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Monday - August 17, 2020

Banner of the Maid - Review @ COG

by Hiddenx, 17:59

COG has reviewed Banner of the Maid:

Banner of the Maid Review – Victory Belongs to the Most Persevering

What’s interesting about Banner of the Maid is that it’s nothing you would expect at first. It is a game with cute anime-style characters, voiced in Chinese, subtitled in English, and based on the historical events that took place around the French Revolution in the late 18th to early 19th century. While it feels like none of these traits have anything in common with one another, it actually works well once you get past the initial surprise. It is a story about what could have happened instead, and presents an alternate timeline to a fascinating time. Understandably not everyone may be familiar with this moment in history, but if you know in general what happened and who Napoleon Bonaparte is, then there’s a chance you will be alright.

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Although the narrative was lacking and required some knowledge of the French Revolution in order for players to be fully immersed in the game, Banner of the Maid presented such a thoughtful strategy RPG that I looked forward to every single battle. The characters and visuals were excellent, the girls were cute, the guys were handsome, and being able to play as a powerful female lead was a great experience. Despite the weak storytelling and lengthy drawn-out battles, Banner of the Maid proved to be an excellent challenge and remains a game I struggle to put down at night.

Score: 79/100

Wednesday - June 10, 2020

Banner of the Maid - Review @ RPGFan

by Hiddenx, 19:22

RPGFan reviewed the tactical RPG Banner of the Maid:

Banner of the Maid

"Gorgeous art, fun scenario design, and an arsenal of quality of life features are among Banner of the Maid's boons."

Banner of the Maid takes place during one of the most tumultuous and influential periods in human history: the French Revolution. The game opens in 1791 with the infamous Flight to Varennes: a historical event in which the king and queen unsuccessfully tried to flee the country in the dead of night. You're given a brief introduction to combat, setting, and tone through a series of cutscenes and short battles that would feel right at home in Final Fantasy Tactics. Shortly after the royal family is taken into custody, the queen displays an odd power that causes ripples throughout history. After skipping ahead to 1796, you can see just where the game starts to split off from the historical accounts we know so well. 

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Banner of the Maid is an ambitious tactical RPG with a lot of great ideas on the table. It's beautiful and challenging, though it stumbles a bit along the way. Battles become a chore toward the end of the game, the localization is often stiff and lacks personality, and tutorialization and onboarding could use some work, as I learned a dozen hours later I was using skirmishers completely wrong. Despite its faults, the game offers an enjoyable, unique, and intriguing take on the French Revolution mixed with some light mysticism across 35 to 40 hours. Gorgeous art, fun scenario design, and an arsenal of quality of life features are among Banner of the Maid's boons. RPG fans with an interest in one of the most influential periods of history should give Banner of the Maid a look, as it is an inspired and twisting alternate take on late 18th-century France. 

Score: 80/100

Friday - February 28, 2020

Banner of the Maid - Gameplay

by Hiddenx, 17:49

Zephgarus checked out the strategy RPG Banner of the Maid:

Chapter 1-3 - Banner of the Maid

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Saturday - February 15, 2020

Banner of the Maid - English Version available

by Hiddenx, 16:41

The English version of Banner of the Maid is now available on Steam:

Valentine's Day update! The English localization is now available!

English localization available:

Bonjour révolutionnaires! The time has finally come: Banner of the Maid is now available in English! The English localization is immediately available as a free major update: if you already own the game, it will update automatically; if you purchase it now, it will be already in English.

But that's not all, we've got a surprise for you: The Oriental Pirate, the second DLC (and the first paid DLC) of Banner of the Maid that also releases today, is already localized to English. You won't have to wait to have Mu Zhiyun the Piratess leading her Oriental Pirates to battle!

We want to thank our community for their help beta-testing the localization. We are a small indie dev team, and all this would have been just impossible without your help! If you want to send us any feedback or suggestion, join our community in the official Steam forums or our Discord channel, or ping us on Twitter or Facebook.


Click here to learn:How to transfer your beta save files to release version.

New DLC - The Oriental Pirate:

Adds a new playable character, Mu Zhiyun, and a new unit, the oriental pirates, to your roster. The pirates can use both musket and blade in battles.
The pirates can loot extra treasures (collector's items & special weapons) from certain enemies with their Heroic Attacks.
Purchase the DLC and check out the new quest "The Oriental Pirate" in the salon. Complete the quest to unlock Mu Zhiyun and her pirates.

Story Mode:

Added a new, easier mode for players who focus on the story rather than the combat.
In the Story Mode, you start the game with more resources and start each mission with a boost effect.

Miscellaneous:

  • [NEW] Added emotional voices to dialogues and city interfaces.
  • [NEW] Added subtitles for in-combat voices.
  • [NEW] Added dialogues for side quest: "The Merchant, the Drunk and the Food", "A Defeated Opponent", "Journal of the Nameless" and "Enemy of the People".
  • [NEW] Added achievements for completing the main campaign in Officer and General modes. You'll automatically receive these achievements if you have a saved data with the main campaign completed.
  • [NEW] Added a language selection interface for first-time players. You can change the language setting later in the Options menu.
  • [NEW] Added an entrance for the Credits interface.
  • [Change] The advantage and disadvantage chart is now shown when you deploy units.
    [Change] Some enemy reinforcements that appear during the Enemy Phase will not take action immediately.
  • [FIX] Fixed Paulette's in-combat voices.
  • [FIX] When the saved data is broken due to accidental termination of the game, you can still read the unbroken saves.

 

Saturday - January 18, 2020

Banner of the Maid - English Release February 14

by Hiddenx, 17:11

The Strategy J-RPG Banner of the Maid will be released on February 14 - here's the gameplay-trailer:

Banner of the Maid - Gameplay Features Trailer

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Information about

Banner of the Maid

Developer: Azure Flame Studio

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Historical
Genre: Strategy-RPG
Combat: Turn-based
Play-time: Unknown
Voice-acting: Unknown

Regions & platforms
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· Platform: PC
· Released: 2020-02-14
· Publisher: CE-Asia