Mount & Blade II - Review @ TSA
TSA reviewed the sandbox RPG Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord:
Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord Review
The original Mount & Blade holds a special place in my heart. Where The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion was the hottest RPG at the time, there I was on a battered old school laptop, playing a janky old build of what would later become one of my all-time favourite PC titles. That was almost 15 years ago and as much as Mount & Blade 2 evolves the original formula, there’s still a scrappiness to this ambitious blending of genres.
My return to Calradia wasn’t entirely jubilant, though Mount & Blade 2 Bannerlord is a game I’ll likely stick with, simply due to my love of the original. A wealth of new systems and activities help this sandbox strategy sim feel more alive than ever, though the busywork required to get anywhere can feel like a grind. Overall, existing fans will rejoice while newcomers may look on unimpressed, unsure what all the fuss is about.
- Modding potential
- Story mode is a helpful new addition
- More systems and activities
- Defined factions, each with their own flavour
- Finicky console controls
- Uninspiring visuals
- Combat hasn’t developed much since the original
- Initial grind isn’t particularly exciting
Information aboutMount & Blade II
SP/MP: Single + MP