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  • Summary: Kingdom Come: Deliverance is an open world, action-adventure, role-playing game featuring blockbuster production values, a nonlinear story and revolutionary, first-person melee combat.
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  • Developer: Warhorse Studios
  • Genre(s): Historic, Role-Playing, Action Adventure, General, Action RPG
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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  • Rating: M
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 30
  2. Negative: 3 out of 30
  1. Feb 26, 2018
    88
    Kingdom Come: Deliverance delivers on its ambitious promise for a realistic, grounded open-world medieval role-playing game, with engaging and complex gameplay systems, weighty and tactical combat and an interesting main story slightly let down by a lack of polish and technical issues on launch.
  2. 80
    Kingdom Come's rough edges are smoothed by the knowledge you're playing a game where no detail is too small. Exploring 1400s Bohemia is a sure-fire delight.
  3. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Apr 3, 2018
    80
    A veraciously detailed RPG that sometimes forsakes fun in the name of 'realism.' [Apr 2018, p.83]
  4. Feb 14, 2018
    70
    Warhorse Studio has achieved the most realistic and respectful with the History medieval RPG. Kingdom Come Deliverance introduces plenty of good ideas in the genre. But they are not quite well-implemented in this gigantic ambitious map. The game needs updates for optimization improvement.
  5. Feb 28, 2018
    70
    Kingdom Come is one of the most ambitious RPGs in a long while, with lots of things to do and choices to make. Some technical issues aside – if you are into Skyrim and The Witcher 3 - it is worth a closer look.
  6. Feb 16, 2018
    70
    If you absolutely love simulators and really appreciate realism and the little details in games, then this will really grip you. But at the same time, many will find the game far too frustrating and unforgiving, both because of the intense focus on realism that doesn't always result in fun gameplay experiences, and the number of bugs and severe loading times. There's a compelling game here, but it needs a polished edge only a series of patches or a sequel can deliver. We can't wait for either.
  7. Feb 21, 2018
    20
    A gaming experience will never feel real, much less truly playable, when it's plagued with as many bugs as this game is—not least of which is its failure to at times recognize your button inputs.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 54 out of 175
  1. Sep 11, 2018
    10
    one of the best rpg ever. I love it!!!
    I cant understand the people who said is too difficult or the history pace is slow...
  2. Feb 15, 2018
    10
    Ok there are some buggy parts, but you all must consider that Warhorse studio is not big company, they started this game from kick-starterOk there are some buggy parts, but you all must consider that Warhorse studio is not big company, they started this game from kick-starter web. And the result is breathtaking. After some future patches, this game will show you that it deserve nothing but positive reviews. Expand
  3. Feb 13, 2018
    10
    Yes it's kinda buggy, but all respect to Varva and his team for making one of the best settings in RPG history
    No magic and stuff, only
    Yes it's kinda buggy, but all respect to Varva and his team for making one of the best settings in RPG history
    No magic and stuff, only hardcore medieval times
    I will give it 10/10, just because of people who will cry about bugs (I know there is lags but they will fix it, it's small team and independent studio) and SJW who will give it 0/10 because of "no POC in game"
    Strong 8/10
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  4. Feb 28, 2018
    8
    A very ambitious for the first game from a developer which is made up of devs from across the industry including the lead developer of theA very ambitious for the first game from a developer which is made up of devs from across the industry including the lead developer of the first two Mafia games. Kingdom come Deliverance takes my favorite genre of games and combines it with historical accuracy in a story set in real land of Bohemia now known as the Czech Republic with fun easy to learn hard to master combat, a skill efficiency system seen in the likes of Skyrim done right and real choice with consequences for your actions. The game over while having some bugs and glitches it is understandable for a game like this made by smaller developer compared to a triple A developer like Bethesda or Ubisoft. Also to add it is also the most stable launch for the developers publisher Deep Silver Expand
  5. Mar 6, 2018
    6
    Начнем с того, что есть хорошего в игре. Прежде всего это обилие механик, которые насыщают ролевую систему. Следом идет весьма неплохой сюжетНачнем с того, что есть хорошего в игре. Прежде всего это обилие механик, которые насыщают ролевую систему. Следом идет весьма неплохой сюжет и вариативность в квестах, как побочных, так и основных. Добавим к этому свежую боевую систему и замечательные пейзажи. В общем-то, на этом все.
    А вот плохого в игре намного больше. Пустой и унылый открытый мир, в котором кроме сюжетной линии нет интересных событий или занятий. Ужасный визуал, за который разработчикам должно быть стыдно (для игры 2018 года с бюджетом 35 млн долларов). Псевдореалистичность, которая то работает тут, то не работает там. Огромное количество технических проблем, которые полностью ломают не только погружение в игру, но и большинство геймплейных фишек. При первом знакомстве боевая система кажется разнообразной и многогранной, но уже через пару часов понимаешь что она тут банальная до нельзя и разнообразием даже не пахло. Местами игра настолько кривая и убогая, что отпадает малейшее желание продолжать.
    Здорово придумали сохраняться шнасом. Если бы эта дрянь не вылетала и хоронила каждый раз по двадцать-тридцать минут игрового времени. Даже если поправят все баги, максимум 7 баллов. А пока только 6.
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  6. Feb 14, 2018
    3
    I pre-ordered this 3 days before release after spending much time watching gameplay trailers online and listening to what people who playedI pre-ordered this 3 days before release after spending much time watching gameplay trailers online and listening to what people who played the beta had to say about the game. Let me add I was excited for I love RPGs and a realistic medevil game without magic and fantasy seemed to interest me... Can I have my $79.00 back?

