Dark Ages in British Isles are fascinating, a dismal warlike time, in which people fight for survive. A dark age with deep blend of cultures. 6th and 7th centuries were a time when invaders (Saxons, Angles and Jutes) tried hard their destiny in a new world with the steel of their swords, shields and spears. Ancient people tried to resist, while they saw how their kingdoms are defeated and conquest by those “barbarians”, sorrowfully saw how his belowed world slowly disappeared off the face of the earth. Couldn't forget to talk about the Picts also, who have always inspire great interest. Or about West, other island, as complex as Britain, Ireland in which many people were fighting for a piece land, their clans, livestock and supremacy. In short, it is a world we know a little, but that it is like a magnet for history lovers: a time of war and great deeds, where few (almost none) kings died in his bed.
Amazing mod with great graphics, only thing i have against it is some misspelling that kind of makes it hard to really get into the mind set that you are a warrior in the dark ages, The game does sometimes crash on me, but i think that may just be my computer, other than those small issues, This is an absolutely great mod
i really loved the original game but a little too much vanila can tast bad after some time. this mod was cool because it changed the game like it gave you options on how to make battle easier or harder and it added sooooo many more factions. it also changed the map drasticlly and put it in an actural place. all around this mod is really fun and i've spent more time on this mod than the original game. i strongly suggest getting it especially because it's free.
I see many people making the statement "Brytenwalda is the best M&B mod ever". And honestly it is hard to find fault in that statement.
This mod offers an experience that can be rivaled only by a select few mods. The experience however is one of extreme hardship and pure brutality. Brytenwalda requires patience and more importantly persistence, early game is quite difficult as it will take a very long time to familiarize with this NEW game, because that is what Brytenwalda is, an entirely NEW game that requires a new play style with a steep learning curve. Brytenwalda is a mod for the hardcore gamer looking for a challenge that very few M&B mods can offer.
i would have scored this mod 10/10 if only it had a freelancer type option that would allow you to enlist as a simple soldier in a lords army. And possibly expand upon that feature by offering a career path to follow during peace times/while lord is stationed in settlement. A career like a Tax collector for the Lord or a city guard, blacksmith, hunter, court bard ect. With objectives/quests that have to be completed.
This is an excellent mod that I would highly recommend to any experienced MB:W player. The immersion is great the map is superb and the amount of custom content is unbelievable. It's like an entirely new game. I would rate it higher except it is very,very hard. The game is so hard in fact that I cheated and made my character super human with infinite money and I still couldn't win most of the battles. There is also a strange glitch in the Naval Warfare section where if one ship collides with another warriors on the ship that took the impact will spontaneously go flying in random directions making naval warfare almost impossible. Other than those hiccups great work I hope to see more updates in the Future!