I have not played Chivalry for some year and a half now because I do not have that much time anymore…
Yesterday, I got back.
Very quickly, I noticed the absence of one of the hallmark features of the original game - the first person deathcam. I have two messages:
To the developers from Torn Banner:
Guys, this was the SINGLE WORST DECISION ever made for this game.
Back in my days, I had my share of reservations about the game’s balance, quirks, ghost swings, ghost parries (où sont les neiges d’antan…) but I am a fencer myself so I have the idea how fricking complicated it is to make a viable fencing game. The one thing I appreciated about Chivalry was the uttermost commitment to immersion (if not realism) and I saw in this game also sort of a message (not sure if intended) - while violence in games may be fun, violence and death in themselves are not fun, they are brutal and terrifying. This message was mostly conveyed by the first person deathcam that allowed the player to live through the death experience in a very naturalistic manner (standing hopeless, gurgling on his own blood, losing the sense of colour due to decreasing blood pressure,… or seeing the final moments of the severed head). In the game, it is all gory fun, but it stays somewhere in the brain as a lasting reminder that WAR IS NOT F*****G FUN and death is almost never quick enough and merciful! If you can avoid violence IRL, do it because otherwise, there is a big chance you will end up choking on your blood and sliding slowly into the eternal darkness. This is now lost. I am disappoint deep.
To the Community:
Now, you losers, I simply cannot believe you let this happen and I blame you for it. 2 years ago, when there was some minor issue like cutting around parry (which was not issue of the parry or the tracers but of the camera… and moreover it was quite realistic if you ask me as a fencer - it is surprisingly easy to get around person’s parry), the hell would break lose and it would last until the issue was somehow mitigated. I have checked the fora for related topics and there is a very limited number of topics that brought this up, all except this one having 2-3 pages at max.
You, people, let this happen. If you are looking for the culprit, you have only to look into a mirror. Shame on you.
Also there are no more Chivalry themed emoticons… shame on you twice.