Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword

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Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword
Mount & Blade - With Fire & Sword cover.jpg
Developer(s)
Publisher(s)
SeriesMount & Blade Edit this on Wikidata
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows
Release
  • NA: May 3, 2011
  • AU: May 4, 2011
  • EU: May 13, 2011
Genre(s)Action role-playing, strategy
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword is a stand-alone expansion for the action role-playing video game Mount & Blade. The game is developed by Sich Studio and TaleWorlds and was published by Paradox Interactive in Europe. The game and its storyline is loosely based on the novel With Fire and Sword by Henryk Sienkiewicz, depicting Poland's 1648–1651 war against the Khmelnytsky Uprising in present-day Ukraine, and its sequels dealing with the invasion of Poland by Sweden and with Polish wars against the Ottoman Empire.

Gameplay[edit]

The gameplay is based on that of Mount & Blade: Warband, with similar controls in regards to melee and archery. Like its predecessors, With Fire and Sword is an action role-playing game. This installment allows the player to fight for one of five factions in an effort to control Eastern Europe, however only three have a proper storyline. The game is set in a later, more modern period than earlier titles with access to pistols, grenades, and other equipment of the post-medieval era.[1]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
Metacritic68/100[2]
Review scores
PublicationScore
Edge6/10[3]
Eurogamer6/10[4]
GameSpot7.5/10[5]
GameTrailers5.8/10[6]
GameZone7/10[7]
IGN7.5/10[8]
PC Gamer (UK)40%[9]
PC Gamer (US)82%[10]
PC PowerPlay7/10[11]
411Mania7.5/10[12]

With Fire & Sword received "average" reviews according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[2] GameZone said, "Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword is the right fit for anyone interested in sweeping historical epics as well as incredibly complex and realistic RPGs. A fantastic entry for fans of the genre."[7] However, many players complained about the aiming mechanics, and some players on Steam complained that Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword was "more like additional content for classic mode than its own game".[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomsen, Michael (January 24, 2011). "Mount and Blade: With Fire and Sword Preview". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword for PC Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 30, 2012.
  3. ^ Edge staff (May 16, 2011). "Mount & Blade: With Fire And Sword Review". Edge. Future plc. Archived from the original on May 18, 2011. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  4. ^ Stone, Tim (May 11, 2011). "Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword". Eurogamer. Gamer Network. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  5. ^ Todd, Brett (May 13, 2011). "Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword Review". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  6. ^ "Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword Review". GameTrailers. Viacom. May 11, 2011. Archived from the original on May 17, 2011. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  7. ^ a b Gesualdi, Vito (May 19, 2011). "Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on May 27, 2012. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  8. ^ Kolan, Nick (May 20, 2011). "Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword Review". IGN. Ziff Davis. Archived from the original on May 23, 2011. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  9. ^ "Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword". PC Gamer UK. Future plc. July 2011. p. 98.
  10. ^ Lahti, Evan (August 2011). "Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword review". PC Gamer. Future US. p. 68. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  11. ^ "Review: Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword". PC PowerPlay. No. 191. Next Media Pty Ltd. July 2011. p. 64.
  12. ^ Osorio, Vince (May 20, 2011). "Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword (PC) Review". 411Mania. Archived from the original on May 27, 2011. Retrieved May 30, 2018.

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