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"Pike & Shotte" First and Third-Person Combat. Loving It <3
on February 18, 2013
I mean, COME ON.... for those of us who enjoy the whole era of the "musket and pike".... there are basically no video games available, let alone ones which allow us to control an individual unit or command a small squad of units. This game is incredible, as it brings a much-improved mount and blade into the late rennaissance era of combat. Not to mention, the AI in this game seems to be the best to date, even seeming to surpass "Napoleonic Wars" (which is an incredible game though, don't get me wrong). The AI can fight in urban areas without all getting massed together and clumped up and stuck trying to "run through" an object/ building. At best, one or two bots might get stuck, but pretty quickly they usually find their way around. The combat AI is great as always, and the pathfinding of bots is mightily improved. My only complaints about this game are that the online servers aren't usually too populated, and they sometimes tend to have a high ping. Also, you can only play as Sweden, Russia, the Cossacks, the Crimeans, or the Polish/ Lithuanian Commonwealth (Winged Hussars.... oh yes!). So better servers and maybe a more broad/ varied faction list might be nice, but otherwise this game is absolutely a gem.