The Banner Saga: Factions is the premiere multiplayer role-playing strategy game on PC and Mac. It brings the feeling of beloved tactical games to a high-definition era with gorgeous hand-animated artwork and a degree of depth unprecedented in the realm of free games. Fight, learn, and lead your clan of vikings to glory!
Nutzerreviews: Größtenteils positiv (537 Reviews)
Veröffentlichung: 25. Feb. 2013

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Reviews

"A mixture of ocean-like tactical depth and frantic mid-match pacing that feels impressively different."
Rock Paper Shotgun

"When you first boot it up, you'll probably find yourself just... staring."

- Kotaku

"In The Banner Saga you feel the cost of every unit weighing on you... Factions might be the Saving Private Ryan of RPGs."

- Indie Statik

Über dieses Spiel

The Banner Saga: Factions is the premiere multiplayer role-playing strategy game on PC and Mac. It brings the feeling of beloved tactical games to a high-definition era with gorgeous hand-animated artwork and a degree of depth unprecedented in the realm of free games. Fight, learn, and lead your clan of vikings to glory!

Systemvoraussetzungen

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:1.6GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    Recommended:
    • Memory:1024 MB RAM
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • OS:10.7.5
    • Processor:1.83GHz
    • Memory:1GB RAM
    Recommended:
    • Memory:2GB RAM
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2 von 2 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
129.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28. August 2014
Wow...great turn-based-tactic game. At the beginning its hard to fight pvp, but you learn fast and the gaming mechanics are great. Community helps at the start (very nice people!), you ve got a lot of possibilities to create your individual combat group. Best Free2play I ever played....
You dont need to buy anything, but it helps a bit at the start.
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125 von 184 Personen (68%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 1. November 2014
I played the solo campain with great pleasure. Ambiance, strong fight mecanisms and nice artwork are still there but...

This declination is a pay to win with quite a bad interface where you always search how to do things.

Please avoid pay to win games, they have to disapear.
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17 von 22 Personen (77%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
9.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 1. November 2014
Great game. Artwork is unique and amazing. The strategy has a lot of depth and you'll get punished if you just blindly do something in a battle

There's a few things that this game definitely needs however. The major one would be more base unit types
Right now it only has Warrior, Shieldbanger, Archer and Raider. Each of these units can be upgraded to 3 types. But I believe the game needs AT LEAST 2 more base units to give it more depth. I think the single player has some more units so I hope they add that to the multi as well and add more base units in future

Also a little more customization would be nice. Only customization you currently have is different colors for units which looks a bit repetitive after a while

All in all a solid strategy game but has potential for to do even better
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13 von 19 Personen (68%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 8. August 2014
A light-heartened adventure. A truely beautiful game. Incredible animation and character buit-up. I came to this game by its art, and I love it for its gameplay. It's a shame that not many people play it. Highly recommended for anyone who love Turn-based tactics games.
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33 von 59 Personen (56%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12. Oktober 2014
Matches take forever because you are required to do more actions/confirmations each turn, animations are slow and opponents intentionally wait for turn to end.

So, just play the single player game because multiplayer isn't fun when you have so long matches and you get so little rewards. Upgrades cost too much so you can Pay To Advance if you feel like it (you probably don't).
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7 von 10 Personen (70%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
163.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 20. Dezember 2014
Note: As of this review, I've not played the single player version, The Banner Saga.

This game is a very simple turn-based brawler. In terms of pure mechanics, I'd say it plays like a stripped down X-COM: EU/EW, minus perma-death. Or like viking flavored chess. Of course, both of these examples are simplifications.

I really enjoy the balance of the gameplay. Even though it's pure PVP, I've never felt cheated, which IMO is unusual for a competitive multiplayer game. There's only a limited stock of different units, part of why the game is so balanced.

On the other hand, limited unit type means limited unit variation, which is unfortunate. I've come to understand that besides not including enemy faction units (the dredge) from the single player, there is at least one more viking unit missing.

Additionally, you earn Renown (your currency and XP) at a slow rate, clearly to induce you to go to the shop and spend real money. However, paying doesn't grant access to anything that anyone else can except for skins and extra renown.

While I've spent a shameful amount of time on this game, I have a proportionately substantial team to show for it and I haven't paid a dime. Unlike other F2Ps where I wondered "Well what was the point?" when I finally logged off.

It's free. It's balanced and fun. It's rewarding and beautiful to look at. I fully recommend giving it a try.
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9 von 15 Personen (60%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
11.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 16. September 2014
Good people dwell here, the game is also fun and matches go fairly quick.
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10 von 17 Personen (59%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 4. November 2014
Very good PVP-game if you've a fan of the strategy elements of Banner Saga. Very good balanced, but exp is hard to come by. Drives me angry that you can specific klasses only with real money but a free game is a free game, right? :D
Definitively worth a try!
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2 von 3 Personen (67%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
30.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 13. Januar
The Banner Saga: Factions is easy to pickup, but offers incredibly deep gameplay. The real strategy comes in deciding on the composition of your team, and whether you are going to play defensively or offensively, focus on ranged or melee, have one or two powerful units or spread the ranks of your team evenly.

