Mount and Blade: Warband

Sunday, April 25, 2010
First and foremost, yes this is a recent game, and yes I know the graphics look like there from 2004. Yet we all say, its the gameplay not the graphics that matter! Well heres that game that proves it!

Such great gameplay is because of  the many features packed into the game and how they are implemented. For example combat is amazing, each weapon is different and how you swing it and from where. Whether your on horseback or standing on the ground, whether using a sword or a polearm.

Warband's main new feature is online multiplayer and no, unfortunately it is not like a MMO. Rather that everyone being in an open world, there are map based battles similar to play a first person shooter, like Call of Duty.... except with swords. Even more like a FPS its got the classic game modes such as team deathmatch or capture the flag. Of course there are some new exciting game modes such as siege, one team defends a castle as another attacks, unfortunately these battles are usually quite unfair and not played as much as classic modes.

Similar to games like Counter Strike there is a money system to purchase goods in an online game. For each kill you are rewarded an amount of gold to spend on a weapon. These weapons vary on what faction you are playing and what class you are.

Unfortunately with the online having so many features the single player is lacking. If you don't plan on playing single player  than you need not read ahead and I suggest you get this game. If you do, read on!  The singleplayer has no true story but it is a open world adventure. Unlike other open world games you don't truly explore it all, you go into a map view while traveling instead of your character and the world. There are also a few bugs polluting the singleplayer too such as during a siege men get stuck going up ladders and small anoying bus similar to that.

Overall this game has alot of  replayability especially if you are interested in the online multiplayer aspect!


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