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The Banner Saga for Mac review: Viking-themed strategy goes single player

Jon Carr | March 24, 2014
Beautiful Viking-themed strategy RPG The Banner Saga launched as single-player game

What team Stoic has accomplished on a budget is breathtaking and easily redefines what a good-looking game means. The hand-drawn visual artwork and animations are stunning and will easily pull you into its fantasy world. I have never been so drawn into a 2D game before and Stoic creates a fantastic atmosphere to play through. Special mention should go to Austin Wintory for creating an epic soundtrack that is suitably grand or haunting when it needs to be.

The Banner Saga should run on almost any modern Mac. The requirements are low and the game is definitely not performance heavy. We encountered a few minor bugs over multiple runs of the game but nothing that could ruin or hinder our experience.

Bottom line
The Banner Saga is one of the best-looking games you will play all year. It is also an engaging and fun RPG with high replayability that will leave you eager for the next chapter.


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