The Banner Saga 2 Deluxe Edition contains: The Banner Saga 2 game, The Banner Saga 2 score: Composer Austin Wintory builds on his BAFTA-nominated score to The Banner Saga with yet another large and dramatic orchestral wind ensemble approach, performed by the Colorado Symphony.Read full description
The Banner Saga 2 Deluxe Edition contains:
The Banner Saga 2 game
The Banner Saga 2 score: Composer Austin Wintory builds on his BAFTA-nominated score to The Banner Saga with yet another large and dramatic orchestral wind ensemble approach, performed by the Colorado Symphony. The score again features YouTube stars Taylor Davis, Malukah and Peter Hollens, and introduces a new group, the brilliant Icelandic band Árstíðir.
The award winning and BAFTA nominated saga continues in The Banner Saga 2. Continue your journey soon after the climactic events of The Banner Saga. The choices you made in the first game will affect who is alive and who is dead in this exciting sequel. As the world continues to crumble around you, only one bastion of hope remains, but getting there will require strong leadership, hard sacrifices, influencing new heroes, and, as always, sound strategy in combat.
The epic Viking saga continues on – beautifully 2D hand drawn combat sequences and animations are further enhanced with special effects, once again accompanied by an evocative score from Grammy-nominated composer Austin Wintory
Player choice that continues to drive your narrative – your story continues based on choices made in the first game as well as hard choices you have to make in this one.
New Characters and a New Race – continue your epic journey interacting with new characters and a new race, the Horseborn.
Improved Strategic combat with consequences – improved, more strategic battle boards enhance combat and permanent loss of characters will still weigh heavy on your mind long after the battle is over.
The journey is as important as 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.
Great story that leaves me longing for the conclusion. Combat is pretty much unchanged from the first part, but it allows for a higher level cap, while avoiding a terrible power creep: The max base stats are unchanged (afair) from the first game, but once a stat is maxed out, a proc chance can be chosen from. A bunch of new classes and even a new race keep things fresh. The character are very well fleshed out, the writing is superb, the art style is, if anything, better than TBS1 - a few more sections are voiced and there are a handful of beautifully animated cutscenes. And the music is just as great as it was in the first part.
I'm reviewing the deluxe edition because the soundtrack alone IT'S WORTH IT. You can't simply leave this game unplayed. It's stunning, visually, regarding gameplay, music... If you played the first one, it will import your choices. If not, you'll be able to play anyway (it's not like you won't enjoy the game, though the lory it's not too friendly for new players). The added customization part is a great addition to the game. Jump to the saga!
The Banner Saga 2 is an excellent sequel that improves on the original in many ways. Starting a new game allows you to choose which of the two characters you want to play as, with both giving you the same starting companions, items, renown, etc. The better option is to import your play-through of the first game, doing so causes the game to remember many of the choices made, the characters you have with you, the items you have gathered, renown you saved, experience of your characters, and it even carries over how many NPC clansmen and fighters remained with your former group. Characters can gain higher levels, stat caps remain the same however, promotions now cost less renown and allow you to learn a second ability of their class while some of the main characters learn another unique skill. The game has the same great art and music as the first title and battles have been improved with new enemies, new classes, obstacles, objectives, etc. Different events and conversations happen based on who your main character is and you see the other characters taking a more active role in events. Clansmen now can help by actively foraging for food and they can be converted into fighters by spending some time at your trainer. The game has you controlling two separate caravans with one being lead by either Rook or Alette and another being lead by a character who was only introduced near the end of the last game, a character with a very different way of doing things than either Rook or Alette. The Banner Saga 2 ends up being even better than the first game and I look forward to the finale. The Deluxe Edition includes the game's soundtrack which is just as good as the original game and well worth the price, the music is great in game and outside of it.
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