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February 15, 2013 10:05 AM   Subscribe

FYI: Chivalry is now a game about knights in low gravity, screaming and screaming and screaming.

"That's just like Ziggurat Vertigo", you say. "From Quake," you clarify. Sort of! Of which: a speedrun of that famous level. Couldn't follow the action there? No problem, here's a helpful walkthrough, in German.
posted by cortex (22 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
It's good to see the Virtua Fighter 2 engine still getting work after all these years.
posted by griphus at 10:08 AM on February 15, 2013 [3 favorites]


For some reason this mod always exists, for every game with mods, ever. If the game also has guns, the mod will include instagib lasers that fire 1 million times per second. Everyone's first impulse always seems to be "dial everything to eleven!"
posted by selfnoise at 10:12 AM on February 15, 2013


I was sceptical at first but the mid-air sword battles totally won me over.
posted by daniel_charms at 10:21 AM on February 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


And now I require this game.
posted by Shutter at 10:23 AM on February 15, 2013


Reminds me of that recurring dream I have, where I can jump really, really far, like the Hulk, in languid slow-motion - only with more screaming and fighting and fewer conversations with my spirit-totem, which is either a parking meter or a folding chair associated with ice-cream somehow, I can never get a good look at it.
posted by Slap*Happy at 10:26 AM on February 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Hilariously hellish.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 10:32 AM on February 15, 2013


It's definitely the screams of distress that make this. It's as though the knights are terrified at the sorcery that would create such a heinous realm.
posted by LSK at 10:46 AM on February 15, 2013 [3 favorites]


This sounds like a thousand Sam Kinisons fighting over the remaining grain of coke.
posted by basicchannel at 10:59 AM on February 15, 2013 [4 favorites]


Reminds me of that recurring dream I have, where I can jump really, really far, like the Hulk, in languid slow-motion

Whoa. I have the same dream.
posted by brundlefly at 11:13 AM on February 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Yeah I totally have floating long-jump dreams too. I think those dreams are some sort of intersection between flying and falling dreams: "I'm just gonna hop over this... WHOAHhhhhhhhhhhhh WHERE AM I GOING TO LAAAAAAND?! THOMP! Oh OK. That ended alright. I guess I'll just hop over here then... WHOOOOOAAAAAA"

Over and over again.
posted by arcolz at 11:56 AM on February 15, 2013 [3 favorites]


On second thought, lets not go to the private Camelot sever. Tis a silly place.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 12:17 PM on February 15, 2013 [10 favorites]


If George RR Martin hasn't finished the books in time, the Game of Thrones series finale should just be 20 minutes of this.
posted by mcmile at 12:32 PM on February 15, 2013 [11 favorites]


So is this a good game?
posted by empath at 12:34 PM on February 15, 2013


This goes on for how long? Ten minutes, you say?
posted by Curious Artificer at 12:42 PM on February 15, 2013


As a programmer, I can't help but think that if the screaming were triggered by rate of acceleration instead of just height, the knights would adapt to the low gravity enenvironment without so much trauma.
posted by chrchr at 12:55 PM on February 15, 2013 [3 favorites]


Tried this out last night, it's definitely silly fun. Though the server I found had the gravity set not quite as low as in this video. If anyone is wondering, just put "gravity" into the server name filter and a few should pop up. They had very low ping in the browser but I joined anyways and my ping ended up being just fine.

selfnoise: this "mod" commonly exists because it's usually not an actual mod! It's generally just a server variable. Already baked into the code, the server admin can just adjust their configuration.

empath: without this mod, yes, this is a fantastic game for what it is. In a lot of ways, it reminds me of online FPS games of years past. I managed to grab it for $8 on a sale a while back and it's been worth every penny. They recently did a big update which introduced new weapons, a new "duel" gamemode, a CTF mode, and a bunch of new maps.
posted by utsutsu at 1:15 PM on February 15, 2013


Cannot. Stop. Giggling.

YAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
posted by zippy at 1:38 PM on February 15, 2013


I like the Goofy holler.
posted by brundlefly at 1:45 PM on February 15, 2013


This would sure make storming the castle a lot easier!
posted by newdaddy at 1:52 PM on February 15, 2013


Because I watched that video just a short while after this one, I couldn't help but imagine that all the players were goats. Which, to be honest, was pretty great.
posted by moss at 8:39 PM on February 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Please tell me someone is offering a screaming goat avatar for this game.
posted by boilermonster at 10:11 AM on February 17, 2013


I can't believe I watched the whole thing.

Actually, I can, because that was amazing.
posted by k8lin at 7:22 AM on February 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


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