Here, we will reveal Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord changes and additions during its first 10 weeks in Early Access (released on March 30, 2020). Let’s start with ratings as both critics and gamers agree that this is one of the best game releases this year. It has a whopping 87% approval rating on Steam. So, what makes this game so universally successful?
Comments and praises that this game has received unanimously agree that the gameplay is thoroughly developed, and that’s what makes it so engaging. The world presented brings freedom and enough space to explore and be creative. In order for the game to become even better and more compelling, there is an array of new features now available in the form of patches and updates. All of this improves the game immensely, in preparation for the full release.
There are impressive additions in the form of soundtracks, new weapons, armours, shields and crafting pieces. On the more technical side, the user experience has been improved as well (interface, sound, and text). Besides that, there are whole new scenes added to the game. Let’s take a look at some of the most important features:
- Kingdom Creation: You will now be able to forge your own path in Calradia in true sandbox fashion. That way, you will be able to make your own kingdom outside of the main storyline. So, you will be able to create your own kingdom without doing the main quest. You’ll need to own a castle or city and your clan must be tier 4.
- Kingdom Politics: With diplomatic choices incorporated into the game, clans will be able to vote. Also, with peace decisions, you will be able to include tributes and truce periods.
As a summary, here is a quick review of Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord so far. This is the sequel to the renowned Mount & Blade: Warband, a game that has made a real mark in the RPG world. Just like Bannerlord, Warband also prides itself with deep gameplay that merges together action, RPG, and strategy in a sandbox world. This depth of gameplay comes from the freedom that every player has when creating a new story. The game is set in Calradia, 200 years before the story from Warband. As the empire crumbles into pieces, different factions fight for power…