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Screenshot Frenzy: Banner Saga, An Epically Depressing, Viking Inspired – RPG/Turn Based Strategy Game

Another successful kickstarter baby, Banner Saga – was but a benchmark purchase for me on my thrifty Honor 4x. Excited to test out this cheap Huwawei Octacore’s gaming prowess I picked up a few games from the Google Play Store for kicks. What started off as a fluke buy became two weeks of long loo breaks, 3 a.m. coffee runs from the bedroom and utter chaos in my work flow.

Here’s another installment of Screenshot Frenzy and a few captions to explain why you should pick this up on your mobile.

 

 

 

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This game tends to be depressing, a whole lot, sometimes these sweet little events are the only break from utter sadness.

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I honestly didn’t train a whole lot, but yeah more often only 1 or 2 guys from your party survive the battle to the end.

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The only bad thing about the Android version I played was too many of these screens.

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Day 16, 400 Clansmen and a few dozen fighters.

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So where to boss?

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Getting out of swings way.

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It’s perfectly fine… we’re fracking Varl, this shit is easy.

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Okay so, I see training has its perks.

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Early game, Gunnulf is the man!

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Let’s pitch camp fer now, give the caravan a bit of a rest.

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More loading screens…. eck.

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Even if everyone hates Ludin, let’s try him out.

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Day 26 – On the Varl side of things.

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Woopteedoo more Varl for us.

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Destruction and Sadness: 1km ahead.

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All right, ready?

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This old man was a hoot. Disappeared though after scavenging some supplies for the caravan.

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Up we go.

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Hot damn this scene is intense.

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Ruuuuuun….

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We’re almost there!

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Damn… so many Varl.

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Waving our long ass banner…

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The serpent.

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A psychic serpent.

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An unfamiliar psychic serpent.

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Eyvind… pick up the phone…

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Weird way to say hello on the phone.

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The nothingness.

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Yeah… via phone.

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The hard headed Iver.

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Day 99: We lookin’ good

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All right all right… you can come.

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Up through the mountains again.

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Running low on supplies.

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Phew! A god stone… a place to rest.

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See nothing bad about that.

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Yet another god stone.

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The view is gorgeous.

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Finally… Juuuno… I got your call, I’m here where are you?

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No one’s here but those creepy villagers peeking out from their windows.

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She’s not here Eyvind.

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But the threads said so…

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If yo momma Juno so hot why she ain’t here, why she not pull lightning out of her ass, I mean sky…

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Damn boy you lost.

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Oh yeah… and did I mention someone just died.

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We just run out of Varl so 1 would be a lot of help.

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Day 158: From 500 Clansmen, only about half left.

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But things will be ok.

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Or so we hope.

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We lose some fighters on the way to Boersgard.

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And then the narrator makes things worse.

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I’m supposed to walk through all those dredge?

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Ok I don’t understand any of that, but I’ll assume you know what’s best.

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Bellower looks upon the last of us. No more fighters left.

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Spoilers coming up ahead.

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Time to face him Rook.

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Ok mage upfront, like in all RPGs.

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Nooooooo… Oddleif

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But at what cost.

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Told you spoilers up ahead.

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Fuck this game right?

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So frackin sad…

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Bye Alette..

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…. sniff.

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God Damn you Stoic Games!!!!

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{Sobbing}



Note: Character survival is based on how you play the game.


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Filipino Folklore Based Kickstarter Game “Devastated Dreams” (Pinoy Review)

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So, there I was… in “Alt-Tab” mode, searching for something interesting on the internet.

Just like any gamer/work-at-home dude would do, on a regular day… but as it turned out, it wasn’t so regular after all.

 

As a Filipino, I get a “fanboy” feeling whenever something “Pinoy” gets into a game.

I mean, how often do you find them in games, right?

Yes, we have Manny Pacquiao in boxing games,  Josie Rizal as a new Tekken 7 fighter, Jose Rizal in the 1999 Medal of Honor…

…and the classic “Anito” from the early 2000’s (I actually bought this game… but never made it far, lol).

 

As I was saying…

That day was not like other because I was greeted by something new — a reddit post about “Devastated Dreams”.

It’s a Filipino folklore based game by Matt Gilgenbach, and is currently on Kickstarter, labeled as a “Psychological horror about the fears of being an expectant parent from the team that delivered Neverending Nightmares”.

(This game breathes a different air from the failed Kickstarter campaign of another Pinoy setting based game I saw in the past)

Anyway, here’s a snippet from their campaign page…

 

“The protagonist of the game is Angel, a young Filipino woman who is living in the rural area of Aklan in Western Visayas in the Philippines. Visayas is a region rumored to have the most aswang – Filipino legendary monsters that are like vampires and werewolves only more twisted.

Western Visayas was also devastatingly affected by super typhoon Yolanda (known internationally as Haiyan) in November of 2013. The game will also feature other real locations from the Philippines including the Kabayan caves, which house fire mummies – incredibly well preserved bodies using a unique preservation process. Since the game takes place in nightmares, we can explore different regions of the Philippines that express the fears of the protagonist.”

 

The video attached to this page is me doing an actual first-time playthrough (starts at 1:38 ).

 

I can say that the suspense is there. The plot line sparked enough curiosity in me to want to know what’s next.

I also like that the non-Filipino developers were able to show elements from the game that are “really Pinoy”.

Overall, I think Devastated Dreams is a promising game.

 

I’m just not sure if it’s gonna’ get funded, but I hope it does — here’s the link if you want to cheap in http://kck.st/1UYYZVs (opens in new tab).

 

~Daily420
“Play high, stay high. Keep rolling, ’till next time.”

 

How about you, would this be something you’d like to play? What are your thoughts? Come and share on the comment box below.

 

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This Might Be One Of The Best Upcoming Films On Our List

Kung Fury

This Kickstarter project is almost at its goal, with a hilariously over the top trailer, we know the Internet will not leave this project to fail. Still a few things are needed and you just might have or be what these folks need.

Don’t hesitate, collaboration is king.

Kung Fury on Kickstater.

Good luck Laser Unicorn! We are excited we see what happens to Kung Fury on his quest to take on the Kung Fuhrer.

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