we need to talk About henry

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our in­trepid hero is a hum­ble black­smith’s son – he loves his par­ents, he likes to drink, he’s a bit of a phi­lan­der­ing sod. he’s very much a reg­u­lar, mid­dle ages guy. on one hand, this is unique in the power fan­tasy-dom­i­nated world of gam­ing, as an il­lit­er­ate, god-fear­ing pro­tag­o­nist isn’t what we’re ever pre­sented with. this il­lu­sion of nor­malcy falls by the way­side as you progress through King­dom Come, how­ever, with trope on top of trope lead­ing to a sit­u­a­tion where henry is thrust into a lu­di­crous – and, frankly, bor­ing – sit­u­a­tion re­gard­ing his her­itage and stand­ing in so­ci­ety. For what could so eas­ily have been an in­ten­tion­ally un­der­whelm­ing take on a man’s place in the world, the temp­ta­tion to make him rise above his sta­tion was ob­vi­ously too much for warhorse. A missed op­por­tu­nity.

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