Kingdom Come: Deliverance

That is awesome! Good to see one of my favorite games of the last few years getting some additional life and hopefully more fans. Wonder where they’re at on a sequel?

That said, combat was hard enough with a mouse and keyboard, I can’t imagine how difficult it is to master with Steam Deck controls! =)

I mean, they are just gamepad controls, I finished KCD with gamepad on hardcore and it went swimmingly :) Though I get that for people used to mouseKB, it will take time to get accustomed.

All we know is that it is being worked on…I would expect announcement sometime early next year.

Combat is still esoteric after one hundred hours. However so, I definitely know how to exploit it and always win…

In the Cloister is easily one of the most interesting quest lines in recent memory.

It’s sort of the RPG equivalent of an FPS where they take away all your guns (New Vegas’ Dead Money also counts here), but talk about a complete sea change. I’m living the sheltered heavily regimented work life of a novice monk now.

I wonder if you can meta-game it though and stash items ahead of time?

During the mysterious ways quest, when a priest asks you to stay and drink, say yes.

It’s the best time to train up Alchemy since you have like…four hours everyday to spend in the lab and ingredients are always made available.

Is writing Latin just meant to be trial and error? (unless you know real Latin? Or lookup the correct lines on the intarwebz)

Finished the game + DLC. (228 hours)

In all that time I still never got a firm grip on the combat. Combos remained non-viable / completely un-utilized due to enemy parry / riposte rates being overwhelmingly high. I’d wager it was like 95%. Or I just never got it.

I probably spent far too much time looting and haggling for extra coin when money is basically useless outside of building up the town, buying repair kits / repairs, potions if you ignore alchemy, and some one-off purchases like getting a better horse. I had over 200K by the end of the game. Oops.

In the end, the game just ends, although the main characters story is far from finished. I really didn’t care about the character background reveal and it didn’t feel needed at all. I guess the game is mostly fine 7/10.

I hated that quest, and spent time online trying to find the quickest way thru it. No patience I guess.

Congrats! That’s around how long it took me (190 hours) including a couple of restarts and lots of doing the same things it sounds like you did (riding around getting the best prices on sold loot, micromanaging my town, raising skills to max). It was rough at the very beginning, and I hated it again during the Monastery questline, but everything else was fun and I became very attached to Henry and many of the main characters. 9/10 for me!

As to the ending…did you play through the epilogue? I mean, you don’t do much during it, but it does provide some exposition on the current situation in the region and send you off (with Hans) on the mission that will presumably become the lead-in for the sequel.