Mount&Blade - Review @ Cheap Gamer
The Cheap Gamer blog sends word of their review of Mount & Blade. There's no score but the text says it has "nearly perfect game play fundamentals":
MB is a game of choice. I have now played as an archer, mounted knight, and cowardly merchant. All of these character types were well balanced, and the game is designed to allow a great many play styles. You can ally yourself with any kingdom, and each kingdom provides different troop types. It is also possible to remain an independent adventurer. I found roaming the worlds cities, and fighting in tournaments unnaturally addictive. The game has unlimited quests, so work is always available. A dedicated modding community (encouraged by Tale Worlds) adds even more replayability.