'The Banner Saga' is a strategy-RPG that makes stats matter | The Verge

The Verge: "Stoic Games' Kickstarter-funded strategy RPG The Banner Saga is cut from a different cloth than its predecessors in the genre. That much is evident at first blush; just by looking at the game's stark, bright characters and backdrops — an art style inspired by Eyvind Earle's work on the original Sleeping Beauty — you can tell that it's not like most other strategy games, which feature busy battlefields and even busier user interfaces.

But when you get down into the guts of Banner Saga, and dissect the brains upon which its strategic battles are precariously built — that's where the real differences lie."

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