Mount and Blade is not a bad game; it’s just a poorly implemented one that isn’t really suited to a home console. Those who are willing to invest in this game and put some serious time into it will no doubt garner a great deal of satisfaction and enjoyment. But the sheer amount of effort needed to get to this stage will put off the average gamer and I can’t help but think that if this kind of game is really your thing then you will be playing on a PC in the first place.
The game is cheap enough that I think it’s probably worth it for the really ardent point and clickers out there and fans of the LucasArts adventures in general. Although it’s fairly short, Duke Grabowski is planned to be part of a long running series, following his adventures across the high seas. Of course, this is assuming the game is popular enough to warrant it. However those looking for a more thought provoking adventure game that they can really get stuck into will be best off letting this one sail away.