A fierce struggle is taking place within the realm of the Norse Gods. The Goddess Hel has been banished for defying Odin, Lord of Asgard. Angry at her fate, Hel has raised an army of undead warriors to enslave the mortal realm of Midgard, and then provoke Ragnarok - the apocalyptic battle that that will destroy Asgard and the Gods themselves. The task of stopping Hel and defending the future of mankind falls to Skarin, a promising but deeply flawed young warrior, ignorant of the true reason for his favour with the Gods... Leave a bloody trail of dismembered foes as you master an involving and addictive combat style with destructive mythical powers and abilities. Explore vast and visually stunning open-world environments whilst slaying your enemies with a huge array of devastating and brutal combat moves. Tame mighty dragons and unleash their rain of fire, laying waste to the enemy hordes that stand in your way. Free enslaved warriors to wage war on Hel's legion and lead them into huge, epic battles featuring colossal giants, powerful shaman, deadly assassins and Hel's own champions. Here players can use Skarin's emerging skills to help turn the tide of conflict with a timely murder or through the brutality of a visceral wave of slaughter.
Wow, this game manages to make epic Viking battles completely boring. Where's the yelling and shouting? The game is suitably gory, looks ok and manages to throw alot of ennemies at you but it's all so stilted feeling. The sound design is completely abysmal, barely any sound at all. The combat system is mediocre with stiff animations and not much in the way of character progression. Looked interesting and has lots of potential but nothing clicked. Definitely don't buy this, rent if you must...
A third person action game, you traverse the map, killing Hel's minions and retaking back parts of the land, increasing your army and providing various other benefits till you gain enough to take part in a huge battle. While the overall game is a bit clunky, and can be very annoying (the stealth missions will have you pulling out your hair), it can be fun destroying large amounts of evil forces for a bit. Animations, along with the entire game, gets repetitive and a little frustrating.
Fun game, not exceptional by any means, but overall there's a lot of fun here. Great visuals, some truly epic battles, solid controls, satisfying combat. Does get somewhat repetitive by the end, but is definitely worth a rental. Achievements are solid, most you'll get just by playing through the game. Of course, not for little kids as the gore is really over-the-top. Really feels very much inspired by the Lord Of The Rings movies.
Solid game, lacking in story/sound though and some polish. Large Scale RTS-Like Battles but no real strategy involved, it does feel epic however when there's 100 on 100 battles. However, those fights are few and far between(6 or 7 Total)hidden behind a sea of repetitiveness, ambushes and liberating outlying viking clans. Combat is refreshing, Worth a rent.
If you like Dynasty Warriors you should like this game. Pretty gruesome combat, the story is average but the game delivers as a good mindless button masher. Easily boost your gamescore 800 points with minimal effort.
Sega of late hasn't been able to get a break, and publishing this title doesn't help with their reputation whatsoever. For a game that's based on combat, it somehow feels "stiff" and disjointed. The movements, actions, and reactions don't flow together well, making they whole combat experience seem so clunky. Don't expect to "mow the lawn." I will admit, however, that I did have fun playing it for a little while, and the stage battles are massive.
The story being so similar to God of War just change the names and from greek to norse doesnt bother me all that much, what did bother me was the HORRIBLE camera that you have to move in order to see what the hell is going on...