Kickin' It in Tennessee said:
is the modsys (game code) available for download ? Either with the game itself (like Carribean!) or as a separate download (like Warband).
I would like to play this game around February, but only if they include the modsys (so I can tweak and patch bugs)
No, modsys is not available with the download. I hope they do release it, they have really interesting mechanics.
I have played for over 10 hours now and am really enjoying it. They have a very interesting 'freelancer' type system where you are sent to do different missions every few hours while traveling with the lords army. The missions are varied: kill looters, kill bandits, deliver message, deliver prisoners. They have stealth missions (rescue prisoners, hunt animals), but the stealth mechanic is garbage so I don't choose those. Every mission gives you contribution points, which then leads to your promotion. Rise up the ranks, then you are given command of your own men (but you are still part of the lord's army).
What I really like about the game is that they have really good battlefield AI. Cavalry performs proper wedge pass throughs, the 'nomadic enemy' (Xiongnu) does proper encirclement with they horse archers. It is really fun to watch.
Tactics is really important. You learn different types of formations from different 'schools', which allow you to use those formations in battles. I'm not there yet, but it seems like a fun concept.
Translation is fine. I'm worried about patches breaking saves (I already have 1 broken save due to that, but that was right at release).
For now, as a player, I'm really enjoying it. As a modder, I like seeing new things that can be done with this engine.
Of the 2 WB Engine Licensed games, this one, imo, is more enjoyable. Caribbean was a good concept, but I think it was demanding too much from the WB engine.