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 Banner Saga is a good game when it comes to it’s unique combat, art style, and atmospheric score but the awkward transition of the menus to console and the presentation of its plot hold it back from being great. Ultimately, if you haven’t played it already and are really, really into Viking themed fiction or turn based strategy games there’s fun to be had here, but it probably isn’t for everyone.
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.
As a package, The Banner Saga is addictive, attractive, compelling, enjoyable, and truly challenging on the higher difficulty level.