• The Banner Saga 3: Screen zum Spiel.
  • The Banner Saga 3: Screen zum Spiel.
  • The Banner Saga 3: Screen zum Spiel.
  • The Banner Saga 3: Screen zum Spiel.
  • The Banner Saga 3: Screen zum Spiel.
  • The Banner Saga 3: Screen zum Spiel.
  • The Banner Saga 3: Screen zum Spiel.
  • The Banner Saga 3: Screen zum Spiel.
  • The Banner Saga 3: Screen zum Spiel.
  • The Banner Saga 3: Screen zum Spiel.

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Über das Spiel

Banner Saga 3 ist das letzte, dramatische Kapitel in der reifen, storybasierten Wikinger-RPG-Reihe, die über 20 Auszeichnungen und 4 BAFTA-Nominierungen erhalten hat. Wenn um dich herum die Welt zerbricht, wem kannst du da noch vertrauen? Wie wirst du deine Verbündeten beschützen, und welche Entscheidungen wirst du treffen, wenn die Dunkelheit unaufhaltsam näherkommt?

Erlebe die Banner Saga, wie du sie noch nie zuvor gesehen hast. Im wunderschönen handbemalten Finale der Trilogie übernimmt eine dunkle Kraft die Macht und übt ihren Einfluss auf alles aus, was dir lieb geworden ist.

Wähle neue spielbare Charaktere für deine Gruppe aus, einschließlich Wüter-Helden! Nutze neue Upgrade-Optionen, die mit dem Voranschreiten des Kampfes erscheinen.
Komplexe Kampfstrategien mit einem neuen wellenartigen Kampfsystem gegen eine Vielzahl neuer Gegner. Der Valka-Speer und Heldentitel ermöglichen es den Spielern, ihren Spielstil noch individueller zu gestalten.

Bestimme deine eigene Erzählung, indem du deine Entscheidungen aus Banner Saga 1 & 2 übernimmst, was in diesem letzten Kapitel zu unterschiedlichen dramatischen Schlusspunkten führt. Kein Held ist sicher.

Ein brandneuer originaler Soundtrack des Grammy-nominierten Komponisten Austin Wintory.

Systemanforderungen

  • RAM: 2 GB RAM
  • Software: Windows 7 SP1
  • HD: 4 GB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
  • LANG: Deutsch, Englisch, Französisch, Italienisch, Spanisch
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM
  • Software: Windows 10
  • HD: 6 GB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
  • LANG: Deutsch, Englisch, Französisch, Italienisch, Spanisch

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522 Produkte im Account
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485 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 08.04.20 15:29
Und somit habe ich die Reihe beendet.

Die Geschichte war auf jedenfall sehr schön. Allerdings hätte ich etwas mehr Pompöses erwartet. xd

Vielleicht liegt es auch einfach daran das meine Entscheidungen mich genau dahin geführt haben.

Ich würde wirklich jedem Raten dieses Spiel zu spielen. Auch der Wiederspielwert ist enorm.

Mein Gott wenn ich daran denke wenn ich hätte mitnehmen sollen wenn verschonen wenn hinrichten oder sonst was machen. So viele Entscheidungen einfach klasse.

Danke für das Spiel.
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1519 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 20.06.20 22:54
Kaufen, kaufen, kaufen!

Ja, der Bender hat endlich mal wieder ein geniales Spiel gefunden, wo er nicht drüber meckern und mimosen muss. ^^
Das hier ist einfach ein geniales Rollenspiel mit epischer, beklemmender Story, knallharten Entscheidungen, wie es jedes andere Spiel immer nur großmundig ankündigt und dann nicht einhält, toller Grafik, ebenso umfangreichem Rundenstrategiepart.
Ich hätte es evtl. gut gefunden, wenn man mehr als nur 1 Item pro Held anlegen könnte, aber andererseits wäre es bei der Vielzahl an Helden, die sich auf 2 oder 3 Wanderschafts-Gruppieren verteilen (und auch mal komplett wegsterben oder verschwinden und wiederkehren können!) sicherlich zu komplex geworden.
Man ärgert sich ja auch so schon genug, wenn man mühselig Helden aufgepeppelt und mit tollen Items versorgt hat, nur um die dann später vielleicht samt Ausrüstung zu verlieren.
Dann besser so, udn man hat auch nicht extrem viel Arbeit mit dem Aufleveln, also im Grunde fördert das so sogar den Spiel- und Storyfluss.

Um es noch einmal zu sagen: jeder, der auch nur annähernd Rollenspiele mag und nordischen Sagen nicht völlig abgeneigt ist, für die ist die Serie hier absoluter Kaufzwang!

Suchtgefahr! Im positiven Sinn. Ich hab gleich den ganzen Tag gezockt! :-)
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94 Produkte im Account
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571 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 03.01.21 23:12
Pro:

Die Story ist geil wie eh und jeh...
Das Kampfsystem funktioniert so einigermaßen...

Con...

Schlampige, unvollständige Übersetzung. Teilweise fällt es unheimlich schwer, den Dialogen zu folgen. Die Karte, welche in Teil 1 noch vollständig übersetzt war, ist diesmal im Englischen. Immerhin sind die Beschreibungen der Orte nach wie vor auf Deutsch. Ich kann zwar Englisch aber so etwas nervt einfach nur, zumal es in Teil 1 ja alles lokalisiert war.
Technische mängel. Das Spiel ist in knapp neun Stunden acht mal abgeschmiert. Die beiden Vorgänger liegen stabil.

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834 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 14.03.21 18:51
On the developer ....that game was god damn good, the whole story was ahhh it was like a go damn book and it was not a 0815 story ^^
I loved each and every charakter ... okay except ruggar.
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285 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 15.05.21 01:35
Na ja, Angriffe der Reihe nach...? Nicht drehbares Spielfeld..

ich werde wohl kein Fan mehr dieser doch älteren Spielablaufes...

Würde ich es wieder kaufen`? Nein, ich denke nicht
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692 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 19.03.20 19:03
What an epic ending for this epic saga! Worth buying and playing all three! Great story!
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871 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 24.03.20 03:51
Great piece of storytelling in the same vein as Final Fantasy Tactics
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3167 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 30.12.19 15:31
The story continues from the previous games. You can also import the earlier saves and keep stats and items from before.
Great soundtrack and visual art. Interesting dialogues with choices that define the rest of the story. I also liked the narrative. It felt like playing pnp rpg games.

The battles felt a little bit difficult and repetitive and some times frustrating. I also encountered problems with some occasional game crashes or infinite loading screens, that needed to terminate the game and restart from last save.
You still cannot save whenever you want, but at least the auto-saves are regular.

