publisher: Paradox Interactive
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet
game language: English
game release date for PC:
Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword for PC is an enhanced version of Mount & Blade. It introduces a number of gameplay improvements and, first and foremost, a multiplayer mode.
The story takes place in the 17th century and its events and quests are inspired by the novels by Henryk Sienkiewicz and their movie adaptations. The gameplay combines elements of action, role-playing, and strategy games. First, we operate in the map mode where we control our army, and once a danger is encountered, we control our avatar in the action mode. In the latter case, we control a character in the first- or third-person perspective view and the game resembles a true action title.
In comparison with the original, Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword for PC offers an enhanced artificial intelligence of the computer-controlled soldiers. Bugs such as the AI confusing paths of the soldiers, making them motionless or going to the wrong place are mostly eliminated. Apart from several improvements of variable significance, a number of various new quests were introduced. Thanks to this, the game takes more time to complete by providing additional gameplay.
The biggest novelty is the multiplayer mode, which the original was clearly missing. This time, the game does not end after the completion of the single player campaign. The title’s lifespan is lengthened by the possibility to fight battles with our friends. Various gameplay options ensure more than simple skirmishes to win.
Although the graphics are still mediocre, they were slightly improved in comparison with the original.
Game score 7.595 / 10 calculated out of 1182 players' votes.
Expectations before the premiere: 8.7 / 10 calculated out of 97 players' votes.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Pentium IV 2.1 GHz, 1 GB RAM, graphic card 128 MB (GeForce 6600 or better), 1 GB HDD, Windows 2000/ME/XP/Vista/7