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  • Summary: The story begins where the plot of "Cultures 2 - The Gates of Asgard" ended. After perilous adventures our four heroes defeated the Midgard serpent and thus saved the world. A great celebration began and everyone was happy and content. But everything has to come to an end sometime, and time to say farewell came faster than our friends wanted. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. While Northland has a good focus on combat and more exciting missions than Cultures 2 had, it still has a lot of focus on the building and Godsim elements as well. This does add a ton of up front play to the game though, and it is amazing how addicting this game gets once you sit down and start getting into it.
  2. A superbly sculpted hybrid of genres, crafted in a very logical, yet organic way.
  3. Somewhere between "The Sims" and "Civilization," Northland fills a unique gap in the strategy genre. [Mar 2004, p.113]
  4. Northland is really a sim posing as an RTS game. I doubt it'll fully satisfy fans of either. [July 2004, p.69]
  5. It's difficult to care about the story or any of the characters in it when the game doesn't have any voice acting to lend personality to it.
  6. Examining Northland as a strategy game, it fails miserably with ridiculously tedious micromanagement gameplay that falls behind the times.
  7. The slow pace, even at heightened settings, is horribly boring. The graphical issues make things even worse, especially for owners of newer video cards.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4