Recommended game, although not as great as the first ones, but at the same style as before.
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2373 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 07.02.20 13:51
A fitting end to a spectacular trilogy which keeps you guessing and invested the entire way through. Do yourself a favor and play these three games!
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354 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 05.01.20 00:08
Nice artwork and great story.
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Verfasst: 29.01.20 16:38
A disappointing and abrupt ending to the trilogy
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2357 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 06.01.20 10:49
Stylish, artsy, turn based tactical game with a solid story background, resource management, meaningful choices and strong character development, finale.
Overall 8/10
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12460 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 06.12.19 15:04
Did you like the first two chapters?
Well, here we have everything and tons of new and improved things, like the 2nd chapter did with regards to the first one (which was awesome, but quite simple gameplay-wise).
A classical turn-based strategy game, now more polished than ever with wave-like combats and tons of units to start with, to upgrade and well, we don't even have real classes here - more correctly, each hero is a class on its own and has different abilities and such.
The story follows always the same one-way saga and you'll have to make lots of choices determining your fate, your battles and so on; the graphics are the most beautiful I've ever seen here and the soundtrack is quite amazing and atmospheric too.
You'll have also many features like arena combat, and a great history re-telling if you don't remember the first two chapters, plus a great tutorial to start with even if you're not new to the series and the genre.
It's quite fundamental if you're a little bit interested in this awesome story to play the other chapters - here in fact we'll start with all the old heroes, all the story right back from the caravan that reached Arberrang.
We're basically reviewing one of the best strategy tactical turn-based role-playing games of the last 5-10 years and I won't add more than this, it has already thousands of reviews and mine is quite useless I think.
Lots of endings, lots of characters to explore and promote, lots of weapons, accessories, modes.. we have everything. Recommended to anyone (maybe with a little discount).
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12117 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 14.11.19 01:17
After The Banner Saga 2, which was pretty much an overpriced episode instead of a proper sequel, it was hard to expect something new from The Banner Saga 3. And, well, that's exactly what we have here. The guys from Stoic released the third and final episode of their game, exactly two years after the previous one. All according to their plan. Naturally, aside from slightly reformed reinforcement design and so-called “eternal arena” (another bonus, pretty similar to survival mode, which is still here), there's no changes whatsoever. In other words, what we have here is the same exact game from 2014.

And that brings us to the obvious question – four years later, does it worth buying another overpriced episode? The answer, though, is not that simple. Technically – yes, years since the initial release The Banner Saga still stays strong and keeps its unique charm. It's also nice to finally get the proper ending to the story. Which isn't as groundbreaking as you may hope, but feels pretty solid. The problem is – they still ask $24.99 / £18.74 from us, just to get the epilogue of the four years old game. Which sounds like a joke, especially since The Banner Saga 3 is also the shortest episode in the trilogy.

Also, they milk it like there's no tomorrow. Well, there was literally no tomorrow, since this game marks the end of the trilogy. Which means that after this point the guys from Stoic will need to actually start working properly instead of dealing with the existing content. Not sure whose idea it was, though. We all know that publishers can force such things on developer. But the fact is – not only Banner Saga 3 is the shortest, it's also the greediest one out there. You want the survival mode (which was free in the previous game)? You pay. You want the arena? You pay. You want some extra items and other bull? You pay. The bottom line – you pay.

And that's pretty much why I've decided to give this game a thumb down. See, I didn't really want to thumb down The Banner Saga. I really like Stoic's game. Probably even more than it deserves. That's why I didn't give a thumb down to the previous game. I mean, come on. Sure, it was just more of the same. Sure, the price was a bit too high. But the original game was so good that it was easy to ignore the arguable “let's sell them the episodic game and pretend it's a proper trilogy” policy. In this case? It's much harder to close your eyes on that. Because getting the same exact thing four years later with even shorter story and quite a lot of DLC? I just can't approve that. It was not 2014 anymore, the game mechanics started to feel old (we've all get enough of Banner Saga at that point), and it was really bad idea to milk the heck out of this game. Dixi.
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Verfasst: 13.04.20 22:28
Fantastically written. I laughed, I cried, I was hooked until I finished it. Wonderful, creative, refreshing series.
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642 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 11.04.20 23:55
Not as good as the first two but still an epic conclusion
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1236 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 26.04.20 20:20
Beautiful world building. Incredible writing and narrative. Interesting, fresh, engaging, but somewhat flawed combat system. This is a game that I will remember, and I'm glad I invested my time in it. If you are into strategy turn based combat, impactful decision-making, and a fantastic story, you should definitely play this trilogy.

Pros:
- Incredibly good lore
- Excellent writing & dialogue
- Interesting combat system that is both fun and frustrating, but ultimately engaging & compelling
- Art work and animation style is beautiful (May not be everyone's cup of tea, especially if you're partial to high end CGI heavy games)


Cons:
- Decisions are impactful which is good, BUT, it is very hard to tell which decisions will not screw you over
- Combat system encourages strange behaviour such as leaving most enemies alive but extremely weakened so that the turn base system doesn't favour the stronger enemies

FINAL SCORE: 8/10
8/10 -
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Verfasst: 08.04.20 16:52
Despite short and a little upsetting due to bugs importing save, Banner Saga 3 is a fitting conclusion to the epic tale build by Stoic, albeit it could benefit from more content or plot
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Verfasst: 15.04.20 21:52
TL;DR: It's worth playing. It disappoints. Hopefully the developers get back in the groove with their next game, whether in the Banner line or not.

When I reviewed the second game, I felt like a single sentence was enough to get my feelings across.

I was hungry for the third installment to come out.

Well, BS3 has come, it has been devoured (via PS4), and while it indeed manages to serve a big five-course meal (really, there's nowhere near as much starving and dietary misery going on this time around), you are, at the end, left feeling a little as if you just ate yourself full of cardboard.

Where has the substance gone? Into the art, mostly, which is still stunning and enticing. The colours alone make you wanna dive into the screen and immerse yourself.

And how I wish I could say the same about the writing. It promises to take you on one heck of a ride, one that the two first games made you really excited for, bringing you all the way to the top of the rollercoaster, only to leave you hanging and with your clothes wet.

...because it's a waterride. Not because you soiled... you know. Anyhow, moving on.

The technical aspects of the writing have never been top-notch in any of the games. It's always been riddled with typos, misspellings, and general minor confusions (many of the mechanics suffer the same fate, often failing woefully in explaining how they actually function — from resting/healing to the details of several combat abilities to what-actually-are-talents? and how exactly is Tryggvi sparring alongside your other units in the training tent despite having died in some bog somewhere back along the trail?).

Which is to say, BS has never been technically polished. But in spite of all that, it was obvious that the developers really cared about the game, the story, and most pertinently, the world. The developer's love practically oozes out of the games from start to finish.

And the world is still as rich and vibrant in BS3 as ever. Thankfully. It's quite literally the thing keeping you playing. Alongside the gameplay, which ranges from fine to quite cool.

The shame is that rarely do we, as players, as readers, as people yearning for the promised ride, get a chance to delve back into this world we've immersed ourselves in for the past two games. That all stops the second you (spoiler) enter the tower at the end of the second game. Instead, in BS3 we have characters sharing long, optional diatribes and backstory in a straightforward manner. And that's sadly only the tip of the iceberg.

The amount of plotholes left unresolved by the end is, honestly, staggering, and it really makes you wonder what exactly happened during writing/production. There are rumours that the game was released four months earlier than originally planned. Whether that's actually true or not, I haven't fact-checked. It would explain a lot, however.

Just as the first two installments glossed over some of the technical details mentioned earlier, BS3 glosses over pretty much everything. The choices don't matter much (except for a few almost-too-small-to-remember ones summed up rather matter-of-factly at the very end, and even then most of them don't really matter), there's little sense of cohesion between characters and plot, and suddenly the game is over.

