Summary: Well, purchased it, it arrived, nice packaging, can't get it to instal in my computer. Not exactly sure now what I payed for. Is this a add on that I need the basic game for? Online game that I need to establish an account with something called shadow? Or the complete game I thought I was buying? Paradox Interactive took two series of questions to pass the buck to some other company.
Summary: This game is driving me insane. I opened it, and downloaded it and installed it fine, and played it for 4-5 hours the first day I got it. Then I had to shut the game and restart my computer, and now I can't get past trial mode. It asks me for the activation key every time, but never activates. I'm using Windows 8. Maybe that's it? It's a shame though, because I love the game. It's awesome.
Summary: The Good: Amazon.com and their customer service rocks! Could not be easier to make a standard return. The Bad: Mount and Blade Collection. No way to make it work. No way to get it installed. And, by the way, I have installed many a computer game before... The Ugly: Steam!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "Server unavailable" "Unable to Connect" "To find more/how, click here" then empty link or cannot access.
Summary: This is pretty much Mount & Blade 1 and 2 in a poorly moded way. I havent even bought it and i can tell you that much. I thought that Warband should have been a freebie for the original M&B'ers who shell'd out 25$ for both Original and Warband. Fire and Sword can cower before the mod's of fan's to Mount&Blade and BEYOND!I would give it a 0 Star but i have to give it a 1 star rateing.
Summary: I am not really sure which is more terrible, this low quality mod of M&B: War Band or the fact they are charging money for it! There is no way to level mercenaries, so forming your own armies and use of careful tactics on the battlefield are not necessary. You just caravan trade for a few 100k then buy cannon fodder, enter battle and go afk. The AI is beyond primitive, it is awful. For example, need to work on firearm exp?
Summary: This is a terrible game collection. The gameplay is so limited. For example, most of the characters in a town say the exact same thing as each other. The villagers look the same. Also, one cannot pick up objects or get any information on them. You cannot just walk out doors or to other towns, you have to go to the map. So this is not truly a free roam game.
WARNING: This game is for video game purists only!
Andrew Tomchik "atomchik", Amazon
3 October 2009
Summary: I am writing this review not to criticize this game, but to help people understand exactly what this game is. This is game is not your typical video game. This game has NO plot and NO story. I do not mean that the plot and story are bad or that they unfold poorly, I am being literal. There is a reason this game is so cheap, and there is a reason that you can also download this game (not an option most other video games sold on Amazon offer).