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  • Summary: Ash of Gods: Redemption is a turn-based RPG that combines tactical combat, CCG elements, and a constantly evolving story in which no one is safe from death, including the main characters.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Apr 16, 2018
    87
    Almost every aspect of Ash of Gods: Redemption is fantastic. Pure hand-painted graphics is remarkable, and tons of texts and interesting dialogues present a vivid view of a world of war. Ash of Gods would be your best choice if you were a RPG fan who is keen on reading.
  2. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Mar 30, 2018
    81
    That doesn’t mean that combat is awful and Ash of Gods isn’t worth playing – but you’ll definitely need to adapt to its rules. Or simply switch to the story mode that lets you plow right through the fights and focus on the story. It’s worth it: there’s a novel-sized interactive story here with loads of characters, unexpected turns and seven different endings to top it off. [Issue#228, p.46]
  3. Apr 16, 2018
    75
    Ash of Gods is an ambitious game of massive proportions. Beautiful artwork, smooth animations, and a stunning soundtrack set the tone for this melancholy tale. The setting and lore can be overwhelming, especially during the first playthrough, but it's sure to capture fans of epic fantasy seeking to lose themselves in a huge world full of secrets, curses, and curious characters.
  4. Apr 2, 2018
    70
    Ash of Gods is obviously a huge nod to The Banner Saga, but does its own thing enough to hold its own; it just doesn’t carry itself with the confidence that could push it towards greatness.
  5. Jun 3, 2018
    70
    While still in the shadow of The Banner Saga, Ash of Gods offers an interesting experience that will appeal to all chatty turn based RPG fans.
  6. May 8, 2018
    65
    Ash of Gods, despite similar visual style, is unlike The Banner Saga. It’s a completely different game, with its own mood, ideas, features… and, unfortunately, level of quality.
  7. Mar 28, 2018
    5
    I definitely want more tactical adventures enriched with epic storytelling like Banner Saga. But definitely not like this brash copy, that shows almost no individuality.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. Jan 5, 2020
    10
    Отличная история, захватывает как хорошая книга и не отпускает до конца. Очень доволен. В отличии от последней Баннер Саги не надоела воОтличная история, захватывает как хорошая книга и не отпускает до конца. Очень доволен. В отличии от последней Баннер Саги не надоела во второй половине Expand
  2. Feb 18, 2019
    10
    The game inspired by Banner Saga, and surpass it. Ash of Gods is longer, has deep lore, stunning narrative, catchy characters, more dynamicThe game inspired by Banner Saga, and surpass it. Ash of Gods is longer, has deep lore, stunning narrative, catchy characters, more dynamic battles (a lot of classes, items. spells), awesome music and art. It is the Banner Saga how it should be :)
    p.s. sorry for my english
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  3. Mar 29, 2018
    10
    Really good game, great story, impossible to stop following it. Gorgeous presentation. The game for me works much better as a visual novelReally good game, great story, impossible to stop following it. Gorgeous presentation. The game for me works much better as a visual novel rather than a turn-based RPG. I will go back to combat after I finish the first play through.

    Initially I thought it was a Banner Saga clone and missed this game Kickstarter. But then | got to play it during a video game conference and fell in love with it. I know the art looks a bit like Banner Saga and combat also seems similar, yet the game has a lot of innovations to stand on its own.

    And wonderful story. Oh, did I say it again? Well, it's worth repeating!
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  4. Dec 28, 2018
    9
    Ash of Gods (AoG) is very similar to Banner Saga. Still, it is a great game and I enjoyed it very much. From an objective view, rating theAsh of Gods (AoG) is very similar to Banner Saga. Still, it is a great game and I enjoyed it very much. From an objective view, rating the game below 60 % (as some have done) is not justifiable even if you dislike visual novels and games like Banner Saga.

    In particular I think that the review score of 5 % by the German 4Players website ("Critic Review") is complete bollocks. They have even blocked the possibility to comment on their hideously distorted review on their website, which speaks volumes. They are now even considering calling it the "worst game of 2018" for "political reasons", i.e. because it is a (Banner Saga) clone. Ludicrous if one takes into account that game clones have been part of the gaming industries for a very long time.

    My advice is: If you liked a game such as Banner Saga, you will also like Ash of Gods. AoG is however much harder to play from my experience. Try "Story-Mode" (easiest difficulty) for the first playthrough.
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  5. Mar 30, 2018
    8
    Ash of Gods is a turn-based strategy game with roleplay elements which storytelling is made in a visual novel style.

    The story itself is
    Ash of Gods is a turn-based strategy game with roleplay elements which storytelling is made in a visual novel style.

    The story itself is really good, the premise starts off well and you really want to know how things turn out.
    You take role of 3 protagonists which have a set personality but are narrated by referring to yourself. Interestening concept which really helps attaching yourself to the protagonists. Each story is very intriguing and keeps you going the whole time. Even main characters can die and the story will be continued to be told so you have to be careful to not kill your favorite characters. You constantly switch between the story of each character which gives you all the time a change of pace.

    The decisions in the game you make most of the time have some sort of influence or atleast never give you some sort of pseudo influence which makes the end result the same. The personality is sort of set for the protagonists but your decisions can even make your character kill innocents because of the situation you seemed fit to do. I really loved this because it gives narrative and story wise a better story to tell but gameplay wise you also have a word to say. The dialogue on the other hand can be a bit tedious. While at times the writing can be very good, sometimes it can a bit tediously long when characters banter about things which doesnt really keep the story on. Like when characters keep on repeating things that happened in the past without putting any interestening input, this happens only on one storyline tough so its not really a huge complaint.

    The combat is a turn based strategy style with roleplaying element. You have character classes and skills which level up while you travel the world of terminum with quests in mind that drives the protaginists to a destination. While there is combat there is also some sort of resource management where you have to be careful to not run out of strixes which is some sort of metal that protects people against the curse but also slowly melts away.

    The combat system is makes fun and feels balanced most of the time. The combat uses energy as a resource for some abillities , movement beyond the characters movement limit and as some sort of shield. If energy is depleted you get extra damage and deal extra damage on enemies who has no energy. Most abillities tough use health as a resource. Which make energy not so viable but still careful to look on it.

    Next is the card system where you can use up to 5 magic cards during a turn. Instead of using a character you can use one of these cards. In my opinion it is a little bit poorly implemented because most of the time it doesnt serve as a useful porpuse especially in early game because the cards are limited and mostly crap except the healing , shield and sometimes the damage card. Later on you can get better cards, stronger cards tough can only be used after a couple of turns. Overall its fairly decently balanced tough because you can ignore the cards part early on mostly and only later it gets really useful if the battles get harder.

    The soundtrack is just plain perfect. The soundtrack has either this celctic or mongolian feeling to it and fits often to the situation by either giving your epic combat music or tenebrous mongolian throatsinging.

    In the end i can totally recommend this to everyone who likes rpgs,visual novels,turn based strategy games or all of them. The game itself offers a huge amount of features and strategic gameplay elemts which are mostly well implemented into the game and the story combined with the awesome artstyle and soundtrack offers a fantastic experience that is only having some combat balancing issues and sometimes excessively long dialogue.

    7.5/10 Great game
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  6. Aug 2, 2018
    8
    The art and animation are simply outstanding and well mixed in this tactical strategy game!
  7. Mar 28, 2018
    0
    This is a very bad plagiarism of "The Banner Saga". No, it´s not inspired, it´s just stolen and also very bad. I can´t beleive it thatThis is a very bad plagiarism of "The Banner Saga". No, it´s not inspired, it´s just stolen and also very bad. I can´t beleive it that AurumDust can be this brash. Expand

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