The Banner Saga (Series) Review
Posted: 10 months ago, last updated 6 months ago.
Author: Andy Robertson.
The main element of progressions is a turn-based combat engagement employing characters you have in your party. Rather than focusing on a specific hero as in other games, The Banner Saga games concentrate instead on the caravan of characters as a whole. Defeats and deaths in battle affect more than your score or arbitrary outcome, but play into the narrative as a whole.
There are three games in the series:
- The Banner Saga (2014)
- The Banner Saga 2 (2016)
- The Banner Saga 3 (2018)
Rating: PEGI 16+, ESRB TEEN
Release Date: 14/01/2014, updated in 2016
On PC there are in-game purchases for "The Legendary Items" that adds titles, items, a digital novel, Survival Mode and Eternal Arena mode. "Deluxe Items" that add a wallpaper, digital world map and Gold Wasp item.
On iOS and console, there are no in-app purchases.
This game is free with Xbox Game Pass.
Rated ESRB TEEN with alcohol reference, blood and gore, language and violence.
Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this. Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games. iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games... read more about system accessibility settings.
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