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Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9

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User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 78 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 27
  2. Negative: 7 out of 27
  1. Sep 13, 2013
    10
    It does exactly what it's supposed to do!

    It's an homage to the difficult hardcore platformers of the 90's. If you aren't familiar with
    It does exactly what it's supposed to do!

    It's an homage to the difficult hardcore platformers of the 90's.
    If you aren't familiar with any snes or nes platformer, then you might as well give up before starting the game.
    The controls are reminiscent of the old Castlevania games.
    There's really not much else to say other than that it's well designed in an old-school kind of way.

    There are no instructions in the game other than an intro level that's a lot like Megaman X's intro level, so you're forced to learn all the mechanics while playing. This is not a bad thing at all and it just strengthens the old-school feel.

    So, to sum up gameplay: It's perfect.

    I wish the music was a little more energetic, though. I know what it's inspired by, but at times I feel it just doesn't fit what's going on in-game.

    The graphics are great, but seem a little muddy. Hopefully, they could add some kind of filter option to turn of that muddiness and keep the sprites pixelated.

    If you plan to buy this game; beware its insane difficulty. It honestly hurts my face.
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  2. Oct 23, 2013
    1
    If ripping off awful, outdated games is a good thing, well done Volgarr. The graphics are a mess, with no real style or consistency, theIf ripping off awful, outdated games is a good thing, well done Volgarr. The graphics are a mess, with no real style or consistency, the controls are not fit for purpose and as mentioned, perhaps the worst part is that it's just unoriginal.

    Retro gaming is about the best parts of gaming heritage, but Volgarr is just the worst. To be avoided.
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  3. Sep 17, 2013
    10
    A nice game, which sticks boldly to its vision.

    While obviously not the most expensively produced Action-Jump'n'Run out there, it does its
    A nice game, which sticks boldly to its vision.

    While obviously not the most expensively produced Action-Jump'n'Run out there, it does its job quite well. The basic mechanics like jumping and attacking are very easy to understand and focused around having to move and fight with care and tactical sense.

    The stages, while of course not exceptional elaborate and creative in their layouts and elements, are quite interesting to play and use their relatively small number of traps and enemy-types economically, but nevertheless effectively and with a surprisingly large amount of variety. In addition to that it's worth nothing, that almost every world has it's own array of trap- and enemy-types. Because of of these efforts and their challenging nature, the stages feel fun to play even after the 30-th try. The bosses interesting and challenging to fight too.

    As "Völgarr the Viking" features a save-system, which merely lets your restart at the start of each world, most of the progress you make is saved in your ability in playing this game and in an Online-Leaderboard.

    The pompous music and the bass-heavy sound-effects suit the game well, but are nothing special.

    If you like your games to be easy to understand, tactical to play, direct in their game-play and with a lot room for personal improvement, look no further, as this might be the game for you.
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