Chivalry: Medieval Warfare
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"Like its competition, Chivalry hasn't quite perfected the formula for medieval warfare, but it's a violent, fun time nonetheless." - IGN.com
"This is not a pompous blockbuster, nor a long-term proposition. This is about men hitting each other with swords, and the hitting part works great. Chivalry is a simple pleasure, and a funny game indeed." - Eurogamer.com
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CHIVALRY: Medieval Warfare is a first-person slasher with a focus on multi-player. Featuring competitive online combat that seeks to capture the experience of truly being on a medieval battlefield. We've drawn our inspiration from the intensity and epicness of swordfighting movies such as 300, Gladiator and Braveheart and we want to bring that experience to the hands of a gamer.
The game is skill-based and controls like a FPS, but instead of guns and grenades, players are given swords, shields, maces, battleaxes and longbows. Set in a fictional yet gritty and realistic world, players will fight in fast paced online battles besieging castles, raiding medieval villages and fighting for glory in the arena with up to 32 players.
Deep melee combat system provides players with a huge range of responsive combat options
Adjust your attacks and blocks in real time with the mouse for precise and full control of the action
Wield an arsenal of up to 60 brutal weapons ranging from broad swords and battle axes to longbows and javelins
Dynamic objective system brings team tactics and strategy to the forefront as players batter down gates, raid villages and assassinate enemy royalty to achieve victory.
Use a variety of siege weapons ranging from catapults, boiling oil, ballista, battering rams and more
Vast, lush environments that transport the player to a gritty and immersive medieval world.
Offline play options that allow players to gain familiarity with the controls and gameplay before being thrust into the action.
Hardcore and gore, like Middle Age certainly wasccccp | May 19, 2013 | See all ccccp's reviews »
It is beautiful without being beautiful, there are still bugs lurking ... but sounds very good and especially make it a KILLER GAME literally! Both nag, gore and technique. It's a little hard to get to the gameplay at the beginning and you have to be willing to suffer (and die elsewhere) a while, but once mastered about we realize that we can not let go !
Despite its flaws this game is packed with fun. But after adding (already planned) new content (maps, weapons ...) and fixing bugs, Chivalry might deserve a good 90 !
However,this style of game is a little bit different and is not suitable for all types of players:
FOR THE BLUE END GOLDgauginpro | May 19, 2013 | See all gauginpro's reviews »
This is by far one of the best, if not the best, melee fighting game of all time. Chopping limbs has never been this satisfying!
There are different game modes to keep you busy. Ofcource there's the classics; TDM, DM and CTF. Those are not the only ones though! King of the hill, last man standing and 1on1. Every map has their own set of gametypes and depending on which side you're on, you'll ofcource get different objectives.
Grab a couple of friend, get on your favorite VOIP-program and get ready to have a blast!
An Amazing Experiencemgalosi | May 17, 2013 | See all mgalosi's reviews »
This game really has a visceral heavy feeling of combat. Every swing matters and dodging, blocking and good strategy matter even more. You must get into the mind set of a medieval warrior in order to survive and slaughter.
If you are a fan of D&D, Deadliest Warrior, Conan, etc then you will absolutely love this game. The game modes are fun and interesting; they are not just boring team deathmatch or capture the flag modes, you actually have escort and objective based missions to complete for the win.
I can't get enough of Chivalry and I am absolutely glad I purchased this game.
Less Army and more rabble of Bandits.....cheesyfishface | May 17, 2013 | See all cheesyfishface's reviews »
The game plays well, letting you choose a class at the start of battle with the ability to unlock more items and weapons by scoring kills; so 25 kills with a light bow will unlock a medium bow. This serves well except for a lot of the game it is hard to get a kill because, you'll either be backing off to let yourself breath and someone will come and take a your kill or you'll be butchered before you slay your enemy.
Which leads me onto the biggest gripe I have with the game - there are A LOT of team killers and players who just want to hit you because they find it fun despite being on the same team. Some will attack you for being an archer and holding back while others will just randomly swipe at you for no reason. So this game is best played with some friends so you can coordinate attacks and not get stabbed in the back.
I find that the game begins to drag after a short amount of time, some servers cycle the same maps and matches over and over again; so when you find one where it's an interesting fight or one that evolves on from just the same location it's a real treat.
Overall the game is good but play it with friends - you'll get the most enjoyment out of it that way and will have someone to have your back in the heat of battle.
Chivalry ReviewMemmorath | May 16, 2013 | See all Memmorath's reviews »
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare offers great hack&slash multiplayer action, though suffers from lack of depth in every other field. Customisation is limited to weapons only and changing helmet style once enough unlocks are achieved for a certain class. The graphics are decent, though there are some time to time glitches.
The gameplay it self is mostly fast paced action, and hitting and killing your foes is rewarding enough, though at times, there are frustration when your "sure-to-hit/kill" strike misses your target for some inexplainable reason. The first person view is something hard to read due to depth-of-field and the reach of your weapon doesn't always seem to be quite accurate. Despite this, it's fun enough to whack at your enemies and see them fall down before you.
The classes are mainly balanced, but there are moments when some just seem way to weak while others are too strong, though player skill does factor into that as well. Well skilled man-at-arms can easily harass and score many hits against much slower knight, but all the knight needs is a lucky hit and the man-at-arms is in two pieces.
Overall, the game is decent, but not great. Has its strengths and weaknesses, and amounts to a decent hack & slash multiplayer game. And is all the more fun with a bunch of friends and coordination.