................ MnB is itself a mishmash of poorly thought out ideas from other older games .............
In 2011 Skyrim was the exciting breakthrough game, and of course was contemporary with Warband.
Both have been heavily modded, in so many impressive ways, since.
One could imagine a TW that by 2023 consolidated the feel of these exemplars, along with that of their respective state - of -the - art mods, into a 2020s high tech medieval " meta - game " that really did have great RPG features, also with sandbox character career and NPC interaction, and interesting strategy alongside, of course, cornerstone " tactically correct " slow, immersive, battles ..............
Is this not a generic Vision of what this community yearns for ?
We can be somewhat impressed with KCD, RDR2, The Witcher3 .......... but these give a feeling of skating over a ( nicely made ) surface, heavily scripted, death by a thousand cut scenes, etc.
But 12 years ago we all anticipated that a 2023 game, a game of " the future ", would be way more " advanced " than BL currently is.
Is it all too hard, really ?
For professionals ?
Like, IT rocket science ?
( there is still, still, armour clipping in BL )
Not long ago a TW Dev said " we are doing our best ". I don't understand what this can mean in 2023 - James, do you ?
Maybe TW indeed does not have the best talent in their stable, with apparently c. one hundred IT professionals poring over this project for years.
Maybe very skilled and dedicated modders can build / rebuild BL, but this will take years .......
Maybe a cashed - up Warhorse Studios, watching this BL saga, will come to the party and fully blossom their Deliverance into an " open world ", tactical battles, sandbox character career and NPC immersive interaction, kingdom building and management, strategy, etc, Kingdom Come 2 ........ a Bohemian Rhapsody. Is this our best hope ?
I just feel that we have been short changed with BL ( and truth be told, the whole IT game industry ), now we are here in 2023.