Really. It's just done. Not as in you-don't-see-the-game-coming (it's quite blisteringly obvious), but for one, the final fight offered no challenge whatsoever—and that in spite of the game, out of nowhere and without any kind of explanation, introduces yet a wholly new element into the battlefield—and there were no resolutions offered of any kind, really, other than the core of the primary plot, which (spoiler, I suppose) has next to nothing unexpected to offer.

Instead, you're left with questions. Some of these include (big spoilers, maybe?):

What exactly was happening to Bolverk?
What is the serpent doing when it's not on screen?
What exactly is going on with the horseborn?
What happend to Rugga?
Why is Dytch suddenly degraded to nothing but a slapstick joke (and essentially victim of cruel bullying that adds next to nothing to the story)?
Did all the Valka actually die? Why wasn't that part of the story?
And last but not least, what happened to Bellower? And how did he mindmelt with Bolverk in the first place? And why is he 'actually' immortal (and the god who made him, ostensibly, wasn't?) And how do they know that he's actually immortal?

(Check out Ambassador of Benevolence's excellent review for more and, honestly, better questions.)

To sum up, were this not the end of the saga, would I be hungry for more?

I would, yes. I'm a sucker like that. I won't, however, expect much more of their next offering in the saga than I would from a McDonald's coinoffer.
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309 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29.03.20 14:05
Review by Gaming Masterpieces - The greatest games of all time on Steam.


Is this game a masterpiece? Yes, the whole trilogy is a masterpiece.

This is the third and final part of a saga depicting the flight of a trek of refugees from advancing evil, bleak and merciless, killing your main characters in a second if you are not careful.

Depressing atmosphere combined with challenging turn-based fights and the management of your group of refugees make this one of the best story-driven game experiences you can find.

Conclusion:
Conclusion of a highly recommended trilogy.
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1068 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27.03.20 06:37
After playing through all 3 Banner Sagas in one setting, I have to say that I'm am extremely thrilled and proud to have been a part of this game as a kickstarter backer. Back then I had high hopes of a colorful rich story driven game with a fantastic art-style and music -- and this definitely had it all. Thank you developers for pouring years of hard work into making this one of the best series I've played in my entire life!
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601 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 01.06.20 18:21
The first part was fun to play and understandable
Part 2 became more obscure, harder and you had to look up every ability/skill/whatever because it wasn't clear at all what everything did. More isn't alwasy better.
Part 3 is even more difficult which means you are forced to use a certain strategy,
Even more skills and abilities means you need to lookup and study for several hours to even begin understanding what each skill does.
I'm an average guy so I'm definitely not too stupid to play the game but this game has become more frustration than fun.
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891 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21.06.20 23:30
Bene, non è facile valutare l'ultimo capitolo di una Saga, senza lasciarsi influenzare da tutto quello che lo ha preceduto.
Forse dei 3 capitoli è il meno riuscito, la storia è meno articolata, ormai sembra di essere in balia di un fiume in piena, gli eventi che ci superano. Molti meno piccoli eventi in cui ci sembra di poter dire la nostra, d'altronde, quando il mondo sembra andare in pezzi conta poco un piccolo gesto... oppure no?
Ad ogni modo, come sempre parliamo di un'opera d'arte più che di un semplice gioco.
I combattimenti sono croce e delizia dei 3 Banner Saga. ad un millimetro dalla ripetitività, eppure mai banali.
Va bene, forse mi lascio influenzare, e forse è giusto cosi'... ma se avete giocato i primi 2, davvero non volete sapere come andrà a finire (per voi) la storia?
Compratelo, e se non avete i primi 2, beh, è il momento di giocare la trilogia.
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1393 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29.05.20 05:38
It has so much potential but sadly, the bugs must be fixed and game play could also improve by adding some cool magic effects and maybe speed up the super slow pace game play. Too much reading makes it boring to read or maybe the creators are just lazy. I can't compare Final Fantasy Tactics to this game but it has similar mechanics but way more fun factor for an old game than this. I could say it is alright.. Almost there...
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1308 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 07.05.20 16:49
Buggy as hell. The number of times I've had to redo battles because it's crashed at or near the end is unacceptable
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1672 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 08.05.20 23:52
I absolutely loved The Banner Saga 1 and 2, but the 3rd one is plagued with loading screen crashes. Due to one particular loading screen crash I've been unable to finish the Saga. I've contacted the developers to get help on the issue, haven't heard from them at all. Because of these issues I cannot recommend this game.
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Verfasst: 16.07.20 11:11
Still can't finish the game after 2 years because the game softlocks me with loading screens that never finish. It always happens after I spend half an hour playing and because the game has no manual saves for some reason, all that time is wasted and I start back at a random point in the game. And when I try again, it just happens again and that's another hour gone.
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2471 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 13.07.20 11:16
In these days of hectic shooters and limited attention spans, this game (by which I mean the entire saga) is a breath of relief.

PRO:
Play at your own pace even in combat, because it is turn based.
For me combat was a lot of fun. It's tactical, but not overly so.
The gorgeous art style.
Good story.
Good music.
You care for (most of) the characters.
CON:
Your decisions can lead to unwanted consequences, that's what the dev's intended, but sometimes it just feels like a gamble and afterwards it's hard to return to a previous save state.
In the beginning I was disappointed that there was almost no voice acting. Now I am fine with that.
The story was great, but unfolded a bit too quickly in the last chapter for me.
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709 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 05.08.20 04:54
I have played Banner Saga since 2014 and finally got around to finishing this one. I played through the 1st one five times and the second one twice.

In the final outing, I'm sad to say that your choices in the previous two games have very little impact on the overall direction of the plot. This game could completely self-contained, apart from the other two, and the ending wouldn't change much. I know they were trying to make it so you could start with this one, but I'm infuriated that the overall plot is decided in one dialogue tree (and yes, I got the best ending, but that doesn't stop me from being upset that I spent >30 hours making choices that didn't affect the overall arc).

Character plots are good enough, the overall plot really struggled. Battle system is so-so.
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760 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 13.07.20 10:00
Good ending. Better story line than the 2nd part. New combat mechanisms. More character upgrade! Well done deveolper!
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583 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 05.08.20 00:10
Very good story and scenario. Thumbs up.
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2648 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 07.08.20 22:29
this series is worth a replay. some broken mechanics for you to exploit, but nothing too gamebreaking.
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756 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 30.06.20 06:15
I might be able to overlook the frequent freeze bug during loading screens that forces you to alt-ctrl-del and restart the game IF and only IF you were allowed to save whenever you want. Since you can't save whenever you want and you are at the mercy of the autosave system, you can lose 30-40 minutes of progress due to this bug, which wasn't present in the previous two titles (which I gave a thumbs up for). Since this game is therefore officially buggy, it gets the red thumbs down.
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438 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 06.06.20 23:52
My relationship with The Banner Saga has always been weird. I liked the world and the story, yet I never cared much about the gameplay at all. So, every time I’ve played one, it was considerably late and after serious self-motivation. After all, I did want to learn how this Saga ends. And sadly, just like with previous entries, I’m left conflicted after playing the game.

First thing of note is that just like with the second game, there is no good reason to start playing this game without importing save files from the previous one. This is a story in 3 volumes, not several self-contained stories that complement each other. Even the almost 3 year gap between me playing the previous game and starting this one was confusing enough, not knowing the story and the characters will lead to an even worse experience.

