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The Banner Saga - News Round-up

by Couchpotato, 2014-01-18 03:25:21

I have a bunch of different news articles for The Banner Saga so lets get started with three reviews I found today.

Forbes - No Score

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.

Gamereactor - 8/10

It's a mature game, as thought provoking as it is beautiful, and definitely worth a look if you enjoy either RPGs or turn-based strategy (and utterly essential if you like both). It's not quite a masterpiece, but with a few light revisions and a little more variety, it could well be next time. We can't wait to see what's still to come from this engrossing, beautifully told saga.

NewGamerNation - 9/10

In conclusion, The Banner Saga is a beautiful and immersive world that is begging to be explored. It is one of those games that need to be played and if you haven’t done so already, you need to get this game. Even if you aren’t a fan of RPGs or SRPGS, it is still a highly recommended title. The world will grab you and you are going to want to see the game through to the end. It is a rare opportunity to have a game do this so when it does manage to come around, you have to seize the opportunity.

And for last I have a new interview from Gamereactor also.

Following the game's release earlier this week, we caught up with one third of the Stoic team, Alex Thomas, and found out more about the creation of the game, the ideas and influences that shaped it, and what the studio is planning in the future.

Information about

Banner Saga

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