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Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord - now available on Early Access

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Turisas, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. Zanzoken Arcane

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    So I recently discovered Sword of the Samurai, an old Microprose game from 1989. I have loved Sid Meier's Pirates for years so not sure how I missed it. If you are also unfamiliar, it is available on GOG here.

    Long story short, you roleplay as a feudal lord climbing the ranks in Sengoku Japan, with an ultimate goal of becoming Shogun. And it's one of the best sandbox games I have ever seen.

    The game has:
    It's kind of crazy how much they were able to do, given the limitations. And although some of the gameplay hasn't aged all that well, I think the simulation is actually better than Bannerlord.

    The question I have is, how does a 30 year-old game made by like 5 people manage to create a more believable simulation than a modern title from a 100+ person studio? It's disappointing to think how little sandbox games have progressed in that time, compared to the rest of the industry.
     
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  2. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    I mean, I got Sea dogs: City of Abandoned ships to sate my patience whilst Bannerlord readies itself.
     
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  3. Fedora Master Arcane Patron

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    What it doesn't have is an interface and graphics that's NOT SHIT.
     
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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker Pathfinder: Kingmaker


     
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  5. dehimos Augur

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    Attack with spear?

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  6. Zanzoken Arcane

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    Auto-block is decline. I always used it back during my Warband days, but since Bannerlord forced me to git gud it would feel like an unfair crutch now.

    I'm not sure how I feel about the new spear tactics. Heavy cavalry already got a big nerf from Warband, which was needed, but imo it's a bit too easy for infantry to connect solid hits on riders as is. Spear-bracing techniques need to have a clear drawback, such as taking a few seconds to get in / out of position. But I like the idea that it forces the player to be smart about when and how cavalry are used.
     
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    Never trust a Sicilian when DEATH is on the line.
     
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  8. Jrpgfan Savant

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    How many monkeys does it take to change a lightbulb?

    Btw, I guess taleworlds can't even make its AI change a lightbulb since they can't properly program it to climb a ladder.
     
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  9. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    None, they'll all go sleep when it's dark.
     
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  10. IDtenT Contact me for a good time Patron

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    New beta for version 1.5 is out.

     
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  11. PulsatingBrain Huge and Ever-Growing Patron

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    3 new hair types.

    If ginger is not included I'm going to file some sort of hate crime report.

    Edit: 11.5 GB holy fuck
     
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  12. Fedora Master Arcane Patron

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    Can't say I like the new hair types. Very... currentyear.
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    Also the patch tanked my performance.
     
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  13. Zariusz Learned

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    Did they finally fix that northern light harness for horse? This shit is glitched from the start
     
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  14. waken Literate

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    You mean it looks like he cut his hair himself because all barbers were closed due to 'rona?
     
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  15. IDtenT Contact me for a good time Patron

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    Dunno if it's the new patch, but warhorse prices just keep rising. Pricing me out of the market.
     
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  16. Fedora Master Arcane Patron

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    The new beta sucks. Almost no quests in any of the villages, barely any raider groups to be found, the quests that used to make good money changed so they are ass now too.
     
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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker Pathfinder: Kingmaker
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    YOU CAN NOW AUTO-FOLLOW CARAVANS DURING ESCORT QUESTS
     
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    Finally. The number of quests I failed because of several wrong clicks and the escort sprinting out of sight...
     
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  21. Fedora Master Arcane Patron

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    Watch this motherfucker turn a few simple prisoners into MAD CASH.
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    (Landlord needs manual labor quest. Just hand in anything that's not shit-ass looters.)
     
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  22. Fedora Master Arcane Patron

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    Capture.PNG

    :smug::dance::smug:
     
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  23. Nyx Novice

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    Fidelity and abstractions but also focus. Butterlord isn't a simulation first and foremost like whatever you call that genre, it's a third-person action game with a light sim surrounding it. Kinda like how the Total War games aren't really 4X games, but elements of that are there to contextualize the battles. Same thing here, the game is about whacking bullies on the head with a big iron stick and the overworld is just there to give it meaning.
     
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  24. Jedi Master Radek Arcane

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    I would love to play a game that would mix Mount&Blade, Crusaders Kings 2, Stronghold and some economic sim.
     
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  25. Nyx Novice

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    The be-everything game always comes out shallow, I actually wish those games would focus more on a core aspect and do that better.
     
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