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The Banner Saga - Factions Review @ Thunderbolt

by Myrthos, 2013-04-16 12:31:56

In their review of The Banner Saga: Factions, Thunderbolt does not give it a higher score than 6.

Each match in Factions earns Renown, which is used to upgrade your classes into the aforementioned variants as well as allowing for the purchase of alternate character skins and other perks such as extending your barracks. Stoic are continuously tweaking the amount of Renown needed for upgrades, but even still, earning enough to upgrade each member of your party will take a long time. That’s where the marketplace of Factions comes in. Renown can be purchased in blocks, or boosts can be used to increase the amount of Renown earned from playing. While many will turn their nose up at the idea of paying for in game currency and quickly begin preaching about “pay to win”, the key is that there is nothing available to those who pay that can’t be earned by actually putting in the hours and playing the game. It could even be argued that paying for Renown from the beginning would be detrimental to the experience, as anyone doing so would lack the experience built up over many matches to effectively use the forces at their disposal.

Information about

Banner Saga

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Strategy-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released