Recently on the steam store I noticed that TaleWorlds was releasing another title in the Mount & Blade series which took me back a number of years to when I played the original when it was still in it’s beta stage. I do recall that while it was in its’ infancy back then and was rather buggy and far from perfect it was a hell of a lot of fun. I also enjoyed a few of the different mods back then and can only imagine what the modding community has produced since. Which got me thinking; I have the first two titles in my steam library. I got them in some pack steam had on sale over Christmas. I’m going to have to make time to play this great game again and highly recommend it to everyone who is a fan of medieval combat in a game. Basically you lead a warband/army and can capture additional troops etc. etc. My memory on it is a little hazy (it was a long time ago) but it was a LOT of fun even in its buggy beta stage.
TaleWorlds is a small time company, IIRC back in the day it was just two dudes making Mount & Blade (possibly more of them now though?), so I figure they could use and definitely deserve some support. Maybe you could take a few days off those fancy AAA titles and give a smaller company a chance, because I’ll guarantee you this will be a much more engaging and immersive game than CoD or Dead Space or any of the other tripe the AAA industry keeps throwing at us. We can only get more innovative, engaging and interesting titles made for us if we support the smaller companies who make these games. As long as you buy samey, shitty games that is all the AAA industry is going to give us. Throw some financial support behind those that deserve it.
I’ll definitely post a full review of this game once I’ve played it again, probably in a week or so.