back to article Ride now, ride! Ride for ruin and the world's ending! Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is here at last! Kind of

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  1. Andy Non Silver badge

    "Platform: Just PC for the foreseeable"

    And in one sentence, that's the reason I won't be playing it; otherwise it looks halfway entertaining. If it ever comes to a Linux PC or the PS4 then maybe, but I won't hold my breath.

    1. Excellentsword (Written by Reg staff)

      Re: "Platform: Just PC for the foreseeable"

      It is supposed to be coming to consoles, though I suspect not until well out of Early Access. PC players are alpha/beta testing it for you.

  2. Jellied Eel Silver badge

    Huge, major problem with early access!

    .. It has no bread and sausages. An army marches on stomach after all! Ok, it still has butter(lord), but my soldiers really miss sausage sarnies*. Or perhaps they're improvising out of the grain, butter and hogs I give them.

    But if one is a fan of the previous titles, this one is worth getting. My game has been remarkably bug-free & fun. Like capturing Chaikand, which seems to be where all the children end up. I have many, but thus far they seem to be refusing to grow up. Then again, they're only about a year old, so a possibly a little young to be trainee murderlords. I'm trying to educate them though, sometimes by <thwacking> enemy militia off castle walls. Remember, this pre-dates HSE/OHSA regulations so it's quite possible to fall off walls, ladders, siege towers.

    There's also a steadily growing set of mods available via Nexus.. It doesn't have Steamworks support yet, but that seems to be on the to-do list. None of the patches have broken my game yet, and this pleases me.

    *Or perhaps that's just me. Seeing the bread & sausage icons in the previous games used to give me cravings.

  3. Throatwarbler Mangrove Silver badge
    Trollface

    Awesome!

    Now do Walking Simulator.

  4. 9Rune5 Silver badge

    Beard

    You can play as a woman too

    But then the beard is out? No bearded lady?

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