The Banner Saga
"Beautiful beginning and innovative combat system."
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The Banner Saga's strong mechanics are enhanced by a compelling storyline and characters as colourful as its visual palette.
It has been a few years in the making, but the Xbox version of 'The Banner Saga' is a wonderful experience. I sincerely hope that Stoic releases the sequel on this platform as well, because they have a good thing going here and the more people who experience it, the better.
No, The Banner Saga hasn't reached its destination yet, but again: it's all about the journey.
As an audio-visual experience, The Banner Saga is hard to beat. Tough choices and an elegant combat system help make the game fun and engaging right up to the end. With a few tweaks to the resource management system and some real soul-searching on enemy variety, Stoic could have a really terrific game on their hands. They're not there yet, but they're on the right track.
The Banner Saga offers an expertly crafted narrative buffered by fun combat and addictively painful player decisions that could not be more worth your time.
There are deeper strategy games, but few where you'll feel quite so invested in the outcome. Recommended.
Repetitive battles are The Banner Saga’s biggest issue, but they don’t stop the enjoyment from what is otherwise a fantastic experience. Strategy and fantasy enthusiasts should find a lot to enjoy here. Roll on part two!
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.
The Banner Saga is just as good as it’s ever been on Switch and maybe even better thanks to the Switch’s portability.