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 fun, yet far from perfect slaughter fest
westpark on 06-May-2008
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.
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