Besiege castles and raid villages in Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, a fast-paced medieval first person slasher with a focus on multiplayer battles
User reviews: Very Positive (24,428 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 16, 2012

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"Ever wanted to get that first-person perspective on face-stabbing an archer or smashing someone's head off? Then this is your game! (Built on UE3)."

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April 9

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare - Patch 36

New
  • New set of community-made Weapons and Helmets
    • Shark Tooth, a replacement for the Short Spear
    • Chicken Set, a Mason Knight set that replaces the Bearded Axe
    • Ornamental Set, an Agatha Knight set that replaces the Longsword
    • Styrian, A replacement for the Longsword
    • The Kin Slayer, a replacement for the Broadsword
    • Renaissance Rapier, a replacement for the Norse Sword
    • Willbreaker, a replacement for the Greatsword.
    • Shattered Star, a replacement for the Spear

Changes
  • Disable "reversals" code for turn rate cap
    • Reversals: the code that was intended to slow your turn rate cap if you ever change direction. So if you swing right->left, then start going left->right, your turn would be slowed. Mice aren't perfectly accurate, people aren't perfectly accurate with mice, and mice may unintentionally, briefly change directions mid-movement (they're not joysticks!), so this ends up slowing people down without their realizing _why_ they're being slowed
  • fixed mason archer first person camera offset (was too far forward, which was different from every other character including agatha archer)
  • the armour/character model list will no longer have weird ugly spaces if you are not a developer
  • Fixed issue in Bink integration that causes TextureMovies to break when the resolution changes (or, uh, almost every time they start on Linux / OS X)
  • Improved Dev and Bot differentiation vs. normal players in the scoreboard (colors!)
  • Map-driven (Kismet) forced forward spawns will not pause for any reason. Normal forward spawn still pauses if player is hit, or attacks someone
  • Linux: Fix memory leak during and between matches. Also improves OpenGL performance by some undetermined amount (OS X and Linux).
  • Save the resolution setting even if it's a clamped windowed mode setting (e.g. you have a 1920x1080 desktop resolution, set the game's resolution to Windowed/1920x1080; before, it wouldn't save, because that resolution would be clamped to a lower resolution because of the window decorations)
  • Replicate Stamina over to everyone again, compressed in a Byte. Fixes "exertion sound not stopping" bug.
  • Fixed server browser refresh issue in OS X and Linux
  • Proofreading pass on recent strings (since the Fortification Map Contest maps were integrated); conformed new map strings to Canadian English
  • Updated Korean translation, thanks Ki Hun, Sung
  • OS X: Fixed switching to fullscreen so it works the first time
  • OS X: VSync support
  • OS X: Fix mouse wheel moving your aim up and down
  • OS X: Make reverb settings more closely mimic Windows' (affects Ruins most noticeably)

