Incredibly good, much given the game's age. There are definitely playable even 5 years old. This is largely thanks to the game's way of handling the world, that things happen all the time and your choices affect really happening. It breaks out a war? Take over the other nation's castles and get a reward for this in terms of money but also reputation. It may sound simple but testing, the game is available for a pittance.
It's like Skyrim, only better (not graphic terms, of course). The fighting is a bit like Total War with fewer troops (about 100p at the same time).
Can we hope for a M & B 2?
+ Battles (it does actually matter how then turn on your enemy)
Character development +
- The graphics (after all 5 years old)