Either way, if you’re not familiar with The Banner Saga, it’s a weird mix of The Oregon Trail, interactive fiction and turn-based tactics with a visual style reminiscent of Ralph Bakshi and Don Bluth animated features and set in a North mythology inspired world that is dying. So what you usually do in the game is watch as your caravan moves from location to location, occasionally stumbling upon encounters that require player choice with an inevitable consequence either right away or hours (and games) later, and also often being pulled into the turn-based combat. You manage the morale and rations for the caravan, the hero characters who participate in combat and can be upgraded or injured during combat and you make choices, some of which can lead to some of those hero characters dying forever.

As before, The Banner Saga 3 is strongest when it focuses on its main story and the lore. And while I personally found one of the biggest revelations of the whole series to be somewhat lackluster, the conclusion to the overall story was good. It was also nice to see lots of characters, some present since the very first game, explored further and showing their growth and change. The visual style is stunning, rare animated sequences look great, music is fitting, occasional voice acting is solid.

Gameplay-wise, it’s more or less the same as before as well, but with more tiny variations and class skills. As usual, I’m not into this sort of gameplay, so I’ve played on Easy and brute-forced most of the combat, so I’m not one to give an opinion on it. But I did find some of the changes and additions to be nice. And it’s also nice that this time around, combat can influence the fate of the characters, even if it’s somewhat rare and still doesn’t account any character nuances, just a simple – win/lose check.

Overall, the game felt like it suffered from being another separate entry, though. There were moments where characters yet again died unceremoniously, described in one short sudden sentence and never mentioned again. And moments where the game goes “remember when…” and references something that happened several games and many many simplistic and often forgettable encounters before. And even though it did do the “your choices will boil down to numbers” thing far better than Mass Effect 3 many years ago (somewhat ironic given the roots of Stoic Studio), the whole ending section didn’t have as much of an impact as it wanted to have. I liked the Saga as a whole, yet, I can’t say that I would easily recommend it. It’s certainly unique and its world and visual style are fantastic. But is it worth the time investment of playing it in the end? I’m not sure.
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Verfasst: 25.09.20 06:54
It’s part 3 of the trilogy, so if you didn't play the previous two, then don't play this game. But if you did play them and want to know the finale of the story, then, of course, you should definitely play this game. However, I'm disappointed with the abrupt ending and no epilogue ... anyways, if you take a step back and look at the trilogy as a whole, you will truly appreciate the whole greatness of this saga. https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2180399200 https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2166647804
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Verfasst: 11.09.20 01:30
The Banner Saga has a great story and if you've played through the first two games, you should definitely finish it by playing this one.

Great stories don't always make for fun games, however. The battle system is ... not good, with the alternating character turns encouraging you to counterintuitively weaken enemies rather than finish any of them off. It hasn't aged well and the game would clearly have been better off with a story only mode. I had some difficulty with continuity in playing the first game on Steam, switching to mobile for the second once I realized that that was an option, and losing my ability to transfer my save, then realizing that they had abandoned mobile ports and switching back to Steam for the third game. I gave up on my play through as soon as the quirky autosave system forced me to redo a battle that I'd already finished and just watched the rest of the story online instead, which might have been the way to go from the start.

Anyway, it's a neat concept for a game with interesting ambiance and characters. I really enjoyed having experienced it even though I didn't so much enjoy playing it, as with many ultra-grim modern games.
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Verfasst: 10.09.20 20:58
The writing in this entire series is phenomenal. The game is fun, mechanically interesting and complex tactical situations arise during the turn-based combat scenarios. The art style is compelling and amazing, the music is mind blowing... but the writing takes the cake. These guys wrote a good game, with good dialogue, with good story, with an interesting world that you explore. There is a lot of very compelling dramatic beats without an overabundance of tired tropes. It's interesting, and the choices you make feel like they have consequences - and indeed, at the very end of the game, the choices you've made have very real, mechanical consequences for the gameplay.

I highly recommend playing the trilogy. This story deserves all three 'volumes' to be devoured - a masterclass in story-telling.
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Verfasst: 13.09.20 17:32
Good god did they mess up the story on the second game and really out did themselves and made a bigger mess in this one. The series started well with the first game, story interesting, characters intriguing, combat nothing to write home about and the world setting was nice.

This game, the third installment, feels like it should have been a dlc for the second since you don't actually do that much worth while in it and its bad so it could have made it easier for people to not waste money on a full game.

I remember when i was upset about how ME 3 ended but good god this series had a bad sequel and an even worse third game and a lack luster ending of that third game.

Don't waste your money with this game or the second. Play the first and then quit while you are ahead.
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Verfasst: 10.07.20 10:29
I came back to edit this review, and I have done my best to keep the ranting to a minimum while still voicing my intense frustrations clearly and passionately. I switched it from not recommended to recommended, but it only made it to recommended by the hair of its chinny chin chin. The game part of this is embarassingly poorly made when compared to the first two. I would not be proud to have been in charge of the updates. I know I am coming off probably overly harsh, but it's 2 years after launch and it's still glitchy, buggy, and a pain in my entire neck to slog through. As in, I switched to easy mode to cut the battle tries and retries (when it crashes, and it kept on crashing up until the end) down to a 30 minute minimum, but I still hit a record 14 restarts total and half of my game time spent catching back up to where the game crashed. After all that, I finally finished it. I know this is where some of you will say ''well why didn't you leave it at not recommended if you're so upset and angry and yada yada yada?'' But oh my god it's worth it, if only to feel the vindication of your choices carrying such heavy weight in the story. The story makes it worth it. I just wish the game part of this video game was worth a nickel of what I paid (decent price and I am satisfied with my purchase). It's like what those choose your story games Wish they could be. The story mechanics of this game and number of possibilities make my mouth water. I might actually go back and replay the first two again actually. But this one was just. EA and Bethesda have left a bad taste in my mouth for unfinished games. So when I perceive that a game's code just wasn't finished/smoothed over properly, or last minute changes got made and I wind up paying for it (with time) I get disproportionately upset. The bugs in this game are so simple that it's frustrating. Anyway Banner Saga's story is skald-worthy and you should play the first two and subject yourself to the third one for dark souls-level vindication. But not from skill pride, but from the pride of your actions in this fantastic world.
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Verfasst: 11.07.20 00:18
I enjoyed the first 2 games, but this one was a disappointment. Could barely get myself to finish it.

Very little story development and plenty of uninteresting dialogue to read.

They even removed the Supplies element from the game halfway through. It was just watching my group walk and going through boring dialogue until you get to the inevitable finale.
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Verfasst: 20.10.20 17:17
Bad ending, with so much text in the saga, the ending is really underwhelming, only few conversation and thats it... really dissapointing
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Verfasst: 04.10.20 18:01
깃발 아래 모여든 이들이 이룩한 세상에 관한 장대한 서사시
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Verfasst: 21.09.20 01:42
I wish their was an easier way to transfer saves from ios because I played Banner Saga 1 & 2 on ios before before finding out their was a 3rd one on steam, wasn't hard to do but it just seemed like the sort of thing that should be a feature. Aside from that small inconvenience this is one of the best gaming experiences I've had in my life and i return to play this game very frequently. The combat is very entertaining and hard difficulty really punishes you for dumb mistakes during combat which I feel made the combat closer to the story rather than just a break between dialog to keep the player entertained. Not that the story is boring, the story is great and the world building is extremely well done. I love the music in this game and the voice acting and the visuals are high in quality. This game should not be overlooked, This is the first strategy RPG I've ever played and I'm searching for another game that brings as much to the table as Banner Saga does.
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Verfasst: 26.11.20 18:08
The world is breathing its last frantic gasps. The gods are nothing more than a bitter memory. Your enemies are no longer only men made of stone that are taller than you; but now also the other desperate survivors and twisted fiends born of darkness.
Oh and food is still running out with little hope of replenishment.
And most of your heroes are still hurt, or they've abandoned you. There's nowhere left to rest and your people are starving.
If you thought there was an upside; you didn't play the first two games.

