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Banner Saga Trilogy - Nintendo Switch
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- Beautifully hand drawn combat sequences and animations, accompanied by an evocative score from Grammy-nominated composer Austin Wintry, immerses you into a fantasy realm inspired by Norse mythology
- Choose from 48 playable characters from 4 different races and 40 classes, each with unique abilities and upgrade options
- Strategic combat with consequences where victory or defeat and even the permanent loss of a character depends on which characters you choose to take into battle
- Your role in building and managing your caravan as you travel the vast landscape is critical to not only your own survival but the survival of an entire Civilization
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Weave your own thread through this epic strategy RPG adventure with the Banner Saga Trilogy!
Guide your caravan across the landscape of a breaking world, where the sun has stopped in the sky and the gods are dead. Tough choices, bold leadership decisions, wise use of resources and skillful battle tactics all matter as the darkness grows ever closer and the end draws near.
Beautifully hand drawn combat sequences and animations, accompanied by an evocative score from Grammy-nominated composer Austin Wintory, will immerse you into a fantasy realm inspired by Norse mythology.
Choose from 48 playable characters from 4 different races and 40 classes, each with unique abilities and upgrade options.
Strategic combat with consequences where victory or defeat and even the permanent loss of a character depends on which characters you choose to take into battle.
Your role in building and managing your caravan as you travel the vast landscape is critical to not only your own survival but the survival of an entire civilization.
Weave your own thread through this epic strategy RPG adventure with the banner saga Trilogy! guide your caravan across the landscape of a breaking world, where the sun has stopped in the sky and the Gods are dead. Tough choices, bold leadership decisions, wise use of resources and skillful battle tactics all matter as the darkness grows ever closer and the end draws near. Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) Content Description: Alcohol Reference, Blood and Gore, Language, Violence. Number of players one.
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I give this a 6/10
All 3 games are included, the save from game 1 loads into game 2 and 3.
The still-screen art was great, the world was cool while watching the caravan.
I played it to the end.
If i was retired and had endless time, i could replay for grueling turn-based-battles.
-The battles are incredibly frustrating and difficult to win, and i don't think you need to win them, and that's strange.
-The ending was lazy and uninspired, & even though there is some replay-ability, i'll never play this again.
-There's also no way to save. It only does auto-save, and it doesn't tell you when you've hit a save spot.
-The resource you use to purchase food is exp points from battles...since when do experience points buy food?
-The point of this game is resource management like in oregon trail: how much food and ammo did you buy before you set-off on the oregon trail? Buy everything, then upgrade characters. characters don't die so don't care about them, care about food.
-The zoom function makes it all blurry the more you zoom. so, walk up to the TV instead.
-Everything is too small to enjoy and you can't control where you zoom.
-There's no way to rotate the map in battles. this really irritated me and forced me to restart several battles
-Turns out, it's not like xcom, if your character falls in battle, he/she is still alive - this was never explained. massive irritation.
I took one star away only because the ending was slightly unsatisfactory for me. Like I said, the story was engaging - to the point that I found it to be the most compelling aspect of my purchase. But the story's resolution left me wishing it was longer, discussing and resolving several story questions I had. Love angles, character arcs left unresolved, answers to questions - all missing from any of the 5 endings that were programmed for the game.
Good game but not great (and solely due to the unsatisfying conclusion).
As your caravan travels you make decisions that will influence the number of followers in your group, your amount of supplies, special items you get, etc. Your decisions have consequences that affect the story, sometimes in some major ways. When you finish one part you can carry over your save data to the next chapters or pick your main character and start fresh.
This game is not easy. You can change your difficulty at any time without affecting the story. I started out by playing on the normal setting and the game was extremely difficult. At some point in Part 2 I switched to easy as even that was very hard. The difficulty levels might only affect the amount of hit points and armor points that the enemies have. I can't imagine I would be able to finish this on the hard setting.
For what I paid I thought this was a very good deal. I would not recommend purchasing just one game of the trilogy since you wouldn't get a complete story. Definitely don't buy Parts 2 or 3 before playing 1 or else you won't know what's going on.
PROS. The art is by far the strongest aspect of the game. It's all hand-drawn, and you feel like you're playing a beautiful 1990s animated film, like Black Cauldron or The Hobbit. The music is also very good, and kept me engaged the entire time. The RPG and stats mechanics of the game during battles make sense, and it was a real joy mixing and matching members of the party to take into battle.
CONS. Nothing you do matters. You will lose party members seemingly at random, to events beyond your control, and instead of adding a layer of realism to the game it makes you feel helpless. Events will transpire that ostensibly come from your decisions, but the chain of events that led to them make no sense. "Don't attack that caravan!" somehow equals, "I hate you and your family," and they will leave. like. what. I also hated how the "women" were written in this game. I say "women" because all the female characters in the first game are basically the same person, and indistinguishable from one another. (It doesn't help that at one point, the protagonist comments how the potential love interest isn't like The Other Girls, and that the "evil" woman is like the love interest but mean for no discernable reason). Plot holes are big enough for you to stick your fist through (Why does that one person's husband die and like, no one cares? How did that one person become in charge? What are their qualifications? What is that one bad guy's motivations for obstructing the protagonist? Literally, why does he care????)
I was so disappointed in this beautiful game. Honestly, Thronebreaker from CDPR takes on a similar concept through a puzzle game, and executes it 10x better. If you're looking for story-driven games to play on the Switch, buy that instead. Plus, there are more than two kinds of women in it.
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There is also an ancient race of giants in this game called Varl and you sometimes take control of their caravan as well. Normally you control a human caravan. There are not as many Varl as humans as they tend to be long lived and don't seem to be able to have children anymore. Together, the Varl and the humans try to escape from an invasion of monsters from the North that have been burning and pillaging villages everywhere they go.
The game has an option for an easier difficulty during battles, and I played the game with this mode on. I still lost characters but I never felt completely overwhelmed by the battles. You earn points in the game from battles that can be spent on upgrading your soldiers, or you can use those points to buy supplies for your caravan so that people don't starve. The game makes sure that you never have enough supplies, so you have to choose carefully how to spend your limited points.
This collection on the Switch contains three games and is a great value for $22. The game also has beautifully drawn cutscenes and a very nice art style. There is some voice acting but it is limited to key moments in the game.
This collection is also part of the Xbox Game Pass as of March 2020, so if you want to try the game first and you have an Xbox One, you can do it there. I tried it on the Xbox and didn't really get into it, but found that this game was very well suited to a portable system where I can pause the game and put it away and come back to it later when I have time. Playing on the TV means that you can only play when other people aren't using the TV.
I really enjoyed this game and I hope you try it out. The music is good too.
Esta trilogía contiene los 3 juegos en el cartucho, una opción que todas las demás compañías deberían seguir.
El port a Nintendo Switch es muy bueno - Se ve genial, estaba un poco preocupado por que los textos fueran muy pequeños para jugar en modo portátil, pero tienen un tamaño adecuado. En general corre bastante bien. El único punto negativo que he visto son algunos errores en la traducción a español, por ejemplo usan pronombres femeninos para algunos personajes masculinos y viceversa o algunas palabras mal escritas o conjugadas.
Necesitas descargar parte del juego, no esta todo incluido en la tarjeta.