Excerpt: Mount & Blade (PC) System Requirements PC with 512 MB of RAM Graphics card with at least 64 MB memory Windows 98/2000/ME/XP/Vista 700 MB of hard disk space Role Playing Games are my favorite genre by far. Unfortunately, RPG\'s have long been tainted with magic and occult references, thus making it hard to find a good game to whole heartedly recommend. Mount & Blade is breath of fresh air; it has no magic or religion references in it whatsoever.
Conclusion: The series, as a whole, has a unique style of gameplay. The combat is fluid and excellent, the battles are exciting and huge, and the campaign is extremely loose and open. It’s technically an action RPG, but the series as a whole almost defies classification. If you only pick one entry in the series, go with Warband , but With Fire and Sword is undoubtedly worth a look for the unique twist, and the mod support for the vanilla Mount & Blade extends the gameplay to almost...
Conclusion: There is unfortunately a fair bit of wasted potential in this game, but that's not to say that Mount & Blade isn't good. For those who are more into the 'Indie' PC Gaming scene, then this is probably one of the better titles out there. Even those who are more a general PC game, this is well worth the try. Its fresh and dynamic view on medieval gameplay, as well as the fantasy setting (minus the clichéd elves and magic) make it a true gem.
Summary: Gunpowder brings more tactical options to the fun and interesting Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword.
Pros: Addition of firearms lends a new tactical dimension to battles, More involved historical campaign, Financial and trade caravan tweaks make it easier to earn money, Great team deathmatch multiplayer
Cons: Guns tone down the pure mayhem of battles, Low-end visuals
Excerpt: Often branded as strategy games or simulations, sandbox games featuring an open world with addicting excuses to spend dozens of hours roaming them used to be a PC staple. This type of game includes nearly anything with "tycoon" or "sim" in the title, as well as one of the highlights of PC gaming's past, Pirates! .
Excerpt: I have been a fan of the story-less Mount & Blade series since it first came out. I liked how you could do whatever you wanted to make money and thrive in the medieval time period. The Napoleonic Wars DLC expansion takes place in the 19th century, and offers many new features to the multiplayer battlefields. Several new weapons and artillery have been added, but the swords are still there for stubborn gamers like me.
Conclusion: Considering its lackluster visuals, Mount and Blade is suprisingly addictive. The combination of exhilarating mounted combat and an open sandbox world will keep players coming back for more.