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iPad: The Banner Saga: Words fail me!

03-21-2012, 07:01 PM
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The Banner Saga: Words fail me!

The Banner Saga is a turn-based tactical RPG being made a small team of ex-Bioware designers and developers. Though it will first come out this Summer on Mac and PC, the team committed itself to developing an iOS version (among others) if their Kickstarter campaign exceeded their original goal of $100,000. 30 days before the deadliine and they have already raised $150,000, so it's safe to assume that an iOS version is coming (though, to be clear, the devs have not confirmed this).

If you are not as excited about this game as I am after watching the teaser below, then you are not a real gamer.

Okay, maybe that's kind of extreme. But still, it is difficult for me to overstate the level of awesomeness on display here. Enjoy!

03-21-2012, 07:12 PM
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Yeah, this looks freaking incredible. There are plenty of people who aren't into SRPGs though.

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03-21-2012, 07:37 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by backtothis View Post
Yeah, this looks freaking incredible. There are plenty of people who aren't into SRPGs though.
I know. That's why I said my words were extreme .
03-21-2012, 07:55 PM
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Ok what was that and how much

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03-21-2012, 08:45 PM
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As a big animation fan, I'm defo looking forward to this one.

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03-22-2012, 04:01 AM
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They've mentioned multiplayer so that's a bonus. Guess we'll have to see if/how they do an iOS. Looks awesome and looks like it will be well supported past development as well (assuming ex-bioware employees know anything about anything!).

Currently Ravenmark: Scourge of Estallion (Witching Hour Studios) reminds me visa-versa of this, which imo is an awesome iOS game and just had the Sunspears Expansion as well.

Yeah this "genre" is perfectly suited to iOS imo. Advance Wars was one of the best games I played on the old gameboy
03-22-2012, 06:24 AM
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Wow. I can only hope it shows up on iOS.
03-22-2012, 07:09 AM
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I'm a 'real gamer' and have over 500 apps on my gadget, been playing games since the 80's but i'm not into strategic games like this. Loved Baldurs Gate but not interested in this game

So looks like i'm not a real gamer as i'm not super excited ! Oh no !
03-22-2012, 07:24 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
I'm a 'real gamer' and have over 500 apps on my gadget, been playing games since the 80's but i'm not into strategic games like this. Loved Baldurs Gate but not interested in this game

So looks like i'm not a real gamer as i'm not super excited ! Oh no !
Actually, the fact that you took literally something that was was intended to be tongue in cheek shows that you are, indeed, a real gamer .
03-22-2012, 08:29 AM
#10
I just noticed The Banner Saga kickstart campaign the other day, and found myself wishing it would eventually make its way to iOS. Boy, the power of my wishes (Or the power of not reading the Kickstarter campaign page thoroughly.)

But now I am going to have to spend all this time fretting over whether the PC/Mac-focused devs will understand that async is the way to go for turn-based iOS multiplayer, or give us a real-time only online mode of what looks like one of the best TBS games yet, instead of either or, something that would enable those of us who can never find time for concurrent online matches to still hit vikings over the head with banner poles from here till come Ragnarok...

Quote:
Originally Posted by squarezero View Post
If you are not as excited about this game as I am after watching the teaser below, then you are not a real gamer.
I am fairly certain I am NOT a real gamer, yet I AM excited for this. Based on your initial deduction, perhaps you should expand the definition to read "not a real person"?

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Last edited by Ayjona; 03-22-2012 at 08:31 AM.