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  • Summary: Ash of Gods is a tactical turn-based RPG with rich lore and detailed nonlinear storyline about three heroes facing an ancient mythical evil. Captain Thorn Brenin, the guard Lo Pheng and scribe Hopper Rouley don’t yet know that the Reapers have returned and are planning to drown the world inAsh of Gods is a tactical turn-based RPG with rich lore and detailed nonlinear storyline about three heroes facing an ancient mythical evil. Captain Thorn Brenin, the guard Lo Pheng and scribe Hopper Rouley don’t yet know that the Reapers have returned and are planning to drown the world in blood so they can awaken the slumbering gods.

    The story can change at any time depending on your choices, sometimes leading to a character’s death. This won’t end the game, however, as the narrative continues without the hero but takes into account the consequences of his demise on future events. Don’t rely on a single tactic or a powerful team to win the game – the AI in Ash of Gods adapts to your gaming style and forces you to be more cunning!
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Feb 14, 2020
    76
    Ash of Gods: Redemptions is an ideal game for lovers of role-playing games in which history plays a key role. In addition, its medieval setting and violent and dark tones give it its own aura full of personality reminiscent of other titles such as The Witcher or Skyrim.
  2. Feb 25, 2020
    71
    Ash of Gods Redemption is a decent game for fans of strategy turn based games, but it also feels like a wasted opportunity.
  3. Jan 31, 2020
    70
    Taking clear inspiration from The Banner Saga, Ash of Gods just about does enough to stands on its own merits, and delivers an engaging tactical adventure held back by a few minor faults.
  4. Jan 31, 2020
    65
    Ash of Gods is an interesting strategy-based RPG, but it’s a step below many of its competitors. If you’ve played them all already and you still want more, it can be a good choice.
  5. Jan 31, 2020
    62
    Ash of Gods is heavily inspired by The Banner Saga, but sadly lacks the same charm and the rich narrative that characterized Stoic's game.
  6. 60
    Ash of Gods Redemption is a solid enough tactical battler but its litany of flaws all conspire to create a game that, while ultimately enjoyable, cannot survive comparisons to the series it so desperately wishes to be.
  7. Mar 30, 2020
    60
    Strictly recommended for dedicated fans of The Banner Saga who need a fresh fix of that unique game style. Newcomers would be far better served picking up The Banner trilogy, instead.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Mar 14, 2020
    10
    Отечественная The Banner Saga, шикарная игра с приятной картинкой, геймплеем, анимацией и сюжетом.Отечественная The Banner Saga, шикарная игра с приятной картинкой, геймплеем, анимацией и сюжетом.
  2. Apr 2, 2020
    6
    El juego tiene una buena base, una historia buena aunque espesa, pero le fallan los controles y el sistema de guardado, que no guarda trasEl juego tiene una buena base, una historia buena aunque espesa, pero le fallan los controles y el sistema de guardado, que no guarda tras cada batalla ni es manual guarda cuando quiere. Expand
  3. May 21, 2021
    4
    I looked into this game before buying it and it's obvious to see the Banner Saga influences, however when playing the game these comparisonsI looked into this game before buying it and it's obvious to see the Banner Saga influences, however when playing the game these comparisons are inseparable.

    The graphics are what gives the game away first. Aesthetically speaking, the game is identical to BST. This isn't a bad thing as the animated graphics are charming and create atmosphere, however they do little to establish the game's own identity. A passing glance at this game looks no different to BST and even when playing it for myself I was seeing heavy resemblances in the character models. Hell, even the main protagonist is a withering father accompanied by his naive young daughter itching to be part of the combat!

    The gameplay is where Ash of Gods separates itself from BST, but it's one place where I wish it wouldn't. I found the gameplay to be like taking everything that made BST so enjoyable and making it worse instead of better. Controlling the battle is an unfriendly mess as I tried to make my characters attack but ended up highlighting my enemy for more information multiple times. Then we have the character selection screen, which is bewilderingly combined with the equipment and magic elements all compressed into one highly messy and incomprehensible selection screen that you must navigate before each battle.

    Then we have the difficulty spikes and RNG. If you've ever wanted to feel like a game hates you and will do anything to make you lose, then this is the game for you. At the start of Chapter 2 there is a one vs many battle that took me about a dozen attempts before I won it on what must have been sheer luck as my character remained the same level.

    Add to this the bizzare 'trixes' concept, which works a lot like supplies in BST. I ran out of these very early into the game and the punishment for this is severe. It may be that making sacrifices is part and parcel of this game, but at least with BST there was always a counterbalance with key characters being strong enough to hold their own.

    The story could have been the best part of the game, but again it suffers from BST syndrome, as we're met with a 'Reaping' event similar to Ragnarok and disturbingly resembling of BST. There are some emotive moments early on when your wife dies and villages are pillaged, but again these are cliched rather than effective.

    Overall, 'Ash of Gods: Banner Saga' is far too resembling of a plagiarist's copy-and-paste approach to videogames, and there isn't much in the game to redeem itself, ironically given the title. Avoid unless you're a hardcore fan of this genre.
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  4. Sep 17, 2020
    0
    Its a blatant Bannersaga rippoff Ash of Gods: Redemption copyed Bannersagas artstyle, combat system, dialogue trees, story and setting.
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    Its a blatant Bannersaga rippoff Ash of Gods: Redemption copyed Bannersagas artstyle, combat system, dialogue trees, story and setting.
    And everything it does is worse executed then in the original Bannersage so dont buy this **** get Bannersaga instead!
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