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Viking: Battle of Asgard (PS3)

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Manufacturer: Sega / Publisher: Sega / Genre: Adventure / PEGI Age Rating: Age 18+ / ESRB Descriptor: Blood and Gore / ESRB Descriptor: Intense Violence / Max. Number Of Players: 1 / PEGI Content Rating: Violence / Release Date: March, 2008

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      24.07.2009 18:19

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      Overall a good game if found for a low price

      Viking: Battle of asgard is a game where to gods have declared war upon one another, you have to fight the god hel and her undead army to stop her from taking other the realms of asgard. In the game you are a viking called skarin and you have to go around the realms doing missions to help fellow soldiers and recruit them for the final epics battles. There are lots of different types of missions but mainly rescue, the graphics are very good. The gameplay is good as you are able to choose special moves once the enemy weak enough like splitting the enemy's body in half. One problem is that sometimes it can feel abit repetitive, there is only so many times you can chop a body in half then it just becomes boring. This game is good but i wouldn't buy it at full price luckily enough i got it for cheap so i'm happy with it.

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      01.11.2008 15:17

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      A good game if you can find it cheap but gets very repetitive.

      I picked up this game when it was really cheap in the recent Currys/PC World deals. It looked good at the time and when I played it I thought it was ok but not worth full price. Although it is ok if you can get it on the cheap. The game is about two viking gods who have gone to war. This makes the whole world attack each other and you must stop it. You fight enemies and help allies. You will gather allies and then attach the enemies to take other there bases. Each area has different collectables and side quest that make the game have a good replay value. You can choose the use stealth or just fight your way through which could give you two different playthroughs. The graphics are very good and the soundtrack fits the game. The game does have some framerate issues but this doen't harm the game. The game has good gameplay but everything is pretty much the same, you attack and then a cutscene. The game also has problems with the bigger battles and this causes slowdown. The graphics are ok but nothing to shout about. The prospect is good and should only be brought if available cheap from Currys or PC World for only 4.97.

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      23.09.2008 18:20
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      More worthy of a rent than buying

      Viking: Battle of Asgard for PS3. **************************** ~Introduction~ Two Viking gods have decided to go to war which has plunged the entire Viking world into war. You are a helper for the gods and must stop the war. To do this you gather allies whilst fighting foes along the way ~Game~ The game is divided up into three islands. Each Island has been overrun by enemy Vikings and you must liberate villages and along the way gain allies to help you take control back from the baddies. Gather enough allies and you can attack and destroy the enemy strongholds. There are of course several tricky side quests to complete whilst you are on each island, such as finding items (There are hidden skulls etc) that will aid you in summoning a dragon to help in future fights (its important to find this one). Along the way there are 'upgrades' where you can buy or unlock new combat moves and/or improve your weapons. The actual fighting in 'Viking' is quite gruesome with limb chopping melees using both your axe and your sword. The stealth sections are enjoyable, if an enemy hasn't seen you, then stealth mode will activate and you can sneak around and lope off their heads. The game becomes more playable once you've unlocked some key combat moves. And the finishing moves on bosses are again, gruesome and bloody. ~Opinions~ Viking is a 'Good' game but it could habe been so much more. The violent and bloody kills can get boring and the game does experience 'slow down' in the larger battles. Repetition is the main problem with the game, what with gathering allies, summoning dragons and fighting tactical move being pretty much the same. By the third island you might be bored. ~Game~ Rating: 18 ASIN: B000Z6XJ0M Greg.

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        26.06.2008 18:54
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        A Good overall game, more worthy of a rent than £40 to buy

        The Story is two Viking gods have decided to go to war, this has plunged the entire Viking world into war. You play as a helper of the gods whom must stop the war. You will spend most of your time either gathering allies or chopping limbs off your foes. The game is divided up into three islands, when you begin each area will be overrun by enemy Viking. You must then set about liberating villages and allies to help you take control back from the enemy. If you find enough allies, it is easy to amass a large army capable of destroying any enemy stronghold. In very impressive LARGE battles. But before your army engages in the large battle, you will be required to complete several side quests. From finding an item to summoning a dragon to help in future fights. What's really fun about this game is you can actually see your army grow, as you complete quests. More and more allies will occupy a nearby village. Unfortunately repetition is the main crux of the game, gathering allies and summoning dragons are pretty much all you do! So by the third island, it will get boring. Your character is fully upgradable; he can buy new combat moves or unlock powerful spells to defeat the enemy. Throughout the game there are hidden skulls to collect, in the xbox360 version they unlock achievements. But for the PS3 they have no purpose what so ever?!? The combat in Viking can be awesome with limb chopping melees using both your axe and sword. But then it can become so slow and boring at the start of the game. One thing I can not fault is the stealth sections in Viking, if an enemy hasn't seen you stealth will activate and you can sneak around to deal a fatal blow. Once you've unlocked some key combat moves the combat becomes immensely enjoyable, the swift moves are awesome. The finishing moves on bosses are blindingly copied from god of war, but they still are as fun as ever. The game took me about 10 hours to complete, not a long game. Once a large battle has begun the game really gets going, not only must you hack your way through the hundreds of enemies on screen but you must defeat the bosses such as giants. And once your dragons enter the battle for fire support, it is cool. Viking is a good game in places but it fails to impress at times. The violent kills never get boring but the game can experience slow down in the large battles.

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