I’m playing it now for the 10th or 15th time (this time because of hardcore mode) and am still loving it.
Never growing tired …
It is just an amazing intro! All done right: The degree of realism, the actions and reactions of the people, the building of the characters, the atmosphere of the setting, the forming of interesting secrets regarding the father, the fear and excitement when the Cuman Army appears at the horizon, the moment when the parents are killed, the dialogues, the hesitation and moment of fight or flight, the difficult rush on the horse and the relief you feel when you finally reach talmberg just before you give up hope … just a few things to mention.
My personal favourite is the shot when Theresa distracts the thugs and the horses of Robard and his riders fly past her. Amazing camera and scene setup!
Also the video with the credits when Theresa brings you to Rattay, always enjoy watching it and listening to the music.
Others who played the intro said the same: There has never been a march of an army as realistically frightening as this one. Maybe only the arrival of the Oliphants in the final battle of Lord of the Rings is comparable, but also different. Because in Lord of the Rings you kind of know all will end well.
In Kingdom Come you know you’re f’cked.
And all with the sun playing on the poppies in the meadows.
Huge appreciation for this particularly well done part of your little gem!
Will report back when I’m further down the line, maybe past the runt quest, because something’s always keeping me from the main story, as always