PS4 Pro Screenshot taken by Alex Rowe.You might not have heard of the Slovakian studio Games Farm before, but they’ve been quietly turning out unique action RPG’s for the last couple of decades. In 2017, they released Vikings: Wolves of Midgard on the PC, PS4, và Xbox One. The Unity-powered game is an impressive show for an engine that’s been wrongly-branded as bad by some folks due lớn one or two individual titles’ performance. It’s also a wonderful example of the classic action RPG genre, and I wish I had played it sooner.

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At the start of Vikings, you’ll customize either a male or female warrior, and set out on a grand quest that starts with small regional squabbles among warring bands but eventually involves mythological creatures và the fate of the world. The game features five unique skill trees themed after different Norse deities, và each one also corresponds khổng lồ a type of weapon. So, you can mix và match provided you’re willing lớn switch weapon types throughout your adventure, or go all-in on one particular play style.

Combat is the core of the game. You’ll wage violent war across numerous large maps from an isometric perspective và collect lots of random loot. The combat is a little bit slower than in genre-stalwart Diablo III, and it reminds me of the heavier & well-animated battle in the recent Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem. It’s a very easy system to lớn learn, with one main attack button and extra buttons for unlockable skills. On consoles, the right stick activates a handy dodge roll, and in a nice cảm biến the speed và effectiveness of this roll is impacted by the weight of your current gear.

PS4 Pro Screenshot taken by Alex Rowe.That sort of detail extends to every aspect of Wolves of Midgard, both in game play and in graphics. The game uses the Unity engine, which I’ve seen regularly derided for its alleged shortcomings on consoles. There’s no sign of that here. The game runs locked at 30 frames per second, and if you have a PS4 Pro, you’ll get slightly better lighting effects too.

Character models are sumptuously detailed và animated, and every piece of gear you equip will change your warrior’s appearance. Although the camera is sadly locked lớn one zoom level và angle, the environments are still realistic và varied. The game doesn’t look as technically good as Wolcen or as atmospheric as Path of Exile, but it still has well-composed visuals. Many of the game’s levels contain snow which realistically deforms as you run through it và bash enemies around. I know that’s not the newest effect in the world, but it’s something I never get tired of.

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The story is surprisingly robust for a trò chơi with such a generic title. It’s fully voiced, & each area is set up by a narrator who explains what you’re about to lớn face and how it ties into the conflict going on in the larger world. You’ll also meet a whole cast of friendly characters, some of whom will move lớn your trang chủ village. You can tăng cấp the village throughout the game, which unlocks access lớn better weapons, crafting recipes, and further layers of the game’s skill tree.

I’m a total sucker for deforming snow, and this trò chơi is full of it! PS4 Pro Screenshot taken by Alex Rowe.Although the chip core combat design is very similar to lớn genre norms, there are a few fun kiến thiết tweaks. Experience comes in the size of blood orbs you have khổng lồ physically pick up, & they also heal you a little bit once you collect them. The game world is full of breakable physics objects just as in Diablo III, but where in that trò chơi you mostly break them for fun or lớn try & knock down enemies, here these objects are full of crafting materials. It’s a satisfying loop khổng lồ break a bunch of barrels, watch wood fly out of them, and use that wood lớn make a better shield.

I’ve glossed over this game a number of times in the last few years. I first heard of it when I saw a retail copy at my sadly defunct Fry’s Electronics, and I mistakenly thought it was a strategy trò chơi based on the popular TV show Vikings until I picked it up và realized it was an kích hoạt RPG. I tried out the không tính phí demo briefly on Steam after I got trang chủ from that Fry’s run, but I was playing a lot of other games at that time and it got lost in the shuffle.

However, the trò chơi is currently part of the PlayStation Now subscription service, and that’s what finally made me download it and give it a proper go. I’m so glad I did. It’s a wonderful action RPG with real heart that became a favorite overnight this past weekend, và I can tell it was made by a team that cared about its creation. As I mentioned above, Games Farm is best known for their Heretic Kingdoms franchise, which I am more familiar with & which I’ll be writing about soon. Wolves of Midgard is just as good and detailed a đoạn phim game as you’d expect from the makers of a long-running action RPG series, & it’s fascinating that they took a break from their own franchise khổng lồ make a different trò chơi about Vikings.

The writing & acting are both much better than I expected from a modestly budgeted game. PS4 Pro screenshot taken by Alex Rowe.If you’re looking for a fun, deep action RPG that will shatter your preconceived notions about how good a Unity game can look on a console, Vikings: Wolves of Midgard is an excellent choice. It has around đôi mươi hours of game play for your first run, & the different skill trees và a new game plus mode encourage replays. There’s also local và online co-op available if you want khổng lồ play it with a friend. It normally sells for around $40, and I think it’s worth that price…though you can regularly find it on sale or get it “free” through PS Now.

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