I think this is was very good. It had all the makings as gears of war. if you like body parts flying and blood. this game is for you. The graphics is excellent. The only draw back is the game keeps repeating itself with all the missions in the game. wish you could play as the horde as well. Wish there was online game content for an extended version DLC pack.
Viking, only doesnt recieve a ten because it has no replay value. No online multiplayer and the tedious missions make it so this game is a blast the first time through but will never be touched again. Even though the game has no replay value it is still a must for a rental. Easy to learn gameplay, short story line, and story based achievements make this game worth the six or seven hours you will put into it. As a rental Viking would get a ten, but in the overall scheme of things, Viking gets an 8.
posted by Clonesfan (NORTH LIBERTY, IA) Apr 4, 2008
Member since Mar 2008
gamers (62%) found this review helpful
Viking tries to win players over with gore which it does a good job of for the first hour but then the repetitiveness of the uninspired missions and lack of innovation steps in.
There is a lot of blood and guts in combat but besides the gore your combat is your basic setup. You buy new moves and magic of which you really only need a couple. You spend a lot of the time fight with the poor camera more then the enemies.
Most of the time during the game you spend trying freeing more Vikings to join your army and running around collecting things for NPCs.
The big shining spot is the massive battles. They are fast and intense. There are hundreds of characters on the screen battling at once. The frame rate does get hit a little but never really hurts the whole all experience of the battles.
The storyline is so poorly written that it is not worth paying attention to after the first few cut screens.
The achievements are not hard to get. You should get them all if you decide to play through the whole game on hard, which is not hard at all.
Overall, the game really had a great idea but the repetitiveness of the mission, the poor camera angles and shallow storyline really ruins the experience the Viking tried to offer gamers.