we need to talk About henry
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.