While Stoic’s first Banner Saga was a look into a beautifully-realised and dangerous world, the team’s sequel is all about bridging the gap with what’s to come in the series’ third entry. That’s not a bad thing, though, as The Banner Saga 2 refines a lot of what made the first game great, and is representative of a package that is as competent and well-versed as its predecessor. Further, the Switch version of the game — much like the first — is a perfect place to continue (or start) your adventure.
If Banner Saga 2 is your first foray into the Norse-inspired world of dredges and the end times, you’ll be met with a few important choices alongside a fairly detailed recap of what happened in the first game. Beginning at Chapter 8 (with the first game ending at Chapter 7), you’ll take control of either Rook or Rook’s daughter, Alette. Following a confrontation with dredge beast Bellower, you’re tasked with heading off to Arberrang, with plenty of struggles to deal with along the way.