Ripten writes: "Can any game deliver the experience expected after seeing the above image? Viking is a game which sets out to do just that, but can it live up to the "brutal, limb-severing combat" as promised on the back of the case? Hit the jump, click "Read more" or sneak up behind me, press X and cut me in two in slow motion to find out.
In Viking, you play the role of Skarin, a beefy Viking with a ponytail. Skarin is called upon by Freya, the goddess of Asgard, to help her defeat Hel, Queen of the Underworld, and prevent the world from being plunged into a dark age in which Hel will rule all the land."