    I have poured in just over 35 hours into K.C.D and I have never endured such a throbbing headache from a game so frustrating as this. On my PS4Pro, the visuals are blurry in the homescreen! The homescreen! Nothing renders good at all until I'm two feet away and once its clear it looks like something from 2010. The world is dull and seems empty except within townships, horseplay is dreadful, archery is down right broken and swordplay... I am not even going to comment on the swordplay. For the time I spent in combat no matter how many times I encouraged myself to try again, train in the training ground, get used to the controls, I just could not get over the learning curve. Maybe I just suck at this game, and maybe also if the game wasn't so awful to look at sometimes and somewhat boring besides the story itself which is not bad, I might be able to keep trying.

    Ok so good things are the characters seem interesting enough, I certainly want to know what happens with Henry. The music is very nice and the sounds are wonderful in the wild. I applaud the devs effort, I appreciate their vision and the depth of this rpg. I hope they make some fixes patch this up and make it playable for me and those who feel the same way I do. I believe they are onto something here but current state of the game is simply not ready. A shame.

    3/10
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  7. Jul 7, 2018
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I've already finished the game with a total playtime of ~90 hours, so it might be a good time to write my review. WARNING: A wall of text.

    Graphics and soundtracks: beautiful and amazing, respectively. I couldn't count how many times I stopped by, looking at the scenery, and took a bunch screenshots.

    But sadly, those are the only good things about the game....

    - Right from the beginning when you start the game, you will have to sit there watching a 2 minute long intro video, and guess what? You cannot skip it. Then when it's done, you will have to load the game and wait for 1 more minute to actually play the game. It was tolerable for me at first, but after a few times I found it's very tedious. Every time I wanted to play it, I had to go somewhere, eat something, or watch TV to wait for the game to load.

    - Quests: The quests are well-thought, but very poorly executed. Not to mention they are very buggy. Out of ~80 quests I've done, there must be around 20 that were either glitchy, or made me reload several times to make them work. Also, at mid-late game after a big fight with the bandits (no spoilers here), main quests become very boring and repetitive, unlike what you experienced a few hours before.

    - In-game mechanics: The fast travel system is so weird. I like how random events occur while fast traveling, but why do I have to sit there watching my avatar slowly move like a snail on the map? Also the waiting clock, it's already slow, but when I have 1 hour left, it's even slower! I can't count how many times I had to put the controller down to go eat and do something while the game's loading, fast traveling, or waiting. These systems are just badly designed, tedious, and unnecessary.

    - Combat? Yes I do like it. I'm a Souls veteran and RPG lover. I have played every Soulsborne games, Divinity OS, Mount and Blade, Witcher 3 and many others, but to be honest, KCD's combat is not that great. It's fun for sure, but it's clunky and unresponsive. Also towards 2/3 of the game you can easily one-hit-kill any enemy. Just spam attack buttons, no skill required any more.

    - Lockpicking, pickpocketing, stealth, charisma, speech, and leveling up systems: I do like those. In my opinion they work quite well with the game. But again, they are not enough to make up for the flaws. Also, at mid game I feel like I'm a god who can lockpick any locks, pickpocket any person successfully, always get out of conflicts using my speech skill, and successfully convince any person in dialogues.

    - And don't let me start on those technical issues. Big big flaws. I've never seen a game that has so many bugs and texture pop-in like this one. Skyrim at launch was still much better than this. Every minute I either witnessed an NPC bumping into walls, walking without heads, blacksmiths working with his bare hands in the air (until a minute later, his work bench appears in front of him), and many many buggy quests. There were times I lost my progress and reload the save file that's 1 hour prior. I was playing on latest patch 1.6.

    - Interaction with NPC's: I remember one of the Warhorse Studios' members complaint about how generic the npc's were in Skyrim. But man, look at their game now. Npc's in KCD are even worse. Many of them don't even have backstory to share. When you talk to them there's only the same options (how's life in Rattay, how's sir Hanush, etc...). They don't even have their own personality. At least in Skyrim, Npc have a lot of comments on your actions in front of them. They also share their backstory and have different dialogues. In KCD when I got into 2/3 of the game, I feel like it's such a tedious task to talk to any npc, so I just do what's relevant to the quests, or skip the dialogues if I can.

    Verdict: 6/10. Without bugs it might be a 7.

    If you guys enjoy the game, then good for you. I'm jealous with you because I expected it too much and got disappointed. I'm sorry but KCD is nowhere near the level of Oblivion, Skyrim or Witcher 3. Those games do have their flaws, but I'm sure they do much more things right than KCD. So if you're wondering if you should get it, my straight answer is No. I'll never ever support an unfinished, broken, and glitchy game with a price of an AAA title. Save your money, there are much better games out there.
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