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Kingdom Come: Deliverance shows off its 'realistic' combat in a new trailer


Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a first-person RPG that embraces a "realistic" portrayal of the medieval world: No magic, no dragons, no dungeons filled with gold. Instead, there are grown men who throw poop for fun, and brutal combat with weaponry that could break a Volkswagen in half. Combat in the game is physics-based, with more than 30 target zones on each character and up to four layers of armor. Players can attack with slashes, stabs, or kicks against an opponent's head and left or right upper and lower body.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance - The Combat System

Armor is difficult to pierce, a point the studio covered in a video last year, so hammering on a single point is a smart strategy, but one that enemies can quickly learn to counter, as well. "Combos" are meant to simulate special "situational" combat moves that work within the inherent limitations of videogames in things like controls and field of view. They work in basically the same way as conventional fighting games, enabling players

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