not the only one to cop arrows to the knee and elsewhere in this
natty medieval kill-fest though. Itís a time of war. In fact, itís
been a time of war for so bloody long that they donít even really
know what theyíre fighting for. But fight they must!
That would be the three factions going at each other hammer and
thongs in whatís essentially a giant land grab. There are The
Warborn (Vikings), The Chosen (Samurai) and The Legion (kerniggets!)
Curiously, none of them have the ability to jump.
If you dig
a solo experience then each of the three has their own six-part
story to play through, which are in many ways elongated tutorials Ė
but still fun to assail. The copious tutelage of myriad finesses to
many moves is handy, seemingly harbouring the intention of preparing
you for the main event Ė online multiplayer, complete with five
different modes to conquer.
Things play out much like one of
Koeiís Warriors games spliced with the
subtleties/complexities of Street Fighter combos. You can
get away with mashing for a while, but it wonít be long until youíre
utterly endeadened due to your ignorant hamfistedness. Those
tutorials we mentioned? Seriously, live them. Some strategic nous
wonít go astray, either.
Most everything you do that isnít
really dumb earns steel (for levelling up) or perks (fun stuff),
which tend to be handy when youíre down on your knees as another
Viking/Samurai/Kernigget is ripping you a new one.
stunning to gawp at, and really quite a blast to play once you do a
spot of learning, weíve definitely had worse melee action than
For Honor. Anyway, weíre off for another slash...
running away, eh? You yellow bastard! Come back here and take whatís
coming to you! Iíll bite your legs off!