Choices, an interesting world and a well-designed turn-based combat are what make games like The Banner Saga a blast to play. They mix elements from RPGs and add their own style to the turn-based genre to create an immersive experience. The details, the characters and interaction with many NPCs give life to the world waiting to be explored.
The Banner Saga puts you in a beautiful world inspired by Norse mythology. It’s excellent 2D visual style and hand-drawn animations bring life to a world in which a rising danger threatens the whole population. It’s up to you to travel with your caravan to find the best characters to fight on your side as you are accompanied by an immersive soundtrack.
Choose from over 25 playable characters from 2 races in 7 different classes designed to suit various playstyles. Manage your caravan as you make crucial choices during battle, travel and dialogue. Characters can be permanently lost, so be careful how you use your allies in strategic turn-based battles.
Your brave allies can be injured too, and keeping an eye on your resources is crucial to surviving the cold environment. Whatever you do will affect your story, and how you finish The Banner Saga will affect how you continue your journey in the sequel. The developers want this to be a trilogy, and this is the first in the series that starts off your unique adventure.
If you haven’t already immersed yourself in this marvelous game, in its greatly-designed world, its music and turn-based gameplay, then you definitely should give it a go. The fact that you can continue playing in later entries using choices made in this one makes it all the more exciting. Looking for more great turn-based RPGs like The Banner Saga? Then don’t stop reading, check out this list of similar games down below.