Posts Tagged ‘Kingdom Come: Deliverance’

I love Kingdom Come: Deliverance’s skill trees

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The enormous open world is attractive and enticing, but it’s Kingdom Come: Deliverance’s skill trees that made me a believer in this historical RPG. Rather than providing mild improvements to sword-handling or stamina, the things you learn are traits that change the way your character interacts with the world and the people in it. It all suggests I’ll be creating a person with knowledge and foibles as I play rather than tweaking a sheet of stats.

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance’s latest video breaks down the combat system

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance, the historical RPG set in the 14th century, will feature rather a lot of brawling with grunting, armoured men, so Warhorse Studios has put together a detailed video on how the game’s combat system works. The studio is going for realism, basing the fighting techniques on medieval martial arts, so it looks a bit more involved than simply swinging your sword and hoping for the best — my favoured combat style.

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance rides out in February 2018

Kingdom Come: Deliverance [official site], the swish-lookin’ real-world medieval RPG from Warhose Studios, will arrive on February 13th, 2018. It’s the tale of a lowly blacksmith’s son in 14th century Bohemia (the Czech Republic, for younguns) who gets caught up in a civil war after his village is massacred. Here, a new trailer celebrating today’s announcement gives a look at how that story kicks off: Read the rest of this entry »

Kingdom Come: Deliverance gets a new trailer

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Ever since I read Edwin’s early thoughts on medieval RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance [official site], in which he slung turds at a man who was singing a song he didn’t like, I’ve been intrigued.

Warhorse Studios and Deep Silver have now put up a new trailer featuring a lot of good-looking environments and townsfolk going about their daily routines (as well as teasing a bit of non-specific news for next Friday).

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Brian Blessed charges into Kingdom Come: Deliverance

I would say “Sound the Brian Blessed warning alarm!” but goodness me, the man is his own warning alarm. Surely you’ll hear him long before you meet him in Kingdom Come: Deliverance [official site]. Yup, Brian Blessed (aka Blesso, the Blesser, Bless Up, the Blessinator, and BeeBee) has lent his voice and face to a character in the open-world medieval RPG. In a new dev video about the cast and motion-capture, Brible seems quite enthusiastic about how the real-world setting makes Deliverance educational. Read the rest of this entry »

The PC games of 2017 mega-preview

As Old Father Time grabs his sickle and prepares to take ailing 2016 around the back of the barn for a big sleep, we’re looking to the future. The mewling pup that goes by the name 2017 will come into the world soon and we must prepare ourselves for its arrival. Here at RPS, our preparations come in the form of this enormous preview feature, which contains details on more than a hundred of the exciting games that are coming our way over the next twelve months. 2016 was a good one – in the world of games at least – but, ever the optimists, we’re hoping next year will be even better.

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On abusing the peasants in Kingdom Come: Deliverance

All the NPCs play the same mini-games as the player to craft items and resources

Kingdom Come: Deliverance [official site] is about the ring of steel on steel, the august machinery of feudal politics and the intricacies of village society. It’s also about throwing turds at houses, as I discovered during a hands-off showing of the game’s prologue area. The house in question belongs to a man who has been singing the virtues of the German-backed Hungarian invasion of Bohemia at a nearby tavern. As proud Bohemians, it’s up to Mr Protagonist and his fellow yokels to defend the country’s honour by, in this case, carpet-bombing a small piece of it with dung.

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Come Get Yer Armour In Kingdom Come: Deliverance

This is a grown man being kicked in the chest while wearing a full suit of armour. The folks behind Kingdom Come: Deliverance [official site], the medieval RPG that is replacing magic, goblins and fantasy with realistic combat and rotting food, have released a development diary showing off the armour system while playing dress-up. It’s extensive. While most games of its ilk would be satisfied with offering helmets, chest plates, boots and gloves, here there will be four layers of armour, with a grand total of 16 slots for all the wearable bits, including a coif, which is something I just had to look up.

(It’s a head thing.)

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance Delayed Till Next Year

Kingdom Come: Deliverance [official site], you may recall, is Warhorse Studios’ heartily-crowdfunded medieval RPG that drops fantasy in favour of realism. It’s a novel idea – stripping the genre of orcs, magic and dragons; instead focusing on meticulous combat, stat-building and consequence-bearing dialogue – and its CryEngine-powered getup has so far impressed in both its astute sword fighting sequences and moments of reflection.

Originally scheduled to release in late 2015, then this summer, it now won’t be ready until sometime in 2017, Warhorse have now announced.

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The Complex Combat Of Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Kingdom Come: Deliverance [official site] is a crowd-funding success story about hitting knights with swords in first person. It’s aiming to be a realistic RPG, where levelling up and getting loot will help you out, but there will be no magic, no goblins and your skill with a sword will determine your fate more than your stat line. That combat has been detailed in a recent developer diary, which digs deep on not only the strive for realism but the serious challenges encountered on that path.

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Kingdom Come’s Storm Of Cryengine-Powered Swords

This looks like people actually fighting. Like, properly clobbering each other with swords and boots and such. Whatever else successfully Kickstarted (and its own subsequent campaign, which combined has brough in well over $2m) medial RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance [official site] ends up doing well or poorly, it’s gone to town on solid-looking, crunchy animation.
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Kingdom Come: Deliverance’s Rural Idyll

Ah, this is the life!