The story is still captivating, the battles are even more difficult. Can you remember all of the noble acts and the sins you've made over the saga? This world hasn't forgotten; and you will be held accountable.

This is the Ragnarök you've earned. May your banner stand defiant against the odds.
10/10
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Verfasst: 16.11.20 08:06
the brother saga
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Verfasst: 11.11.20 06:27
This Trilogy is a real Masterpiece! Indeed!
Many thanks to all Banner Saga developers!
10/10
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Verfasst: 24.12.20 15:40
The concluding chapter of the Banner Saga, delivers an appropriate ending to the journey.
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Verfasst: 09.01.21 02:18
A shrine to the design philosophy of Choice and Consequences, the third act in the Banner Saga trilogy is the slimmest, and yet in some ways the most accomplished. Every designer knows that a series of mutually-exclusive branching choices will produce exponentially more options the farther on you go; essentially all games solve this either by limiting your choices, isolating each branch such that most choices don’t affect each other (e.g. sidequests), or using smoke and mirrors to make it seem like the game is responding to your choices.

By and large, The Banner Saga rejects these easy solutions and does the incredibly hard work of respecting the player’s previous decisions, from the major (which characters are still alive?) to the minor (respecting the stats/level/abilities of every character through all three games, rather than doing any “reset” like other RPG series do). The relative shortness of the final chapter is an inevitable side effect of the developers having to make many, many permutations of the final chapter, and it makes what’s there all the more satisfying. This is my Banner Saga, my triumphs and mistakes, and no one else’s.

I did find the third Banner Saga 3 slightly underwhelming because, after three games worth of sustained, subtle mystery, it does an all-explaining lore dump about five minutes before the end. This can only be the result of the designers realizing they had too many loose threads and not enough time to resolve them. It’s a disappointment, but it makes up for it with a lovely epilogue. Altogether, The Banner Saga is probably my favorite game series of the decade.
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Verfasst: 30.01.21 19:40
An unworthy ending to a fantastic story.

I have completed all three games. I’ve enjoyed the story, loved the art style, suffered with the characters, fought battles after battles and I’ve come to the conclusion, that the third part is by far the weakest.

Positive aspects:
+ thrilling story
+ meaningful dialogues
+ well-developed characters
+ great music

Negative aspects:
- crushes: this game tends to crush – it did so before the final cutscene and it did so in between battles; since I am not the only one experiencing this, I have to say, I expected better
- no new mechanics: If you’ve played the other two parts of the game, you have seen it all, gameplay-wise. I personally think that there should be some improvement while staying true to the core gameplay.
- everything starts to look the same: the art style is still good, but due to the destruction, all the meaningful places are blurred into one purple theme now
- Why did X die: yes, characters can die in Banner Saga 3, but in part 1 and 2 the game gives me at least half a hint when this can happen – I had the feeling that Banner Saga 3 was quite unfair about that
- Short game: I don’t need 100 hours of fun when it comes to games. Short games with a dense story are superb. Banner Saga 3 is a short game that is mostly fighting and the fights get repetitive, which is, at least for me, quite sad, because games shouldn’t be repetitive after 11 hours (which is the time I needed to play through the game).

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I personally think that the second and third part of Banner Saga could have been one game. They could have cut on the battles a bit, make a few bad choices more visible and fix the issues with the game crashing. That would have been a worthy ending to an epic story.
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Verfasst: 30.01.21 14:21
I was not the most enthusiastic starter for this game. After buying the first instalment a few years ago, I just got around to play it. And then I was charmed, hooked and mesmorised! The art, the music, the story, the game play. Such a beautiful experience. Is it all perfect? No, it's sometimes slow and frustrating. And some options are just too limiting. But if you recall that this is effectively an interactive story with some strategic battles, I has managed a beautiful balance. I wish there were more!
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Verfasst: 05.02.21 18:00
Truly an amazing game!
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Verfasst: 05.02.21 16:20
the whle 'the Banner saga, is meant to be played through,
this is Amazingk!
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Verfasst: 02.02.21 19:16
I loved the journey i took across the 3 games, but i would have loved a bigger epilogue to know what happened to all the characters
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Verfasst: 03.02.21 08:56
Still an amazing game with beautifully craft artwork and an awesome ending. W
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Verfasst: 05.02.21 06:58
I really like this game..but the constant crashes (one crash in particular was unforgivable...game crashed after a difficult battle) somehow soured what would have been a fine conclusion to this trilogy.
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Verfasst: 31.01.21 03:00
If you have any interest in this game, play the other two first. They're all excellent, and the story deserves to be taken in order.
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Verfasst: 14.02.21 05:40
Good game but quite an underwhelming ending, which left me feeling unsatisfied which is strange because i enjoyed playing it.
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Verfasst: 14.02.21 00:32
An epic end to an amazing trilogy, I'm so glad I found this gem by accident.
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Verfasst: 10.02.21 09:21
it was a long journey and i hope to see more games like this series
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Verfasst: 03.03.21 10:33
Buggy mess.
This game is too buggy to play because it's saving system is locked. The bugs might be tolerable if the saving could be done regularly - but it cannot be done.
As things are, the game tends to crash to desktop, or freeze when saving/loading.
Avoid this game.
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Verfasst: 15.02.21 14:06
[h1]Spoilerfree Review of a turn-base masterpice[/h1]

Firstly, and most importantly, only if you can check all the following bullets you will like “The Banner Saga”. If you can´t stop reading and get yourself XCOM Enemy Unknown or XCOM 2:
  • You like turn-base-strategy! – every Fight is turn-based.
  • You are fine with reading! – the whole story is told in written dialogues and some of them are long.
  • You plan to buy Banner Saga 1-3 – its basically one story that is split in three chapters. Saga 2 / 3 bring in just a few, minor changes like a new Race or a slightly changed setting.


Ok, all checked. Good here’s what I think about this Game:

The whole look is definitely a highlight, the visuals combined with this epic soundtrack make your travels very enjoyable. The Story is well told and fits into this nordic, fantasy, medieval theme. The choices you make almost in every dialogue, matter and change the outcome of the Game. Some of the decisions will surprise you and can hunt you days later, what is basically part of the Fun. Me personally played till I saw the credits, then started a new run immediately after. So far, I´m doing things kind of differently and enjoy a completely new adventure.

The Battles are the only thing I disliked at the end, because your options are so limited. It´s so frustrating when you carefully plan and execute your strike, you kill the next opponent in the timetable, but the reward is that the guy next to him comes 1 turn earlier and smashes your face in, XCOM did it better.

