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.
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.
Medieval Awesomenessdagozu | May 16, 2013 | See all dagozu's reviews »
I have unlocked almost all the weapons in the game. I can only say that the game itself is excellent and well done. The gameplay is just so much FUN, when you kill an enemy and decapitate them or rip their arm off just makes you laugh of joy. You will get into to the game and when charging you will actually yell to the computer like you were there, I personally recommend this game to everyone who likes good old hack'n'slash.
Of course there are bug or minor issues but the game is great and the work the studio has done is just great. For Agatha!