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The Banner Saga - Preview @ Gamezone

by Couchpotato, 2014-01-11 06:23:43

Gamezone has a new preview of The Banner Saga based on a few Reddit developer responses. Stoic says the game is larger than originally planned.

Stoic Studio's turn-based strategy game, The Banner Saga, is set to release next week on January 14th, but the game that you'll be playing then is much different than the one that was pitched back when it was just a mere Kickstarter project.

"I'd have to say there's almost nothing left of the original concept, especially in terms of scope and design, and I mean that in a good way," said Stoic's Alex Thomas in a "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit today. Touching on a few of the changes that took place of "at least" five major revisions, Alex noted "the combat and usability has had major changes over a dozen times. Travel gameplay has changed significantly."

"I guess the important thing is that design is a pretty iterative process," Thomas went on to say. "If you sit down and write a design doc for the game and think you're done, you're going to have a crappy game. It's a good start, then you implement the systems, play them, and change them over and over until they all work together harmoniously. In that regard the most valuable thing Kickstarter allowed us to do was a ton of iterations, instead of having to settle on the first thing we thought of."

Information about

Banner Saga

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