Map changes
  • Crypts
    • Added custom hud. Replaces old draw text, scales to different resolutions now etc. Adds a 2 minute countdown timer on the last 3 enemies. Can be disabled with drawgfx 0 console command (togglehud won't work).
    • cleaned up collision around spawn room a bit
    • Changed 2 minute timer kill of straggler enemies to lava damage type, cooler than them just crumpling instantly.
  • King's Garden
    • added culldistance volume.
    • Fixed some collision issues on first area stairs.
  • Castle Assault
    • fixed wall that had no collision leading to a pit that you couldn’t get out of.
      Set torches and gates to not be completable before the match starts.
      Changed the way the burning wagon material is applied so it should work on servers.
  • Drunken Bazaar
    • Added in blockers to prevent jumping into first mason spawn from nearby roof.
    • Added blockers for Bridge objective Mason spawn to prevent Agatha from being able to walk into their spawn.
    • added blockers around Agatha bridge spawn to prevent shooting in/out of spawn.
    • Fixed a house near the bridge with open doors that was non-enterable (can now enter it)
    • Siege weapons now get destroyed after the objective where they're located is completed.
    • Set destructables to not cast static shadows.
    • Adjusted culldistancevolume settings.
    • Bazaar: fixed the "unkillable" peasant. Gave some peasants some hats.
    • Made hole on the right side of the arch just in front of the first Agatha spawn able to be walked through cleanly.
    • Floaty legs on water fixed.
  • Coldfront
    • changed culldistance volume from walls to the start of the throneroom - wasn't working before.
    • Lowered kernel sizes for post processing.
    • Spawn less snow sprites.
    • Fixed agatha barb skins on mason suicide bots
    • fixed floating pillar torchlight meshes in throneroom
    • texture settings / sizing modifications on some textures
  • Argon's Wall
    • Reduced LTS round time from 20 minutes to the standard 4.
  • Outpost
    • added culldistance volume. Can no longer hit the gate before the caravan has reached it. Adjusted caravan points volume so you need to be on the backside (pushing side) to recieve points. Fixed incorrect chieftain skins and floating flag on top of the tower. Ballista now is destroyed once the caravan reaches the gate.
    • resized some of the cowskull textures
  • Darkforest
    • very slightly modified cart path at the first gate, it was cutting too close on the left briefly at the first gate.
      Overwrote AOCFFA-Darkforest_P with cistern version (was an old version of the map that some server operators were running)
  • Stoneshill
    • FFA and TD: boarded wall windows, deleted ballistae
    • Added blocking volumes around the ceilings in the courtyard.
    • Siege weapons get destroyed when gate is destroyed.
  • Citadel
    • Mason wall spawn (peasant freeing objective) loadout change volume shrunk such that you can no longer use it while you are in the exits
  • Arena
    • fixed flame levers, trigger volume no longer blocks weapons

SDK
  • Pointed all references in Civ-Cove package to Cove.upk because these were duplicate packages. If any modders were using Civ-Cove.upk they should now be using Cove.upk.
  • More tools for TO2 / Modders / Crazy Mappers:
    • Add new sequence actions: GetNumPlayers and GetPlayerAtIndex (should be used in concert to loop over all players in the server)
    • Add a new "CMWMapSpecificHUDInfo" class that lets you create a map-specific HUD for TO2 and such. You can load in any SWF you want, and call functions on it and send data to it all through Kismet (no UnrealScript needed, but you will need some ActionScript in the SWF). It's like magic.
      • Can be disabled with drawgfx 0 console command (togglehud won't work).

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March 4

User Generated Content Sales Update

Greetings Noble Lords and Ladies!

The Polycount Arms & Armor contest may be over, but fear not! We are preparing our anvils to start equipping our warriors with an entirely new arsenal of weapons and helmets!.

In the spirit of openness, we are trying to provide content creators with as much information as we can about the sales of items in the UGC store, so that you can make data-driven decisions based on what our players are interested in.

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As you can see, there is a large disparity between the highest and lowest selling items, and you can see from the graph that stylistic differences had an influence on this.

Some items that we would love to see and think our players are yearning for:

  • Man-At-Arms Helmets
  • Vanguard Helmets
  • Longbow
  • Warbow
  • Crossbow
  • Heavy Crossbow
  • Short Spear
  • Heavy Javelin
  • Sling
  • Saber
  • Cudgel
  • Broad Dagger
  • Hunting Knife
  • Flanged Mace
  • Morning Star
  • Hatchet
  • War Axe
  • Dane Axe
  • Claymore
  • Warhammer
  • Pole Axe
  • Sword of War
  • Fork
  • Polehammer
  • Quarterstaff
  • Light Flail

Remember though, not all weapons are created equal, in that more popular weapons will most likely sell more.

We’ve settled on the next group of items to be incorporated, and will be looking to the workshop in the coming weeks to choose items beyond that. This will be an ongoing process. Stay tuned for updates coming very soon on the next round. While there is definitely a backlog of quality items that didn’t quite make the cut for the contest, there are still plenty of opportunities to get new items into the game.

Lastly, we would like to know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the whole process of content creation through implementation in game. This is a new process for us, and will be evolving as we continue to learn more.

