3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
M&B is Sophisticated, Unique, and Unknown!?,
This review is from: Mount & Blade (PC CD) (DVD-ROM)
Imagine you are in the film Braveheart and you are William Wallace. You command a number of archers, cavalry and infantry hired and trained by you. The battlefield is a bumpy open green landscape, in the distance obscured by a few trees and rocks you see your enemy. Their infantry advance towards you slowly and you need to tactically decide what is best and quickly. You give your orders, your archers retain the front line until you command the first volley of arrows and you mount your horse leading the cavalry out of enemy sight outflanking them when the time is right.......if you like these scenarios in a medieval setting, like to fight hand to hand combat on horse or on foot, develop an army mixed with a bit of reasonable RPG then M&B is for you.
Hmm, the game is a bit old and the graphics don't look that good I hear you ponder. I suppose the game has its limits too once you have explored and traded goods from town to town, bought all the best armor and hired and experimented with the variety of troops that are available from the different clans. If you end up in that position like I did after playing it for a few months then look out for the amazing mods created by some very talented and imaginative individuals. They have helped extend the longevity of this game by ten fold. Check out it out on youtube.
I want to say more but hopefully it is enough to convince you to cough up 8 quid to buy it.
Tip: don't lay siege to a town until you have amassed a large army of Nord Hurscals. When you capture a town, garrison all your soldiers there and run around the map recruiting like crazy and garrison more in the captured town otherwise you could lose it easily :)