The first few hours Kingdom Come: Deliverance can be frustrating. In the beginning, our good Henry, the protagonist of the game, will die very easily if you do not pay attention to every detail, especially in battle. The title of Warhorse Studios has a high level of realism and leaves no escape to those who throw themselves into the fray without knowledge of the facts. Kingdom Come: Deliverance is much more punitive than games of the same genre.
Prepare for every fight
- In Kingdom Come: Deliverance any fight, it can be fatal if you let your guard down. You shouldn't underestimate any of your opponents. Your character can easily die or receive serious injury (including broken bone or bleeding) if you act incorrectly or make a serious mistake.
- Check your surroundings carefully before starting a fight (if possible). Sneaking into an enemy camp and staying "invisible" allows you to make an estimate of what you will face. Find out how many enemies are in a given position and examine their equipment (and find out if there are archers). Use this information to choose your equipment (weapon and armour) and increase your chances of winning an upcoming fight. Saving the game before fighting is highly recommended.
- Some fights happen instantly, which means you can't prepare for them before they start, such as a battle that starts right after a cut-scene. Try to quickly assess the difficulty of a fight and see which enemies can be the most problematic. You can also decide to run if you don't think you have a chance of winning. However, archers can cause problems here.
Your health does not regenerate during combat.
- Kingdom Come: Deliverance It doesn't allow you to regenerate your health in the middle of a fight. Remember that when you start the game. Approach every fight with a "sparring mentality", don't jump into the attack without planning every move. All the damage you will receive will accumulate.
- The game helps you stay alive thanks to the stamina bar. The first blows inflicted by your enemy reduce the resistance bar. Your health only starts to drop after you have completely exhausted the stamina bar. Remember this and try to prevent the stamina bar from disappearing completely. Unlike health, stamina can regenerate during combat, but only after you stop using attacks and other activities that require resistance (try to keep your distance from an enemy). Note: the resistance bar is not a shield that defends you from any attack. Your hero can die instantly when he is hit, for example, on the head with an arrow. Do not treat resistance as armor.
- Try to heal your hero after winning a fight or escape from a battlefield and get out of sight of your enemies. It must be said that eating food and using herbs won't heal you instantly. The healing process is slow in this game. Always check if your hero doesn't need to be healed with bandages. They are necessary if you want to treat more serious injuries such as bone fractures or bleeding. You cannot ignore these negative "statuses" because they weaken your character considerably. Bandages can be found in the game world or can be purchased from traders, so always try to have some spare parts in your inventory.
Take care of your hero
- In Kingdom Come: Deliverance taking care of your hero is a rather complex topic because it goes beyond the regeneration of the health bar. Your character may feel hungry and tired. You have to face them because ignoring these mechanics can weaken your hero, which means that he won't be able to fight well.
- Reach one of the places that allow you to rest (various beds, mattresses) and sleep for a few hours to deal with fatigue. An important thing to remember is that the various places can only regenerate a fixed amount of the rest bar. For example, a mattress that has 80% comfort can only regenerate your rest bar by 80%. Try to use the beds (you can find them in huts, inns and other similar places) and avoid other makeshift resting places, e.g. do not sleep outdoors.
- A solution to hunger is quite obvious. Remember to have something to eat in your inventory. Sleep can run out of this bar quite quickly. You don't have to buy food from traders. You can, for example, find or steal fruit and vegetables from huts and fields. Note: Your hunger meter should always be 100%, don't go any further, otherwise your character may experience negative effects of excess food that will have an impact on your character's health.
- In addition to hunger and fatigue, your character may also experience other negative statuses that may have a negative impact on you. These effects are, for example, overloading (too many items in the inventory) or poisoning (e.g. after being hit with a weapon or a poisoned arrow). Open the character menu to check these states. Try to eliminate them immediately.