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Reviews

"I’m rather enamoured by the unique flavour of online combat presented by Chivalry. It’s fresh and fun, and like the very best games is easy to get into yet incredibly hard to master."
90/100 - Ausgamers

“I saw my body slump to the floor, some distance away and then the hammer-bastard was standing over me, attempting to play croquet with what remained of my face.”
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About This Game

Besiege castles and raid villages in Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is a first-person slasher with a focus on multi-player. Featuring competitive online combat that seeks to capture the experience of truly being on a medieval battlefield. Inspired from the intensity and epicness of swordfighting movies such as 300, Gladiator and Braveheart, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare aims to bring that experience to the hands of a gamer.

The game is skill-based and controls like an FPS, but instead of guns and grenades, players are given swords, shields, maces, battleaxes and longbows. Set in a fictional, yet gritty and realistic world, players will fight in fast paced online battles besieging castles, raiding medieval villages and fighting for glory in the arena with up to 32 players.

Key Features:


  • Deep melee combat system provides players with a huge range of responsive combat options
  • Adjust your attacks and blocks in real time with the mouse for precise and full control of the action
  • Wield an arsenal of up to 60 brutal weapons ranging from broad swords and battle axes to longbows and javelins
  • Dynamic objective system brings team tactics and strategy to the forefront as players batter down gates, raid villages and assassinate enemy royalty to achieve victory.
  • Use a variety of siege weapons ranging from catapults, boiling oil, ballista, battering rams and more
  • Vast, lush environments that transport the player to a gritty and immersive medieval world.
  • Offline play options that allow players to gain familiarity with the controls and gameplay before being thrust into the action.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 2.7 GHz (a dual-core CPU is required)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon 3870 or higher, Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT or higher. 512MB VRAM.
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 7 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection
    • Supported controls:: Keyboard + Mouse, or Xbox 360 controller, Xbox One controller, or compatible XInput controller
    Minimum recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.9.5
    • Processor: Intel Core i7, 2.5 GHz
    • GPU: Nvidia Geforce 750M
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 7 GB HD space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Steam OS. (However, other distros with Steam installed should run the game just fine.)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.6 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 2.8 GHz (a dual-core CPU is required)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4850, or Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT or equivalent. (With respective proprietary drivers). 512MB VRAM.
    • Hard Drive: 7 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements: Steam client + runtime environment
Helpful customer reviews
1,041 of 1,131 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
480.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
MINI REVIEW – CHIVALRY: MEDIEVAL WARFARE

Details
Developer: Torn Banner Studios
Engine: Unreal Engine 3
Genre: Action
Mode: Multi-player
Release year: 2012

The Good
☺Deep melee combat mechanics allow different playstyles
☺A lot of weapons for 4 different classes
☺Nice variety of maps and gamemodes
☺Great soundtrack and silly voice acting
☺Pretty good graphics for an indie game

The Bad
☹Technical issues (false hit detections, bugs, crashes and framerate stuttering problems)
☹Less depth on ranged weapon gameplay
☹Somewhat unfair and unbalanced votekick system

Worth Noting
  • Tough for new players. One of those "easy to play, hard to master" -games. If you're going to get the game, you should be prepared to invest a lot of time and effort into this one. Even after +400 hours, I still feel like I learn something new every playtime.

  • Just a small warning, the game doesn't have the 'friendliest' community out there. I've been teamkilled and votekicked from the game many times without any good reason. Try to play nice and fair, apologize for your accidental teamkills, otherwise ignore the chat firefights and you should be doing fine.

  • I highly recommend having a decent internet connection, just to make sure that you will not get kicked from every server and that you would have overall the best possible multiplayer experience.

The Verdict: "Worth playing"

"If you can get past its few problems, you'll have one of the most fun multiplayer experiences out there."


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250 of 302 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
33.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
This Review
(TL;DR at bottom)
So, I'm beginning this review to help potential buyers decide whether they want this game. This review will track my progress as I log more and more hours into the game as it stands (as per this edit) I'm at 23 hours, that's just under one full day of gaming. At the end of this review, I'll try to break down pro's and con's of the game and look a little more in-depth at what the game has to offer.

