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.Read full description
"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
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.
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For such a fast paced game there are lot of good ways to work together with your team, if you can find a good one. There are a large variety of weapons and four different classes with different specialties and with different armor, speed, and weaknesses. Heavily armored knights with large shields can easily defend areas if supported by the polearm using class and some bow or crossbow users behind them for added support. The game modes include an objective based match, capture the flag, deathmatch, team deathmatch, team deatmatch where everyone has one life each round, and duels where people can challenge each other to one on one fights or where you can watch others fight. I was disappointing that they added a third person view as it makes it difficult to sneak up on people and helps to allows for ridiculous fighting styles where people are spinning around in circles, doing constant jump attacks, ducking and bending backwards while swinging there weapon around them. Enjoyment also heavily depend on finding a good game as any lag starts to make the game unplayable, the developers also don't do much to prevent cheating. Some game modes also seem to be played less in different parts of the world which can make finding a server you like even more difficult.
I decided to give the game a chance, after seeing it on sale. Let me start with the beggining: Wow!! Graphics: The graphics of the game are fantastic, though consisting of High-Res textures applied to fairly crappy models. The way the battle field looks is very war-inspiring though. Gameplay: After the tutorial you're offered in the beggining, where you learn the basic actions of a chosen class, you get the chance to jump straight into a Multiplayer game, where you can get easily frustrated at first. Chivalry offers four classes, from which you can choose whichever you want, with the game even letting you customise the chosen class. Story: Apparently, this game is Multiplayer-Oriented, so it lacks story, but that is not necessarily a bad thing.
If you're a fan of FPS, get this game. If you are fan of medieval stuff, get this game. If you are a fan of both, shouldn't you already own this game? Chivalry is a very fun game to play with good controls and solid mechanics. It's something that's been missing in maelstrom of brown shooters we've been getting this past 5 or so years. It is honestly a breath of fresh air. So if you've got friends definitely, grab it and hop online and have at each other or team up. If don't have friends, well, still do what I said because this is a great FPS.
In a era where Multiplayer First Person Shooters are kings, it’s hard to believe that a game consisting in sword fights and battles between knights would hold up so well in term of quality and popularity. But it is the case! Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is a great multiplayer game. Basically, it is similar to any other FPS game, except that it’s set Medieval times. No SMG here, nor grenade. It’s a game of swords, axes and bows. The weapons are really well made. Each one of them has a different feeling and play style and, oh the gory parts are so satisfying! The game is original enough to justify that you buy it. And it’s look good too!
PRO: Combat, the bulk of the game, is visceral and satisfying. Four basic classes offer great variety in gameplay and style: (1) ranged and vulnerable, (2) quick/little armor/weak damage, (3) fast sprint/medium armor/medium-to-heavy damage, and (4) slow/heavy armor/heavy damage. Realistic damage including full team damage. Weapon choice is usually pretty good no matter what is chosen; each have weaknesses/strengths. Deadliest Warrior DLC offers real variety in gameplay, if you're bored of the main game. CONS: 1st person view mode, while immersive, is tactically weaker than 3rd person. Sometimes one weapon will be just plain worse or better than than others of the same kind. Match variety is just okay. Offense/defense maps aren't very balanced. Deadliest Warrior DLC class versus class matches are, like the show, often unbalanced.
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