The Banner Saga

The Banner Saga is as bleak as it is beautiful. Live through an epic role-playing Viking saga where your strategic choices directly affect your personal journey. Make allies as you travel with your caravan across this stunning yet harsh landscape.

The Banner Saga is as bleak as it is beautiful. Live through an epic role-playing Viking saga where your strategic choices directly affect your personal journey. Make allies as you travel with your caravan across this stunning yet harsh landscape. Carefully choose those who will help fight a new threat that jeopardizes an entire civilization. The core of the game is a single-player campaign of turn-based combat engagements inspired by games such as Final Fantasy Tactics and Shining Force, with the player controlling and being able to build up a party of characters with complementing abilities.

Unceremonious narrative dumping proves disconcerting at first. It relies too heavily on identical poses for each character during the (unfortunately) unvoiced cut scenes, and perspectives shift so often that identifying who's being referred to as "you" remains a small chore hours in According to the developers, their aim was to create a "mature game for adults in the vein of Game of Thrones or The Black Company". They intend to engage players emotionally by allowing them to build relationships with the game's characters and shape the outcome of the story through an array of conversation choices.

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