There’s nothing quit like sitting my ass down on my trusty steed, grasping my lance in hand and charging right through the enemy line. While that last sentence comes across as vaguely sexual, in actuality I’m referring to Mount & Blade – the best fantasy medieval simulator I’ve ever come across.
No, it’s not an RPG. It’s not an FPS, it’s not even an RTS. Like a flight sim, where you step into a simulated plane and do things no sane pilot would, in Mount & Blade you step into a fantasy medieval world as Sir YourNameHere and live the life. For added reality, try not bathing for a few days while playing.
The original game is great but I’ve recently become hooked on a fantastic mod called the Native Expansion mod. As in, the native game client but expanded. Now with more ability to murder, kill and pillage.
the Native Expansion mod ads a ton of new stuff. In addition to changing the stats of many weapons and armor, there have been a ton of additions. There’s new morale rules which will have your foes or your friends running for the hills in combat, new ways to manage and enhance your thriving medieval kingdom once you wrest it from the hands of the Nords. . . er, and lots of new characters. Then there are the bad folks who appear later on in the game.
If you’re a fan of Mount & Blade definitely check out this mod. If you haven’t tried this game yet, you owe it to yourself to get into it. And also expect a multiplayer version out in Q3 of this year. In fact, this is currently the main reason why I haven’t posted an update to this site myself in a few days.
[tags]video games, mount & blade, native expansion[/tags]