Game Impressions Daily: Chivalry: Medieval Warfare (2)

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So I unlocked all of the weapons in the knight class and obtained the veteran helment, for what its worth (not much, since you can't even see it). I can't say exactly why I keep playing Chivalry: the unlock system isn't particularly deep (kills for unlocks) and there is no tangible benefit to leveling up, not that any of that matters much next to the limited number of levels and the mostly uninteresting non-objective based modes. So why do I continue to play? My friends are probably part of it, but it can't be the whole story: I favor single player games and there have been plenty of times that I've moved on from the latest multiplayer offering long before my friends are done with it. Maybe it's the simplicity of the objectives: everyone is working towards the same goal so even with minimal teamwork, there is never any question as to what you are supposed to be doing. Perhaps its the unique gameplay that makes the playing field feel much more even than nearly any shooter could ever hope to do, or maybe bashing someone's skull in with an iron stick is just more satisfying than a head shot. Either way, I'm still playing the game, and consistently having a good time with it.
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Posted by Viqor

Welcome to Game Impressions (It's kind of a lul) Daily, a look at games and how our opinions of them change over time, even while in the midst of playing them.

So I unlocked all of the weapons in the knight class and obtained the veteran helment, for what its worth (not much, since you can't even see it). I can't say exactly why I keep playing Chivalry: the unlock system isn't particularly deep (kills for unlocks) and there is no tangible benefit to leveling up, not that any of that matters much next to the limited number of levels and the mostly uninteresting non-objective based modes. So why do I continue to play? My friends are probably part of it, but it can't be the whole story: I favor single player games and there have been plenty of times that I've moved on from the latest multiplayer offering long before my friends are done with it. Maybe it's the simplicity of the objectives: everyone is working towards the same goal so even with minimal teamwork, there is never any question as to what you are supposed to be doing. Perhaps its the unique gameplay that makes the playing field feel much more even than nearly any shooter could ever hope to do, or maybe bashing someone's skull in with an iron stick is just more satisfying than a head shot. Either way, I'm still playing the game, and consistently having a good time with it.