For the glory of Agatha!
The nation of Agatha is gripped in a civil war between two rival factions, The Knights of Agatha and The Mason Order, in this feudal 3D hack & slash by Torn Banner Studios.
Released December 2015, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is anything but chivalrous. With two clans to choose from & four playable classes (Archer, Vanguard, Knight & Man-at-Arms), the player is able to pick a class they feel comfortable with as they step into battle.
Based off the Half-Life 2 mod: Age of Chivalry, and successfully funded by a 2015 Kickstarter campaign, this mod has been expanded to include more features, maps & more things for the player to do and in doing so, it has become a credible standalone game.
There are limited customization and no single player campaign, however, this doesn’t detract from the enjoyment you can have as there are still 6 playable mods (Horde being especially fun) to choose from & with a training area, you can really get to grips with its gameplay.
A largely objective based game pitting you against other warriors in online multiplayer, it feels more battle royale than Civilization with your goal being to win for your chosen faction and whilst it can take some players a little time to master the controls, how you win this objective is largely down to player tactics or teamwork.
The campaigns can descend into bloody and chaotic free for all, in a beautiful environment that looks straight out of Skyrim and backed with a soundtrack that motivates you on to victory & really engages you in what you are doing and puts you in the mindset of this game.
Rated Mature (17+) and available for $29.99 (games with gold) as part of the ultimate package, this game does have exaggerated violence, as it is based off medieval history, expect boiling oil or catapults to appear in the fray, this is definitely not a game for kids.
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare does have the potential to be endlessly fun if you are a fan of battle royale games but perhaps want something with a little more strategy, a game that’s fantasy based with big swords and the whistle of arrows.
Personally, I went into this game expecting something different and yet I found myself drawn to the historical aspects. I found it far more appealing than other battle royale games so I will be spending more time in their medieval world, screaming my way to victory, all whilst trying to avoid taking an arrow to the knee.