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Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Mount & Blade

 
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.

49 comments:

  1. I've never played it before, but one of my coworkers is in love with these games.

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  2. Dude A+ indie games companies need the support they are the future after EA and Blizzard bite the dust

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  3. A bunch of buddies of mine are hitting this up. I'm sorta on the edge myself.

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  4. I haven't played it either, going to look into it.

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  5. This is one of those games which I've always heard about, a real cult title, but I've never delved into

    If I had that little push your review might give, maybe I would give it a shot!

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  6. Never even heard of this one, but it sounds like something I'll definitely need to check out.

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  7. hmm never heard of this but am looking forward to hearing more about it

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  8. Gonna buy this when it goes on sale

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  9. This game is incredible. Could've really been a huge hit had they put a little more work into it.

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  10. Yeah, I'm curious. Waiting for your review.

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  11. Steam generally gives access to some pretty awesome games. Never heard of this one, but I am definitely going to check it out now.

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  12. thanks for the update bro ill definitely be checking this one out.

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  13. This sounds like a great game, might have to try it.

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  14. This is totally my type of game. Can't wait for your review to find out if it's worth picking up.

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  15. Looking forward to the full review.

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  16. I've never played this, tempted to buy it though.

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  17. I love mount and blade! It's a lot of fun

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  18. Please some more info when you have full experience

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  19. Dude I wanna check this game out, cant wait for the review!

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  20. I've heard about this before

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  21. Always wanted to play this game.

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  22. wow, thanks gonna check it out soon

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  23. Used to play the original, quite funny. Will def check this out :)

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  24. Checking this one out now! Do they still ahve it on steam? :)

    check out my blog!

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  25. I remember this game!ill have another look at it.

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  26. I saw it on sale on steam the other day. I should of grabbed it. I might pick it up after reading this. Wish I would have now.

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  27. Hmmm sounds different from all same old same old crap ive been playing lately, trying to decide if i want to try it now or wait for your full review.....

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  28. I saw this and almost bought it, but I didn't. Kinda sad now.

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  29. Looking forward to the review.

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  30. Great review. Is it still on Steam. I'll check it out. :D

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  31. Looking forward to the review. I won't say many mainstream games aren't a blast, which they are, but indie games of all types deserve so much more recognition than they receive, sadly.

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  32. This sounds too good to be true. I'm definitely going to check it out soon.

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  33. I've wanted to try out their games for a long time, but I've never wanted to pay any money for them because I'm too focused on sci-fi/modern instead of fantasy...

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  34. I LOVE indie games. Sometimes they're as good as any major franchise and even better, because they're made with love. (:

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  35. My buddy loves this game. I'm gonna have to check it out.

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  36. Ive never played the game. Watched it streamed quite a bit, though.

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  37. Sounds like a very interesting title, and one that I should definitely check out - I have seen through the screenshots the game lacks a little of the new world polish, but the premise sounds wonderful, so I'll definitely give it a shot!

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  38. I haven't heard of this series but I might look into it considering the theme looks relevant to my interests..

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  39. I've never played it and I must say that I will most likely check it out after this. Thanks a lot!

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  40. this is a great game, defiently will buy
    keep up the blogging, following :)

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  41. Everyone should definitely support the smaller companies, in my opinion they make some of the greatest games, gameplay wise.

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  42. I played it for about a week straight and then lost interest. It was a fun week though!

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  43. I was pretty disappointed with the new game, seems like a step back from Warband to be honest.

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