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Banner of the Maid

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Available on:PlayStation 4May 27, 2019
PCMay 27, 2019
Nintendo SwitchMay 27, 2019

Developer: Azure Flame Studio

Publisher: CE-Asia

Genres: RPG, Strategy

Banner of the Maid is a Turn-Based Strategy Game set in the late 18th century to early 19th century, based on the alternative history of the French Revolution. At the end of 18th century, as the House of Bourbon was on the verge of clasping, Louis XVI of France planned to secretly escape from his country. Starting from the French Revolution, the wave of chaos swiped across Europe. Follow the steps of our protagonist, the young female officer Pauline Bonaparte, to start her journey as a regular officer and win battles both on the battlefront and in the political vortex of Paris, and finally write her own heroic story. In the heat of the French Revolution, the Royalists, Club des Feuillants, Club des Jacobins and Malmaisons, various factions contend with each other on the grand stage of Paris. Starting from the eye of storm, the Malmaison Salon, Pauline Bonaparte have to approach the factions, complete their quests and challenges in order to establish connections with political figures and win over their support, gather funding to improve her weaponry and equipments, secure army supplies while she also tries to discover and unveiled the secrets of the Maids that are buried deep inside the City. The storm of the French Revolution and the mysterious Maids had changed the fate of the entire Europe. The revolution is a time of heroes: talented and trustworthy generals, secret agents of the Royal Family, even musicians who possesses extraordinary talents. More than 30 characters with distinct background will be available for you to command. Hire them to be one of your own, understand their stories and cultivate them to be your unstoppable force on the battlefields. Command the iconic troops of the 18th and 19th century such as Line Infantry, Skirmisher, Calvary, Artillery and much more through the Turn-Based Strategy combats to experience the reimagined European battlegrounds. Train your commanders to improve their abilities and learn the appropriate tactical skills, defeat powerful enemies! Over 30 maps, including cities, plains, snowy mountains, etc. Utilize the unique elements on the battlefields to ensure advantages. - Critical terrain elements that provide advantages and disadvantages during battles; - Different key locations that provide unique support to different types of troops; - Special events that take place on the battleground as the story progresses; - Environment changes such as storm, heavy snow, thick fog, dark nights, etc.

Banner of the Maid Reviews

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7.8 / 10.0

Though there are some flaws in terms of story and UI, Banner of the Maid is an attractive strategy game with solid gameplay.

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5 / 10

A good tactical game makes you feel dumb when loosing, Banner of the Maid makes you feel cheated, as it's less about forming a plan, and more about retrying missions to discover which exact "route" to follow. Add to this a heavy lack of balance, some annoying friendly AI, and a needlessly long length, and this makes this Chinese-born SRPG hard to recommend. Its flawless pixel art style, and sexy anime look are really the only things of any worth here.

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If only that localisation didn't put a dampener on everything by making a full half of the game, and, critically, the context that gives the action purpose, so irritating to sit through.

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While the game looks very pretty, Banner of the Maid, unfortunately, feels pretty generic. Unlike other games in this genre, the grinding isn't as fun as it should be considering its interesting gameplay mechanics.

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[EN]Banner of the Maid - Gameplay Features Trailer | PC, Switch, PS4 | CE-Asia thumbnail

[EN]Banner of the Maid - Gameplay Features Trailer | PC, Switch, PS4 | CE-Asia

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