In a genre where dragons, wizards and elves are the norm, it’s crazy to think that the game that feels most interesting and original right now is the one with none of that silliness the one that’s looking to create a fantasy-RPG experience without the fantasy, for want of a better way of putting it.

Kingdom Come has more in common with PC strategy games like the Total War series than most of its RPG stablemates, simply because of how faithful the team wants to be with the historical content. It’ll have a fi rst-person viewpoint and swordplay, sure, but the Skyrim comparisons end there if you try your Dragonshouts here, you’re just likely to piss off the mean old knight with the broadsword. And that’s never a good idea.