Chivalry: Deadliest Warrior
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Requires Chivalry: Medieval Warfare (base game) to use this DLC
"Chivalry: Deadliest Warrior's awesome new factions add variety to the Medieval multiplayer gore-fest in cool ways." - IGN.com
Chivalry: Deadliest Warrior is a massive expansion pack for the best First-Person Slasher, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare. Featuring competitive online combat that seeks to capture the experience of truly being on a medieval battlefield. Inspired from the intensity and epicness of swordfighting movies such as 300, Gladiator and Braveheart, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare aims to bring that experience to the hands of a gamer.
And now Chivalry: Deadliest Warrior will bring the most iconic warriors from the ancient world, epic new environments and all new game modes to the already expansive base game content.
Every environment is an iconic homeland of one of the warrior factions. Fight in ancient Greek temples, kicking people into pits as a Spartan or run along moonlit roofs as a Ninja in a bamboo forest. Who is the DEADLIEST WARRIOR? Its time for YOU to decide.
All new classes including: Samurais, Spartans, Vikings, Knights, Ninjas and Pirates
Faster, more diverse game play makes Chivalry 1st person melee combat even more intense
Each warrior has a unique arsenal and abilities, which promotes more variety in play styles and forces players to adapt their strategy to the situation.
All new weapons and animations
6 new environments, playable in many different game modes
New Game mode "Multi-team" - up to 6 teams at once!
Track your skills and stats in the new player profile screen
Different enough to be an expansionAzzmayyne | Jan. 17, 2014 | See all Azzmayyne's reviews »
I've logged about 40+ hours in Chivalry: Medieval Warfare (the original) and about 7 hours for Chivalry: Deadliest Warrior. From my assessment so far, Deadliest Warrior adds a lot of new content with the 6 character types which makes it play quite a bit differently from the original. Each character is much more versatile and has the potential to use ranged weapons (pretty significant in terms of damage as well). This makes team games a lot more strategic than before. Also each character type is different from the next so there are a lot of different play styles this game caters to. So far I've found the game to be very enjoyable and a refreshing change from the original. However if you're solely looking for melee combat you may be better suited to sticking with Medieval Warfare.
Also, an important thing to note is that mouse dragging's effectiveness has been reduced in this expansion, as your damage fluctuates based on when in the attack you actually hit your opponent. For example, for a stab to achieve maximum damage you have to make sure you hit the enemy at the end of the motion. As opposed to the original where if the stab made contact at any point it would cause full damage. Looking at you spear wielders.
Much better than the base game, IMO.Koga1211 | Jan. 16, 2014 | See all Koga1211's reviews »
Having owned and played the base game, I have to say that, surprisingly, I find this spinoff of an expansion MUCH more entertaining. It's very enjoyable to load up as a warrior type I love, such as the Samurai, and fight people in a Deadliest Warrior setting. - By the way, wow, they finally made a Deadliest Warrior game that didn't suck!
Anyway, there are a few issues; Pirates just run around shooting you in the back - sometimes even when they're on your team - so that hard fought battle against 1-3 guy's you're having is suddenly ruined as a pistol shot goes into the back of your skull. This also means that pirates are stealing your kills if this happens to the guys you're fighting instead.
Ninjas typically pop up from behind like that as well, although thats a bit more to be expected for obvious reasons. More importantly though they don't one shot you with a pistol. They're something that can be dealt with, even if they get a hit or two in by surprise.
My other concern is that some of the Gameplay modes are a tad unpleasant at times; The 6 way TDMs are an interesting idea and CAN be fun, but often lead to terrible unbalance in teams. One moment there's enough of you on your team (Samurai, for example) and then the next there's only you because the other guys switched to whichever factions were winning. Anyway, it can get messy and unbalanced when there's 6 teams to choose from.
Additionally, the free for all mode is terrible. It's just terrible. Mostly because of pirates and ninjas who spend the entire match ruining your fights from behind. There's nothing fun about it unless you're being one of those Pirates or Ninjas.
TL;DR: Great game, lots of fun, but a few frustrating game modes and class design/balance issues lead to a few frustrating moments (or several rounds of it).
Solid game mechanics piggybacking on a licensed property.Coolicy | Dec. 22, 2013 | See all Coolicy's reviews »
Chivalry Medieval Warfare (CMW) is amazing. You can read my review on it in GMG's page, but this game is not really the same despite their many similarities. CMW veterans will be right at home with Knight, as it's essentially the same thing ported over in one class. The rest, IMO, are more gimmicky than meaningful improvements over the base game.
You get to play as a Ninja, Samurai, Pirate, Vikings, (aforementioned) Knight and even a Spartan. If that sounds awesome, you're being sold on the gimmick or the Deadliest Warrior moniker. You're still using the very similar mechanics (slash stab chop) mixing with Ninja stars, Pirate's pistol or a Spartan's spear. It all sounds good on paper, but they're essentially reskins, with very minor tweaks, on existing weapons in CMW.
CMW has one of the best mode that is absent in this expansion - Team Objective. That mode gives the match a purpose, a reason for teamwork, and not just mindless running and slashing. Without that mode, this expansion just lacks the soul of what made CMW stand out so much.
If you're going to buy only one Chivalry game, definitely get the Medieval Warfare and not this one. The mechanics are solid for both, but Medieval Warfare definitely has the upper edge.
Deadliest Warrior TV Show transformed to PC GamingRichardDiaz2005 | Nov. 29, 2013 | See all RichardDiaz2005's reviews »
I'm a big fan of the Deadliest Warriors TV show, so I was pretty excited to see this featured as an expansion pack to the very popular First-Person Slasher: Medieval Warfare. This expansion only included some of the deadliest warriors known for their melee fighting styles: Samurais, Spartans, Vikings, Knights, Ninjas, and Pirates. This expansion pack allows gamers to fight their opponents in many game types such as: Free-For-All (every man for himself, regardless of the class), Team Deathmatch (class versus class; i.e. Spartans vs Pirates), and my favorite Multi-Team Deathmatch (team up with the same class versus the other classes). The only downside to this expansion is that it takes awhile to unlock items. Being that this expansion only includes melee fighting styles, It would be great if Torn Banner later creates an expansion pack that features modern warfare fighting styles.
Pretty Cool but a bit basicGester24 | Nov. 26, 2013 | See all Gester24's reviews »
Had the chance to play the game when it first came out thanks to GMG offering a discount on it. I played it for a couple of hours using each faction and testing the capabilities. Aside from the awe stunning armour and weaponry that stood out, the game did not prove a big fascination. Yes, the maps are big and the characters are sweet but it was the same basics of medieval warfare. Being 15 dollars i do not thing it was worth that price. maybe 5-10 dollars, but yet again the maps were flourishing and the characters were well built. Overall it is a good game if you seek gore and a quick death but not one that i can latch on for a while.