Finally we have our hands on Expedition Viking for Steam, a few weeks now, and I couldn’t be happier not only that we have the opportunity to preview it but also that we are going to present why this title is unique! But what is this game? Is it worth the hype? Should you pick it up when available? Stick around and you will find out now. Let’s start by mentioning a few things about the game itself. As the newly appointed chieftain of a modest Viking clan, you’ll have a village of your very own.
But to carve your name into the runestones of history you’ll need great strength, and great wealth to grow your village’s prosperity and renown. There is little left to be gained from the Norse lands and so you must set your sights on the seas to the West, where tales speak of a great island filled with treasure ready for the taking. Your trusted huscarls will follow you to Valhalla if that is the order of the day, but you’ll need more than loyalty to leave a legacy that will be remembered for a thousand years. Now assemble a worthy band of warriors, build a ship, and seek your wealth and glory across the sea. Britannia awaits in Logic Artists’ Expeditions: Viking. To begin with, the very first aspect that really surprised me is the graphics and in general the art work of the title. They are really sharp, unique and create an amazing atmosphere for even the most demanding players.
The levels are really well created full of details, and there a lot of different ones to discover in your adventures. Moreover, another important aspect of the title that really impressed me is definitely the detailed character creation. You can carve out your character from a unique character system, where stats, skills, and abilities define your character’s role. You can do it manually, randomly or choose the stats and skills from presets. Pretty cool right? But wait there is more.
Despite the early status of the title, you can see that all your choices matter and that you should pay attention to all dialogues and choices they do because they will not only affect the story but also your allies. Furthermore, you can side with various factions be they Norsemen, Picts, or Angles and there are also aspects of the Nordic history that the player will discover. As far as the negative aspects are concerned, it is really soon to tell but I haven’t found anything that really bothers me to mention as a negative that will “discourage” people from buying it.
To sum up, after playing only a short preview of the game, I am really impressed with Expedition Vikings. It is honestly AMAZING, worth checking out and I can’t wait to see how it will shape in the feature. If you want to support a game with a great potential well…buy it instantly when available.