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Bohemia - located in the heart of Europe, the region is rich in culture, silver, and sprawling castles. The death of its beloved ruler, Emperor Charles IV, has plunged the kingdom into dark times: war, corruption, and discord are tearing this jewel of the Holy Roman Empire apart. One of Charles' sons, Wenceslas, has inherited the crown. Unlike his father, Wenceslas is a naive, self-indulgent, unambitious monarch. His half-brother and King of Hungary, Sigismund the Red Fox, senses weakness in Wenceslas. Feigning good will, Sigismund travels to Bohemia and kidnaps his half-brother. With no king on the throne, Sigismund is now free to plunder Bohemia and seize its riches. In the midst of this chaos, you're Henry, the son of a blacksmith. Your peaceful life is shattered when a mercenary raid, ordered by King Sigismund himself, burns your village to the ground. By bittersweet fortune, you are one of the few survivors of this massacre. Without a home, family, or future you end up in the service of Lord Radzig Kobyla, who is forming a resistance against the invasion. Fate drags you into this bloody conflict and shoves you into a raging civil war, where you help fight for the future of Bohemia. Redeem your past and emerge a hero!
Buy recommendation - but. . . . After 47 hours I finished the main story. However, I left out some side quests and tasks (Edit: You can easily get to 70-80 hours or more with side quests and exploring). This game is really great in scope, you...
can spend a long time on it. I enjoyed it and maybe I'll play it through again and do everything a little differently. Some people complain that the battle system or locks are too difficult to crack. I do not agree with the criticism. It takes some practice - nobody becomes a sword master after only a few hours. I still don't feel like I'm at this level at the end of the game.
What's a problem are the bugs that run through the game. Some are just small and rather funny, others frustrating. I'm sure many of them will be fixed in the near future. But in my opinion the biggest problem by far is the soundtrack, or rather the German language. I don't know if it's different in the original, but in the German version some voices are extremely quiet and badly mixed. For unknown reasons, everything is at whisper volume in the middle of the dialog. Or what I had 5-6 times was that the voices were suddenly in English. In many cases, the language does not match the movement of the lips. This is a little disturbing when playing. But here too I hope that these mistakes will be fixed over time. And although the mistakes were there, I had fun with the game. I'd probably buy it again! The end of the game leaves a lot to be desired. I hope for a nice extension :)
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