So, if your cool with most of the previous statements buy it, note that the Trilogy is often on sale!!!
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Verfasst: 07.01.21 06:11
I really love this game and the series. (you can check my previous review) HOWEVER, after a great enjoyable victory that you pour your mind and skills and TIME!, game's cronic problem ''loading screen lasts forever'' which is can only be solved by ALT+F4, (Believe me I tried everything.) happens. The problem was rare in 2. game and none in first one. In this one, its unbearable. Every 1 of 2 fights I completed stuck on loading... This causes play the same fight over and over again. Even your skill and character changes before heading into fight RESETS! Once in my life, something I LOVE THIS MUCH please do not give me PROBLEMS! just one thing. I really wanted to write great things about this game. Here is the deal...
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Verfasst: 23.03.21 02:59
What a beautiful game! Beautiful in story, drawing and music!

[h2]Conclusion of the trilogy [/h2]
The epic story comes to an superb conclusion. It's one continuous story. Now I have played the most of the first game, and the second game not at all. Nevertheless this game can be played as standalone, I found. Of course playing them in order is preferable.
This one has two alternating stories. One with Alette or Rook protecting the city of Arberrang. Because you're only in or around Arberrang it's a bit less majestic to see the banner only float through the city, while the previous games the banner intimidated the hills. The second story is about the Varl Yver, escorting Juno through forsaken lands to prevent the end of the world.

[h2]Choose your own adventure! [/h2]
During playing you get loads of commanding choices. The choices affect your people's happiness how many people, fighters and Varl follow you, individuals's lives, whether you go to combat, how many opponents... Choices matter a lot!

[h2]Tactical combat [/h2]
The game does a very good job pacing story with battles. The combat system is easy to understand, yet relatively deep. A few points of criticism here:
- the passive perks barely matter, while a lot of time is needed to assign points
- some heroes are utterly useless
- the battles of Yvers group are tough, I lost most of them.
In BS1 I got stuck on a fight upon a tower. I retried that fight two times, and that sucked all the enjoyment out. So when I was losing a battle in BS3, I was worried that the story would end. I am very glad that didn't happen!

[h2]A Norwegian story [/h2]
Vikings. An interest in a viking setting helps loving this on first sight. I lack that interest and had a lot of difficulty getting into the first game. The first game all characters get introduced, while in this game they are set. Even if you don't know them, you'll get to know them along the way. What helps is the voice acting in this game, which clearly had a bigger budget. I wish it was all voice acted, but I understand the costs of that is big. It helps a lot to make the names more vivid.

A final nitpick... The placing of the dialogues in the bottom of the game is not ideal. I understand it's easier to split the artwork from the text, but it removes the focus from the eyecandy.

80/100


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Verfasst: 20.03.21 21:26
Is very buggy and story less potent then previous entries.
The pacing is hectic compared to the part 1 & 2. I miss the long travel sequences.
Also, several items texts or abilities are badly explained.

Overall, loved part 1 & 2, this one just feels rushed.
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Verfasst: 25.04.21 08:49
I had to complete it, just to see the end of the story, but at the end it was boring and it was a chore. Cannot recommend the whole saga, despite I enjoyed first game.
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Verfasst: 20.05.21 03:32
I remember backing this on Kickstarter because I loved the story and game play of the first two games. Besides maybe wasteland 2 it is one of the best quality games to get funded on kickstarter. Its been improved upon since its release and has a decent amount of replay-ability and the story and basic strategy game play is challenging while not being overly tedious. Its a good company to support and I would definitively pick up anything new from them.
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Verfasst: 06.05.21 04:20
I can't help but be let down by the 3rd title in this fantastic series. The first Banner Saga while simplistic in it's gameplay, serious lack of voice acting and cut scenes as stationary as a wooden board had an excellent story and interesting characters to compensate. The second in the series, while the story and characters weren't as compelling the gameplay made small and welcomed improvements. They added the occasional sprinkle of voice acting and animated cut scenes to keep things flowing smoother.

Unfortunately I cannot really think of anything that stands out in the Banner Saga 3 compared to it's predecessors. It really just feels like more of the same and that's a big let down for me because I thought the final game in the series would go out with a bang. Ultimately this series shares a lot of similarities with Game of Thrones both in it's story elements and the fact the the latter part of the series was a huge let down.

It's a soft buy for me.
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Verfasst: 20.05.21 04:53
Not bad, but certainly not a good ending. The game's characters seem all over the place and what cool moments could have happened are shortlived.
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Verfasst: 22.04.21 19:41
I'm not particularly good at strategy games, but I like a good story time and this series was pretty good. Bonus points for having your choices carry over from game to game. Worth at least one play through.
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Verfasst: 18.06.21 05:21
I love Banner Saga series for the characters and their development, and this development depends on your decisions in the game, some of them are very hard to make.
Often there is no right or wrong because every character has a different story and, like in real life, their own truth in it.
A fitting end to the trilogy, no more to say.
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Verfasst: 24.06.21 04:28
I hesitate to recommend this game to others. The simple reason is due to the fact that the ending was terrible. It left a sour taste in my mouth in the sense that it rendered the entire game unfulfilling and pointless. The meaningful decisions I made throughout the game fell flat. The time I invested in the game felt wasted. Overall, the ending wasn't even some insightful comment on life or struggle, it was just a garbage way to end a game. I highly recommend looking up spoiler-free info and tricks to ensure that your ending is halfway decent; even one poor choice can have a significant impact on the game's ending. I don't need a happy, cheery, or even hopeful ending to a game. I just need one that make the game worth it.
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Verfasst: 29.06.21 15:50
Overall, the trilogy was quite enjoyable. The impact of choices was there although many choices throughout all the games were pretty unclear in the effect they'd bring about leading a lot of people to play with guides instead. The combat is rather unbalanced and at times, you just get unlucky, enemy troops focus one unit and you have to deal with injuries. The roster is also way too huge here for you to have any meaningful way to incorporate all units. Most stories of the people following you just don't get that much attention and you only learn vague things here and there. There is also a huge discrepancy between units - some of which are virtually the same, but some unit is just superior in every way. This renders others totally obsolete unless the better unit just dies due to story decisions.
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Verfasst: 25.06.21 23:50
This (and Banner saga 2) are among the greatest games I've played. I love the Fire emblem - games and this has a similar battle system but with less stats and a more gritty story. I can't really find anything to complain about.
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Verfasst: 09.04.21 05:52
A good finale, but some annoying bugs to deal with. 7/10
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Verfasst: 25.05.21 23:46
crashed 3 times so far in cinematic related events. simply stops loading. I finished banner saga 1 and 2 in these same weeks without any issue. I wont try to finish it anymore. I grew tired of replaying battles in hardmode.
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Verfasst: 09.08.21 09:13
[h1] Great art and storytelling. 8.5/10 [/h1]

The story is filled with mystery and it keeps you hooked to figure out what happens next. As usual, choices really matter and it's very hard to predict the consequences of your actions.

Combat flow is very similar with the other two titles, but there are more special abilities and tactical choices.

It's way less stable than the previous sagas. Crashed multiple times and there seems to be a CPU leak somewhere. Every now and then my CPU usage spikes to 100% and the FPS drops for couple of minutes.

The art & sound are in the same style and very well delivered.
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Verfasst: 08.08.21 01:09
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Verfasst: 02.08.21 21:24
Wish I could rate this positive but I can't even play it.

