The Banner Saga 2 is one of the more anticipated strategy games coming to the PS4 and Xbox One. As can be seen from the title, this is the sequel to the first Banner Saga, which didn?t redefine the genre, but did have a great story with likable characters, along with some very intense fights.
Speaking of intense fights, some fans have wondered if the console version would be getting the brand new survival mode that was recently added to the PC version. According to Steam, players have to form a very tough team of Vikings, as they have to survive 40 grueling rounds of turn-based combat.
Considering how difficult most games of the genre are, adding a mode like this only ups the challenge. At the same time, it is also a great way to test the player?s wit, so this is something fans of the genre will eat up and would probably like to see in the current-gen console versions.
Those who like to brag about their gameplay experiences can do so in Banner Saga 2, as the Survival Mode has online leaderboards. This is a great avenue for players to show off their skill. It also ensures that Survival Mode will be replayed again and again.
While console owners wait for the sequel, they can play the first Banner Saga on the PS4 and Xbox One. Like the PC version before it, this strategy game was praised for its gorgeous cel-shaded graphic and interesting story, along with the usual challenges that players face when playing a game of this genre.
It was not a flawless game, as PC Gamer noted how the first Banner Saga suffered from a repetitive combat system. The sequel fixes this by adding more depth to the combat and introducing more enemy types.
Banner Saga 2 comes to the PS4 and Xbox One on July 26, so that is more than enough time to add Survival Mode to the game. Assuming that it doesn?t come to the console versions right away, there is a good chance that it will be added later on in an update or as DLC.