It’s time for another review ladies and gentleman and this time I am really happy to present you Valhalla Hills a game that looks and feels really great and offers an overall satisfying gameplay experience. So what’s the story about this title? You spent your whole life in service to the gods of Asgard.
You died an honorable death. You earned your place in the halls of Valhalla. But when you knocked on its gates to receive your final reward, none answered. Odin has turned his back on your people. He underestimates the Viking spirit. He underestimates you. Force their hand as you lead your people past the dangers waiting on Valhalla Hills and fight to prove your honor, your strength, your worthiness. Look after your Vikings, gathering food, chopping wood, and mastering the complex economics of wilderness survival. Reach the portal at the top of each mountain, and shout your battle cry loud enough for the gods to hear. If they will not give your people the reward you all deserve, then by your axe, you will take it from them.
Really awesome concept right? The very first thing that I loved in this game is definitely the colorful world and maps. The graphics are also amazing and there a lot of details everywhere so expect well created maps and characters. Another amazing aspect worth mentioning that the maps and the challenges are randomly generated and that feature offers great replayability in the title. Moreover, I love the fact that the game is not too simple but not too complex and requires strategy and the use of what you have learned in previous levels.
There is also a sandbox mode where everything is unlocked and you play randomly generated maps but I would recommend it after you get used to the main game first. The music and the overall soundtrack of the game is enjoyable. As far as the negative aspects are concerned, there is one disadvantage that a lot of users seem to mention as well and that is that the game seems a little bit repetitive from the first levels too, you just beat the guardians and take your Vikings to the portal...and that’s it. There is an economy system and a lot of buildings to build but some of them are not useful at all.
To sum it all up, the game offers an overall satisfying gameplay experience despite the negative aspects. I recommend it to everyone who loves titles like Anno and Tropico.
+randomly generated maps and challenges
-Not everything is useful