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Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword

An enhanced version of Mount & Blade that takes the mechanics of the sandbox RPG by TaleWorlds into the reality of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, clearly drawing inspiration from the famous novel by Henryk Sienkiewicz. The gameplay still combines elements of action, strategy and role-playing games and is divided into two parts, so to say. The world is managed via a strategic map, and we can take action in either first- or third-person mode when necessary. Compared to the vanilla game, Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword offers slightly improved graphics and AI of the enemy soldiers as well as several minor enhancements, including a myriad of previously unavailable quests. However, the biggest novelty is the introduction of a multiplayer mode which offers the possibility of fighting battles with our friends, thus making the game continue even after completing the story campaign.

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PC / Windows
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Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword

Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword | PC

RPG, books, action RPG

Companies responsible for Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword

TaleWorlds | game developer

Paradox Interactive | publisher  

Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword release date for PC:

game language:
English

10 December 2010 | Worldwide

10 December 2010 | Europe

03 May 2011 | USA

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet, size: 1 DVD
Game score 7.6 / 10 calculated out of 1087 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.7 / 10 calculated out of 97 players' votes.  

Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword for PC / Windows is an enhanced version of Mount & Blade. It introduces a number of gameplay improvements and, first and foremost, a multiplayer mode.

Plot

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.

Mechanics

In comparison with the original, Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword for PC / Windows 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.

Technical aspect

Although the graphics are still mediocre, they were slightly improved in comparison with the original.

System requirements

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

Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword GDC trailer #1

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