Several role-playing games successfully exploit the theme of historical events, allowing players to move into an era full of romance. Some of these RPGs have become real hits, so it’s worth discussing them in detail.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance
The Czech Republic-based company Warhorse Studios (previously known for creating hits like UFO, Mafia, and Arma) has released a very unusual RPG that brings the hardcore genre to life. Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a super-complicated, unfriendly, unconventional survival simulation set in a medieval state at war.
Here you can easily die just by eating one of the rotten apples, almost 100% guaranteed to lose all respect from others in a duel with two or more opponents and cease to wash and take care of yourself.
But simultaneously, the game delights with a long-forgotten sense of freedom. You have to strain your brain to complete a chain of tasks, and you will never stop enjoying the plethora of events that unfold in 15th-century Bohemia.
It is quite difficult to identify a specific part of this Action/RPG series because of the scattered dates of the appearance of the projects. In general, each of the games offers similar gameplay. At the start, the gamer gets a simple ship and sets off to wade the Caribbean Sea.
The series’ main feature is the presence of various side missions in the form of trade, siege of cities, the realization of loot, and treasure hunting on deserted islands and dark caves. Combined, this makes the gameplay in “Corsairs” quite multifaceted and can captivate gamers for many hours.
Mount & Blade
There are times when you find yourself in a fantasy universe, and the thought comes to your mind: “I wish I could forget about the linear narrative line and go on a free journey through a large, open, and full of dangers world,” as if in real life or at least MMORPGs.
And clearly, such thoughts have occurred to the developers of Mount & Blade, who decided not to limit gamers’ freedom in any way, allowing them to choose any path for character development.
The world of Mount & Blade is an alternative version of the Middle Ages, where there is no usual RPG magic and all sorts of magical artifacts. Each quest aims to get some coins, gain experience, or improve your relationships with certain characters. In principle, everything is the same as in the real world.
Despite many remarks, which critics usually apply to all projects, the battle system in Mount & Blade corresponds to the realities of battle in those days much better than any other game. In general, critics agree that Mount & Blade is the best RPG created using a medieval setting.
Although the Assassin’s Creed games are not typical Action/RPGs, they deserve a place in this selection thanks to the gameplay changes Ubisoft has introduced since Origins. In the new games, the central character gains experience and unlocks skills, and weapons and armor have damage/defense levels. The quests revealing the storyline are also diluted with many additional quests, each well-designed.
Vendetta – Curse of Raven’s Cry
The Poles from Reality Pump, inspired by the works of Obsidian, created Vendetta. The game is aimed at those who love the sea and are fans of pirate romance but with a more serious and realistic story featuring the same characters. The gamer can follow the exciting story and explore the world of the 17th century, made in the highest quality and great detail, perfectly conveying the spirit of the time.
The sea and land battles are more dynamic and deep than in Assassin’s Creed, the Black Flag part. The game still has some bugs and balance problems, but it is still a worthy product that can interest Corsairs fans and all other fans of pirate romance.