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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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 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.
A well-realised premise with stunning art design and an excellent combat system. Decision-making is never black and white and always has consequences – eventually at least. Battles lack variety in terms of units and environments. Animation and voiceovers are limited by the budget. Decision-making can seem arbitrary and the script is not quite up to the job.