My god, This game. I cant belive that i missed it when it was released, this game is just pure awesomnes. I think this is the best mount and blade in the series. Its kinda similar to the last edition , Mount and blade : warband, but new addition is improved graphics and Guns. Guns adds loads of fun. The combat in this game is best i have ever met, you fire your inaccurate musket or bow from range, and on close combat you try to hit enemy with your sword, and block enemys attacks, if you master the timing, you can easily take down large group of enemies
In singleplayer, you start as a little poor villager, you can Travel around the map, Take quests , trade ,rob caravans, besiege castles and all kind of things. When you start to Get some money and experience , you will start to Get better gear and armor, and buy more army to you. You can ally with factions and conquer the other factions. Its awesome when at start you rob small bandit groups with your Little army of mens recruited from villages, and after some time, you have army of 100 of mens, and you Attack an enemy faction castle along with your Friendly Armies. Singleplayer is like big sandbox, you can just be trader and make loads of profits, you can be bandit and rob caravans, you can create your own faction and conquer lands, or ally with other factions and eliminate others. You can get hours and hours and hours of fun.
This game also has really entertaining multiplayer, first you create the way your multiplayer character looks like, then you hop in the battle. Usually there are about 50 players in same match, other team is defending castle and other is attacking it. You can buy eguiment like better armor with gold, you get more gold when you get kills. There are also classical deathmatch , battle and other game modes. I just love the multiplayer, just the feel is awesome, when musketeers fire their muskets and trowh grenades and trought the smoke charges cavalry who tries to stab foot soldiers, and as the armies meet begins hectic sword play.
Also , this game has really active mod community ;3
I Cant recommend this game enought, get it .. now