Sunday, December 6, 2015

10 Most Anticipated PC Games of 2016 - #5 Kingdom Come: Deliverance

I need some.... ARMOUR!!!! MEDIC!!! What do you mean this isn't Team Fortress Classic?


Kingdom Come: Deliverance happens to be another game that started its life as a Kickstarter project managing to raise £1,106,371 back in early 2014. It also featured last year on our Most Anticipated PC Games List but I guess they never got around to finishing it this year. The game is now due mid-2016 but it's still a game we're looking forward to here at Choicest Games; so much so that it's gone up one place and is now at #5 (again, this is probably due to the new scoring system more than anything else :)).

So what's so great about Kingdom Come: Deliverance? Well it seems to be an RPG set in 15th century Bohemia where you play the son of a blacksmith, whose family has been killed by an invading army. You seek to get revenge and to also aid in restoring the rightful ruler to the land. Okay, so the game has a historical setting, that's pretty cool you're probably thinking, but what will blow you away is how Daniel Vávra and Warhorse Studios intends to make you feel like you are really living in 15th century Europe. Firstly, the game has an intricate clothing system where you can have 16 item slots and wear multiple layers. Each clothing type provides different levels of protection against certain weapons. Clothing also progressively becomes worn, dirty or bloody. The game also has a needs system (similar to The Sims I guess) where you'll need to eat and sleep to stay healthy. Food itself is perishable as well, just like real life! Also if you choose to do things that NPCs don't like they can report you to the authorities who will punish the player accordingly, either with a fine, time in jail, time in the stocks, or even being tortured. There are also multiple skill-based tasks/mini-games you can do such as fishing, mining, picking locks, pickpocketing, cooking, distilling or creating medicines.

So far it sounds like a medieval version of Skyrim right? Well apparently the role-playing aspect of the game is going to be quite advanced too. With respect to criminal activities as mentioned before, crime affects the economy and people will get suspicious or aggressive after unresolved crimes. Abilities and stats in the game aren't developed in the usual way and grow depending on what the player does and what the player says through branched dialogue trees. The time it takes to make a decision is limited during conversations (so I'm guessing a bit like Telltale adventure games) and will have an effect on the player's relationship with others.

So if you're looking forward to an even more immersive, Medieval version of Skyrim, Kingdom Come: Deliverance looks to be your best bet.

Score:
4 out of 8 votes

Voted by:
Mark, Choona and Luke

Release Date:
Q2 2016

[ LINK: Kingdom: Come Deliverance Official Website ]

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