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.
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...
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.
Excerpt: Indie gaming is very appealing. Thanks to development tools becoming more accessible and resources such as the Internet, independent developers all over the world are creating and distributing wonderful video games to satiate the appetites of gamers looking for something with more "soul" than the...
Excerpt: Mount & Blade is really something different in the game industry, and given how things are these days, that's saying a lot. It's not a game that you can slide right into, but with a little bit of effort, you will find a true gem hiding just beneath a slightly rough exterior.