Level 1
Starting the game, you'll notice the lack of single-player options - and right you are. This game is based around purely multiplayer midieval combat. So lets start our first game. Picking a server is easy at a lower level, those highlighted in green are low-rank servers, that means players level 0 to 15. These servers generally have a high population, and cycle through the game modes.
When you (or I, in this case) pick a server, you'll be able to see the current gamemode as well as current/limit players. I started with a low-pop Team Deathmatch game with 16 total players. When I hopped into the game, it was about halfway through, and as the teams were even, I got to pick a side (Agatha Knights or Mason Order). Now, these teams don't really matter all that much later on, no one will shun you for picking one over the other, but in my case I chose the Mason Order (Favorite color is Red). From there, there are four different classes.
Classes
  • Archer - Light, ranged troops. Beginner weapons are Longbow, Dagger, Crossbow, and Javelin (with optional sheild)
  • Man at Arms - Light, fast troops with low armor. Beginner weapons are Sword, Axe, Mace, and Quarter Staff. (Can also dodge)
  • Vanguard - Heavy armored troops with increadable damage and reach, beginner weapons are Greatsword, Poleaxe, Spear, and Hammer. (Can perform a charge attack)
  • Knight - Tank character with increadable armor, but slow moving. Beginner weapons are ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ sword, Greataxe, Hammer, and Flail.

So I hopped in as an archer, and immediately regretted my decision. Team deathmatch is almost squadbased, with groups of 3 or 4 charging at once, and everyone seems to have a general hatred towards archers. So, I died. A lot. Eventually I switched to a Man at Arms with the beginner shortsword. The speed was amazing, and I managed my first kill before dying. The game appeared ruthless to me, with wave after wave of enemies ready to stab me in the back - or throw something into my lower-♥♥♥♥ area. But it was fun, decapitating the few I could. By the end game, I had 5 kills and 13 deaths - but the five I killed were well worth it.

Levels 1-15

Game after game, I was killed. Repetitavely. But, I got better. Learned how to be more aware of my situation. Learned the different swings, and when to block/kick. By the time I was level ten, I could hold my own - and had even won a few 1v4 fights. My friends then got the game on sale - and let me tell you, when your friends are playing, the fun increases exponentially. Between level ten and fifteen I had my best games, including my very best being 43 kills and 3 deaths (Holy ♥♥♥♥). And the best part, I was progressing. I unlocked equipment, weapons. I learned when to use specific classes. I memorized the maps and knew my strategy. I went from absolutely terrible to a force to be reckoned with.

Levels 15 and on
I just reached level 16. But it's far from over. I have many more weapons I want to unlock, and many more kills I wish to obtain. I do like this game, a lot. Even the deadliest warrior portion - though it is significantly more buggy.

Pros and Cons
Cons
  • Price - At $21.99 CAD, the price is a little steep. I'm glad my buddies got it on sale for $8.00
  • Hit boxes - They are getting better, but they're not great. Sometimes you get clipped for seemingly no reason at all.
  • Game stuttering - even surpassing the recommended requirements by a mile, I still get stuttering.
Pros
  • Hours of Fun - The game is awesome. A great community and many different playstyles
  • Visuals - It's very pretty to look at, and ALMOST feels like real battle
  • Gamemodes - Versitile game modes, including TDM, FFA, Team objective, and Duel

General Ratings

Visuals - 8/10
Combat - 6/10
Control Response - 8/10
Community - 8/10
Gameplay - 9/10
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264 of 326 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
456.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
Reviewing Chivalry will not be an easy task, so make yourself comfortable while I attempt to give as legible a testimony as possible. I warn you that this is going to be a long read.

