I'll be honest, i was expecting eurojank. My girlfriend bought it for me for Valentines, and I was feeling kind of indifferent about the game. I looked into it and saw the development team were sane, and intelligent folks fighting the good fight, and became excited to see what they could do. I figured at least I'd support developers who deserved support in these racist times.
And fuck me, it's a great game. I'm playing on a base ps4, and honestly it still looks pretty great. There's pop in a bit and washed out textures during gameplay sometimes, but it's not a big deal. During cut scenes it's really beautiful in my opinion. Top quality work. I've played 3 hours plus and there is alot of these scenes and conversations so far.
The game plays pretty damn good too. Again, top quality work. Everything you do from combat to just walking around has a good feel to the movements. When you punch or swing a sword, you feel like your character actually has full arms and legs. You can look down and see your stomach and arms and legs! It has a great first person perspective. Fighting feels impactful because of how easily you, and your opponents, die. Plus you're an untrained peasant nobody at the beginning at it works so well to play into your helplessness. You have to eat and sleep, and so far seems well balanced.
The only bug I've had so far was a character repeating a line of dialog twice before continuing on. Nothing else, but we'll see.
And yes it's based, the first scene is wife coming inside with wash, husband is working the forge. Complains to wife to wake up good for nothing son who sleeps until noon, then slaps her on the ass as she walks off giggling. Plus nothing but 1400's white Europeans as far as the eye can see.
I guess the point of this topic is, I think this is a damn good game and if you're on the fence, in my opinion, it's easily AAA if you didn't know it's a small development, these guys deserve your money. There's so much more I didn't even get into, but it's a top notch RPG, and a bit of sim authentic medieval life too. It doesn't shy away from anything for fear of the reeeing retards, and it's obvious and refreshing.
Buy this shit.