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!
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Variados (10 análisis) - 40% of the 10 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Mayormente positivos (699 análisis) - El 76% de los 699 análisis de los usuarios sobre este juego son positivos.
Fecha de lanzamiento: 25 feb. 2013

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23 de marzo

Banner Saga 2 Coming April 19th

Hello All

Huge thank you for playing The Banner Saga and supporting us during development. Being a small team and working on something we love is both amazing and challenging but we're finally here with Banner Saga 2. Thank you all and we can't wait to get you folks in game!

We're proud to have the Windows and OSX version of the game launching on April 19th. The preorder will also be on a 10% discount up until we launch the game but we will not have any launch day or launch week discounts, however our main price will only be 19.99 this time around instead of 24.99.

April 19th will be here soon! If you have any questions, please let us know via the Steam Forums, Twitter, or Facebook.

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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

Mac OS X
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:1.6GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Memory:1024 MB RAM
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • OS:10.7.5
    • Processor:1.83GHz
    • Memory:1GB RAM
    • Memory:2GB RAM
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Mayormente positivos (699 análisis)
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( 2.8 h registradas )
Publicado el 26 de junio
Let me just say that I really like this game. The art style, the gameplay, everything...BUT I wish more people would play so it doesn't take forever to find a match. Gonna thumbs this up in the hopes that new people would download the game and play. And it's kinda lame that the reason some people aren't playing this is because there aren't enough people playing the game to actually play the game. Please give it a chance :)
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( 7.9 h registradas )
Publicado el 24 de junio
its free
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Fodder, Cannon
( 11.2 h registradas )
Publicado el 16 de junio
Dead game. I'm pretty sure they haven't updated it in the past 2 years or so and from what I've seen they have no intention of doing so. Plus, the playerbase is almost nonexistant. When I search for a match I open up a game of hearthstone while I wait so I have something to do.
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( 0.3 h registradas )
Publicado el 3 de junio
This game is absolute bull crap, dont buy it, no offense, but it stinks, no single player, pay to play, ect...
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( 17.1 h registradas )
Publicado el 28 de mayo
First, this is a great and inventive game and in my opinion the multiplayer increases the replay value. The game is different each time because people are behind the decisions. That being said, there are not enough people to find games quickly all the time. I like this game and I recommend it, but it's the first one produced and it's apparent that the dev's attention is elsewhere at the moment. The story games are much more advanced and include more characters.

Frustrating. With it being so hard to find a match, it's really important to win. That being said, the renown required between rank 1 and 2 is so high, it's going to take a while to level your team so that you can play more people. Every change takes renown, which you can grind out or buy. One problem with this is that even with the steam overlay enabled, the mac steam version can't connect, so you can't buy renown even if you want to.

My most recent frustration is with upgrades and dismissal. If you get rid of a character, you lose all the renown you sunk into them. So, for example, if you carelessy hit a button and upgrade to the wrong class, you're stuck. No undo, no class change. Every decision is final. This makes sense in the story game, but is unnecessarily petty in factions.

Changes: You should be able to adjust character stats so that you can play a larger range of levels. You should be able to change classes just like you can adjust points, even if it's just one time due to a mistake. Repair the steam connection. Add some of the characters from the story games. Reduce the renown cost to upgrade to match the story game. There's a tutorial in Factions that shows a team with all Level 11 characters. That would take 100 years. Ridiculous.

I still like this game. It's like battle chess. Needs some attention, which is probably going towards Banner Saga 3 right now. I saw on their website that they're hiring. Probably short-staffed.
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( 1.0 h registradas )
Publicado el 28 de mayo
Total disaster, dead, pay to win garbage. While confused by the battle mechanics I have only 3 choices in choosing a game path: Quick Match, Ranked or Tournament. Since Ranked required a certain power (which is difficult to obtain) you cannot play it. All the same for tournament. Therefore you are left with a single option and that is to repeatedly play QUICK MATCH. I did so, was matched 2 times with the same opponent and waited 15 minutes the third time just to not be matched with anyone because there are NO PLAYERS.

Please discourage these kind of games and let them die. Free to play did not save this pile of junk so waste your breath.

tl;dr: Should you download this? NO! Invest your time in something else.
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( 64.0 h registradas )
Publicado el 23 de mayo
This is a great game!