Chivalry as a standalone product was released in September 2012, five years after its' initial debut. It had been known beforehand as "Age of Chivalry" - one of many Half Life 2 mods. Being officially accepted into the Steam market must have been an incredible experience for the developers, which really shows in the early builds of the game. The tutorial is one of the only things that remain untouched since the release, and I could really feel the enthusiasm. It's easily one of the best tutorials I've ever seen. The voice acting is phenomenal and the early maps look & play perfectly. The level of immersion was unreal, and I've yet to see anyone come close. I'd go as far as saying that the first few weeks one of the best experiences in my entire gaming career. Everyone was amazed at the fact that the combat system played so well, and that it actually worked in an online environment with up to 32 players. The developers' enthusiasm carried on to make a few important patches, as well as new weapons. Unfortunately, however, all good things must come to an end.

At some point, Torn Banner decided to completely redo the hitbox system, into what is now known as the "bubble". They decided to fix something that wasn't broken - the hit detection. A crucial selling point of the game. Everyone opposed the change, everyone still hates it to this day, but the new system remains. You wouldn't think that changing cubic to spherical would make that much of a difference, but it did. Things were so bad that the developers decided to implement FAKE DISTANCE between the players, in a game that's very much about spacing. I can't help but compare this move governments subsidizing things that don't work. Fake distance, multiplied by your ping, means that if an enemy is moving away from you, you cannot hit them with fists or daggers, and short weapons are worse in general. Longer weapons are completely unaffected.

The next decision was to make the claymore (the sword in the game's logo) stronger. Everyone preferred the slower, more damaging weapons to the faster but weaker claymore. Despite being one of the longest weapons in the game, they also made it one of the fastest, while still being able to kill anyone in 4 hits. This instantly promoted it from slightly below average to a game-breaking absurdity, and votekicked on sight. I'm sure Torn Banner will patch this.

Next up: customization. A very neat idea and executed quite well. One tiny little problem - both red and blue teams can wear a black uniform, they look almost identical. Are they going to patch it?

Somewhere around this time, Vanguards (the class with the longest weapons) became glitched, because their charge attack catapulted them forwards at least three times the distance, as if they had a jetpack. These rocket Vanguards were funny at first, though they did lose their charm after a month or two. When they finally fixed the issue, it turned out that the patch broke the audio, the graphics and toggle sprint. This took another few weeks to revert back to normal.

Introduction of microtransaction hats. Great! More revenue means more patches, right?

Introduction of microtransaction weapon reskins. Guys, can you fix the claymore?

Introduction of microtransatction character reskins. Guys?

Introduction of even more hats... I think I've seen this happen before.


In the meantime, people had discovered a bunch of exploits. Instantly striking with gigantic, slow weapons, feinting without any stamina cost, shrinking their hitbox to the size of a football or just about anything you can think of that defies both physics and proper game design. Most of the community have enough decency not to use the claymore (they don't want to be votekicked), but by now they've figured out what works best. As a result, you see very few of the 40+ weapons ingame.
This was the rise of incredibly arrogant "pro" players, who are on a mission to have the highest K/D ratio possible, and throwing tantrums if they take any team damage. It is enough to google "what's the best sword" or "how to glitch through blocks", and turn Chivalry into a game of lucky hit, because no honest man can defend against that in an online environment. These players can be overwhelmed due to their lack of fundamentals, but it just isn't worth it. At this point, the fun has been completely sucked out of the game.

You may have also heard about a game called Chivalry: Deadliest Warrior. A flawless concept, and the beta was tons of fun... only it remained a beta forever. It was released as DLC for 20$ and abandoned by the devs, because they couldn't get the netcode to work.


I find myself wondering what happened to this once fantastic, once indie game studio, and how they drove a perfectly good game into the ground, as well as failing to deliver such a promising sequel.
Hopefully, Torn Banner will attempt to improve the situation, but we all know that's not going to happen. Maybe a competent modder will do all the heavy lifting for them (for free).

You may see me ingame every now and then, but it's more for sentimental value than anything else. The new maps and other content is nice, but I'd much rather have 2012 Chivalry again.
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345 of 448 people (77%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
44.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
10/10 VoteKick simulator 2014
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687 of 927 people (74%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
I shot my friend in the balls with a crossbow.
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215 of 279 people (77%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
1,273.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
Most bloody, hair-tearing, annoying, stupid, rewarding game of its time, its brings the medieval feel to another level with slashing your foes limbs off with every move of your blade!

