In a land torn asunder by incessant warfare, it is time to assemble your own band of hardened warriors and enter the fray. Lead your men into battle, expand your realm, and claim the ultimate prize: the throne of Calradia!Read full description
In a land torn asunder by incessant warfare, it is time to assemble your own band of hardened warriors and enter the fray. Lead your men into battle, expand your realm, and claim the ultimate prize: the throne of Calradia!
Mount & Blade: Warband is the eagerly anticipated stand alone expansion pack for the game that brought medieval battlefields to life with its realistic mounted combat and detailed fighting system.
Graphical overhaul: Support added for HDR, FSAA, depth of field, soft particles, tone mapping, and many other effects
New models with greater detail and high-quality textures
Multiplayer battles with up to 64 players. Multiplayer modes include Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, Conquest, Battle, and Siege
A campaign allowing you to become the ruler of a faction and convince lords to become your vassals
The ability to upgrade your companions to vassals by granting them lands
The ability to marry a lady of the realm for romance or cold political gain. Try to win a lady’s heart through poetry or bravery
Improved mechanics for soldier morale: Soldiers will break and run away if their morale gets too low
Pick any projectile off the battlefield for use as additional munitions
New motion-captured combat animations
Numerous improvements to the combat system: Your shield will still stop arrows even if you are not actively defending
The ability to play multiplayer matches on random maps as well as hand-designed ones
Multiplayer equipment system: Earn money by fighting opponents or accomplishing goals
The ability to use most throwing weapons in close combat: Switch to using a javelin as a short spear when the enemy gets close
Spend gold on more powerful equipment, using a carefully balanced system that will make combat more exciting without giving too much of an advantage to the leading team
The first time I played through this I got frustrated and quit. I recently went back for a second try. I'm at seventy plus hours now. I own a castle, about four small towns, and am working on getting married if I could just raise my approval rating with her stupid dad. I have a masterworks bow that can sometimes one hit castle defenders. I've raised armies and watched them get slaughtered. I've had to rebuild quite a few times. Each time, I get closer to perfection. I don't know if I'll ever get to be the emperor of the known world but I have come very far. This game has pretty good combat, business simulations, basically a whole life to be built. Now if I could just stop getting those stupid cattle quests.
I absolutely love this game and the freedom it gives you. The single player is awesome where you can literally do whatever you want. The multiplayer I never really liked. I expected it to be like the single player where the players can be vassals to a kingdom, but it isnt anything like that. I would but it just for the singleplayer, a must buy.
Pros: +Medieval setting +Sandbox +Decent combat +Customization +Mods, mods, mods +Replayability Cons: -Graphics Mount & Blade - Warband is a masterpiece. It takes everything that was great about the original and improves and builds upon it. Warband gives you absolute freedom of choice, from your origins, to your skills, to where you want to go and what you want to do. The only criticism I have of this game is the dated graphics. They aren't terrible, but they won't be winning any beauty pageants. Play vanilla for a while to learn the basics and get an understanding of how the world works. Then, move on to some of the many amazing mods for this game!
Mount and blade is just like civilization,a medieval first person game,and sims kinda mixed together. You can join factions and capture for your king or you can try to become the king yourself by attacking castles! But its not that easy it takes time to train and lvl up troops and renown , theres a lot you have to do but its worth the wait once you see the conquered country! You can play endless times in many different ways , for ex be a vassal serving a king and let him rule the country or become one yourself, be an archer knight etc. This game has too many options that cannot be explained properly here but only through playing! The price is great and worth the buy! You cant go wrong with this game, if you do however get bored of it well there are thousands of mods that can make it new and great all over again!
Mount and Blade warband is a fairly good game, it only falters in it's story telling (which for a low budget sandbox game is acceptable). The combat is decent and relativity realistic. However this games best asset is the modding community for it, anything from Lord of The Rings, to quasi-historical settings, to Game of Thrones mods exist and there are more everyday. Overall I would definitely recommend a purchase
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