Posted: May 30
The time has come. I have finally mustered the men. I can finally take Halmar/London/King's Landing/Rome/Kyoto! I shall charge with my men, I shall burn their buildings of joy, I shall show that we destroy as easily as we build.
*Some time passes*
Awesome! I am finally the lord of all the land. I guess that now singleplayer's completed, i'll go ahead and try out the multipla-
6 months pass.
Must. Rek. Skrubs.
Warband is the best game ever. It has the allure of a lady of the night and the execution of a headsman. Sure it's rough around the edges but it's combat system is the best combat in gaming. It's dynamic, it's easy to learn but difficult to master, and you never have to worry about forgetting something other than your blade before you get into battle. No potions, no bull, and no mercy. Other than getting demolished in Native (vanilla for you skrubs), you can always buy the official expansions (Napoleonic wars and Viking Conquest), which add more depth, the former has a developed community whereas VC isn't as popular, simply because the interest has stopped in the years after the launch. The mod community is on par with Skyrim's, bu the difference between Skyrim and Warband is that Warband doesn't just improve the game, it builds a new one.
You can play dozens upon hundreds of mods that put you in evocative settings in varying degrees of immersiveness. I suggest the A clash of Kings, 1257 Anno Domini and Gekokujo. They are easy to download, simple to play, and bring a level of dynamicism to the game that isn't like any other game out there. Warband isn't just a single game, it's a collection of games all based around a single engine and dynamics. You can guaranteed never get bored. Of course, there is the infamously hard multiplayer. The reason why you probably get rekt is because all of them got rekt. It is your baptism of fire. You learn to anticipate your enemies strikes, read his feints and his movements, find an appropriate move to take him out. Other than that, the community as i mentioned before is one of the kindest around. I have met most of the friends on my steam list via Warband.
Warband is the stirling example that you can't judge a book by it's covers. I currently have over 350 hours invested in it and I don't plan stopping any time soon. Singleplayer gives you a satisfaction, a thirst for world-conquering but in a way unseen in any other game before it. Multiplayer can be brutal, but spending some hours of your day just training in duel servers will pay off in the long term, believe me. There are also Roleplay mods on Napoleonic Wars, and I reccomend GERRYS_ROLEPLAY.
A sequel is in the making and won't be released any time soon. Until then, enjoy this gem. If the price is too expensive for you, it's understandable, but if it's on sale, there is NO reason why you shouldn't buy it.