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Forums > Submission Feedback > Suskie's The Banner Saga review

This thread is in response to a review for The Banner Saga on the Miscellaneous. You are encouraged to view the review in a new window before reading this thread.

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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: July 14, 2014 (03:33 AM)
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To answer your opening question, more or less anyone can make it to the end depending on the choices you make. I know this, because a decision I thought was for the best blew up in my face two hours later and I lost a lot of people I begrudgingly cared about. So awful felt I that I abandoned the entire playthrough, started from scratch, and sidestepped that particular choice. Those people lived (only a little longer in some cases), but others died and I still felt fucking awful about it.

Man, though, I adore this game. I’ve played some really (purposefully) depressing stuff this year, and this still manages to stand out among them. I lost my save file with a computer crash, and both look forward to and bloody dread replaying it all once the second episode is finally released. If it gets released, I guess, with the threatened lawsuit from King.com hanging over its head for daring to use the word Saga in its game title.

Loved the review. Fine work.


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Author: Ben
Posted: July 14, 2014 (05:16 PM)
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I'm at the final battle now (I believe), and this is a great review. It sums up quite a few reasons why I'm really digging the game.

The battles are probably the least interesting part of The Banner Saga, and I feel it does a poor job at explaining the mechanics and how they all work. But everything else combines really well to create quite a depressing experience.


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Author: Suskie
Posted: July 15, 2014 (11:19 AM)
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I did actually read your review shortly after I completed the game, EmP. It was lovely! But I'm bad about leaving feedback. But yeah, I read about that situation you stumbled into and I'm fairly certain that the same thing happened to me. Like I said, I think stuff like that is crucial to the game's message. This is easily my GOTY so far if it's not evident.

Thanks to both of you for reading! Really appreciate the comments.


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