Mount and Blade: Warband is a stand alone expansion to the Mount & Blade title. Playing this stand alone expansion was the first I had heard of the series. It looked interesting, so I thought I would give it a shot. There are a variety of modes to play through including multiplayer and single player content.
I signed into the game and started the tutorial. Getting a handle of the controls initially was quite difficult. I recommend newcomers to retry the tutorial as many times as it takes to get comfortable with. After the tutorial I went over to multiplayer immediately, as I am a mmo lover, even though this is NOT an mmorpg. After getting a few multiplayer armies descimated, I decided to try my hand at the campaign.
The “Campaign” is where this game shines. This is, in no way, an mmorpg. Instead this game and its less than desirable graphics shines in this sort of deep story telling area which doesn’t tell much of a story at all. You kind of make up the story as you go. A lot of us enjoy stories to be force fed to us, but this is not the game for that. Getting started in the campaign is rather difficult. Those familiar with the series probably already understand the concepts, but I was new. The game explained very little to me, and left me getting captured alot throughout my first few minutes. I quickly struggled with the game; however, after giving it a fair few college tries, I became hooked. The strategy elements in Mount & Blade: Warband, are absolutely incredible. Whether you’re building relationships with Counts and Ladies of far away lands, or in the thick of it fighting for control of a Castle, you are immersed in the strategic elements.
Again, this is not an MMORPG, but this is my first review. Hopefully more to come. Join my discord gaming chat to play along with me! Hope you enjoy my videos.