The story mode is really short but there are other two modes. However, gameplay is the only thing that shines in this game, it is fast paced as well as fluid and challenging. It is worth it to play the game even after you finish the story to try out all the weapons.
I had planned to write up a huge review, but unfortunately I don't have the energy lately and my mood is sapping what little energy I have left.
As a backer of the Kickstarter, I've been privileged to watch the game grow through the development process and it's been really enjoyable. You can really feel that a lot of love and attention to detail went into this project and while there's a fair amount of RTP present, it has been put to great use. The scenario of "Online World" is great, with an engrossing plot and an enormous amount of areas to explore and do battle in. Character customisation is extensive and the ability of Jay, the main pro(an)tagonist, to hack his own avatar and generate his own customised class is unique and enjoyable. What sets this game apart from others is the inclusion of the Hack ability, which allows you overwrite the code of enemies, granting you bonuses against them - or debuffs against your party if the hack fails, and even new and unique items as rewards.
Being able to hack enemies and gain Cores for use as currency, or even combinations to access new areas, is extremely satisfying - especially against tough foes. You can even use the Hack ability to hack other play characters, which you can do to acquire new members for your party, or even just massive amounts of experience points/cash for bolstering your existing one.
Audio and Visual wise, it's mostly standard RPG Maker, but Studio 69 have put great attention to detail and the use of both custom and standard visuals in order to create the Online World. I have to say though, not once did I feel like the visuals were a detriment to the game, RTP or not, and the atmosphere itself was brilliant. Far better than a lot of other cut'n'paste - expensive - commercial RM titles, that's for sure. The custom soundtrack is especially enjoyable though.
All in all, I really have had a blast playing this and I'm eagerly awaiting the followups now. Good luck Studio69!
It's a great mod, it's clearly made with love and passion. Big Thanks for this, it's really a pleasure to play this mod !
I only give 9, (i'd give 9.5 but i can't...) because there is some stuff in the GoT universe that may be quite difficult to implement in MnB engine, i think about the "Game" itself, things like plots, duels, some characters... The diplomatic stuff.
About plots, I thought about something like in CKII, which system may fit well with MnB Mechanics.
By the way, that's one of my favourite mod, if you have MnBW and you like GoT, you really can't miss this awesome fan-made mod.
Let's burn Castalry Rock !