I don't know where to start? I wanted to love this game. My first impression was that it was similiar to the original Fable(on the xbox). But that feeling quickly vanished. The graphics were ok, not necessarily next-gen but passable. The audio was lousy. But where the game really falls miserably short in is the combat. Its soo slow that you feel like your playing a turn based strategy game. And oh a sprint button would have been nice since your viking can very quickly be engulfed by great hordes of enemies that your viking will be overwhelmed by! If you like vikings then maybe you could give this a rent. It may be good for a day or two until you realize how broke the combat is. The only positive thing i can say is the story sounded cool and the environment can be fun to limp 'round in.
First off, the game is choppy. The gameplay graphics are OK. The cutscene graphics are Less-Than-OK. Speaking characters in cutscenes just bobble there head and look at you.
Sound. It's horrible and lacking. There's not a nicer way to put this. Really.
Environment. The game is laid out "sandbox" style but aside from landscape, there is absolutely nothing to interact with. This makes your very frequent travels across this landscape painfully dull.
What's sad is that you could see "what could've been", had they just kept this game in the oven a bit longer (at least in the graphics and sound department).
Bosses. There are no bosses to speak of. no larger than life mythological creature that you get to do battle with, like God of War or even Conan. Except for the final, final, penultimate battle. And the final boss is simply laughable. When I saw it, I nearly woke up the neighbors laughing.
The story is just, well...typical good vs. evil. I didn't really go into it expecting to be wowed. The ending sucked.
Gameplay. Say it with me (but only once, please)....."REPETITION IS NOT FUN." This game started wearing on my nerves, much like Assassin's Creed. At least Assassin's Creed was pretty and had an interesting story.
So yeah. Don't buy it, don't rent it, don't borrow it. Don't give SEGA any excuse to keep pumping out sub-par games.
posted by GotGame (MCKINLEYVILLE, CA) Sep 10, 2008
Member since Jun 2008
gamers (60%) found this review helpful
that goes from start to finish. The toughest tribe of humans in all history are worthy of several hours of bloody melee combat. It is fun, negative comments regarding this game are generated from those who play too many games, resulting in their perceptions being jaded from over entertainment. If you like God of War style games you'll enjoy this-Fight on!