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.
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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.
Excerpt: Enter the realms of Calradia! In Mount & Blade, the player is called upon to create his/her character and venture forth in the continent of Calradia. A place ravaged by war and conflict among five kingdoms offering promises of rich, fame and fortune.
Pros: Compelling combat mechanics, intuitive interface, the most accurate horseback combat, very good sound effects, compelling soundtrack, limitless replayability, modding community.
Cons: Dated graphics, absense of voice-acting, a few glitches here and there.