Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

a game by TaleWorlds
Platform: PC
Editor Rating: 9/10, based on 1 review, 2 reviews are shown
User Rating: 7.0/10 - 21 votes
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See also: Mount and Blade Games, Games with Character Creation, Medieval Games
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord

As we have been treated to a cavalcade of medieval sandbox adventures in the last decade since the first instalment of Mount and Blade. You might think that Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord would have less impact in this current gaming climate. Though, in fact, it holds its own beautifully and delivers some truly engaging gameplay that would rival some of the best in the genre.

Visually steps up its game

This game plays rather like titles like Kingdom Come Deliverance or the Divinity series, minus the magic of course. Though this game stands above each of these when it comes to graphical detail. The visuals are striking and a massive step up from the series last outing. This coupled with a vastly improved UI and a seamlessly integrated map feature made with tactical planning in mind all culminates to give a truly fantastic look and feel to this title.

Story telling is compelling

The plot and quest lines centre around six factions fighting during the collapse of the Roman empire. The lore, dialogue and background for each faction and key character are fantastically written and crafted. Allowing the player to immerse themselves fully in this brilliant title.

Combat is refined

The combat also provides a fun and very challenging gameplay. This isn’t a departure from the last outing which also delivered on this front but the developers have kept things fresh and moved with the times. The combat is easy to grasp but hard to master and really focuses on accuracy and fine detail. With hitboxes so refined that you can miss attacks, slashing through the gaps in opponents arms for example. It’s this attention to detail and authenticity that really makes this game shine.

A modern Medieval classic

This game takes what was great about the first Mount & Blade adventure, removes or fixes what was lacking. So what you are left with is a quintessential medieval experience that really immerses the player in its world through rich lore, great character depth and a world that is bustling with places to explore and things to do. If you haven’t tried this one out, it’s currently in early access and only likely to get better as time goes on. Invest some time now and see if this one is for you.

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

Game Reviews

Set in an open sandbox arena where you decide what areas to conquer, whom to pick as your partner, how well equipped your enemies are and when to embark upon a quest without losing much. Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord is the enthusiastically anticipated sequel of the acclaimed Dark Age battle game, Mount and Blade: Warband which came out a decade ago. The release of this game is just around the corner as the month of March is only a few days away. The developers, Taleworld, did the demo and have released few videos to show their much eager audience what they can expect from the second edition.

Gameplay

After the demo at Gamescom, the developers knew the game would quickly become popular amongst the gaming community. Players will have zero limitations, which means you can investigate the tremendous key guide, visit different areas and stations, handle quests, meet local people, or basically circumvent to sweep the criminal dirt off the streets. It’s a medieval-role play game that will allow its gamers to experience authentic weapons, scenes and creatures.

This game will contain large-scale battle and stronghold attacks where the focal job falls upon the gamer as a leader of many soldiers. You'll have to keep up the spirit as a warrior, setting the formation tactfully and war zone development to optimize the results. The user can build during a siege, position and fire with new dynamics testing the player to use brains and ability more than ever. Attacking and defending roles, both will be done emphatically, distinct from its predecessor.

Experience an epic, rambling battle across the field as you frantically clutch your fortress or look to hold onto from the adversary. The exciting feature of multiplayer gaming targets a huge number of players to fight it out in a single arena, team-death match style. Engaging in diplomacy is another added quality that will constrain the soldier to function strategically to win or liberate its kingdom from the enemy. Furthermore, the crafting of weapons to your suitability of different attributes and strengths to be carried out into the battlefield is surely an intriguing factor of this game. Bannerlord can be labeled as an action game and a RPG, simultaneously. The two models run close by each other; it's simply that finding the unity between the two. Visually, a few inside scene look good and were abundantly amazing, however, some settlement outsides felt like they could do with somewhat more love.

Rating

Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord presents a spellbinding, persuading and rich medieval experience to set up your own realm in. It's a great aspiration, and whenever met the game could exhibit an astoundingly close to home experience that despite everything offers a significant part of the show and conveyance of a diligently directed artifact.

We would rate this game a solid 9.

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