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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Fecha de lanzamiento: 25 de feb. 2013

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Críticas

"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 224 de 313 personas (72%) les ha sido útil este análisis
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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 57 de 97 personas (59%) 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 11 de 13 personas (85%) les ha sido útil este análisis
0.9 h registradas
Publicado: 16 de enero
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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A 9 de 11 personas (82%) les ha sido útil este análisis
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Publicado: 30 de enero
Dead online community.
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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 7 de 9 personas (78%) les ha sido útil este análisis
5.3 h registradas
Publicado: 22 de enero
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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83.0 h registradas
Publicado: 30 de marzo
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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A 12 de 22 personas (55%) 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 1 de 1 personas (100%) les ha sido útil este análisis
5.2 h registradas
Publicado: 30 de enero
i like the game even you will have problem with the interface
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186.1 h registradas
Publicado: 6 de marzo
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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0.3 h registradas
Publicado: 14 de enero
enjoyed the single player game this one not so much. since its a fremium game i advise you check it out and get an opinion for yourself.
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A 4 de 7 personas (57%) 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 10 de 19 personas (53%) les ha sido útil este análisis
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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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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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24.5 h registradas
Publicado: 13 de enero de 2014
Beautiful artwork, splendid mechanics.
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444.6 h registradas
Publicado: 25 de abril de 2013
Viciante, profundo y un bálsamo para tu mente.
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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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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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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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