Why You Should Play
- Dynamic story with consequential decision making and branching quests.
- Vast open-world setting with historical accuracy.
- Realistic interactions and nuanced progression system.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a first-person, narrative-driven RPG set in 15th-century Bohemia. After being successfully funded on Kickstarter in 2014, Kingdom Come: Deliverance would require another four years of development before players could experience life in medieval Europe. With its dynamic interactions, challenging combat, and historical accuracy, Kingdom Come: Deliverance is one of the most realistic and immersive RPGs to date.
In Kingdom Come: Deliverance, players take on the role of Henry, the son of a blacksmith who gets swept up in a civil war in the Kingdom of Bohemia in 1403. After you witness a ruthless brigade of invaders destroy your village and slaughter your loved ones, you take up arms and join the resistance to seek revenge on those responsible.
Thrust in the middle of a bloody civil war, Henry must develop his fighting skills and form relationships with key individuals to help fight for the future of Bohemia. It’s a challenging road ahead, but no one said that being a medieval resistance fighter would be easy.
One of the most notable aspects of Kingdom Come: Deliverance is its non-linear story. The engaging narrative has you meeting a slew of unique characters, many of whom are based on real-life historical figures from the 15th century. Branching quests and choice-based interactions keep you on your toes and add a layer of depth to the dynamic story.
The choices you make in Kingdom Come: Deliverance have consequences, and your actions can directly influence the way people perceive and interact with you. Hasty decision making can result in unintended outcomes, and the game’s finicky save system doesn’t leave much room for backtracking to correct your missteps.
Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide how Henry fits into the world and the type of person he becomes. With enough persuasion, you can smooth-talk your way out of situations and glean information from people. You could also take a more aggressive approach, stealing what you need to survive and fighting those who stand in your way.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance offers elements of realism throughout every aspect of the game, from appearances to character progression. Shoddy clothes and poor hygiene can cause other characters to treat you differently. Players must also manage their hunger, fatigue, and injuries as well, as these stats directly impact your fighting capabilities and performance.
Visuals and Performance
Kingdom Come: Deliverance presents an expansive open world with sights to behold and surprises around every corner. From fortified castles and bustling towns to fertile fields and dense forests, the world of Kingdom Come feels very much alive. It’s easy to get immersed in the Kingdom of Bohemia, and you’ll find plenty of screenshot-worthy moments while traversing the lush open landscape.
With such an ambitious setting, Kingdom Come: Deliverance is not without a few rough edges. The fighting mechanics take some getting used to, but the game’s challenging combat and a nuanced progression system are part of what makes Kingdom Come: Deliverance stand out amongst other contemporary RPGs. The developers at Warhorse Studios have been steadily knocking out patches and updates to address various gameplay issues, providing an additional layer of polish to an already remarkable role playing experience.
Game of the Week
From the very beginning, the developers at Warhorse set out to create a realistic, historically-accurate RPG that would encompass the look and feel of what it’s like to live in medieval Europe. The developers were successful in their endeavors with Kingdom Come: Deliverance, creating an RPG that’s as rewarding as it is challenging and unforgiving, which is why we’ve chosen Kingdom Come: Deliverance as this week’s Prima Game of the Week.
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