Despite a unique and intriguing premise, the countless technical issues Kingdom Come requires you to suffer through land it in the stockade.
The only real problem with the save system is you can't save and quit. The save potion is not that expensive or limited. You make it sound like its 1000 gold, its more like 100-300 gold which is nothing. Than you don't even talk about the haggling part to make it cheaper to buy or that you can make the potion yourself. Its like you really didn't play the game at all. Graphics:"Character models get reused too often and objects are blurry and simplistic when viewed up close. The countryside vistas you explore are worthy of a postcard." KCD isn't the only open world game that reuses models. AC, HZD, Destiny, FO, ES games, GTA, Witcher, so many more reuse models since its much easier and cuts down on time management. Fast travel system is fine, sure it sometimes takes long, but you also skip over little activities where bandits, wayfarers, dead corpse, etc happen doing FT. "Absurdly in-depth alchemy system to the demanding combat that takes hours to fully comprehend" Really absurd? why cause you can' just push one button like other rpgs, you actually have to follow a recipe step by step to make it correctly. Btw about those "less compelling" perks one of them is auto-brew and another gives you 3 potions when you auto-brew. You would know this, you did say you played 100 hours...psh. Combat system does not take hours to comprehend.. wtf. Its literally guide your weapon in the direction you want to strike, if the npc blocks than you strike in the direction you think they won't. Its like how sword fighting would be in real life, sorry its not a hack and slash combat. The only thing I can really agree with the reviewer was the game does have a good portion of bugs/glitches, no denying that. At-least their working on fixing them, which you can't say about other big studios...Bethesda games, which are usually a broken a mess. The dev did say they wish they had more time, to polish the game, but sometime pubs have a deadline and a dev needs to meet them.
"KCD isn't the only open world game that reuses models. AC, HZD, Destiny, FO, ES games, GTA, Witcher, so many more reuse models since its much easier and cuts down on time management." >> It's more easily noticeable in KCD than some other games. Besides, that wasn't the only point. The characters do not hold up in quality compared to other things. Therefore, they stand out. Most of the games you mentioned have better quality characters. That said, it isn't fair to expect more for this game's budget. It's just that it stands out when everything else looks so good. "Really absurd? why cause you can' just push one button like other rpgs, you actually have to follow a recipe step by step to make it correctly. " >>To be fair, alchemy is still a bit drawn out. At the very least, animations could be sped up. Once you know the recipe by heart, it's a little too slow. Autobrew does help though. "The only thing I can really agree with the reviewer was the game does have a good portion of bugs/glitches, no denying that. " >> Well, the thing is, this can break the game for some. This is especially true in a game where there is no autosave or checkpoints outside of sleep, saviour schnapps and main quest objectives. I still cannot comprehend why there is no autosave on quit or something like that. This game needs it more than most other games.
What I've seen and read the core game is fantastic and the problems it got can be fixed by patches. That is more reassuring than if the story or the scope of the game sucked, because you can't fix that with a patch. I'm really excited to play this game but I'm holding off until they fix some of the major bugs and glitches :D
So, looks to me the reviewer didn't play the game at all, but decided to whine after all.
The game is great and very fun and interesting. You can just make the save potions yourself, no problems, look for belladonna and nettle flowers and a alchemist table and that's it, very easy.
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