Kingdom Come: Deliverance offers a couple of twists to the typical RPG genre. For starters, there are no fantasy creatures. You are in a real medieval world, and the in-game monsters are people. The other difference is that you won’t be playing as a King, army leader, or something like that. Instead, you are just a regular peasant looking for his revenge.
Are You Ready for Revenge?
The game is set in Bohemia (Czech Republic) at the beginning of 15th century. King Wenceslas IV is the rightful successor to Charles IV, but his half-brother Sigismund von Luxemburg also wants the throne. The conflict begins, and Sigismund’s forces raid the village of Henry, a teenage blacksmith, and main protagonist. He witnesses terrible scenes, including the murder of his parents. Henry is forced to flee to another village, and he can now only think about revenge. That is why he becomes loyal to King Wenceslav and joins the forces that support him.
Despite the story arc involving the throne, your focus will be on executing the revenge and killing those who murdered your parents. Keep in mind that Henry is a blacksmith who has only entered the adulthood (although he looks like a 21st-century teenager). That being said, he doesn’t have the slightest idea about anything, and you get to shape his personality and skills. This is where the RPG elements come into play.
Grow up with Henry and Shape Him Anyway You Want
As Henry, you will be exploring the open-world of Bohemia in search for quests to complete. Aside from the central story-related missions, you will also have side quests that the villagers you meet will give you. The objectives tend to get a bit repetitive since, in most cases, you need to find a peasant and travel with him to the intended location. Fortunately, occasional fights break up the monotony. The combat system in Kingdom Come: Deliverance is engaging. You need to lock the sword onto an enemy and then choose the body part you want to attack. The opponent can block you, just like you can block him which may leave one of you vulnerable to a counterattack. Aside from that, you can parry their attack at the cost of spending some stamina.
Since Henry is just an eager to learn beginner, your stats will be low at the beginning. That is why you should watch your stamina and energy as they might cost you the victory in the combat. You also need to watch your character’s nourishment level. Feeding and sleeping regularly are essential to staying in shape. Henry needs to work on many of his skills. That includes swordplay, fighting, horsemanship, speech, and even drinking. You improve your skills just like in Skyrim – by doing the activity you want to enhance. So, if you’re going to learn how to talk to people, speak to them frequently. If you want to be better with your sword, use it. You can become specialized in certain aspects, but it will come at the cost of other skills. It’s entirely up to you to choose how Henry will grow up in the cruel medieval world.