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!
Análisis de usuarios: Mayormente positivos (538 análisis)
Fecha de lanzamiento: 25 de Feb, 2013

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"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

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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!

Requisitos del sistema

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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A 127 de 187 personas (68%) les ha sido útil este análisis
1.2 h registradas
Publicado: 1 de noviembre de 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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A 17 de 22 personas (77%) les ha sido útil este análisis
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9.7 h registradas
Publicado: 1 de noviembre de 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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A 13 de 19 personas (68%) les ha sido útil este análisis
1.7 h registradas
Publicado: 8 de agosto de 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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A 33 de 59 personas (56%) les ha sido útil este análisis
0.4 h registradas
Publicado: 12 de octubre de 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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A 7 de 10 personas (70%) les ha sido útil este análisis
170.2 h registradas
Publicado: 20 de diciembre de 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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A 9 de 15 personas (60%) les ha sido útil este análisis
11.8 h registradas
Publicado: 16 de septiembre de 2014
Good people dwell here, the game is also fun and matches go fairly quick.
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A 10 de 17 personas (59%) les ha sido útil este análisis
2.7 h registradas
Publicado: 4 de noviembre de 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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A 2 de 3 personas (67%) les ha sido útil este análisis
30.1 h registradas
Publicado: 13 de enero
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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A 1 de 1 personas (100%) les ha sido útil este análisis
0.8 h registradas
Publicado: 2 de marzo de 2013
Un juego de estrategia por turnos como los clásicos Heroes o King's bounty, pero solo en las peleas, el mismo por lo que vi, únicamente tenes la ciudad donde estas todo el tiempo, no hay exploración ni nada similar, solo una ciudad donde compras/mejoras unidades, las mismas las podes subir de nivel cuando ganan experiencia en batalla, aunque esto último no me quedo tan claro dentro del juego, por otro lado al ser un juego gratis, se tiene la opción de comprar “cartas” por así decirlo con personajes de nivel alto, o para mejorar los que ya tenes automáticamente algo así, la grafica esta buena es un ambiente como hecho en flash, con animaciones fuera de lo común en 3D, aunque también al estar todo basado en vikingos se pone medio repetitivo la parte visual y parece muy limitado la cantidad de unidades diferentes, también te limita cuando creas la tropa en algunos tipo de unidades aunque tengas de reservas, solo te deja llevar 1 o 2, lo cual quita la táctica real de cada uno haciéndote jugar con lo que el juego te permite, los combates son todos online, osea versus otras personas, aunque tiene un tutorial para aprender a jugar, que en realidad no es muy necesario ya que es sumamente simple de jugarlo, en resumen yo le doy 5/10
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A 1 de 1 personas (100%) les ha sido útil este análisis
24.5 h registradas
Publicado: 13 de enero de 2014
Beautiful artwork, splendid mechanics.
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A 0 de 1 personas (0%) les ha sido útil este análisis
444.0 h registradas
Publicado: 25 de abril de 2013
Viciante, profundo y un bálsamo para tu mente.
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A 0 de 1 personas (0%) les ha sido útil este análisis
1.6 h registradas
Publicado: 20 de junio de 2014
Gran juego para aquellos amantes de los juegos de estrategía, en el que todas las decisiones cuentan y que pueden cambiarte la tema principal así como las historias de algunos personajes.
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A 0 de 1 personas (0%) les ha sido útil este análisis
9.8 h registradas
Publicado: 23 de junio de 2014
Beautiful aesthetic details very dynamic and fun
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A 1 de 13 personas (8%) les ha sido útil este análisis
0.4 h registradas
Publicado: 7 de enero de 2014
Los gráficos son preciosos. Me recuerdan las pelis de animación de Don Bluth. La mecánica, combate táctico por turnos en un tablero, siempre me ha gustado. Y que fuerza y vida sean la misma cosa lo encuentro muy acertado. Pero el juego carece de historia y es multijugador. Modo que encima no acaba de funcionar. Pero me ha servido para conocer la mecánica que tendrán los combates en el juego para un jugador de pago que saldrá en unos dias.
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A 2 de 17 personas (12%) les ha sido útil este análisis
0.3 h registradas
Publicado: 16 de mayo de 2014
La mecánica y los dibujos que te muestran están muy bien, muy chulos, en serio ^^

Pero el resto no vale nada, (es sólo multijugador y, encima, cutre) supongo que es un expositor del juego completo, y la verdad es que no sé yo si termina de cumplir su función. Deja la sensación de que puede ser 50-50, o muy bueno o muy malo, habrá que verlo completo y entonces decidir.

Y por supuesto en ingles :(
Si no cuidan a sus clientes...
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A 63 de 79 personas (80%) les ha sido útil este análisis
127.8 h registradas
Publicado: 25 de noviembre de 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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A 46 de 57 personas (81%) les ha sido útil este análisis
14.2 h registradas
Publicado: 27 de junio de 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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A 47 de 63 personas (75%) les ha sido útil este análisis
523.7 h registradas
Publicado: 13 de noviembre de 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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A 24 de 28 personas (86%) les ha sido útil este análisis
0.8 h registradas
Publicado: 16 de marzo de 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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A 29 de 38 personas (76%) les ha sido útil este análisis
217.9 h registradas
Publicado: 26 de noviembre de 2013
An excellent game with plenty of strategy if you persevere and learn the mechanics. In contrast to some other reviews out there, there is no real random element to this game if you learn how to play it, and learning the game is made all the easier by the friendly community which are always happy to help. I can't reccommend this game enough and as it's free there's no reason not to try it!
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