207 of 231 people (90%) found this review helpful 2 people found this review funny
71.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
I will not support Fatshark after there treatment of the community in this game.
Servers are dead. Game is laggy. Game mechanics are broken or just do not work as intended. This game had so much potential and the dropped the ball. I would reccomend getting Mount and Blade Warband instead.
188 of 216 people (87%) found this review helpful 9 people found this review funny
298.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2015
DO NOT BUY THIS GAME!!!! This was my favorite game, especially during beta. It was a wonderful game at one time despite it's issues, but it's dead now. Developers have stated that they will no longer work on the game and the last patch that was supposed to be a stability patch broke the game.
There are no longer players to play with or a game to play. It is purely shameful that this game has not been removed from steam since being abandoned in such a state.
298 of 380 people (78%) found this review helpful 445 people found this review funny
76.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 18, 2015
DO NOT BUY THIS GAME, its complete Bull-shiat and hasnt left the Alpha phase in 2 years. If you want to spend 23,99€ go and buy a Porn hub Premium account for 3 Months,trust me you gonna have more fun then playing this shiatty game.
117 of 131 people (89%) found this review helpful 2 people found this review funny
308.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
I used to adore this game. Since alpha, I had strived to get better and better. Sure the game was laggy and all, but the game still had a pretty high skill cap, and on a high level the combat was pretty different from something like Warband because of the dodges and specials. It was also much simpler than War of the Roses. I haven't played in a while, but since alpha the game has been intolerably laggy in half the games I have played, but instead of fixing this, the developers added more and more DLC and whatnot. I also believe that the competitive scene and the community in general is more or less dead by now, and there won't be any more updates to this completely unpolished game. The game had potential in the alpha, and I had a lot of fun with it, but now it's definitely not worth the price.
EDIT: Quite possibly the buggiest, laggiest and sloppiest production of all time. You have to say it exemplifies Fatshark's ineptitude at making a game that is even slightly polished. Frankly, it is an utter embarrassment in that regard.
ORIGINAL: Having played the first installment of the 'War of' games for over 1500 hours one might be inclined to call me a fan of the style of game Fatshark had created and I was hugely enthusiatic about the next chapter in what could be a blossoming franchise.
However, the game has failed miserably in delivering an improved performance and gaming experience on the previous game. This is a watered down version of War of the Roses, but by no means does that make it easy. Hitboxes are non-existent as the game is all about movement of you body postion rather than skill/precision of aiming your weapon and feinting attacks. Consequently if you get average FPS (like me) then you need to steer well clear of this title as smoothness is imperative.
FIghting mechanics seemed to have had a huge overhaul in WotV, which isn't necessarily a good thing. There are 3 ways to attack (when in melee combat) instead of the 4 in WotR and there are perks that can give you 'autoblock' for one specific direction, taking the total number of ways to concentrate on to 2. You also have the ability to carry out special attacks, which if connect give insta-kills (or so I believe). Thanks to the above the game provides no real satisfaction when killing an opponent (during melee), as you don't feel like it materialized through your in-game education or skill progression, but rather came about thanks to the hack and slash elements of the game. Don't get me wrong, there is skill in EVERY game, but it isn't a skill that inspires you to learn more, want more and basically....play more.
Ranged wise the game has got similarities to WotR and there wasn't a desperate need for change, as the ranged system was smooth and worked well. It was satisfying and still is, with the addition of throwing weapons like axes etc it has added another string to it's bow, so to speak, so all in all ranged is pretty good.
In addition to the new implementations on the ranged side of things, customization has also been given a boost. Though so far I haven't seen anywhere near the weapon count of WotR, having said that it is in beta and will almost certainly be getting more content as the game develops. Nevertheless customizing the look of your character is still good. Capes, beards and helmets are all included as is the look of you clothes...I think.
Graphically the game is still pretty nice, I am not sure if it is as good as the previous game, but that is something YOU should make your mind up on. Although let it be said it certainly isn't bad!
There are issues with server drop outs and total game crashes, which one would hope to see ironed out when the final product is released. However I wouldn't hold your breath as these issues are a known problem on WotR and have so far been overlooked in every patch release.
In all honesty on a personal note I was hoping for a re-skin of War of the Roses with maybe a few new features chucked in, whilst seeing some of the bugs and glitches addressed. Unfortunately that was not the case, and instead of getting a very in depth, hand to hand combat game like it's predecessor, we were provided with a competitor to Chivalry for the people who have an ephemeral attention span, want a quick fix and nothing more. It does have some new features which are nice, but the core of the game is just poo.
For the discerning consumer out there, do youself a favour and give War of the Roses a try (and give it some time) or, if you want a quick fix go for Chivalry, but don't waste your hard earned cash on this sloppy execution of a game. For people wanting and expecting War of the Roses part 2, forget it, it is a completely different game. For those wanting a Chivalry emulator, snap this puppy up and spam until your hearts content.
In conclusion, a thoroughly disappointing game. Essentially it is all geared towards a fast paced, hack and slash game rather than the slower, more realistic fighting we came to love (and loathe) on WotR. Given time I am sure that improvements will be made, but addressing the core fighting mechanics is essential and unfortunately that is not going to happen.
87 of 93 people (94%) found this review helpful 2 people found this review funny
1,314.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 17, 2016
EDIT: Paradox has officially announced that WoTV and WoTR servers will be shut down for good in February 2017. THIS GAME WILL DIE NEXT MONTH, SO DON'T BUY IT!!!
WotV used to be one of my favorite games, but Paradox decided to stop supporting it, just months after its release. After that, one Paradox employee decided to invest his own free time in order to keep providing minimal support for the game. A couple of months ago, said employee quit Paradox, effectively ending WotV support for good.
What's the current situation of WotV? Paradox is finally going to kill this game next month (February 2017), by shutting down all servers. So if you are consireding to buy WotV, DON'T DO IT. After the WotV ordeal, it's clear to me that Paradox is one of those companies that doesn't deserve to exist. I wish they go down in the near future, because that's what they deserve, honestly.
Steam should stop selling the game, since Paradox is going to bury it next month.
130 of 154 people (84%) found this review helpful 4 people found this review funny
924.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Well last patch rolled in today... So after more than a year playing this game I decided to exercise my rights of writing a review. Do NOT under any circumstances buy this game. Not even in a sale. It's completely broken. Oh boy where to start and where to finish with this game... The netcode is even worse than what it was during early Alpha/Beta stages or the released version for that matter. It's pretty much unplayable in this state today, with players "teleporting" even with low or average pings, due to bad netcoding. Ghost hits are still present in this game completely removing the "skill factor" and replacing it with something like a "luck factor" due to the the bad netcoding resulting in a lagfest. So many map glitches still present... You can even feint an attack and the opponent would get damaged out of nowhere... This is just bad, I don't want to continue writing such a negative review for a game I loved during early Alpha/Beta stages but they left us, unfortunately, with no choice. If you think the released version of WotV was bad, just take a look at the game at its current state. Basically the only thing they got right after so many patches are the shields. But that's about it, the rest of the game is broken.
Do not buy this game, I have been playing it since Alpha and the dev's have still not fixed the most basic issues that have been brought up on their forums time and time again. Spawning is a complete mess, combat is over in an instant, shields are completely useless, ranged weapons do more damage than most melee swings, and to top it all off the latency is horrible.
Fatshark and Paradox should be embarrassed to have released a product in this state, this is several steps back from War of the Roses.