Enjoyable at ages 1 to 100.
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154 of 196 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
46.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2014
CHAAAAAARGE!!!
...
RUN AWAAAAAYY!!!

This game is a class on its own. Extremely playable at all levels, superb original and resonant, fun, and... let's say that it keeps raising the technical quality and diversity consistently over two years, that's fair enough. Anyway, this is the Holy Grail of medieval competitive gaming, the only one you'll probably ever need. Unless (until?) they do a sequel, that is.

I'm proud to suck at it. Bring the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch!
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110 of 136 people (81%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
i dont have this game but Steam is lettimg me review it.

11/10
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235 of 340 people (69%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
Best shouting simulator I've ever played. Everybody needs this in their life.

Oh and the sword stuff is kinda neat as well.
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553 of 854 people (65%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
475.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
The best helicopter simulator I've ever played
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213 of 330 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
Teamkilling Simulator 2014
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52 of 67 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2014
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is brutal and hilarious in a Monty Python and the Holy Grail sort of way and I had a lot of fun playing it.

The controls and mechanics were tough to get used to but it didn't take too long before I was hacking and slashing my way to victory!

I personally think that the regular price of the game is a bit high but I definitely recommend checking it out during the free weekend and/or picking it up while it is 75% off.
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283 of 452 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
34.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2014
I really liked this game at the start which makes it hard to vote it down. It was fun, something new and a very interesting idea. 16v16 soldiers, running into the heat of battle screaming random things and then exchanging frantic hits with the enemy only to be smacked and killed by one of your own team is hilarious sometimes. On the other hand the imbalanced gameplay and glitch exploitation make it very easy to vote down. When you start out there are level 0-15 servers which only those levels are alowed to join. It makes a somewhat even playing field because all the new and newish players are all trying to figure out which end of the stick goes in the other guy and are all swinging like crazy just to land a hit and steal a kill. I had many a laugh at how funny the game can be, however after level 15 your only choice is to join the other severs where the new aim of the game is who can exploit the most glitchiest gliches and who can do it faster than the other person exploiting their glitchiest glitch. This exploitation of some stupid game mechanics where your character almost bends backwards while swinging, hitting everything around them while being virtually unhittable became very annoying very fast. This part of the gameplay quickly sucked all the fun out of it. There is also some problems with terrible hit markers which I overlooked at the start because the game was quite fun. You thrust into someone chest but completely miss them and then someone miles away somehow headshots you with a tiny sword. The game is supposed to be unrealistic (its a game, duh) but its also supposed to be fun and after being killed reapeatably by people exploiting these glitches in the game it became a not so fun experience. So if you are buying it with some friends and just want to have a bit of a laugh with them its a good game. If you are buying it to play on the servers i definitely would not recommend this glitch... i mean game :P
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48 of 67 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
I really try to like this game but if you do not live in a country that is Aus, USA, England or any major server areas then do not buy this because with more then 80 ping, you have no chance at all. In this game timing is EVERYTHING and if you are even a 1/4 of a second lag then you are gonna die so many times that you want to uninstall the game, burn the harddrive, and mail it to hell.
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112 of 178 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
279.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
After 270 hours of casual play on this game and earning my rank of 39 I have decided to give my honest opinon about this game.

~~~~~~~~~~This is all my opinon and my personally experiences of this game~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Now I had this game about a month or two after the offical release and not much has changed since its original launch from my perspective. If anything I would go to say the game got worse throughout its time by nerfing weapons that werent OP and then buffing the OP weapons (Those dagger mofos). Even the classes seem a bit unbalanced as well once you go up against competitive players who treat this game as life. Which leads me into another thing to talk about which is how this game can be played, and there are only 2 ways it can be played or at the very least 2 types of players.

