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Its Your Strategy: A Look At Banner Saga 1 for the Nintendo Switch

Banner Saga 1 is the first of a trilogy of strategy rpgs that are coming to the Nintendo Switch. I got a review code for Banner Saga 1 recently and I thought I’d share my first impressions of the game with our readers. Is Banner Saga 1 a good strategy rpg so far?


Banner Saga 1, right from the start, will grab your attention with its stunning cutscenes, wonderfully animated characters, and how well the characters are drawn during some conversations in the game. And if thats not enough, the game has some voice acting, a gripping battle system, and a unique storyline.

I’m not very far into Banner Saga 1 but I can already tell that this game is going to be great. I love how the dialogue choices in this game effect how the storyline progresses. You can actually get characters killed by making the wrong dialogue choice in this game or if you’re lucky, you can save lives and avoid a fight altogether!

Some of Banner Saga 1 plays out as a text based Adventure game, while other elements play out as a visual Adventure game. The main conversations and the way you travel within a town (you can point & click to places you want to go) play out as an old fashioned visual Adventure game.

These Adventure game elements add a lot to Banner Saga 1. Of course, the meat and pototoes of the game is the strategy rpg battle system.

Banner Saga 1’s battle system is really good so far. Each character that joins your group have their own special skill that they bring to the table. Best of all though is how the characters are animated in the battles.

The characters in battle are very cartoon-like and have a really nice look and feel to them. The way each of them attack enemies is pretty cool too. The controls for the battle system are not too complicated but are not as simple as say Final Fantasy Tactics or Fire Emblem. I’m getting use to them though and liking them a lot so far.

Banner Saga 1 is basically one part Adventure game, one part strategy rpg. The genres are working together well so far!

My review of Banner Saga 1 is not ready yet. Please keep an eye on for my final review of this game.

Banner Saga 1 is out now on the Nintendo Switch eshop.


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blank Daniel Fugate has wanted to be a writer since he was seven years old. He has a bachelor's degree in English and he's a huge Animal Crossing fan. The Wii U and 3DS are currently his favorite video game systems!

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