19, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    Bugs aside this game looks real neat. Will get around playing it after I’ve crossed off a few games from my backlog.

  122. sane taye
    sane taye
    February 19, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    How do you grind a bevel on a knife? google

  123. David Floyd
    David Floyd
    February 20, 2018 at 12:29 am

    Never heard of it until some journalists were demonizing the game a few weeks ago. Looking forward to eventually getting it now. Been awhile since a new game peaked my interest.The console Market has been so damn saturated these past few years outside of several exceptions…

  124. David Floyd
    David Floyd
    February 20, 2018 at 12:32 am

    Surprised the only real major bug i’ve found in witcher 3 was a glitched warewolf sidequest on the isles.

  125. PaRaLLaXTHeTiCS
    February 20, 2018 at 12:34 am

    Kind of gave it a test drive, and it does feel like it’s going to be pretty sweet.

  126. ErrantVision
    February 20, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    Does anybody know how the PS/4 version matches up to the PC version? Slower/faster, More/less buggy?

  127. Sean Sharpe
    Sean Sharpe
    February 20, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Imagine my shock when a twenty-something calls me Jewish or a soyboi as an insult.

  128. PaRaLLaXTHeTiCS
    February 21, 2018 at 2:58 am

    This shit’s epic!! Historitical!!