Kingdom Come: Deliverance announced a new DLC some weeks ago, to which I replied by spending another 30 hours playing through plenty of its side-quests and minigames. As the day when the DLC was to be released, I was geared, trained and raring to get into some more action as we help our young lord Capon get some action of his own in his personal DLC titled The Amorous Adventures of Bold Sir Hans Capon. Time to saddle up as we help Hans saddle a lass!
Like many a quest in Deliverance, we must run to our quest giver, though to start this DLC we must have completed the game, or have done the two personal quests for Hans that were present in the original game to earn his trust. After some bathhouse antics and taking down a Robber Baron we can finally get started with the DLC proper, as Hans finds a woman whom he loves and has his eyes set on.
We will be helping Hans through 3 separate quests, to gain jewellery, find a murderer and help him woo the woman of his dreams. With the DLC we will be treated to a short dice tournament in the usual style from the base game, with some items on offer to our victory. Sadly these items are rather common and are found within the normal game, but they sell for a pretty penny. Besides the dice game, the DLC offers pretty much the same as the base game.
You will meet an alchemist during the 2nd part of the quest, whom you might have helped in the base game to which he will remind you. From there you will be tasked with making a potion for Hans, and if you’ve done any alchemy in the game at all you will find it very easy to accomplish. From there we also need to do some sneaking and pick-locking, covering plenty of the mechanics in the game.
If you have already completed the pre-requisite tasks to access this DLC, then it will only last you around 2 hours of gameplay, the 2 quests prior to the DLC will last you another 2 hours. Disappointingly, half of those 2 hours are spent travelling across the map with some time spent at the dice game. Thankfully there are a few options available to you for repeat play or varying approaches. You can kill everyone, play along with what they want or sneak around and speed things up.
While the previous DLC gave us something new in the form of building up a small town, Adventures gives us a few new dice to play with at pubs. It is not nearly as groundbreaking or interesting, which is made even worse when the previous DLC did poorly on the review side. Items are recycled, along with mechanics and character models. Some new voice lines and cutscenes were a nice addition, but with the almost abrupt ending to this DLC it seemingly builds up for nothing.
Overall The Amorous Adventures of Bold Sir Hans Capon gets a 5/10, sitting at around the same quality as the previous DLC. It is too short for the price tag and contains little to add into the original game, feeling like more of a patch or free update. Nothing new is added, besides some new dialogue and 2 small locations and carries with it the same amount of bugs as the base game. It does incorporate some more dice and alchemy into the experience, but it feels overall rushed and under polished. I would only recommend you get this DLC on offer.