Posted: February 20
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is a nicely made Hack N' Slash, deathmatch styled game which places you in the shoes of one of four classes of Medieval warriors. Archers, Men-At-Arms, Vanguards, and Knights. The game is a simple "Red Vs. Blue" concept, and is comparable to every good online FPS game that's out there.
As such, Chivalry can be compared to Counter-Strike, except that in this case, it's in a medieval melee format for the most part. The exception to this is archers, ballistas, etc. The fun comes in when you play one of the several Team Objective matches, where you and your team must accomplish certain objectives in order to claim victory for your side There are several different game types, and variation in terms of maps and upgradable weaponry and armor, as in all of these styled games.
This is where the game gets a bit annoying because of the expensive DLC content. It doesn't make much sense to pay $5 dollars for a piece of armor or a sword. However, you can keep playing and upgrading your character, eventually getting better weaponry and armor. You can skip the DLC. But definately buy this game.Pros:
- Very fun Medieval concept, melee combat system (with some projectiles).
- Hilarious voice overs and sound FX.
- Chuckle at the ragdoll physics and the semi-gore
- Addicting play
- Very simple setup, no tutorial required (Can learn controls while games load)...but
- "Training" Tutorial for those who want practice in Medieval combat is available.
- Also, leveled lobbies for beginners or advanced players.
- Dozens of different weapons, with 4 different classes on either side. Will you choose the Mason Rebellion, or fight for the true King of Agatha?Cons:
- Game can get a bit glitchy/lag at some points. Not so much that it's a bother.
- While the ragdoll deaths are funny, sometimes there tends to be a bit of texture popping going on. You can see right through the character at its' pivot points (Those of you who play know what I mean)
- Some beginners may experience a little difficulty with fighting (in which case there are some great YouTube videos to watch to give you Tips on playing and training also)
- Still seems like it has some work to be done, even though it was released in 2012.
- Ridiculously expensive DLC featuring $2 - $5 weapons and Armor. While completely optional, it is still offensive that these arent simply at most
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is an extremely fun and addicting online melee deathmatch game. Just the idea of it being melee/projectile (Throwing axes, arrows, etc.) oriented is very original to me. The play varies with who and what map you're playing with. There is also a full workshop with which to play with. All in all, my experience with this game is highly positive. I would buy this game again and again.7.5/10
- A great play with much potential, but still has a lot of room for work.