I've played games that are outright brawls, and games that have been about cautious manuevering trying to outflank the other team. I would recommend giving it a fair try over a number of days as durng my first few hours I almost quit because the combat seemed too chaotic and I didn't appreciate the nuances.

I really like the variety of classes, and love that some of the classes I initially regarded as weak have become my favourites. In fact I would say there are no weak classes and any unit can be good if you use it appropriately.

This game is not in any way pay to win; each side builds a team of equal level based on character rank, so battles are evenly matched. So for instance a rank 6 team could be 1+1+1+1+1+1 or 0+0+1+1+2+2 etc. The payment options just allow you to build that team faster (or even instantly with enough purchased renown), so that does not give any advantage within a skirmish.

I thoroughly recommend this to anyone who likes turn based tactical battles where skill is the overriding factor.
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4 von 4 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
53.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 11. Mai 2014
Wer sich ein Bild darüber machen will, wie ein zentraler Aspekt des Hauptspiels, das Kampfsystem von The Banner Saga, aussieht, kann sich hier einen guten Eindruck verschaffen.

Die Spielmechanik an sich ist gut durchdacht und einfach zu erlernen. Da man jedoch gegen menschliche Gegner antritt, kann das Spiel mitunter sehr fordernd sein.

Nettes Spiel für zwischendurch.
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6 von 8 Personen (75%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
6.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 18. Januar 2014
Für zwischendurch interessantes F2p Strategiespiel,mit schönem Look.
Die Zeichnungen können sich wirklich sehen lassen und sind sehr stimmig.

Kämpfe werden immer Fair ausgewählt,dh man trifft auf Gleichwertige Gegner.

Freunde von Rundenstrategie mit Rpg Elementen können aufjedenfall mal reinschaun.
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4 von 5 Personen (80%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
4.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 15. Februar 2014
Selbst nur der Multiplayer macht mega Spaß! Für Taktikfüchse aufjedenfall zu empfehlen!
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1 von 3 Personen (33%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 24. September 2014
Danke noch mal Valve noch mal, das es heute Free ist. Habe es nur einige Minuten Lang gespielt.Ein Super Spiel endlich mal eine Tolle Geschichte und spannend erzählt. Ich muss den Entwicklern Loben, leider kann ich nicht so gut Englisch.Ich habe es gemerkt mit der Geschichte wie früher, Wo noch Bioware noch gute Leute hatte und gute Geschichten erzählen kann.Leider heute nicht mehr. und die Ex-Biowareentwicklern eine ganz gute Arbeit geleist haben. So muss Rollenspiel- geschichte sein,Spannend erzählt und beim Strategie-Rpg einfach gehalten das auch Anfänger mit der Steuerung gut klar kommen.

Ein Dauemen hoch von mir, wer auf Herausforderung beim Kämpfen mag und sein kopf anstrengen will, ist hier gut auf gehoben.Für zwischen durch. Wenn es im Laden günstiger ist kaufe ich es mir noch mal. Das ich es mit Deutscher-untertitelen spielen kann um die Geschicht zu verfolgen.
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0 von 4 Personen (0%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 14. November 2014
Öde Story, sich ständig wiederholende Kampfmanöver, langweilige Grafik/Animationen
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0 von 5 Personen (0%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12. November 2014
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0 von 10 Personen (0%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 16. November 2014
Was soll man schreiben, dass es immer noch nicht geschafft worden ist das Spiel auf Deutsch zu bringen?
Einfach nur Müll ein Spiel in englisch!!
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63 von 79 Personen (80%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
127.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 25. November 2013
If you like tactics games and multiplayer this game has quite a bit of depth to it. The hand animated character models really feel like living things, and theres quite a bit of polish. There haven't been any huge balance tweaks in a while, but the core game is amazing. Can't wait for the single player to release!
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46 von 57 Personen (81%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
14.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27. Juni 2014
This game is under "Favorites" in my library. It's a free to play multiplayer game that almost anyone can run.
If you want a mature community and a game in which you fight with opponents that are clever and intelligent, this is the game for you.
Certainly not one of Pay-to-win titles.
I like how the art is done and the soundtrack itself is incredible.
Start playing this game, outmaneuver your opponents, upgrade your warriors, participate in tournaments or just play against your friend.
Next to Chess and Worms Armageddon, this is the game I would play with my family members.
10/10 - This is the game I would play rather than some overrated AAA crap!
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47 von 63 Personen (75%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
523.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 13. November 2013
It's viking themed, its artwork design is retro-stylish and reminiscent of golden Disney era and it resembles chess but with more diversity and "easy to grasp difficult to master" mechanics. It has an awesome community and it's free to play with no pay-to-win features.

"This game is simply great and greatly simple." --- doomator
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24 von 28 Personen (86%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 16. März 2014
If you have played The Banner Saga, you know what to expect.

If you have not, well, it is a game for those MMO enthusiasts who like a slower pace, more calculating approach and generally leaning towards chess rather than Wipeout in their games. Only complaints I would have are the same as for the "original" TBS: we could use more animation and more (i.e. any) voiceover. Other than that, the graphics are delightful, the atmosphere is great and the audio is fantastic.

Definitely for the calmer, more realxed gamer. If you want a game for long winter evenings you will not be disappointed.
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