Game-Debate writes: "Mount and Blade: Warband is the eagerly-awaited sequel to possibly my all-time favourite medieval combat game. Armagan and Ipek Yavuz, the Turkish husband and wife team who gave us the original ground-breaking M&B game have made a few changes to the original single-player game. Graphics are improved dramatically over the slightly gritty look of the original. There is a new faction, Sarranids, a desert-dwelling race in the South. The map of Calradia has changed. There are new quests, armour, and weapons. Dynastic alliances by means of marriage have been introduced."