Posted: January 26
To be frank, this is probably the best RPG I've played in a long time. Even though I'm a newcomer to the Mount & Blade series, I had and still have a blast with this game. For one: the singleplayer. I love how there's a simple foundation of a story and it leaves you to write the rest of it by playing the game. There's more to the game than just killing enemies: politics, espionage, romance, and more are all things you can do in-game. It's suprisingly immersive, given its so-so graphics and music. The one problem I have with the singleplayer game is that the learning curve is pretty steep and can scare off noobs like me. Push through and learn as you go, and it'll all be worth it. Trust me.
The multiplayer, while I don't play it as much, is pretty good. You've got your standard FPS game modes in addition to Battle (one life per person) and Siege (where attackers try to take over an enemy castle). The already fun combat system is taken up to an eleven in just about any game mode here.
While Mount & Blade: Warband suffers from poor graphics and a sharp learning curve, it'll still sap away your precious time in either single or multiplayer, and not in a bad way.
On the scale of -10 to +10, Mount & Blade: Warband earns a 6 (Excellent).