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GF Rating
6.5

6272 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
6

Above Average

seen it before

posted by pauly37 (SULPHUR, OK) Mar 31, 2008

Member since Mar 2006

graphics are ok , nothing great. games ok nothing great, nothing you havent seen before. do chores for the villagers, which in turn gets you money to buy weapons. hack and slash your way through the game, seen that before. its just the same old thing .the amount of gore and blood shed is pretty cool. i`m about 3hrs in at the moment , if the game continues like it is my score of 7 may well be going down. but at the moment its a fairly good game.

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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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