Mount and Blade: Amazing game with only a few minor fall backs
Now if you do have an imagination you can easily go for a very long time on Mount and Blade without getting board.
Also if you think that this game has to many dead end villages, towns, and castles well their not if the village elder says they have no tasks leave wait a few game days and go back and ask again this will work about 3/4 of the time.
Best part of this game is the combat you can take hundreds of men vs. hundreds of men and get into a full out medieval battle. The only problem with the combat system is you can't make fast and quick commands easily.
That's what I think of the game hope this helped you and good luck in the wars to come.