1. The first way to play is competitevly, in the basic sense, taking this game seriously and committing yourself to this game only. Now if you are a competitive player and love a challenge even though around 70% are gonna be better than you right off the bat and always be better than you then play it if you want to get your ♥♥♥ kicked. Since this game has been out for around 2 years I believe all the veterans (excluding myself) are experts of breaking animations and full out ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥. If you do try to play competitvely atleast find a weapon that you enjoy playing and that works for you and get good at that, if you try other weapons constantly trying to be the "Jack of all Weapons" you will find yourself breaking your own sanity (In my case 3 keyboards). Other than that statement that concludes the competitive playstyle and onto the next.

2. The second (and only way that I found) way to play is casually. What casually means in this sense that I infer it to be is playing with only your friends and ♥♥♥♥ing around and not taking this game seriously. Like honestly never take this game seriously you will have a bad time. This game can be extremely fun but only with friends. Being able to ♥♥♥♥ around in a broken game is always fun even I enjoyed it but out of my whole group of friends I pretty much stayed with this game and kept playing it which lead me to try competitevly (worse decision of my life).

Now let me go towards the community of the game, which I would like to imagine its a cross-breed of ♥♥♥♥♥ and reddit. The arrogant slobs who think they know everything since they look it up not later than 5 minutes ago attribute that reddit has and then having the vulgar and lack of filter that a ♥♥♥♥♥ user has. These guys will constantly talk ♥♥♥♥ about other players for their lack of skill when the person is rank 5 and they're rank 50, appaerently the internet tough guy is common in this game. Anyways these guys will constantly break animations and mechanics of the game just to win and feel good and ♥♥♥♥♥ at you if you kill them. They will then claim nonsense and lag that they died and try to harrass you with their childish insults. So in short a good bit of the high levels (40s-50s) are disrepsectful brats who seem to be autistic (not trying to offend anybody by saying this but play the game and see for yourself). Now just a little disclaimer of cours not every high level person is like this around maybe 15-25% at most is not like this from what I have seen.

The Archers take the most skill needed for having the need to aim in the game and being the squishiest of all the classes.

Man-At-Arms takes the least amount of skill for having the fastest weapons avaliable to him along with its backstep function that can easily put you out of range of others attacks making you seem invincible from barely getting a scratch in combat.

Vanguards take the second least amount of skill and is the class mostly played from what I have seen. Have weapons that have high reach and autistic speed makes an easy class to use since it commonly breals animations

Knight is a hit or miss with skills depending on the weapon you are using. If you use the maul you pretty much need the skill level of an archer or just slightly below it, however some weapons can be easy like the man at arms aresenal but not as cheap from that little ♥♥♥♥'s backstep.

Overall this game is boken and people abuse these mechanics that are quite annoying to deal with and people defend this mechanics saying that it was put into the game for a reason. Im 50/50 on that from Torn Banner's progress on the game breaking it after every update and making it worse. Thanks a lot S-h-i-t Banner

Age of Chivalry was pretty much the BETA of this game and had very choppy animations but the mechanics of that game were in a sense fair and you could do a lot more in that game such as ride horses. I have been tempted to play Age of Chivalry so many times because of this game but I always lack the motivation to download it again.

So should you play this game? No you shouldnt, a better game is coming out with better combat mechanics that bring this game to shame. Coming out next year while the beta is coming out soon if not already the game will be called Kingdom Come: Deliverence.
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49 of 70 people (70%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3,348.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
Chivalry Sucks.
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23 of 27 people (85%) found this review helpful
510.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
Background

I’m almost ashamed to say that I have more hours invested into Chivalry: Medieval Warfare than any other game. As far as first-person, multiplayer-only medieval games go, this is the best there is. Considering how often this goes on sale, you’d be doing yourself a disservice by not buying it.

Gameplay

