Xfire writes "Every so often, a game comes out of nowhere, and becomes a huge hit for one reason or another. This 2021, one such game is Valheim."
It streamlines a ton of the unnecessary monotony other survival games have.
That's good to know. I guess I'll have to try this game out!
You won't regret it, I never really liked survival games and I got addicted to this one.
Bought it last night, haven't played it yet though. Waiting to jump in with my gaming friends :D
I bought it to support it because it looks good but I'm probably not going to play too deep into it just yet until it launches officially. I'm not a fan of playing early access games too deeply.
I saw it on Steam early access. Didn't bother to check it out but maybe I will now
Because it's popular on Twitch.
No even close. The opposite actually.
Huh? It's currently in the Top 10.
Its rise to popularity started with gamers, then bled over to "twitch", which is the opposite of "twitch" making a game popular. This game is popular based on actual merit, not trend.
that's not the only reason.
Looks a decent survival game. But mainly when it just catches on amougnst twitchers youtubers etc whether game is good or not it sells bucket loads
it has overwhelmingly positive reviews on steam with 60k reviews. has nothing to do with twich and youtube. sales != good rating. cyber punk is only mostly positive with way more sales.
That was one of the things about Valheim is that it sold so much with very little attention from Twitch and only a little buzz from YouTube. It wasn't until it sold 2 million+ that everyone jumped on the bandwagon of the next "hot game". To me that means the game is genuinely good rather than a bunch of overblown hype like another arena shooter clone or whatever the Twitch monkeys are pushing at the moment. Unlike 90% of what is pushed by gaming streamers these days, this game genuinely earns it's hype. It's not perfect, and it is Early Access, but it is a joy to play and a real treat considering it basically came out of nowhere and got popular on it's own merits and not hyped by the dev or random people who for whatever reason feel their opinions are important enough to stream.
I don't normally play those types of games but I am enjoying it.
Because it is the new "trend" game that will inevitably start dying out in a month or so. Just like all of them. Among Us, Fall Guys, Phasmophobia, Escape from Tarkov, etc. I think Rocket League, Fortnite and Dead By Daylight are the only examples I can think of for "trend" games that actually maintained their momentum. They're still so incredibly popular, years on from their release. That is special.
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.