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.
KEY GAME FEATURES
• 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.
I have to admit that the game made a huge impression on me after the great first part, the second one keeps the same level of love put into it. There are more classes, more skills, more threads, more information about the world. Apart from that, the creators have made a great Survival mode that gives the game a second life even after the campaign. It's also worth to mention a brilliant soundtrack.
Just completed the game and I'd like to say that it was good. Artwork is amazing, so is the music and the general atmosphere that you feel during the gameplay. Didn't like the ending at all, simply because it's not an actual end and I guess Banner Saga 3 is coming. Overall, buy it if you have completed the first part. It definetly worth it's money.
The Banner Saga 2 is a game developed by Stoic and published by Versus Evil and is the sequel to The Banner Saga. The Banner Saga 2 is an epic story set in a fantasy nordic-like world. It has RPG/tactical gameplay and a bit of resources management The story of this game is great, even 12 hours into the game and I still haven't completed the whole campaign! It does has a depressive/end of the world mood that is rare to be seen in games. The soudtrack is outstanding, it fits greatly with the game helping creating the right sensations at the right moments The artistic style is inovative and very beautiful especially the animated cutscenes! The choices you make are good and make the game shape itself as you play it. It adds replay value and great a better bond between the player and the game Although, The Banner Saga 2 is a beautiful and well produced indie game that any fan of RPG's and tactical gameplay should give it a try!
The only thing I can say. That game is great. Is still has a great plot which starts a few moments after the ending of the first part of the trilogy. Don't misunderstand me, but it is still somewhat deep with a few twists and great parts but it is not as good as it was in the previous game. Your choices do matter. They always did and they will be. Even a one or two bad decisions may make a difference by lowering the morale or losing men. That's the best part of the game. Also what needs to be praised is a graphic. It didn't changed since the 1st part but it is still a pretty world and it doesn't have to change, especially if you have a landscapes like that. They're sometimes very good but some might find them repetitive. The same goes for the music. It is simply amazing. Climatic and moving especially in some parts of the game. Overall I think that this is a one of a pretty much excellent game if you like to make decisions that do matter.
I really enjoyed the original Banner Saga despite is very very slight shortcomings. I accepted the that original isn't really a game for everyone and may not be worth recommending certain friends that wouldn't enjoy the Narrative and Mechanics. Banner Saga 2 is definitely a game that anyone can appreciate. They built on the solid mechanics of the original and added some new features to spicy up the battles and story. The Narrative is as solid as ever and keeps you wanting to find out what will happen next. The art and lore is on point as usual. I can't recommend this game enough and can't wait for my second play through. One recommendation, if you think this is a game you might be interested in...play the first one, you can get it cheap and although the sequel is definitely an improvement on the original, if you don't enjoy the original you won't enjoy the sequel as nothing too significant changes. Not to mention you get a more complete story when you play through the first game which I felt added a lot of history and fun when choosing which characters to upgrade and play with.
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