Mount and Blade: Warband (Review Part 1)

One of my favorite games of all time is Mount and Blade: Warband, and that is what we are reviewing today!

Background:

Mount and Blade: Warband is a medieval strategy game set in the fictional, war torn country known as Calradia. In this land, there are six factions:

  • Rhodoks
  • Swadia
  • Vaegirs
  • Khergit Khanate
  • Sarranid Sultanate
  • Nords

Each faction has its own pros and cons (more on that later), and are always at war with each other, whether to gain lost territory, or to stop another faction from growing too large.

Gameplay:

In Mount and Blade Warband, you can play as a mercenary, a lord’s vassal, a trader, or even start your own faction! You will start out by making your own small warband and over time, as you gain renown and level up make it larger and more deadly. The money to pay your troops does not grow on trees however! Some ways you can help pay for your troops are

  1. Become a lord’s mercenary.
  2. Become a lord’s vassal. You will only gain money if you are given a fief upon joining, or take a fief by capturing a castle of town.
  3. Buy a productive enterprise. This is by far the easiest early game way to supplement your wallet. Low level enterprises such as Ale making will not make you much money, but high level ones such as a weaver and dyeworks will line your wallet quicky.

Faction strategy and overall opinion in part two!

Mount and Blade: Warband (Review part 2)

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Dog Sled Saga

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The Kennel

Background:

Dog Sled Saga is an odd title in which a family friend invites you to be the new resident musher of Firebowl Kennel, where you start your career as a musher.

Gameplay:

Dog Sled Saga is about managing a team of dogs. You start the game by picking and naming three dogs. From there you must train them to be the best sled team around. Each dog has a specific strength and weakness, and you must learn to use these to your advantage during races. You race your dogs to win money and sponsors. This money is used to buy new dogs, or pay the weekly fee determined by your league. Sponsors give you better equipment.

Overall Opinion:

I would recommend Dog Sled Saga to anyone who likes simple yet fun games. It is a good way to pass time, and does not start to feel stale after a while.

Thank you all for reading! Please leave a comment if you enjoyed, or if you thought I left something out.

Sheltered (First Review)

Background:

To start off my reviews, I am going to review an interesting title by the name of Sheltered. In Sheltered, a world destroying event happens that irradiates the earth (Nukes?), but you and your family are lucky enough to find an abandoned bunker which you set up as your base camp of survival.

Gameplay:

Sheltered is a survival sandbox where you must build different structures in your base to better ensure your survival, such as water collectors, or toilets, but resources don’t grow on trees! You must send out characters to scavenge, trade, gather resources and recruit survivors.

Overall Opinion:

I would recommend this game to people who enjoy strategy and planning ahead. The game itself may seem simple but in truth it is very difficult. Some may find this game undesirable due to the fact that it is so easy to lose simply to one wrong mistake, or even RNG.

Thanks for reading. Please, leave a comment if you feel that I left something out, or if you enjoyed this.