Banner Saga 1

Publisher: Versus Evil
Developer: Stoic
Release Date (US): 2018-05-17
Site Ranking: #4
Type: Strategy RPG (#3)
Tags / Compare to: Tactical, Turn-based, Final Fantasy Tactics
Game File Size: 3.1GB
Players: 1 Player
Game Length (Avg): 10 hours ($2 / hour)
Length & cost per hour are subjective to play style
Series: Banner Saga
eShop: eShop Page
Views: 1230 (2 today)
OpenCritic Score: 85.4 (Based on Switch Reviews)







Game Description

Your Saga Begins Now

Live through an epic role-playing Viking saga where your strategic choices directly affect your personal journey. Make allies as you travel with your caravan across this stunning yet harsh landscape. Carefully choose those who will help fight a new threat that jeopardizes an entire civilization. Every decision you make in travel, conversation and combat has a meaningful effect on the outcome as your story unfolds. Not everyone will survive, but they will be remembered.
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SwitchRPG Staff Reviews

The Banner Saga 1 Review by Phillip Pinyan
Posted on June 15, 2018 (521 Views)


Review: The Banner Saga (Switch eShop) via Nintendo Life

If you happen to love Norse mythology or epic fantasy stories full of consequence and deft storytelling, then look no further than The Banner Saga. This is a beautifully crafted game that uses its intriguing cast, gripping tale and absolutely stunning artwork and soundtrack to transport you to a world filled with plenty of danger and surprises. The turn-based strategic battles might not be equally as thrilling to everyone who plays this, and the interface in this part of the game can be a bit clunky at times, but this doesn't detract too much from the collective offering.

The Banner Saga Review via Nintendo Insider

The tale that this first chapter in The Banner Saga weaves will have you gripped from start to finish. The player is left to exist in a world that has been meticulously crafted, whether that be the breathtaking art direction, the riveting efforts at world-building or the gameplay mechanics that underpin the experience.

Review: The Banner Saga via VGProfessional

Now available on the Nintendo Switch, The Banner Saga is the first part of a trilogy that lays the foundation for a great story, a complex turn-based tactical-RPG and a wealth of content. It's an excellent pick for fans of the genre who are not afraid of the slow pace of the game.

Review: The Banner Saga (Nintendo Switch) via Digitally Downloaded

This game is undoubtedly a dream on the Switch. Perfect for the console's mobile nature, there's just something soothing about watching your caravan trundle along when you're on a commute of your own.

The Banner Saga (Nintendo Switch) Review via Cubed3

For almost four years, The Banner Saga has provided a thoroughly enjoyable alternative offering to the standard tactical RPG.



Jeremy Rice
June 30, 2018 06:11:16 PM
The folks on the discord gave me a good rundown on this game, and I think I’ve been convinced to add it to my wishlist. Norse mythology has always fascinated me, and be combat system sounds unique and refreshing. If I ever work my way down to it on my wishlist, I’ll report back with my thoughts.
June 20, 2018 12:30:59 PM
I'm looking forward to eventually picking this up. I was an original backer of the kickstarter but my PC crapped out before it could release and I've been a console player ever since. Its one of my great gaming regrets and I'm excited to rectify that mistake soon.
Septimus Woolf
May 24, 2018 02:27:58 PM
Amazing game. Great gameplay, challenging decisions to make and beautiful illustrations. Tempted to double dip!

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