게시 일시: 2015년 3월 28일
The gods are dead, the sun stood still and the world, inhabited by humans and giants, is on the brink of destruction - these are the first words of the Banner Saga introduction. The game was created by Stoic Studio, was founded by people from the famous BioWare Studio, gave the world such great role-playing games like Baldur's Gate, Neverwinter Nights, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Mass Effect and Dragon Age.
World of Banner Saga is gloomy, harsh and designed to the last detail. Inspired by Scandinavian mythology and stories about the vikings. Before the player unfolds a fascinating story, will be given the opportunity to observe developments from the point of view of several different main characters. Hunter Rook with his daughter Alette are saved from their village, which was attacked by dredges, dark warriors, whose armies are threatening to destroy all life in this world. Giant Hakon leads an army together with the human prince Ludin to help Grofheim, besieged the capital of the Kingdom.
Banner Saga is role-playing game (RPG) with turn-based battles. During the 8-9 hours of the game player will have to make the hard decisions and none of the proposed options will be not definitely good, you always have to face the consequences of your decisions. The player will lead to the final goal not only the main characters, the number of which is constantly changing - someone will come, someone will leave, and someone will die. Also player will be responsible for the people, who walking in the caravan with him: refugees fleeing from dredges, who destroyed their home.
Especially I want to tell about plot and dialogues. All dialogues in the game are presented in the form of large amounts of text. The text is extremely high quality, it is like you situate in an interactive book where you decide what and how will happen next.
Music plays a huge role in creating the atmosphere of the approaching end of the world. Scandinavian themes plays on the background of colorful snowy scenery and it is just incredible. Under calm music caravan covers the distance from one village to another, under the anxious music soldiers and giants go to the last battle against horrible dredges to protect their families. Under such musical compositions I would like to sincerely empathize with the characters.
For this game I would waste my free day, wrapped in a blanket with a cup of warm cocoa. The music and visual style of Banner Saga make the game like complete artwork, which I will replay several times, to get new impressions.
10 brave vikings out of 10. Excellent.