Kingdom Come: Deliverance makes medieval life look so pleasant in its latest trailer. Developers Warhorse have built something beautiful in CryEngine, and are showing off its fields, ponds, meadows, sheep, villages, and taverns in little slices of life. How splendid. They don’t show any of the warfare the open-world not-fantasy RPG’s actually built around, though. Still, just imagine men with swords hitting each other in the background of these tranquil scenes. Soldiers march between the pines. The fisherman stares intently at his rod, hoping the two blokes duking it out ignore him. A severed head flies past the praying lady’s window, briefly obscuring the moon.

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Space Team: Kingdom Come And Star Citizen Collaborating

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But not on a version of the delightful mobile game Space Team. Sometimes my headlines get away from me, take on lives of their own, and begin pulling nefarious pranks on innocent passersby. I apologize. I blame the public schooling system. But anyway, the two members of Kickstarter’s Might As Well Be Triple-A contingent, Star Citizen and Kingdom Come: Deliverance, are joining forces to sensually swap technology and probably tell each other all kinds of deeply personal secrets. I hope Star Citizen gets space horses. (Which, when couched in the previous metaphor, sounds like some kind of infectious disease. Clarification: I do not hope that Star Citizen gets the fictitious disease Space Horses.)

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Thought Bubbles: Inside Kingdom Come: Deliverance’s AI

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“While we don’t have dragons, we have chickens,” has just become my favourite developer quote of all time. For a brief moment I was imagining a world-dominating chicken that people would live in terror of. The giant beak, the angry peck, the awkward, flappy attempt at flight… terrifying. But context is important, and in this case that quote is about Kingdom Come: Deliverance, a game that doesn’t have dragons because it wants to be a reasonably realistic portrayal of medieval life. That means it doesn’t have giant chooks, either. The chicken example is just a way of introducing the game’s AI, which promises to have day and night cycles for the animals as well as the humans. Why not join Felix Baumgartner below the cut to find out more?
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The Pointy End Of Kingdom Come: Deliverance’s Combat

Kingdom Come’s crowd-funding effort is still sparking away on the grind-stone of Kickstarter, honing the edge that it’ll need to slice through the metal, meat, and bone of… wait, I’ve accidentally moved from a metaphor into an actual description. It’s because I just watched a video detailing the medieval RPG’s sword-fighting system, and it looks nicely balanced. They’ve taken three basic attacks to six zones on the body, meaning you have 18 basic attacks that leads into a deadly dance of parrying, angled slashes. Will it crack the Holy Grail of FPS melee combat?
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Gear And Clothing: Kingdom Come – Deliverance

Kingdom Come: Deliverance contains the opposite of ‘infinite dragons’, which is to say that it contains ‘no dragons’. Not one. Instead, the Kickstarter project from the super-group made up of Mafia and ARMA developers contains lots and lots of people, all fighting, living and exploring in a believable fashion. Nathan has shared his impressions of an early demo and the latest development video shows that Warhorse don’t need a world full of orcs and elves to give their characters variety. Customisation is the key, and clothing, body types, faces and hair will all be constructed and altered using what the developers claim is the greatest character customisation tool ever invented. It certainly looks impressive, as can be seen in the video below, and I admire any game that allows me to wash the blood out of my clothes.

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance Is Doing Awfully Well

Warhorse pitched an ambitious project. Kingdom Come: Deliverance wants to be Skyrim meets The Witcher, but without all the pretend stuff like dragons. NO DRAGONS?! you cry in fear and rage. No, but it’s okay, because there are just so many swords. This ultro-historical epic comes from a Czech team of super-developers, they behind things like Mafia and ARMA, and they say things like, “Combat is calculated entirely with inverse kinematics, so it’s not even animated.”

It’s working. So far Deliverance has made well over half a million pounds, and they only asked for £300,000. What are people doing?! They’ve gone mad! But give give give we all are, and there’s now a new video explaining more about the game’s world.

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Come In: Kingdom Come Will Be ‘Very Open’ To Modding

Would this scene still be historically accurate if nobody was wearing clothes?

Kingdom Come: Deliverance didn’t quite win me over during a recent demo, but it certainly got me galloping toward its corner. Evidently, I’m not the only one, given that it’s already made enough money to buy its own kingdom. It’s preposterous with a capital Osterous, and I doubt it’ll be slowing down any time soon. But maybe you’re still on the fence. And that’s fine. I respect your most-annoying-person-in-the-ice-cream-line-like discernment. But I must say, Warhorse sure seems to be on the right track, and its approach to modding is no different.

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It Didn’t Dragon: Kingdom Come: Deliverance Funded

*Police Squad music*
Nathan’s excitement over Kingdom Come: Deliverance, a realistic open-world medieval RPG, has translated to Kickstarter success. The project is now funded, defeating the dragon (£300,000 funding target) with a swinging blow after only three days. With 27 days still remaining, they might be able to buy their own castle.
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Mega-Impressions – Kingdom Come: Deliverance

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance has kind of a silly name, but it’s one heck of an intriguing prospect. The hyper-detailed historical RPG heralds from a small army of developers who once steered the creation of Mafia and Arma, among many others. Despite coming from a relatively small team by triple-A standards, the game’s production values are through the roof, and the dev team really wants it all: Skyrim-like exploration, a Mount and Blade-style world, entirely procedural combat, and choice reactivity inspired by The Witcher. Can Warhorse pull it off? I checked out an early build of the game and talked extensively with project director Daniel Vávra to find out if they’re on the right track.

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