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The Banner Saga is the GWJ CRPG's Club's twelfth winner, winning the vote in a stomping romp of the other contenders.
The Banner Saga is the first of three tactical RPGs developed by Stoic Studio. Published in 2014, this story-driven game based on Norse mythology lets the player take control of two characters. Strong points of the game are its combat and choice-driven play. The game is playable on pretty much every relatively modern platform.
While technically we're playing Banner Saga 1, because the game is relatively short, participants are welcome to continue on to play Banner Saga 2 and/or Banner Saga 3. And in the spirit of inclusivity, if you're already played Banner Saga 1, you're welcome to simply jump in and start with Banner Saga 2 or 3. Playing any one of the three games will count for leveling up purposes. If you do start with 2 or 3, please take care to not spoil major story plot lines for the people starting with Banner Saga 1.
We'll be playing this game until March 31, 2021. This thread is for friendly discussion as we play through the game. Share your reflections, successes, defeats, tactics, wishes, impressions, and whatever here! The more conversation the better, so post away.
For BIG spoilers, please use the spoiler tag. (No! I am your father!) Tactics, strategies, general story progression likely won't need them.
Anyone and everyone is welcome to participate, and can start at any time, so join the fun! One quick favor: If you decide to play, make a post here along the lines of "I'm in!" to let us know. If you start and finish the game before the end, you'll level up your GWJ CRPG Membership.
Tip: For shopping, the trilogy is often marked near the same price as just the first game
Steam ($4.99 <-- SALE! - BS2 & BS3 as well)
Playstation Store ($24.99)
Xbox Store ($24.99)
Nintendo Switch ($24.99)
iOS ($9.99) (Beware: BS3 not available on iOS and saves transfer)
Google Play - Android ($9.99)
Is There Any Deal: Banner Saga
How Long to Beat (10.5 - 27 hours)
Metacritic (80 metascore, 8.0 user score)
Alien Love Gardener
Mr GT Chris