I have a bug where character abilities won't work. I was told that it was a known bug and that they were working on. After another emailing asking about game support the same day, I was told it was a minor bug and the game was stable right now so they won't fix it. So not only was I lied to, but the problem won't be fixed.

Problem is it's not a minor bug and makes the game unplayable when characters abilities randomly won't work.
It's also at least two years old and in all this time they haven't fixed it. So they either don't know how or don't care.

The response was pretty shocking, and the first time I have encountered an indie company unwilling to help. After three emails they stopped responding to me, after telling me in the forum they would be happy to discuss further.

I enjoyed the first 2 games and was looking forward to finishing this one, but the customer support has been horrible and I won't support any further games from them.
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Verfasst: 22.07.21 10:20
And yet today, I saved the fu¢king world.

(and also killed another sundr)
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Verfasst: 06.08.21 01:03
I don't know who is more exhausted and tired of each other: me or The Banner Saga 3. Can't say the game is bad though it feels simply too long because of it's slow pace.

There are 4 years between the first and the final games and this is probably a proper tempo to play them.

Previous chapters was kinda of slow as well but there were much more interesting encounters and locations — and there were no such amount of useless survival fights. It felt like adventure, not turn-based tactics. After all if you are puting more fights in a game probably it would be a good idea to have a bunch of new units, tactics, skills — and they added fistful but it is simply not enough even for an add-on.

Despite of that it's good old Banner Saga with beatiful art (probably the most strong side of all games), music and characters which we are used to.

[spoiler]Personally I did not like the plot very much since it changes from unpredictable, unsuaul and almost realistic (do not forget — gods are dead!) to a generic fantasy where magic plays the most important role. Oookay and now let's save the world!

As for me the most dissappointing thing in the whole series was the world map. I studied each location but what's the point of such a lore if you never had a chance to visit the place? We just stuck in Arberang trying to intrigue and on the other hand going to the some kind of underworld to fix things out.[/spoiler]
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Verfasst: 13.07.21 11:41
You have to hand it to Stoic: despite comparatively poor sales of the second game, they still had the gut to see the saga through to completion and not to switch to something else. This situation highlights a principal difference between AAA tites and indies. AAA need a sequel to be popular, because only with a sequel of an already successful game will the studios employ marketing resources. Indies don't have such luxury. People buy and play a game. Some like it, some don't. Those who like it, will buy a sequel. Those who don't, won't. That's it.

But seeing as Banner Saga is just one big game, how does it hold up as a finale?

Well... It holds up as a finale... But it's not very good. See, the original had well-pronounced breaks from the strain of the Apocalypse. There always were some elements of calm, some stretches of relatively untroubled march, allowing the player an emotional reprieve. Here it's just constant pressure - even, blunt, and tiresome. That fits the theme appropriately, but it could at least try and provide some moments to ease the tension. That's not the case though. There's a reason why both times that I played it, I finished it in a single day. Because I knew I wouldn't really want to go back to it unless I finish it.

Another problem is... Characters no longer matter. Firstly, there's a ton of them now, and new faces keep coming without really being developed (even as little as it used to be), and secondly, so much is going on, actors get way less time in the spotlight. And there's basically no closure.

Banner Saga 3 also forfeits another thing out of earlier games: the aesthetic of journey. Yes, the world was being broken, but you could still observe its beauty as your caravan walked through its vast spaces. Now one character group gets holed up in the city and is therefore stationary, the other ventures into the tainted and twisted world of darkness... Which is well drawn... But looks exactly like any other popular culture tainted and twised world of darkness.

All of it combined makes the entire experience more generic than it could be. Which is sad.
But the saga is complete. Which is great.
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Verfasst: 09.07.21 07:45
Before I begin I should mention that I played and finished all 3 games of the Banner Saga. So why would I post a negative review? Simply because the third game feels broken. Its boring at times, the sequences of battles and dialogues seem off the place, there are no indications of what your actions will lead to, you get to lose characters you invested into based on luck and not really on choices you made and above all, the game has serious balancing issues. Add that to really mediocre writing and bad endings, far inferior to the story of the previous 2 episodes. All in all, Banner Saga 1 is meh, Banner Saga 2 is goof, Banner Saga 3 looks like it just barely crawled to the finish line and died there....
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Verfasst: 17.08.21 03:13
The Banner Saga is a deeply flawed, but ultimately worthwhile and satisfying trilogy that ends on its highest note.

The overwhelming tone of despair is honestly its greatest selling point, as few characters get more than the slightest amount of development, and the combat can certainly get rote by the end of the first game, yet alone the third. However, if you stick with it, there are certainly magnificent moments to be experienced, made all the more memorable by a haunting and masterful soundtrack.

I believe the best possible experience is playing through all three games back-to-back-to-back. It results in a unified story that only gets more dire as time goes on.

Stoic made something with a spark of brilliance here, and I hope they get the chance to truly flourish with their next work.

A story worth telling.
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656 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 06.07.21 19:02
Good game.

Note: Good women in this game. Faves being Oddleif, Faulka and Castaway. Wanted to throttle Juno and the other Valka but wanting to throttle them was good too. Altogether good variety in personalities and looks. Best friends, companions, major jerks. They felt like people. Games writers sometimes forget the ‘people’ part.

And Rook - Oddlief are the best couple ever. Will take an old friends to lovers story any day.
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798 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29.11.21 18:36
Ever since kotor I have been enamored with how choices can determine story in a game

This game is meant to be played after its predecessors, or the events that happen will simply fall flat (without the player having the agency of shaping the world)

Mass Effect trilogy failed and so did this one

For a very different reason tho: the gameplay loop simply cannot be stretched over three games

And much like Game of Thrones, what made the first game/season so charming was how little it had to do with magic

The higher stakes of this game simply kill the intimacy the first one established

The positive note here is that it is more rememberable than the second game
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1041 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 09.09.21 19:26
I was planning to copy paste my BS1&2 review on this game but holy shit, this particular game has bad save loading screen issues.

As much as I like the unique story and characters, I dont really understand how the 3rd game has this loading screen crash issue. I know the developers know about this as they mention that its very hard to pin point the bug/crash problems but what I dont understand is how, to my understanding, is that the coding is almost identical to the BS2 ( with a few differences ) and yet, this game crashes like no tomorrow while I did not even get 1 crash in BS2.

Its not game breaking but jesus, I have to restart my fights like 5+. And because this game doesnt have a fast forward mechanic, you have to replay through the entire scenario before the fights. I know giving a negative review is bad for developers but its been 3 years ( release in 2018 ) and still this isnt patch or fixed or give an alternative solution

Still a banger of a game and story though
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Verfasst: 23.09.21 07:05
Would be a great successor to the previous titles if it weren't for the terrible lingering bugs that were hugely problematic at launch with employees even commenting on posts acknowledging their existence that years later still plague the game today. 2 major ones being blank green screens during cinematics and infinite loading screens forcing you back to your last auto save which is often a hard fought 30-45 minute battle prior. experiencing the loading bug after the same battle, twice is a killer, its hard to want to reload and do it a third time. Personally having no issues in the first 2 games while having terrible long term well known issues during game 3 (in back to back to back playthroughs of all 3 titles), it feels like they threw out the final part of their trilogy and abandoned it.

