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Old January 8, 2013, 02:57 PM
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Default Chivalry: Medieval Warfare

I can't believe there's no thread on this game here!
It's the most fun I've had in a multiplayer game since back in the MOHAA days (the original, not the poopy remake)

Apparently it was named indie game of the year for 2012.

For those not in the know, it's a 1st person slasher (think mount & blade) but is MP only (though you can start a solo game with bots)

Several different game types: Free-for-all, TDM, last man standing (TDM with no respawns until next round), king of the hill, CTF and my fave: Objective where the attacking team needs to complete a series of objectives & the defending team has to stop them.
Example of one objective map is the attackers need to raze a village & slaughter the peasants in stage one, then in stage two push a battering ram to the castle, then once the door is down they need to slaughter the king (MVP of the defending team becomes the king & gets dmg and health boosts)

It runs on the unreal 3 engine, so graphics are adequate, but it's the sound and gameplay that won me over. I loved Mount & Blade, but the combat in Chivalry is so much more visceral. You can decapitate people with a well timed head slice, chop off limbs, explode heads, burn them alive. You can feel the weight behind the weapons & for the most part they're balanced pretty well (halberd needs a nerf though)

Foud different classes (archer, vanguard, man at arms & knight) each has 3 primary weapons, 3 secondary weapons and a special item (shield, throwing axes etc)

The sound is absolutely fantastic. I don't know who they got to do the voices for the various taunts and warcries you can spam while fighting, but it's absolutely brilliant. The Mason vanguard laugh is the classic muahahahahaaa which is perfect for uttering while slaughtering helpless peasants, while the archer has some awesome taunts: That's a big sword - are you compensating for something?

Anyway, you can get it on steam. It was on sale for $15, but even at full price of $30 it's well worth the investment.

Random gameplay vid that should convince you if you're undecided: Chivalry: Criken's Cowardly Crusade - YouTube

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Old January 8, 2013, 03:49 PM
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I just found out today this game was funded through Kickstarter!
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Old January 8, 2013, 04:02 PM
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RPS seemed pretty enamored with it too: Wot I Think: Chivalry ? Medieval Warfare | Rock, Paper, Shotgun
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Been playing this one a lot lately. It is terribly unpolished and has the occasional bug, but for a $25 game it's awesome and I friggin love it. Future updates should make this into a really epic game.
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I suck at this game lol but it is fun especially when playing with or against friends.

With friends you can travel in a pack and its awesome to just chop down guys that are all alone and have 2-4 people swinging swords/axes at them lol!

Against friends hide in the shadows wait till they are fighting someone else and then off with their head haha!
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Patch dropped today.

New maps, new weapons, CTF mode and more.

Can't wait to try it out tonight
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I tried it on the free weekend and loved it, picked it up for $12.50 and have never spent so much time on a game in such a long time.

Thanks for the heads up Greg! New patch gonna be aaaaaaawwwwwwwweeeeeesssssoooooommmee
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Only recently developed an interest in this because of Criken (youtuber who tends to catch all the awesome silliness of games) but it looks like craploads of fun. Strictly competetive?
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Only recently developed an interest in this because of Criken (youtuber who tends to catch all the awesome silliness of games) but it looks like craploads of fun. Strictly competetive?
Absolutely not. Just find a server and start chopping heads
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