Michael Ormonde, Thunderbolt writes:
Be it coincidence or otherwise, the turn based strategy genre has seen somewhat of a renaissance as of late. XCOM: Enemy Unknown set the world alight last fall, while Fire Emblem and Skulls of the Shogun have ensured those looking to scratch that particular itch have not been left wanting. Now Stoic are entering the fray with The Banner Saga: Factions, the multiplayer component of a Kickstarter funded campaign which found funding success last year. Releasing as a free to play title, Factions is a solid, if not spectacular offering that isn’t without fault.