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    I'm sure there's a commentary on the literacy of more videogame players in here somewhere. I still remember playing text adventure games like Zork as a kid, where the entire game was text.

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    I am glad to hear you use the phrase "more show than tell". I am eager to see for myself next week!

    A reviewer on a deadline likely wants to get their job done asap and text interferes with getting their article out. Reviewing multiple MMOs would incline one to skip over text. That would explain much of the issues in my opinion. There is such a huge gap of reading a preview of someone who gets Banner Saga and someone who doesn't.

    I still remember MUDs I used to play! Never played any games with grues though, lol.

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    A.V. Club - 1/7/2014

    https://www.avclub.com/article/the-ba...e-timel-106735

    (Not a preview, but a short blurb about the game)

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    Quote Originally Posted by quartex View Post
    Another positive preview. Only in the final paragraph does he mention some of the problems other previewers magnified...
    Together we stand, divided we fall.

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    GameGrin - 1/9/2014

    https://www.gamegrin.com/previews/the...-saga-preview/

    The screenshots and synopsis of the game are so generic that it makes me doubt if the author played a preview copy. It almost sounds like they got all their information from other previews. But maybe the lack of new information is just a sign that I've been reading too many previews recently.

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    VG24/7 - 1/9/2014

    https://www.vg247.com/2014/01/09/the-...e-impressions/

    This is one of the best written previews I've read so far. (along with Pixels for Breakfast, above) The opening paragraph is great thematic summary of the game:

    "In The Banner Saga’s lovingly-crafted realm of frail humans, horned giants and all-consuming evil, a family’s legacy is weaved into the fabric of banners hoisted proudly above warbands on the march. They trudge through the biting cold, growing old, sick and weary, always looking up to you for guidance. You’ll make decisions along the way, some poor, others deadly but maybe, just maybe your army will live long enough to see the world brought to some kind of order."

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    This is the one I wrote for unkiegaming.com:

    12/19/2013: https://unkiegaming.com/reviews/preview-the-banner-saga/

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    This is the one I wrote for unkiegaming.com

    12/19/2013: https://unkiegaming.com/reviews/preview-the-banner-saga/

    I'm also in the process of the reviewing the game at the moment too.
    Will be live when the embargo lifts on the 14th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quartex View Post
    Extremely positive praise in that one! I couldn't be any more expired to play!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slimsy Platypus View Post
    I couldn't be any more expired to play!
    Slimsy is literally DYING to play. Who is surprised ?
    Let the Sleeping Dog Lie!

    See my album of Banner Saga crests here. Many thanks to everyone who displays my work!

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    Bug Sushi - 1/13/2014

    A brief preview and a podcast interview with Stoic.

    https://bigsushi.fm/episode-123-stoic-studio/

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