When comparing Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara vs Mount & Blade : Warband, the Slant community recommends Mount & Blade : Warband for most people. In the question“What are the best PC RPGs?” Mount & Blade : Warband is ranked 19th while Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara is ranked 26th.
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Pro Not just a normal beat 'em up
Branching paths, item shops with usable inventory, and special player abilities make this game more like an action RPG than a side-scrolling beat 'em up.
Pro Allows for 4-player co-op, just like in the arcades
Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara supports 4-player local and online co-op play, which reflects the old arcade setups that allowed four players to play together.
Pro Widescreen support
Original arcade games of this era were 4:3; it’s nice that the developers included a widescreen mode for modern monitor support.
Pro Challenges and trophies
Challenges and trophies are new additions to the game that extend gameplay by introducing more objectives. They are also a source of pride – and bragging rights – for players who have managed to complete them.
Pro Have your own army to command into battle
Pro New multiplayer
Multiplayer is a new part of M&B with Warband and allows for battles as large as 64 players with tons of different class choices for each player, making for a varied online battle each time.
Pro Old but gold
Pro Impressive combat-system
Pro Lots of brilliant mods
Has plenty of great mods, for example "A song of ice and fire" mod.
Pro Deep economy aspects
Buying and selling items in the single player game can be deeply rewarding but will take a lot of time to learn the ins and outs in order to maximize profit.
Con Co-op is spotty and limited
There is no way to mix local and online players, so it has to be one or the other. On top of that, the netcode seems poor and disconnects can happen.
Con Short gameplay
The games last about two hours – quite short by modern standards. However, this is to be expected because they are ports of classic arcade games that were intended to be beaten in a single sitting.
Con Subpar graphics
Definitely not one of the best looking games out there, and age is not helping it either.