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Hack and slashing cut short by crashing,
This review is from: Viking: Battle for Asgard (PS3) (Video Game)
I quite enjoyed this game at first; it was repetitive, but I enjoyed the whole violence thing after a hard day in the office. A few times when I was playing it, the game froze; I didn't think anything of it, until I got to the first big battle. I've now tried three times to play this section, but every time the console has crashed in the first few minutes. It's incredibly irritating.
I've given it two stars because, despite really annoying me by crashing, I enjoyed the mindlessness of this game. There's nothing much to think about, apart from running about hacking at orc-type creatures. OK, so it's not demanding, but sometimes that's fun. I quite enjoyed the gory finishing moves, although by the time one of the goblin-y creatures can be beheaded, hacked in half or similar, they're about to die anyway.
I quite liked it that the goblin things kept chickens and drank wine in their goblin fortress thing. It made them seem a bit more civilised than the Vikings, who seemed to spend their time being trapped in unfeasibly delicate wooden cages or drinking mead. Which reminds me; the tasks were often pretty daft. About 20 Vikings who have just had their workplace invaded and been imprisoned need your character to go and get something or kill someone before they'll help you fight the evil types, even though a) it's in their own interests to help you, particularly since doing so would lessen the chance of them being imprisoned again and b) it would make more sense of a whole group of them acted together to do whatever it is that needs done, rather than making you go on your own. It's a shame you couldn't play for Hel's legions and beat up the lazy Vikings!
A few other sections could have used a bit more work (from what I've seen of the game). The power ups you can buy from the shop are pretty rubbish, so you end up collecting loads of gold but don't have anything worthwhile to spend it on. Similarly, the moves you can buy are largely pointless; you don't really need fancy combos and can happily just bash away at the x and square buttons.
If you fancy some brain-free hack and slash gore action and don't mind that the game crashes and lags so often it can become unplayable, then you'll probably enjoy this. But I'd avoid it and am about to trade in my copy after less than a week, which is unheard of for me.
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Initial post: 18 Sep 2010 15:54:46 BDT
i found this as well played all the way till final battle of first level then game crashed.
after a while i got onto second level untill final battle then it crashed,
i now on final battle of third level an guess what happens
even went around the world then onto final battle and always crashes
Posted on 18 Jan 2013 12:57:23 GMT
You can buy better things, such as improved moves in the battle areana. But yeah, the Crashes! I really enjoyed this game. It wasn't complicated, but I liked the atmosphere. And, of course, the crashing at the main battles. Fortunately, I was able to get past them at one point without any problems... until the last one (or what I assume was the last) when I kicked Hel's arse. Then after a particular sequence it has, after a couple of tries, crashed. I get a blank screen, and a chance to skip the next sequence...... I'll have to look it up to see what happens thereafter.
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