Gamesquad: Mount & Blade Review

Gamesquad writes: "I have a confession to make: I don't care for most role playing games. I'm sorry, but it's true. You see, in my mind I have a definite idea of what it must have been like to have lived in a time where the cold steel of a sword was your best friend. I firmly believe that in those bad ol' days, battles were hard fought affairs where victory was achieved not by magical spells or +3 maces, but by skill with a blade and lots of sinew. Unfortunately, most RPGs, be they single player or massively multiplayer affairs, just don't live up to those realities. Instead, combat is often portrayed as a distant, mathematically-based process livened up with a flash of the Tolkien-esque fantastical. Simply, where are all the Braveheart moments in RPG gaming?"

Pros (+):
+Refreshing non-fantastical setting
+Innovative physics-based combat system
+The ability to manage large war parties
+Wonderful musical score

Cons (-):
-No multiplayer
-Some quests can be repetitious
-Hero characters are invulnerable
-Needs a central narrative

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