Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, As Told By Steam Reviews

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, As Told By Steam Reviews

Eight years after its announcement, Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is finally out. Sorta: The long-awaited sequel to cult classic open-world lord sandbox Mount & Blade entered early access last week. For the most part, Steam users love it, despite some girthy warts that are hard to ignore.

In his impressions, Kotaku’s Ethan Gach said that he couldn’t stop playing the rough-around-the-edges empire builder, and Steam users are largely in the same boat. Many laud its refinement of previous Mount & Blade games and expansions’ core systems, a marriage of skin-of-your-teeth combat and political manoeuvring that can send ripples across the entire game world, whether you’re directly involved or not. However, after eight years, some players were expecting a more polished, fleshed-out experience. Bannerlord is buggy and lacking major systems, some of which were present in previous games (and will eventually be added to Bannerlord, too). It also doesn’t reinvent the wheel, leaving some series fans with powerful feelings of déjà vu. While most reviewers are breathlessly enthusing, a few are angrily fuming.

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  • So much yes with this game. Even at early access it’s a blast to play. The Oceanic servers for multiplayer need more variety, but then we’re only a week into early access and a new patch or update seems to be released daily.

    • I was going to say, a lot of missing features and bugs come from this thing still being Early access. it’s not Anthem or anything.

  • I haven’t bought/played it but have been keeping an eye on streamers/youtubers. The game seems ok as it is bu doesn’t do anything to push the envelope on from Warband. I agree with some of the reviews above that say it isn’t worth the price tag right now.

    That said I’m confident the devs will continue to improve it and add more content….the time frame is the question though. Took 8 years to get to this point and I’ve been burned by enough early access titles to avoid buying a game for what it could be and only use what it is right now as a decision for a purchase.

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