The Banner Saga
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Content Rating: Teen
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. Every decision you make in travel, conversation and combat has a meaningful effect on the outcome as your story unfolds. Not everyone will survive, but they will be remembered.
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The desolate landscapes, the constant fear of death, the beautiful artwork, it's all top notch stuff. I'm just not sure the core mechanics that make up the bulk of actual gameplay are strong enough.
Sure, it’s not always perfect — the game’s lack of guidance, difficulty spikes and voice acting may occasionally leave you feeling a little lost and alone — but perhaps that’s just in keeping with the unforgiving Norse world that inspired it.
The Banner Saga is still a solid tactical RPG with a charming art style and a story that, while initially daunting, eventually becomes manageable and memorable. Because it suffers a little from trying to fit a controller-shaped peg into a mouse-shaped hole, the console port isn’t quite as satisfying as the original Steam version (which is also usually cheaper), but if it’s your only option you’ll still find plenty of beautifully-designed RPG goodness to keep you going.