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Bannerman

Rating Summary

Based on 4 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

64

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Game Information

Available on:PCAug 31, 2017

Developer: Armitage Games

Genre: Action

Bannerman is a gritty atmospheric medieval action-adventure with challenging skill-based combat inspired by historical swordsmanship.

You play as a man-at-arms who is left for dead following a terrible battle. On awakening you discover your lord's banner has been lost. You must now travel across a war-torn medieval land in pursuit.

With a sinister atmosphere and punishing combat, Bannerman explores the darker side of medieval fantasy. There are no knights in shining armour to be found in this world.

KEY FEATURES:

Intensely brutal medieval combat! Cut, stab, parry, dodge, punch, kick and bash your enemies using authentic techniques researched and compiled from historical sources.

16-bit rotoscoped animations capture the authentic movement of characters and the impact of medieval combat!

An amazing soundtrack sets the scene - combining acoustic guitars, banjos and folk instruments to create a haunting atmosphere.

A focus on skill-based melee combat rewards careful timing and cautious engagements.

Face off against deadly bosses in brutal duels to the death!

Unlock combat treatises as you progress - discover new abilities and combat techniques!

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Reviews

GameWatcher

Bogdan Robert Mateș
4 / 10.0
GameWatcher

Bannermen's appreciation of genre greats can be easily seen through the cracks in its shoddy construction. However, in between a single faction with a small, uninspired roster, bland story and writing, and very few options in terms of tactics and strategy, it's tough to recommend. As rooted as it is in the genre's past, it's nowhere close to mastering what made RTS titles of yore great, ultimately being just a flimsy, soulless imitator.

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Spaziogames

5 / 10.0
Spaziogames

Bannerman is only a forgettable fantasy RTS.

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GameSkinny

LuckyJorael
GameSkinny

Bannerman is a hard, brutal game that manages to mix difficulty and combat rhythm together to form a meditative, deep, and fulfilling side-scroller.

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Worth Playing

7.5 / 10.0
Worth Playing

Overall, Bannerman feels fresh in the way it looks and plays, and we wouldn't be too far off the mark in describing it as a 2-D Dark Souls.  Fans of skill-based combat who are interested in the masterfully created retro visuals will get a short but intense journey through the gritty side of war in medieval times.

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