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The time for a Vikings video game is now

Polygon: Here's the thing. I like Vikings. And two Viking-esque events reached me this week, inspiring a third.

First, archaeologists studying the remains of Viking fighters who invaded England back in the 800s, found that half the warriors were women. If you weren't already impressed by these wonderful, savage bastards, you ought to be now. It's not like equal opportunities have been the norm in military careers down the ages. Everyone fought.

Second, The History Channel is showing extended trailers of its outstanding drama series Vikings, which features the best and coolest cast of fighting characters (including women warriors) pretty much ever and is the best non-20th Century historical drama on TV. New (spoilery) details about the third season, and some new characters, due to air next year, have emerged.

It's sorta based on real history and proves that the Vikings were the greatest.

Third, I'm asking the world of video games, right now, for a bad-ass role-playing game based on Vikings, preferably featuring the likes of Ragnar Lothbrok, Lagertha, Floki and Athelstan. This is something the world of entertainment requires.

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SavageKuma1505d ago

There was one already from Sega. It was pretty darn good too.

KiwiViper851505d ago (Edited 1505d ago )

Think your referencing "Viking: Battle for Asgard" it was pretty good, I have been wanting a sequel for a while now, but considering sales and reception im not too hopeful. It had one of the hardest final boss battles i've ever encountered.

I think a Viking themed Darksiders would go down a treat.

Palitera1505d ago (Edited 1505d ago )

Battle for Asgard was great, despite getting repetitive as soon as you reach the second chapter.

It had at least one thing other action games lack completely: real large scale battles, dozens or hundreds of beings actually fighting instead of the usual tunnel action with a battle displayed on the battleground. You really had to fight your way through the battle to reach the objective. This is something absolutely overlooked in games overcompromised with graphics.

About the show... I could stand the first three episodes, then I gave up on the Hollywood blockbuster wannabe. By then, the action was too much over the top, the eye candy for women (or homossexual males, same interest) was unbearable and the characters were SO one dimensional that I actually described all the most important in two words each, at max. Mostly, they only needed one adjective to sum all their predictable behavior. After all, we have already seen them in hundreds of stupid Hollywood movies.

On the bright side, there was a great production value and the story was somewhat interesting, but I preferred not to know how it went. The price was too high...

KingKelloggTheWH1505d ago

If they do a viking game I would love to see it actually accurate, unlike the Viking show on History which is disturbingly inaccurate.

annoyedgamer1505d ago (Edited 1505d ago )

I stopped watching long ago. I put up with the ridiculous ocean crossings passing in 10 minutes but the girl-warriors was the last straw.

KingKelloggTheWH1505d ago

Being Norwegian I find the terrible inaccuracies to be offensive. I just for once want to see a historically accurate movie/game with Viking/Nordsk.

strangeaeon1505d ago

The show is absolute garbage, but it doesn't surprise me coming from the History Channel. I am sure at some point they will introduce African American and Hispanic characters in order to be PC. Sort of like Idris Elba as Heimdall. And yes, I realize that Marvel's Thor is loosely based on Norse Mythology, but it wasn't THAT loose.

annoyedgamer1505d ago

New Thor is a female I kid you not.

vikingland11505d ago

I too would love an accurate viking game/movie or tv show. I would be all over a Viking rpg.

Lukebb911505d ago

Assassins creed vikings would be cool to see, i think ubisoft could tell an interesting story without adding to the lies people are shown/ told about vikings and instead give people a more accurate view of their life style and traits.

I found this http://listverse.com/2009/0...

some of you might find interesting

ICANPLAYGAMES21505d ago

I thought that was what Skyrim was, lol. /s