Life is Feudal: Your Own Image
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  • Summary: A medieval multiplayer sandbox with terraforming, free preset and modular building construction, rich crafting (smelting, forging, farming, animals breeding etc.), survival, no target physics based combat, original combat formation system and numerous other features.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Dec 2, 2015
    78
    Despite my initial reactions, I finally start to enjoy Life is Feudal. After getting over the initial learning curve and skill grind. There is something liberating about being able to terraform any piece of land and cut down any tree I find.
  2. Dec 22, 2015
    70
    Life is Feudal is an extremely grinding-focused survival experience in which you will get as much fun as effort you will put in. Also, the quality of the experience will be proportional to the quality (and quantity) of the people you will play with. This is a complete social experience; no place for loners.
  3. Jan 25, 2016
    70
    Life is Feudal - like many of its peers in the genre - is not enough fun or rewarding in the short term, and the long game is only for true devotees.
  4. Dec 17, 2015
    68
    An attractive medieval survival sandbox that unfortunately gets bogged down in too many demands for time.
  5. Dec 9, 2015
    65
    There are the makings of a decent game in here. When I wasn’t getting slaughtered, I found myself enjoying roaming the forests and fields.
  6. Jan 6, 2016
    60
    The game definitely lives up to it’s namesake, in that this is a game that is truly your own.
  7. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Feb 16, 2016
    40
    So much simulation so little gameplay. Life is Feudal shows medieval life really in detail, but the problem is, that it's not fun at all. [Issue#260]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 19
  2. Negative: 7 out of 19
  1. Sep 20, 2014
    10
    I never thought the game of my dreams would ever be made. Life is Feudal is that game. While it's still a work in progress, the game alreadyI never thought the game of my dreams would ever be made. Life is Feudal is that game. While it's still a work in progress, the game already offers hundreds of hours of gameplay and fun. Warning: this game is "hardcore" (with exceptions- keep reading).

    Synopsis of gameplay:
    It's an open medieval sandbox world that's ready to be transformed by you and your fellow knights (FYI, to be successful, you'll typically need to play this game with friends or with other players that you meet in game). You start in the wilderness, with hardly any clothes, and gather edible food to stay alive, along with plant fiber and sticks to create primitive tools. With these tools, you slowly become self-sufficient: building a house for yourself, farmland, crafting equipement, and digging a mine. Soon, you have a little village going! Maybe even build a palisade wall around it to help keep out hostile players! ;)

    Multiplayer:
    It's very important that you play this game with other people because LIF revolves around having to use teamwork to succeed. One cannot learn all the skills, yet each skill supplments the other. So if you hope to eventually make a small village, don't expect to do it with just your hermit-self. You need a specialized blacksmith, farmer, miner, builder, and alchemist to get everything done! And hopefully multiples of each ;) IMPORTANT: Use in-game global chat to FIND other players, or search the LIF website forums for groups in need of more members! (don't just walk around aimlessly in-game).

    ^There IS an exception: Private servers can be personalized by the admin to allow players larger skill caps (to obtain most available skills) as well as skill multipliers, which make work/leveling faster, potentially allowing you to play solo, or for shorter periods of time. But this is not the original "vanilla" version of the game.

    Pros:
    -I've never had so much fun playing a game before. Give it adaquete time before you judge it.
    -Medieval realism, sandbox, open world, terraforming, no-target combat, full-loot PvP. Pinch me I'm dreaming.
    -Player-built and player-run world. No NPCs.

    Cons (potential):
    -Very difficult learning curve. It's hard to familearize yourself with game mechanics.
    -The game is very hardcore (UNLESS you are playing on a severely customized server). If you're a Call of Duty fan, leave before it's too late!
    -You're going to need to put A LOT of time into this game if you want to build a completed settlement with your mates. The journey, while slow, is a fun one though. If you don't have the time, try waiting for the MMO version (where settlements will likely demand a smaller share of responsibility from you).
    -Being in Alpha, some elements are naturally not working as well as they should be (ie. smoothness of combat, wild animals, occassional crashing). BUT the deveopment team is extremely active, and updates are always rolling out. This game is even exponentially better than it was a week ago (I was a pre-alpha tester for months outside steam).
    -This 64 player version (MMO info is below) does not prioritize combat. There is no clear mechanic that allows for competing groups of players to wage war against each other in order to destroy each other's settlements. (You can still fight for the sake of fighting though and kill each other). But if you are looking for soley a combat/fighting game, do not get this. It's design leans towards crafting and building the world around you.

    Long term goal:
    This is the 64 player version of a larger MMO that they are trying to generate funding for. The MMO's success rides on the success of this smaller game. Both have the same gameplay mechanics, so development of one equally benefits the other. (FYI: Sieging/large-scale combat will be more prevalent in the MMO).
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  2. Nov 23, 2016
    10
    Купил игру когда о ней еще ни кто не знал. Игра божественна ! ждем ММО !! Игра действительно для друзей и одиночку тут очень сложно ! ЭтоКупил игру когда о ней еще ни кто не знал. Игра божественна ! ждем ММО !! Игра действительно для друзей и одиночку тут очень сложно ! Это стоит того !! Expand
  3. Jan 31, 2016
    10
    Also mich Begeistert das Spiel nun schon seit über 400 Spielstunden und es wird auch noch weiterentwickelt und es hatt sich seit 2014Also mich Begeistert das Spiel nun schon seit über 400 Spielstunden und es wird auch noch weiterentwickelt und es hatt sich seit 2014 einiges geändert ! Expand
  4. Mar 3, 2016
    5
    No1 thinks about this Game anymore, the Dev's were kinda slow with bringing new stuff so all left. Have never bought the Game but cracked allNo1 thinks about this Game anymore, the Dev's were kinda slow with bringing new stuff so all left. Have never bought the Game but cracked all Versions back in time when it was cool to play. But hey atleast it hasn't got Denuvo. Expand
  5. Sep 20, 2014
    5
    Don't just read the 10 below, that's either a massive fanboy, or a developer giving you the hard sell, (HotRise).

    Game is still in alpha,
    Don't just read the 10 below, that's either a massive fanboy, or a developer giving you the hard sell, (HotRise).

    Game is still in alpha, Combat needs quite a bit of work. Overall the game feels very basic as of now. IMO I'd wait if you want the full experience.

    I'll adjust or write up a new review once the game is released, but as of now, no way is this game a 10.
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  6. Sep 20, 2014
    2
    The forum moderators on steam delete every single negative post about the game. You 're warned.
    I actually think they put in more effort in
    The forum moderators on steam delete every single negative post about the game. You 're warned.
    I actually think they put in more effort in moderating the forums then they actually have put in this broken game.
    The things that it promises look very tempting, but the game itself is broken and is littered with bugs, laggy crashing servers, items dissapearing from your inventory, things you build just disappearing right in front of your eyes with no valid explanation and last but not least INSANE CENSORING OF forums
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  7. Nov 28, 2017
    0
    Hi shortly about the game
    OBT is in full swing from 11/18/2017, open access does not work, but paid works correctly
    Excellent job
    Hi shortly about the game
    OBT is in full swing from 11/18/2017, open access does not work, but paid works correctly
    Excellent job developers. paid OBT speaks for itself
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