Graphics: Not exactly amazing on this front, the graphics run from passable to fairly shiny if you add many of the graphics modifications available. Out of the box, however, it isn't terribly pretty. 7/10
Sound: Clink, clank, oof, yaarrrgghhh! That last one was a death cry, as you might imagine. The sound effects aren't terribly fun to listen to, but add to the immersion in big battles. The music, on the other hand, is wonderful and will get caught in your head. Very epic and appropriate for the setting. 8/10
Gameplay: This is what brings me back again and again. Mount&Blade nailed mounted combat in a way I haven't seen replicated before or since. With some improvement in the Athletics skill (what determines your character's foot speed), the unmounted combat can be fun as well. If you want to rely on tactics and a large force to defeat your foes, that's possible. If you want to Rambo out and slay them single-handedly, there are strategies that will make this work as well. The greatest failing in the gameplay department is the lack of meaningful quests, but this is almost to be expected in a game this sand-boxy. Together with the many mods available that drastically change the gameplay and setting, the replay value on this game is unbeatable. 10/10
Feel: The game has a pseudo-historical setting, with factions based on historical generalities. Which is to say, the Norse are represented... sort of. And the Mongols are represented... sort of. History was the basic departing point from which the game spreads its wings and develops a new and interesting setting in which the different combat strategies of civilizations pre-gunpowder can duke it out. The biggest problem I had with the immersion were a few bad translations, but these are few and far between. 8/10
Value: The replay value is unbeatable. The many mods available for the game will provide you with many hours of hectic combat fun for years to come. 10/10
Overall: The game was well worth the purchase, has addictive gameplay, unbeatable replay value, and a modding community that's just incredible. Definitely worth picking up when you can!