Let’s skip straight to the gameplay, because there certainly isn’t really any story to speak of. The game is traditionally played in first person mode, although some servers allow you to switch to third person. You control movement with WASD and use the mouse to control attacks and blocks. There are three basic attacks – the horizontal swing (left mouse button), the overhead (mousewheel backwards) and the stab (mousewheel forwards). Right click functions as your parry. Each player has a health bar, which gets depleted as you get hit, and a stamina bar which drains when you attack, jump, block or feint an attack.

You play as one of four classes - the knight, vanguard, man-at-arms or archer. The knight is the tankiest of the four, having the most health but also moving the slowest. The vanguard is somewhat more nimble, at the cost of a lower health bar. Man-at-arms is a fast but fragile little thing with the ability to dodge (by double-tapping a direction, much like Unreal Tournament). Finally, there’s the archer, who can shoot arrows and is hated by everyone in the game. Each class has a distinct set of weapons to choose from, each with different amounts of damage, speed and range, allowing for a variety of playstyles.

The game offers several game modes. If you’re in the mood for an objective-based game, pick the Team Objective mode, where you and your team might be tasked with defending several catapults or even the King’s royal family. Are you in more of a cluster ♥♥♥♥ mood? Pick free-for-all. Do you fancy yourself the best melee combatant in Chivalry? Prove it in a duel server. Given the Steam Workshop integration, there are now more game modes than ever to try out.
Most importantly, regardless of what mode you play, killing an enemy in this game is ♥♥♥♥ing satisfying, especially if you’re able to take out multiple enemies by yourself in what looked like unsurmountable odds.

A warning to the new: It’s one of those games that starts off a bit difficult. Although the game does feature a tutorial, walking into a multiplayer game for the first time might feel dreadful. Experienced players will be able to exploit all your bad habits and there are times you’ll feel helpless. I admit that it’s easy to get discouraged. Despite how simple the game looks on the surface, there is some amount of skill involved, and I’d recommend you either ask a friendly player or look at some guides or tutorial videos online for a bit of help before you give up on the game.

The game is commonly criticised for lacking depth, particularly from new players. When two new players duel, you’ll often find that one player attacks and the other one defends, then the same thing happens in reverse and keeps going back and forth without anyone gaining ground. The issue is that the game contains many advanced techniques that make use of the game mechanics that aren’t really explained in the tutorial or a manual, such as dragging, look-downs, matrixing and reverse-hitting, all of which will vary the timing of your attack or counter-attack and make battles far more interesting.

Presentation

The graphics are… well heck, it’s an indie game. It’s definitely not mind-blowing, but it could be far worse. One thing they did nail really well was the amount of gore in the game. Apparently, medieval warfare isn’t pretty, and people do bleed and have their limbs and head cut off, and the game manages to capture that in a somewhat comical but effective way. Whilst games like Call of Duty allow you to teabag an enemy upon killing them, Chivalry allows you to walk up to your dead opponent and chop their head clean off if you so desire. It’s wonderful.
The only other notably thing about the presentation is that the game contains some of the most comically-hilarious voiceovers ever. It definitely doesn’t take itself too seriously.

Overall impressions

Chivalry is an absolutely hilarious game that has offered me countless hours of fun. It’s also a game that gets considerably more enjoyable as you get better at the game. I’ve yet to play another game that’s made killing an enemy this damn satisfying. The numerous different game modes on offer also help to prevent the game from becoming stagnant. This is an awesome game that’s going to last you a long time if you’re willing to put the time and effort into getting better. Just don’t be discouraged when you first start out – we all started somewhere.
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27 of 34 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
The game is nice, but not for those who live in South East Asia. Ever since I've bought the game, I've been struggling to find servers in this region, if you are an expat like me or living in this region I highly reccommend you don't buy it. The only availabe servers are in the US and the ping is too high, there are some Japanese servers and you will probably get kicked for having a ping of 100-150, there are some servers based in Singapore but they are usually empy. Think twice and save your money.
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22 of 26 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
28.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2014
Bloody Screaming Medieval Simulator Of Carnage.
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23 of 30 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
590.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
I have given this game enough of my time arleady so i will keep this short....

Game is superb but the community is like a neverending sewerpipe of aggression,hard to comprehend (its the 21st century kiddies!!!)levels of racism .

Brilliant game but the unpoliced community is a lawless cesspit of everything i try to avoid DELETE LOCAL CONTENT
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