Videogamer: Viking: Battle For Asgard Review

Videogamer writes: "Viking: Battle for Asgard doesn't sell itself all that well. The opening few minutes are packed with plenty of walking, talking and collecting, but not a whole lot of action - something pretty high on your list of expectations when you boot up an 18-rated game with a dual weapon-wielding Viking on the front cover. It feels very much like a shinier, less ambitious version of Fable, but then you actually start to fight. While The Creative Assembly's second foray into the home console market isn't nearly good enough to rank up there with the hack 'n' slash genre's best, it's far more entertaining than it really has any right to be.

You play as Skarin, a shunned warrior whom Freya (daughter of Odin, king of the Gods) takes under her wing in order to battle against Hel, the goddess of death, and her devastating army. You see, Hel wants to enslave all mankind and destroy Asgard, the realm of the gods, and it's up to you to stop her. You won't be alone, with a whole army of warriors at your disposal should you be able to convince them to fight - or rescue them from slavery."

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