Viking: Battle for Asgard
Fun while it lasted
Nice visuals for a dated game
Sound and music wasn't that enjoyable
I didn't feel like I was playing a Viking
Good game to keep you entertained for a few hours at the right price
Epic Battles push graphic processor to it's limits
This has truly been a highly addictive game for me. It is light on the RPG, but that is okay because sometimes it is nice to not have to devote yourself to months of playing one game just to finish it. Viking: Battle for Asgard is all about the eye candy action and violence. Slow motion take downs allow you to disembody the enemies in many different ways. Although these take downs get repetitive by the half way point, the game length perfectly satisfies the need to see these visuals again and again just before it gets too tedious.
The landscapes are varied and the environments cover all the seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn & Winter. Visually this is a pleasing game. The music score is also well suited to help create further atmosphere.
By far the best part of the game for me were the end level battles, and there were a few of these. During your quest to upgrade your weapons and powers, the story will lead you and your growing army to a climactic battle at the end of each level. These battles are nothing less than amazing to watch, and it's sometimes difficult to maintain your position in the battle because of the incredible amount of NPCs battling with you. My poor Xbox 360 graphics processor could hardly keep up with these end level battles sometimes, but that was only for a few short seconds and very intermittent.
Overall the game is well worth playing and can be challenging so I recommend it for intermediate to hardcore gamers. I give this game two joysticks up for my vote!