I think this game has been overlooked as a potential game for TNT, also, Warband was shown quite poorly in it's quick look awhile back, so I thought i'd point out how amazing this game really is and hopefully help set the record straight.
This game has the best multiplayer i've ever experienced, the game is worth buying for it alone, the fighting feels so damn good once you get a feel for it and there is nothing quite like raiding a castle with 63 other people. This game makes melee combat fun, not awkward like most other RPG type games. What makes the combat so different from everything else is you can control every part of your swing , the angle, the speed, what you follow it up with, your not stuck watching some animation play out, you aren't just mashing buttons, and your not forced to memorize combos. There's a tremendous amount of skill involved in the game.
In terms of feel, Warband reminds me of Call of Duty 2, what made that game so great was that the shooting felt amazing, the weapons had weight, you wanted to keep fighting because everything was so responsive. Warband has similar mechanics, it makes the gameplay fun by itself, makes itself approachable to anyone willing to give it a shot, but also doesn't let you cheese your way to victory.
You really should try out the multiplayer in this game, you won't regret it. I know you don't believe me, but seriously, its fantastic, i swear to you, all your negative preconceptions are false. Its the most fun i've had playing a multiplayer game in a long time. (the Singleplayer is cool too) I've heard it referred to as "medieval Counterstrike", but I think its even more fun than that.