Worst game I have played in ages. I know from experience that making games is never easy, but seriously this game shouldn't have even passed alpha testing.
Hit detection in combat is terrible. I swing through people's chests and nothing happens but if they swing three feet within me I get hit. There are also times where I deal zero damage to someone when hitting them before they swing a weapon at me that causes me to get thrown back instead of them taking damage as well as me. There is little to no response to mouse clicks (yes I have a working good condition mouse and computer). The game runs incredibly slow on a computer that runs other games (like Oblivion which this game grovels at Oblivion's feet just to bask in it's glory (and yes I realize M&B is said to be an action game)) very well at high frame rates.
Character creation could use some work but is somewhat in the right direction. When distributing your attribute points at creation it would be nice to have a - button in addition to the + so you don't have to reset all of the points if you clicked one too many times on something. Also, starting with more than 4 points to place in skills or attributes would be nice. Have all of the base stats at 0 and let people place them however they want.
There isn't much story explanation either unless I have just been incredibly bored by it with the endless amounts of enormous text blocks that seem to ramble on and on about nothing (and now causes me to write like that about the game).
The whole point of a game is to have fun and for RPGs to be immersed into the game as your character. This game has neither aspect.
The only completely positive thing I have to say about this game is that the music is actually decent. It flows well with what I would assume the theme of the game was supposed to aim for.
I could go on and on but frankly I'm disgusted that my hard earned money was spent on this game and is worth no more of my time as people I know in college game design courses at a nearby college have made better games.
So unless I got some mythical worthless version of this game somehow written into the CD instead of the real game, my rating is a 1/10 for the music and for the effort and willingness to sacrifice this game and all past or future games of any companies involved in Mount&Blade to a list of games I will never buy and tell other people to never buy as well.