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Mount&Blade - Review @ PC Cohort

by Dhruin, 2009-08-13 00:24:52

It's been a little while since we had a Mount & Blade review and PC Cohort pops up to fill that role.  The score is 8/10, despite the criticism of a lack of long-term goals:

But yes, it’s fun. No small accomplishment these days. “Why is it fun” you might ask. A fair question. I will simply state that the combat is, for lack of a better word, “perfect.”

Nearly every aspect of medieval warfare is accurately depicted, in detail, and it works magnificently as as a game. I could run around on a horse for HOURS butchering farmers and enemy infantry and not get bored. Even the less glamorous combat aspects, like throwing knives, are HILARIOUS.

It’s interesting, too. I could go so far as to say that it’s “history in motion”. I’m not sure about you guys, but I’ve never seen medieval combat at ground level or grown to appreciate why short swords are better for close range combat. This alone could have kept me playing, but instead this is merely lumped onto a rather large pile of positive traits.

After playing this game, I can honestly say I have an appreciation and knowledge of new things. Few games offer that, and fewer still in this day and age.

Source: Blues News

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SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released