It has a unique combat style and is a way to keep challenging yourself with the same kind of gameplay as the actual storyline versions of this game.
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( 0.7 h registradas )
Publicado el 11 de mayo
I wish I could give this a better review but I can't.
The first 5-10 minutes of the game were good; good story, tutorial, there seemed a nice amount of info and depth to it. And then once the basic start of the story is done, I've been left with a group of fighters in a village with nothing to do. We can't travel anywhere, there is no mission to follow, no way to improve characters without leveling up. Trying to find an opponent has been non existent. There just doesn't seem to be anybody playing on the server to challenge. I'm not sure if I just haven't had any good luck with this.
I know this was a free game, but it's a game that could have encouraged me to buy the other games if this proved to my liking.
I can only give this game a 3/10, and that's only for the potential I see was in this game
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( 3.2 h registradas )
Publicado el 4 de mayo
Being a fan of both games i can say that this is the game graphics and feeling with an endless training mode( quick match or ranked). The bigest problem here is that the combat was good because the troops were different but here you fight humans with the same combat level wich means it's incredibly mind blowing boring because everything depends on who is dum enough to attack first or who makes a small mistake.
Also, there are no items, to level up heroes takes a lot of time and you really have nothing to do that to grind the same endless training match endless.
Also, you can buy renown with $$$.
Pay to win, endless grind.....why? just why make such a bare bone game and call it multiplayer. Don't even bother, it's like a game of chess and you both play with kings, it's slow but if someone makes a mistake the game is decided
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( 3.4 h registradas )
Publicado el 3 de mayo
the game is beautiful, you can easily tell the passion it was made with!!! Enlist now!!!!
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166.2 h registradas
Publicado el 13 de enero de 2014
Beautiful artwork, splendid mechanics.
One of the most polite online communits i've ever seen.
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13.3 h registradas
Publicado el 14 de agosto de 2015
Es un buen juego, Me gustan sus gráficas medievales y su modo de estrategia.

Fuera genial que estuviera en español para mas ayuda.

Incluyen logros este juego.

Hubiese sido bueno que uno explorara mas y no se queda en la misma ciudad.

Las gráficas de los habientes parecen hechas a flash.

Si te gusta los juegos de estrategia intenta probar este.

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0.8 h registradas
Publicado el 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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445.6 h registradas
Publicado el 25 de abril de 2013
Viciante, profundo y un bálsamo para tu mente.
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1.6 h registradas
Publicado el 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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9.8 h registradas
Publicado el 23 de junio de 2014
Beautiful aesthetic details very dynamic and fun
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A 1 de 14 personas (7%) les ha sido útil este análisis
No recomendado
0.4 h registradas
Publicado el 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 19 personas (11%) les ha sido útil este análisis
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0.3 h registradas
Publicado el 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 100 de 126 personas (79%) les ha sido útil este análisis
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83.0 h registradas
Publicado el 30 de marzo de 2015
Aaah this mess and what a mess it is.
Back when The Banner Saga: Factions launched there was so much talk. Talk about ripping off the kickstarter backers (which they weren't ripped off they just never bothered to read), talk about the lawsuit for use of the word 'saga', talk about how the game was so perfectly balanced that it risked becoming stale.

Now no one talks about The Banner Saga: Factions anymore.
Looks like that last one came true.

First of all this is a mini-game, a subgame if you will. The point of this game is solely to PvP so do not confuse it with the main product and likewise this review is for this game not the main game itself.

TBS:F is like a game of chess...With only 4 pieces. But wait, each of those pieces come in 3(4) flavours so their is variety!
Except not really. Confused? We gotta go deeper Leo!
You have your typical 3 classes, you know Tank, damage dealer, how does it go again? shield smasher? Yeah thats it. Whats a healer?

Now without sounding like an instruction manual every unit has 2 bars, a health bar and an armor bar. armor reduces damage but the lowest amount you can do is 1hp. Be warned however that losing your armor is a big deal and a low armor or armorless unit will be cut down in short order! This makes games very methodical. Do you snipe hits for 1 damage each trying to score an early kill, or do you whittle down armor and then deal devastating damage to quickly mop up and win? Afterall their are no healers so every match is a war of attrition!
It works out really well and I can't do it justice with words alone, it is a simple idea that could have gone really badly but here it is balanced perfectly.

Of course not all things are created equally in any video game and this one is no different so what sounds like an awesome and rivetting gameplay experience ends as a battle of patience as a losing player with 1 archer can still run away and then pick your remaining units off and trust me, they will. So every team has archers because being dumb doesn't pay off on the battlefield and most matches become mirror matches. Remember when I compared this game to chess? Imagine introducing a new piece into a game of chess. Imagine the sheer balance upset and new tactics that would bring to the table?! This game suffers that exact same issue because the balance is so fine, it is too fine and very easy to upset that balance.

So what happened?

It stagnated, what did you expect? A competitive game needs a lot to keep the crowds coming back. Look at DOTA, new champions every month is it? Streetfighter, new iterations just about every 2 years. This game? Not a damn thing since release.

The music is fine as are the sound effects and honestly who even gives a ♥♥♥♥? The music has to be great for people to sit up and take notice and here it is just above average. But the art, this game is graphically a piece of art. Playing this game is like visiting an art gallery it just looks so good!

But you play a game to be entertained (usually) and this game is fleeting fun. Their is fun to be had don't get me wrong but when you decide to shake it up a bit and really get into the game you will realize their isn't much more to it to explore, what you see is what you get. So I can't recommend this game.

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1.2 h registradas
Publicado el 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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