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Mount and Blade II - Review @ TSA

Discussion in 'Game/SP News & Comments' started by RPGWatch, Nov 23, 2022.

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    [​IMG]TSA reviewed the sandbox RPG Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord:


    Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord Review

    The original Mount & Blade holds a special place in my heart. Where The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion was the hottest RPG at the time, there I was on a battered old school laptop, playing a janky old build of what would later become one of my all-time favourite PC titles. That was almost 15 years ago and as much as Mount & Blade 2 evolves the original formula, there's still a scrappiness to this ambitious blending of genres.


    My return to Calradia wasn't entirely jubilant, though Mount & Blade 2 Bannerlord is a game I'll likely stick with, simply due to my love of the original. A wealth of new systems and activities help this sandbox strategy sim feel more alive than ever, though the busywork required to get anywhere can feel like a grind. Overall, existing fans will rejoice while newcomers may look on unimpressed, unsure what all the fuss is about.

    • Modding potential
    • Story mode is a helpful new addition
    • More systems and activities
    • Defined factions, each with their own flavour
    • Finicky console controls
    • Uninspiring visuals
    • Combat hasn't developed much since the original
    • Initial grind isn't particularly exciting
    Score: 7/10
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