Promising Titles: Kenshi

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I hope to make this a recurring feature in which I talk about upcoming titles which I deem promising. Today I'll be taking a look at Kenshi. I won't blame you if you haven't heard from this game, I also won't blame you if the screenshots don't attract you. The thing about promising titles is that they might not look all that great at the time I'm writing these blogs. Kenshi is mostly promising because of the not yet realized concept. Kenshi is all about freedom and a large amount of options. You're not the Dovahkiin, you do not have magical abilities. When you start out you actually have no advantage over your enemies at all. You can start travelling and trading around as a merchant or rob merchants in order to make a good sum of money. Hey, why not do both? Not a fan of trading or robbing? You could become a mercenary, join the army, join a faction, create a faction and more. When you have enough money you might want to buy a house. If that is too small scale for your taste maybe building a fortress is more to your liking? The possibilities aren't endless, but they are pretty damn huge. The game will be quite in depth, already having a medical system in place in which all your limbs can be hurt seperately and will affect your stats. There will be a crafting system in which you'll have to invest in research in order to get to the better gear. There will be factions, dynamic missions, mining, farming, a good amount of combat options, sieges, dialog system and so much more. It doesn't just end with your one character either, you can control groups of soldiers and you'll have to train and equip each one individually. As you might have noticed I've used the word "will" quite often, because most of this just isn't available in the game right now. There is just one man working on this title and he'll need all the help he can get in order to make this work. Be sure to go over to the official site and support Kenshi by buying the alpha version. It's the same setup as Minecraft used, so if you buy it now you'll have it at a lower price, support the developer, receive all the updates for free and be able to play the alpha version right now. That last point is not really interesting though, because the game in its current state doesn't offer all that much content. I'm really looking forward to this title. If it can fulfill on its promises this will be an amazing title. Not only does it go against the current norm of making games less in depth and more lineair, but it is also really upping the ante in the amount of options available. The freedom given in a game like Skyrim is pretty subpar compared to Kenshi. The only game right now that comes close is Mount & Blade (which is an amazing title by the way). So I'm really looking forward to this title. It'll probably take quite long before it's actually finished though.

The Official Site

18 comments

JacobMayhem | January 10, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Oh wow! This seems pret+y nifty! :D Thanks!

Mekkor | January 10, 2012 at 11:23 PM

"FLEE.... GET BEATEN UP" damn, i had to laugh hard at that part ^^
But it sure does look promising
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Kristjan | January 10, 2012 at 11:51 PM

This looks like a decent game. Following!

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BragonDorn | January 11, 2012 at 7:55 AM

I love the Mount & Blade battles on Fridays :) I am a kick ass short swordsman that can not be killed!

fortheinternet | January 11, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Looks like a nice game, bro!

Anthony Luna | January 11, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Sounds neat. I like games that give you many ways to play.
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Cranky and Difficult | January 11, 2012 at 7:39 PM

I haven't heard of this, I'm glad you won't blame me! Great blog, following you now!

Kompot | January 11, 2012 at 7:42 PM

I dont like strategy.

Zak | January 11, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Conceptually, I love the idea of a world so open ended. Truly, I would play this game as is, the graphics look nearly realized!

choms | January 11, 2012 at 9:38 PM

thx for review ! very nice blog and game ;] following !

watchr54 | January 11, 2012 at 10:01 PM

never heard about it, sounds promising

Sub-Radar-Mike | January 11, 2012 at 11:41 PM

I like the whole format of offering it cheaper to the early birds. I hadn't heard much about this until now, it might just click and become a top seller.

Archembo | January 12, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Open ended games are rad. Keep us updated on this!

marvin saidi | January 16, 2012 at 6:01 PM

This seems pret+y nifty! and a decent game. +Following!
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Tim | January 16, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Now following! nice post!

Tracer Bullet | January 18, 2012 at 2:11 AM

i like games that take a long time to finish, and i like your style of review
nice blog, following+1

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