Allow us, if you will, a short time to celebrate. As big fans of the point-and-click genre we’re always praying for a good graphic adventure, and while this isn’t quite what we had in mind there’s plenty of reason to rejoice. Deck 13 is an established adventure game developer and their latest project is an RPG with all the charm of their usual work. It’s bright, it’s bold and it’s clean which is just what what we’ve been craving.
Dec 6, 2007
A longboat packed full of hairy, sweaty Vikings gagging for a spot of raping and pillaging might not have been a pretty sight back in the day, but believe us when we tell you Battle for Asgard is more welcome than a refreshing mug of mead and more gorgeous than a busty beer wench.
For instance, utilising a novel lighting system, Vikings islands resemble a dreamy landscape of fantasy. Rolling hills, verdant valleys, sprawling settlements, snowy peaks - it reminds us of Fable with
Jan 11, 2008
On paper, Viking: Battle for Asgard sounds a lot like Dynasty Warriors, although this game is based on Norse mythology rather than actual events. The days of Ragnarok (the end of the world) have arrived and the demonic goddess Hel has unleashed an undead army on your heroic Viking people.
You take on the mantle of mankinds last hope, Skarin, and do battle for the Vikings homeland of Midgard. Of course, Vikings were best known for going berserk on the battlefield, overcome with
For 360 and PS3 owners, the month of March is a bit of a wasteland. Where's a gamer to turn for mindless violence and blistering action during this drought?
Viking: Battle for Asgard may be the answer. Wait... Viking what? Yeah, the fantasy-based hack 'n slasher isn't prominent on many players' radar. Here are five reasons why it SHOULD be.
Oct 8, 2007
The echo of shattered bone and slopping coils of intestine resonates around the Leipzig demo room, as The Creative Assemblys James Carey gleefully demonstrates the inventive ways you can slaughter a foe. Creative Assembly might be renowned for their “historically accurate” Total War series on PC, but its apparent that their new next-gen project, Viking: Battle for Asgard, joyously chucks any semblance of beardy realism out of the window in favour of fantastical, gory
Dec 26, 2007
Viking: Battle for Asgard is shaping up to be a kick-ass berzerker-rage bloodbath, as evidenced in our earlier previews. Now we got a chance to talk to developer Mark Suthers about his bearded
Free-to-play games tend to get the short end of the stick. You’ll almost never see one featured on the cover of a magazine, they rarely receive proper reviews, and preview coverage is sparse, at best. That’s why we wanted to make sure to highlight Nexon’s Vindictus, one of the most overlooked games on show at E3 2010...
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By now, PlayStation 3 gamers have had their hands on the superb Virtua Fighter 5 for over two months - and we can attest, it's a fantastic fighter on that platform. Guess what? The first glimpses we've had of the 360 version, thanks to a trip to developer AM2's headquarters in Tokyo, suggest that the game is
The Virtua Fighter games have always been the most hardcore of all beat-'em-ups. The complexity of the fighting system is leagues beyond the likes of Tekken, Soul Calibur or Dead or Alive, but - a little ironically - that complexity has long been a weakness outside of Japan's arcades. Virtua Fighter 5 goes beyond "depth;" where Soul Calibur is almost immediately accessible and fun even for button-mashers, Virtua Fighter is simply too complicated for the average gamer to ever sink in to. In
Much like the Winning Eleven series, there are two ways to play Virtua Fighter games. Theres the “casual” post-bar, fight-it-out-with-a-friend kind of way, and then theres the slavish, almost scientific approach - fueled by the sort of devotion thats made the series so hugely popular in Japanese arcades.
For those who prefer option one, Virtua Fighter 5 wont disappoint. On the surface, its definitely a next-gen game, with hyper-detailed looks not so different from the stunning