Another One to Watch: The Banner Saga

Yesterday I noted how cool the game FTL looked. Today I am enthralled with this trailer for The Banner Saga, a turn-based strategy RPG from Stoic. This will be Stoic’s first game, but it’s composed of three, you guessed it, ex-Bioware veterans of The Old Republic. There needs to be a drinking game for every time an ex-Bioware employee starts up a new indy project. And since this is three ex-Bioware employees, that means three shots. I love these guys already.

Furthering my budding alcoholism aside, you’ve got my attention when you describe your game like this:

Short answer: role-playing meets turn-based strategy, wrapped into an adventure mini-series about vikings.

Travel through stunning landscapes straight out of an animated film as your party escapes what could be the end of everything. Battle painstakingly hand-animated foes in strategic, turn-based combat. Make decisions with real consequences in conversations with people you’ll actually care about.

The Banner Saga is a mature game aimed at gamers who appreciate art, story and strategy. Hope you’ll join the caravan.

Hey! I appreciate art, story, and strategy! This must be for me! And it’s for you too.  You wouldn’t be at No High Scores if it weren’t, so do yourself a solid and keep an eye on this one.

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Todd Brakke

Todd was born in Ann Arbor, with a Michigan helmet in one hand and a mouse in the other. (Never you mind the logistics of this.) He grew, vertically anyway, and is a 20-year publishing veteran as an editor of books on consumer tech and professional development for educators. Because that wasn't enough of a challenge, Todd was a 20-year part-time snob about video games, writing reviews, features, and more for multiple outlets from 1997-2015. Follow him on Twitter @toddsfoolery.

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