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 (554 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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218 von 305 Personen (71%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
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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56 von 95 Personen (59%) 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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9 von 11 Personen (82%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 16. Januar
No one plays this game....It seems like it could be fun but PvP matches are the only option and there are just not enough people playing to even find a match. They really should have though about having PvE for leveling and training. apparently the tournament is a thing but I can't get to level 12 to participate because no one plays quickmatch in my level range haha. Oh well, uninstall.
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22 von 37 Personen (59%) 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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6 von 8 Personen (75%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 30. Januar
Dead online community.
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6 von 8 Personen (75%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
5.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22. Januar
Just buy The Banner Saga proper, and avoid this. Maybe give Factions a go to learn a few in-game mechanics.

The much-lauded combat has all the depth of a game of Tic-tac-toe or Draughts. There's lots of pretty pictures, though.

Advancement comes at a price or by incrementally expanding levels of grinding. For example; it costs 20 Renown to level a character the first time, second time it costs 80. On average you can expect to earn between 3 to 10 Renown (experience points) per battle, depending on how well you do. Classes and customization are behind a paywall (to be expected), and many opponents constantly wait out their turns forcing you to move first and get within distance of their Archers and units with larger movement ranges.

Not fun, could provide a couple of hours distraction but ultimately an endevour that goes nowhere. Possibly provides a decent introduction that could or could not lead to a purchase of The Banner Saga.
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10 von 18 Personen (56%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
209.0 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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12 von 22 Personen (55%) 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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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
157.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 6. März
One of the best turn-based tactics games. BS:F remindes me chess, because it is sport, art and science simultaneously. Would be great if developers make tbs heroes-like game with this type of battles.
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
5.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 30. Januar
i like the game even you will have problem with the interface
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4 von 7 Personen (57%) 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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5 von 6 Personen (83%) 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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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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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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2 von 5 Personen (40%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21. Februar
So I played a couple of matches and there are a few points I really dislike.
1. It`s not really newcomer friendly. At first you dont understand anything and if you dont buy the main game (singleplayer) you are screw, because you have no idea how anything works
2. It`s so damn luck based. In every match I played I at least had 7-10 missed attacks. I mean: What in god damn ♥♥♥♥?! I loose because of damn badluck, which occus every time?!?! Wuth?!
3. It`s pretty annoying, that if you made one wrong click you can be screw for the whole damn match
4. There are abilities of higher ranked warriors, that are not explained in the basic tutorial and make it very difficult to understand for a noob if he fights such a Char. Well I am not quite sure if these are actually abilities or again: badluck
5. It takes ages until a game starts
6. Some people think it`d be funny to just move their guy and wait until the time is over, so it takes like half a minute till I can play
7. I understand this is now just my opinion, but these kind of "strategy" games, where you have to wait 10 minutes until you can interact on a move of the enemy, because you cant choose which Char to play in each turn. I know, that you could now say "Oh well just try to avoid every possibility that could happen in the next 6 turns (double turns?)" but well yea, though its still damn unrealistic. I guess I`ll stay with what I call real strategy: For example the Total War series.

Cheers

P.S. I did not play the singleplayer and so I cant say anything about that, but I assume it`s better. I mean way better from what I`ve seen on YT and heard from other players!
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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 5 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 6 Personen (0%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12. November 2014
hm
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0 von 15 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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