A couple terrible bugs aside, its the same quality banner saga gameplay you got in the previous titles with an even larger variety in characters. Solid systems, solid narrative (assuming you get to see it instead of a green screen). I WANT to recommend this game, but the severity of the bugs that exist is too much.
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605 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 19.10.21 23:56
As a finale, it's generally fine. What problems I have with it I have with the series as a whole, so if you like the rest this one won't disappoint.
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374 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 05.10.21 19:08
I love the series but this part makes me sick becouse of constant endless loading screens, crashes and sometimes glitches during battles. It's strange becouse I didn't have such problems with previous parts of the saga. This looks unfinished for me. Also polish translation in this one looks like google translate did this, Banner Saga 1 and 2 were well translated.
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Verfasst: 23.12.21 05:07
Much the same look and feel of the other 2 games, however for whatever reason this one suffers form constant crashing during loading frequently causing you to have to replay battles. As a three year old game it doesn't make sense for this game to still have these issues when the prior 2 had none of them.
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Verfasst: 17.12.21 18:22
The final of the bunch
My last review of the Banner Saga:

The conclusion is upon us, and the game delieverd and exceeded any expectations I had , that a boon due to just the massive amount of stakes, world and character building , choice consideration , the game had to make as to not feel disingenuous or cheap to the players that started from the first two games. The game delivers both in story and gameplay innovation once more building upon the previous games.

Story:
This game made me double guess my self over and over , analyze to try and see the ramifications of my words prior to uttering them , drawing routes in my mind , all this to survive through the harsh lands of the world in search for a way to stop it from ending. The story welcomes a lot of new stuff that I didn't expect, from dropping the traveling early on from one caravan, to the time constraints that dictate who lives and who dies on this apocalypse, to the way they make you feel that every single tiny choice throughout the 3 games had some weight to it. This game delivers in spades. The story itself has like 5 endings or so , but each one of them takes also into consideration the lives of the lost.

Gameplay
A few new things were added , like more objective based combat, wave combat when facing the new threat, reinforcements , lightning call, nothing to ambitious , but it was the right choice as to not off put veteran players.

This time around I really felt the wounds mounting on some of the later parts of the game and it was really challenging to overcome , especially in my first run that I made Iron-man style ( no save-scumming , no losing in combat ever). On the last chapter , I was tempted to reload a save , but I couldn't with how far I had gotten.

Story

The story itself has a lot of common themes with the past ones , except that this one explores more the relationships one forms , be it loved ones, the people that depend on you, comrades, allies and friends.

They also talk more about the nature of life and forgiving, while exploring the more soft side of the dredge.

There are some very emotional moments in the game , in various routes of the story I felt there was something for each one that made it worth exploring.

Overall , I think this game is the conclusion this saga deserves , there is no other series of games that tell a story of epic proportions as masterfully as the Banner Saga, and ultimately it will live as one of my favorite game series of all time. As I finish writing this , I urge you to try out the whole series rather than starting from this one, to live , to grieve, to fail , to conquer , all that this world has to give, to write those experiences you and your clan lived while travelling on the road away from certain damnation.

10/10
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Verfasst: 04.01.22 01:22
The final entry in the trilogy is a strange one that even though I have replayed it the least I think that is more to do with the fact that out of the entire trilogy it satifies me the most. When I finished my first play through of it the ending I got felt so perfect that I just did not want to come back to it. I had gotten what I felt like was my canon ending so to repeat the experience felt unnecessary. Having now replayed it again however it is truly a marvel how well Stoic has managed to make a trilogy of games where your choices feel like they matter both the mechanical and the narrative ones. Choices from both the first and second game come back to haunt you regularly and you feel exited seeing them come up again and be mentioned. The new classes are the best ones added yet and getting to see new remixed enemy types is much cooler than at it first blush might seem. Finally the soundtrack is also the best it has ever been with some of my favorite tracks in the whole trilogy being from this game. Austin Wintory has gone out of his way to make something really special here. Even I someone who has never been a person who listened to games music causally put on this soundtrack sometimes to just feel those sad nordic vibes. This game is a grand achivment and the whole trilogy is some of my favorite game related storytelling out there. Can't wait to see what Stoic chooses to do next because whatever it is I will be paying attention.
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625 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 20.01.22 12:58
I really like the story and the designs. It would be a good game, if it worked and had some sort of support after release. Sadly, it doesn't.

In TBS 3 I keep having bugs and crashes that make me replay long fights. You have the option to continue fights for more renown and items and therefore it gets harder AND takes much more time. Having to redo those fights again and again is annoying. I stopped playing for now, as it just kills the joy.

STOIC needs to plan for more QC and bug fixing and after release support.

Oh ... and some things that happened in TBS 2 aren't addressed or are just different/changed in the third installment. Horse lady Canary is probably the most prominent example.
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Verfasst: 20.01.22 10:45
The last series of the Banner Saga 3 with even more buggier and unstable game than it's predecesor. If you're invested in the game up to this part, you're in for a ride.During my first 2 hrs of game play, these are just some of the bugs I've been able to encounter.
Never ending loading screen
Game crash after combat
Game crash during save load
Save lost after load crash
Character soft locks into place after taking an action
Skill range UI showing the wrong range in which the character can hit.

While doing extensive measures as listed in the troubleshoot thread, such as downloading 3rd party app, disabling steam cloud save does stablize the game a bit, I've lost my sanity from losing my progression and it's bugged UI.

My banner has been thrown onto the ground in the admis of darkness. My men will transcend onto the realm of Youtube where they will finish their journey and perhaps with an ending they deserve.

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Verfasst: 20.01.22 14:35
I played the first many moons ago, and it was fun enough. I missed the hype train on the next two, so I came back to the series for number three. This conclusion to the series is absolutely NOT for anyone that hasn't just played the first two. There is almost no guidance, technical issues still abound, and the whole thing just feels like it was supposed to be a DLC. I'm not going back through the series for this.
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Verfasst: 09.01.22 13:14
This game is pretty much just one great, final battle in The Banner Saga. You should absolutely play the first two games before touching this one.

The Banner Saga as a whole though is a piece of storytelling art. The world and its lore are surprisingly detailed and the characters develop (and sometimes perish) in unexpected and interesting ways. The Banner Saga is probably most successful in that it has managed to create a harsh and unforgiving world that still feels beautiful and worth saving.
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Verfasst: 08.02.22 21:25
The final game in Banner Saga series. It upgrades it's gameplay formula, introduces new playable characters, concludes the interesting and unique epic story and it's the shortest in the series. Also it makes the game MUCH more easier to play if you import save file from Banner Saga 2 with right choices (ending chapter is shorter and you don't see all the battles).


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503 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 11.01.22 19:55
I really liked the story but i hate how combat works in this game.
Also there are wrong tooltips and/or (MAJOR) bugs and the item-interface in the hero selection is straight up bad.
Also this trilogy is heavily overpriced. I bought it on sale and still feel like i paid too much.
If i had known what this game is like, i'd never bought it.
(This review is the same for every game of this trilogy since it's basically one game)
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Verfasst: 01.05.22 22:59
I would add this game to my rolodex.
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Verfasst: 31.03.22 23:06
rugga cringe
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Release:26.07.2018 Genre: Strategie-Rollenspiel Entwickler: Stoic Publisher: Versus Evil Engine:keine Infos Kopierschutz:keine Infos Franchise:keine Infos
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