Mount & Blade: Warband Reviews

We're able to chalk up two more favorable reviews of TaleWorlds' Mount & Blade: Warband today, starting with a score of 9.5/10 over at Game Debate:
Should you buy this strange game from an obscure husband-and-wife team in Turkey? Unreservedly YES! This is that rare beast of the gaming world, a sequel that builds on, and outshines it's prequel. Already there are several good mods out there, my favourite is "Hunt Mod" which pits werewolf-faced "prey" with knives and axes against hunters with bows, crossbows and muskets. If the modding activity surrounding the original "Mount and Blade" is any guide, "Warband" will be a HUGE mod platform as new mods emerge, older M&B mods and those in progress like the Samurai, Viking and Roman era mods get ported to the new game. Buy one game now and get hundreds more free! "Mount and Blade and its various mods has been a staple on my hard drive for two years now, Warband will be there for the next two.....Why isn't on yours?

And then we have a score of 4/5 at Games On Net:
You get out of Mount & Blade what you put into it, so open your heart and show it a little love. If you can look past its quaint graphics, and grit your teeth through its repetitive quests, then you will be rewarded with a game which adores you and just wants to make you happy.