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GF Rating
6.5

6286 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

Vikings don't be a shame anymore

posted by max0583 (HANOVER PARK, IL) Mar 31, 2008

Member since Feb 2006

When i saw this game at first glance i thought it would be another dynasty warrior rip off, Well it turns out to be way better,theres blood, exploration, rescues and yes the best part of this game big freaking battles story is basically the same as most adventure games good versus evil trying to take control of our realm.Therese is some technical stuff that could frustrate some the camera seem to give you some bad angles i mist of fights there no lock on system and it could get repetitive.Regarless of this problems i had good fun going thru this game if you like the game Overlord you will like this one too.The achievemnts are very easy to acomplish so if your into achievements give this one a try.cant wait for the second part of this game

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

A decent rental

posted by JDShkolnik (BROOKLYN, NY) Mar 31, 2008

Member since Nov 2006

This is another God of War knockoff, very similar to the recently-released Conan. I didn't think it was particularly bloody, there were only a few of those finishing moves and they got old real quick. The graphics were last-gen -- worse than God of War 2 actually -- but no big deal. They weren't bad enough to the point you couldn't help thinking about them. There were some slight performance issues and the game is ultimately very repetitive.

The game channels you to where you need to be (which is my preference). I never spent too much time trying to find the next thing to do. The combat was pretty balanced; I was never so strong that a large group wasn't a threat but a slightly larger move roster would've been nice. The 3rd-person camera could've been a bit farther away, it felt cramped at times. At times you could be 15 minutes into a task, die, and have to start completely over. That could get annoying. The big battles were primitive and there wasn't much to them but I wouldn't say they were a waste, just not substantial or something to look forward to.

There's no multiplayer and I disagree with another reviewer here that claimed all games should have it. Why? Some games just tell a story once and that's it. I didn't feel a lack of multiplayer detracted from this game but I obviously wouldn't buy a game without replay value. It's definitely worth a rental.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Helasenna

posted by Urgeist (GORHAM, ME) Mar 29, 2008

Member since Feb 2008

Surprisingly this game has a decent plot, what I like about it is the animation, the game runs very smoothly and the graphics, I feel, are very impressive. The combat is intrinsically visceral, i.e. when you disembowel a zombie you actually sever limbs accompanied by blood spray, unlike in most games where a character simply bleeds and falls down. You can explode a man's head by hitting it. Playing on normal difficulty the game is fairly simple to beat, there are difficult points such as boss battles in which your subjugated minions are little help to you, but this is a roadblock that can easily be solved by thinking through the situation. If for no other reason than the game could be played for the achievements it yields, and those themselves are acquired with relative ease. The plot itself is fair, running along the lines of the ancient Scandinavian mythology it was based upon, I feel a little more care could have been taken when dishing out the story, but the character defects among the game are so minor that only one well read in Scandinavian lore would pick up on them... Still, I would rather see the main character utilise Mjolnir, Huginn and Munin as they were, two Odin's carrion birds and the Thunder God's hammer, not just a few rocks named after them. All in all though, the game runs smoothly and for the most part the plot does too.

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