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Great Fun, But Definitely a Niche Game. Please Read,
This review is from: Mount & Blade - PC (Video Game)
This is without a doubt one of the most enjoyable gaming experiences in recent memory. However, having siad that, this game is probably only for a certain audience. My favorite game genres are RPG and Strategy that occur in either a medieval or fantasy setting. This game combines good elements of both. If you enjoyed the character development and FPS elements of Elder Scrolls Oblivion, then you will like this game. If you like the strategic elements of Medieval II Total War, then you will like this game. Granted, M&B doesnt go nearly as in depth into strategy as MTWII or similar strat sims, and M&B isnt as visually pleasing as Oblivion or similar RPGs, but it is a happy combination of both. Wouldnt it be great to raise an army in Oblivion and assault the imperial city, or fight along side your troops in MTWII. This game allows you to do those things. It is the complete fantasy. You can be the great general and the great warrior all in one.
So, if this review didnt make you foam at the mouth in anticipation of playing this game, then it is probably not for you. But for the those of you that can appreciate the elements this game brings together, this will be an all time favourite.
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Initial post: Oct 24, 2008 1:48:22 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 24, 2008 1:48:55 PM PDT
S. Taliaferro says:
Since posting this review I have found that there is an incredible modding community for M&B. There are first rate user created mods that include historical campaigns from several eras, fantasy campaigns, new maps, new troop types, and new items. Absolutely incredible! Better than the original game in some cases.
Posted on Nov 12, 2008 11:51:14 AM PST
Great review - very concise. I started playing off and on about a week ago (since my full attention is still on S.T.A.L.K.E.R.) but my experience thus far is precisely as your review indicates. Very cool medieval atmosphere coupled with great combat mechanic, and simply the best horse riding feature in any game yet.
Definitely will try out the mod. Thanks for the info.
Posted on Dec 4, 2008 10:55:59 PM PST
Jeremy B. Heath says:
I really liked the way you described the game. I DO enjoy Oblivion and Total War. Convincing me to buy
Posted on Dec 29, 2008 11:33:22 AM PST
Matthew Lindquist says:
Bought this game off of your review and I totally agree. Very niche game. Like it a lot.
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