TW are a small indie company yes. HBO are not an obscure TV network.TW are a small indie company?
HBO are an obscure TV network?
If it doesn't even live up to its own expectations, that should hint at something being more wrong than you suppose.That thing doesn't live up to expectations.
And also can you define a "small indie company" relative to other game development companies.TW are a small indie company yes.
I wanted some advice beforehand because my time is valuable and it takes dozens of hours to grind through the bull**** in this game to get a comprehensive view.
I've apparently played it for 91.5 hours in the last two weeks... so apparently as much as a full-time job...
And my verdict is the same as before: It has all of the bones of the greatest game ever, but it's all held together with duct tape and stale jizz. It has no soul because there's never any reason to interact with other characters or care about anything they do.
Like this right here. My wife tells me she's pregnant, so to celebrate I go and enlist in the tournament. She's my first combatant. I bash her face in with a mace. Ermmm... what? It's hard to take this jumble of half-implemented mechanics and call it a "game". At best, it's a work in progress: one I fear will never be done.
I downloaded original Mount & Blade from GOG a couple of weeks back, and it's a joy to be able to play the old game again. The original game CD no longer functions with Windows 10, and downloaded copies from Amazon or other sources didn't work either, until GOG packaged it with whatever it needed to run under Windows 10. While I miss some of the added features from Warband, I still think the original game was more enjoyable. Then there are the mods for it....
The one M&B mod in particular which comes to mind was Sword of Damocles. The starting equipment and your faction troops' starting skills were so annoyingly over the top that the original game's stuff was nearly useless (when you're already at the top, there's nowhere to go but down), but the kingdom management options, building choices, edicts you could pass, and other features were pretty much everything I could have asked for in the newer games. Sadly, instead of getting "more" in Bannerlord, we got "less". If modders could do it with original M&B's limitations, why can't TW do something comparable now after 10 years of work?
Yep, really average stuff for any normal game.The update is far better than other updates, but only in comparison to those other updates, if you compare this game to other games it's quite modest. The game is still fundamentally "meh" to me. People are only mesmerized by the update because they are so starved of anything remotely good, and when you hit rock bottom, the mud-filled trench still looks mesmerizing from below.
Sure but still better than if never fixed or? I mean we are talking about TW so this was a welcome surprise after 22 months.Hell, fixing (kinda?) sieges 2 years into EA is actually more insulting than anything, I'd say.
I never expected you, of all people, to try making excuses lmaoSure but still better than if never fixed or? I mean we are talking about TW so this was a welcome surprise after 22 months.