War of the Roses: Kingmaker
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War of the Roses: Kingmaker is a team based third person action game set in 15th century England. Two rival branches of the Royal House of Plantagenet - the house of Lancaster (the reds) and the house of York (the whites) – fight over the throne, and the player is thrown into the fray.
War of the Roses: Kingmaker arms players with a wide variety of arsenal and armor from the Knights Hospitaller, Gallowglass Mercenary, Winter Has Arrived, and Outside the Law updates. Three new maps and two additional gameplay modes, including the Assault mode released specifically for this version of the multiplayer action title are also included. War of the Roses: Kingmaker will separate the nobles from the rabble and put knights on the fast-track to glory, ready to fight and die for York or Lancaster – and go down in history as true heroes.
Over 50 authentic weapons across 10 weapon categories. Everything from Billhooks to Bastard swords, Longbows to Lances!
Customize your gear: choose fighting style, blade type, metal type, and much more!
Over 20 customizable helmets. Paint your helmet, attach crests, plumes, coifs and visors for greater fashion or function
Choose armor from nine different types - light, medium, and heavy. All with their own unique consequences and benefits
Over 30 play-style changing perks that let you create truly unique characters with special abilities like eagle eye or shield bash
Groundbreaking Mounted Gameplay! Melee combat will never be the same, mount up and experience new tactical and visceral thrills
Create your own coat of arms with near limitless combinations as you choose your division, ordinary, charge, and crest
Experience a deep leveling system as you rise through the ranks, gaining new titles, weapons, gear, and much more
Battle online through 10 historically inspired war zones as you experience the conflict between Lancaster & York first hand
Four game modes including the all-new Assault game mode made specifically for the Kingmaker edition
Vicious 64 player competition on all game modes
A great addition to the otherwise free gameBloodish | Dec. 6, 2013 | See all Bloodish's reviews »
In itself, War of the Roses is a great game, but with this a whole lot of freedom and cosumization is added to the game. New weapons is also available by getting this pack. As for the gameplay, the game is great. The fighting mechanics work well, and it's very satisfying to defeat another player. Be it by sword, bow or any other weapon. All in all i would definitely recommend this game. It's great fun, especially when playing with friends. And if you are not sure whether or not you should get this game, try the free version out on steam.
York vs LancasterDeadEndRic | Nov. 14, 2013 | See all DeadEndRic's reviews »
The game is great in terms of realistic gameplay and atmosphere, just a bit hard to get used to. But after half an hour of playing (and not skipping the tutorial as always) you'll be out there swinging your greatsword cutting of heads, and executing the fallen!
The gameplay is simple, yet impressive, the graphics are great (a bit badly optimised, but that could be my PC.. most probably just my PC..) and I can't say anything bad about the sounds, but there could have been some more voice overs.
I really like medieval games, and this game got the potential. So if you like them to, go ahead and buy it!
There is no rose without thornsMarcoCav | Oct. 2, 2013 | See all MarcoCav's reviews »
In War of the Roses the physics of the clashes is valid, the feeling of control over the character is almost always good and the skill of the player is important. Unfortunately, all these contents are filled into only two multiplayer modes, which are old and absolutely inappropriate to value horses, archers and infantry charges. In any case, the Fatshark title deserves a chance if you like physical combat and medieval atmosphere.
Great GameClippers745 | Sept. 7, 2013 | See all Clippers745's reviews »
War of the Roses was a refreshing return to fast paced medieval warfare, something I haven't had much fun with since Mount & Blade Warband. The sword play is fantastic, along with archery which is implemented well. Cavalry are a little overpowered at times, but I guess that is befitting of a large horse covered in armor with a knight sitting atop it.
Some may recommend Chivalry : Medieval Warfare as an alternative, but to me that seems as pointless as recommending Call of Duty to Battlefield players or vice versa, people like what they like. Each game has its pro's and con's, and personally I like WotR better due to my time spent in Warband.
The game however is fairly difficult to get into, but once you figure out the basics you can have a lot of fun experimenting with tanky knights or quick footmen, or just snipe away as a ranged character. If you expect to be good straight away however, you are probably going to have a bad time.
All things considered, its a great game.
War of the Roses - reviewNeapolis47 | Aug. 22, 2013 | See all Neapolis47's reviews »
War of the Roses is a simulator of medieval warfare - in the third person - modeled on the English conflict of the fifteenth century. The game offers a limited and evanescent tutorial, the multiplayer mode - the core product - the editor of your profile and the inevitable game settings. The gameplay in War of the Roses differs greatly depending on the type of weapon used, the archers when "shoot" offer a first person view with breath control, lunges and shots from above with the sword are managed by sudden movements of the mouse combined with the pressure of the left in order to give strength. Technically pleasant but not impressive, War of the Roses has a solid gameplay, deep and compelling that will thrill all lovers of the setting and the medieval battles.