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Calradia is a land at war, offering great riches and even greater dangers to adventurers and mercenaries that flock to shed their blood on its soil. With courage and a strong sword, an unknown stranger can make a name as a warrior. Free-form sand-box gameplay.
Release Date: Sep 16, 2008
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About the GameCalradia is a land at war, offering great riches and even greater dangers to adventurers and mercenaries that flock to shed their blood on its soil. With courage and a strong sword, an unknown stranger can make a name as a warrior.
- Free-form sand-box gameplay. You are free to go anywhere in a world with more than a hundred unique locations including villages, castles and towns.
- Groundbreaking horseback combat.
- Highly advanced and intuitive sword-fighting systems.
- Fight on horseback and foot using a vast variety of medieval weapons, each with unique characteristics.
- You can be anything from a lonesome adventurer to a commander of armies or an owner of villages, castles or towns.
- Sophisticated AI will challenge you in combat and in your strategic plans.
- Freedom to interact with hundreds of characters.
- OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista
- Memory: 512 MB of RAM
- Graphics: Graphics card with at least 64 MB memory
- Hard Drive: 700 MB of hard disk space.
26 of 30 people (87%) found this review helpful
873 products in account
9.8 hrs on record
There isn't much point in buying or playing this game anymore as Mount & Blade: Warband is almost the same game but with more polish, some changes/improvements, AND multiplayer. The only reason you should buy or play this version of the game is for the mods that were built for this and not Warband. The most notable being Star Wars: Conquest, which is a total conversion mod for the game that takes the core gameplay elements and replaces the story, setting, characters, mythos, universe, etc with faithful Star Wars content. That mod is what would make me recommend this to people. If you're a fan of Star Wars you NEED to play Star Wars: Conquest, and the only way to do so is with this base game.
13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
284 products in account
24.9 hrs on record
I found M&B's mechanics take some geting used, especially combat. Once you develop an understanding of what's going on and what to do, the game really starts to open up. It doesn't help that you start off all alone with a low-level character with no one else in your party. That's the challenge though! Tournaments are a good way to learn the fighting mechanics. Level up by fighting small parties of bandits (a horse makes things loads easier) and recruit villagers to your party, who will also level up. Launch sieges against castles or defend your castles against sieges. Eventually, you get a lordship and maybe even kingship, but I haven't gotten that far yet.
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
93 products in account
56.9 hrs on record
Very good and well done. What it lacks in Graphics it more than makes up for in gameplay. This game truly shows that gameplay is more important, and will bring a game farther than graphics-hopefully- ever will. Warband (the sequel) is better though, since it is essentially just an expanded game with better graphics (not by much though) I would still recommend this game for mods, but if you're only going to play vanilla, than stick to Warband.
6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Best Indie Title 2008 - GameFocus