Game Completion 2018 #32 – The Banner Saga 2
- Game: The Banner Saga 2
- Platform: Switch
- Developer: Stoic Studio
- Publisher: Versus Evil
I loved the first Banner Saga when it launched on Switch last Month, and the sequel managed to solve my only real issue with it – its end-game difficulty spike. The Banner Saga 2 is mechanically a friendlier and all round easier experience, but the story is every bit as harrowing and bleak, and brilliantly so.
I found myself role-playing this one more, though, with the adventure split between two parties helmed by two very different personalities. There was one decision in particular that I sense will have huge ramifications on the upcoming threequel and, though I desperately wanted to go in one direction, I felt that there was only one action the character in question would have taken, and it was the one that went against my own logic as the player.
I agonised over it, but ultimately went with what I thought the character would do instead. I may well regret that, but I can’t wait to find out.