Posts Tagged ‘Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword’

Vessel & Blade: Caribbean! Released

“Avast me hearties! Shiver me timbers and prepare to be boarded,” I might say, “as piratical mount ’em up Caribbean! [dev’s site] has launched.”

I wouldn’t, though, because the common perceptions of pirates’ speech is a bit wonky and what kind of a monster would spread myth as stone-cold fact? I mean, people who find it funny, sure. And saying “Arrrr!” is fun. Anyway, I would roll with similar facts: Caribbean! (exclamation mark and all) is built on the Mount & Blade engine, and does have Mount & Blade-y gameplay with extra guns and pirates and naval battles boshed in, and it is out. Arrrr!

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Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword – Captain Smith, Part 1

To boldy shank where no-one has shanked before.

Every Sunday, we reach deep into Rock, Paper, Shotgun’s 142-year history to pull out one of the best moments from the archive. This week, part one of Quintin’s Mount & Blade diary, originally published May 2011.

I’ve been meaning to take a stab at free-form medieval RPG series Mount & Blade for years. YEARS. So it thrills me to say that I’m currently having an incredible time with Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword, the latest game in the series which came out last week.

Join me for the adventures of Captain Smith, the worst mercenary leader to ever roam Eastern Europe.

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Pitched Battle: Mount & Blade Glasgow

Towerblock defence

I’m not sure how we managed to miss this. I’m also not entirely sure that we mightn’t have been better off continuing to miss this. Gangs of Glasgow is what happens if medieval warfare sim Mount & Blade was transposed to modern Glasgow, Scotland – or at least an exaggerated version of it where the extreme football hooliganism, rioting and assorted other urban violence is worse than it already is/was. On the one hand, bringing so much – from police cars to football stadiums – into a game about dudes with swords on horses is an amazing technical achievement. On the other… well, I don’t know about you, but I’m making a face that tries to convey something I couldn’t begin to describe accurately.
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WIN: Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword

They can't actually fly.
But only if you live in the UK or Europe. NO REST-OF-WORLDERS ALLOWED! Sorry, we will have a competition for everyone later today.

Anyway, do you want a copy of Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword? Do you? You know, the epic sandbox melee game made famous by the amazing diaries of Captain Smith? If so then email us at this address with a good name for a horse. The best horse names – as judged by us – will win copies of the game. Easy, eh? OR IS IT.

Usual rules ‘n stuff apply.

With Fire & Sword – Captain Smith, Pt. 4

The Knights of the Steel Moustache were some of history's most fictional warriors

My adventures in Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword arrive at their grand finale! Last we saw Captain Smith he was recovering from the indignity of being shanked clean off his horse by some sordid enemy of the state styling himself Barnabas the Squint. Dropping his servitude to the Polish kings like a hot stone, our hero heads East, towards the territory of the Cossacks. It is here that Captain Smith would finally find his place.
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With Fire & Sword – Captain Smith, Pt. 2

And Lukasz never complained about an itch on his face again.
Part one of Captain Smith’s adventures in Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword saw me learning the lay of the land. Specifically, a very small patch of land directly underneath my face after discovering the sodding Thresh of musketmen and being shot off my horse. Taken prisoner by the very bandits I sought to eliminate, the fate of Captain Smith is looking bleak…
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