It comes out in like three days, and steam is running a prerelease promo that drops the price to $13. Get it! You also get TF2 hats, if you play that.
Taleworlds.com has links to previews, including one by the infamous sluggards on RPS. The consensus seems to be more of the same M&B goodness, but set in a pike and shot time period. Well, except for the whole you can alter the loadout of your common soldiers thing, which could be awesome or tedious. So far lots of excitement, although there is some predictable forumite bitching that it’s little more than a mod; some intrepid modders are even making a Fire and Sword mod in WB to prove their point.
Other than the addition of guns and plumbers with funny accents (polskies!), the big excitement is a couple of new mp modes, including one where you can have up to 8 people wrangling purchasable bots in an interesting hybrid of SP and mp action.
I’m personally looking forward to leading my ai hordes against fellow qt3ers, so you lot damn well better buy it.
i was trying to convince myself i don’t want this since i’m already waiting on brink and the witcher 2. i was doing a pretty good job of it until i saw i can get tf2 hats for my preorder. when am i going to find time to play all these games.
The closest there is to coop is a mod called Battle Time. This mod lets you play your singleplayer campaign and host a multiplayer game whenever you have a battle. After the battle, the results can be used to impact your singleplayer campaign. It needs a server and host for it to work.
The taleworlds website has a great news section that links all the recent news and videos. Just go to taleworlds.com and look at it there. You can also click the Fire and Sword section to see a breakdown of what the game will be.
As I understand it, F&S uses a completely new setting that is historical. Warband and the original used the fictional Calradia. Thus, the units will not be the same.
I think the lower price reflects that M&B is getting long in the tooth. You can’t keep coming back and tapping that same well at full price. Warband had at least the selling point of adding multiplayer functionality, whereas this is mainly a content package.