Ash of Gods: Redemption
Top Critic Average
Ash of Gods is heavily inspired by The Banner Saga, but sadly lacks the same charm and the rich narrative that characterized Stoic's game.
Review in Italian | Read full review
A good game if you like the narrative style of The Banner Saga but also a challenge in terms of combat. It doesn't offer a very intense experience but does work for RPG fans and also has a multiplayer mode.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Taking clear inspiration from The Banner Saga, Ash of Gods just about does enough to stands on its own merits, and delivers an engaging tactical adventure held back by a few minor faults
Ash of Gods is an ambitious game of massive proportions. Beautiful artwork, smooth animations, and a stunning soundtrack set the tone for this melancholy tale. The setting and lore can be overwhelming, especially during the first playthrough, but it's sure to capture fans of epic fantasy seeking to lose themselves in a huge world full of secrets, curses, and curious characters.
Ash of Gods: Redemption offers a nice visual style, an interesting story in the style of "Game of Thrones", as well as tactical battles with card mechanics and great music. All this should appeal to fans of dark fantasy and tactical games. Bad controls spoils the experience, but if you love the Banner Saga and wanted something similar, then Ash of Gods should please you.
Review in Russian | Read full review
All conspire to create a game that, while ultimately enjoyable, cannot survive comparisons to the series it so desperately wishes to be.
If you're going to clone a unique, yet flawed game like The Banner Saga, it's crucial that you significantly improve the experience in some way. Ash of Gods: Redemption doesn't, replicating its inspiration's problems, but not its singular vision. Ironically, folks who have never played The Banner Saga will get the most out of this glorified fangame – those who have will likely find Ash of Gods a gray, lifeless imitation.
Ash of Gods is a solid strategy RPG with impressive production values for its modest budget, but its story and lore and incredibly dense and could make it difficult to get into the game's visual novel elements if the plot and setting don't immediately grab you.
As an RPG, writing is crucial. Ash of Gods just doesn't have it.
Other than my own personal tastes I can't fault this game for much. It's gorgeous and I'd like to see more from this team and this franchise.