TSA writes: The Vikings get a rough time of it in our modern collective consciousness: barbaric, violent, hairy, smelly, frothy mouthed, and partial to a spot of pillaging. Or at least, that’s what I learned in primary school. But is this interpretation fair? It’s certainly one that Ubisoft are seeking to rebuff with Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla which, as well as being the latest exciting instalment in the long running series, also appears to offer a much more nuanced view of Viking life in the 9th Century. Vikings are depicted as farmers, as friends, as traders and explorers, not just as warriors.