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  • Summary: Fimbul combines intense Vikingbattles with a deep story that unfolds through in-game comics to bring the frozen world of the Norse sagas to life. Immerse yourself in the blistering winter preceding Ragnarok -- The Fimbul Winter.
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  2. Negative: 4 out of 6
  1. Feb 25, 2019
    55
    Fimbul is a very interesting concept, but it couldn’t run any worse. At least on Switch, its technical side ruins the experience.
  2. Feb 28, 2019
    50
    Fimbul creates an appealingly grim Norse folklore-infused world to adventure through, but its core action is simply too weak to seal the deal. Its pacy combat can be brutally satisfying, but it's also shallow and repetitive, while the game struggles from a technical perspective. There's a promising world at the heart of Fimbul, but it needs to be married to a more fluid and fleshed-out game.
  3. Mar 14, 2019
    45
    A basic action adventure game with a great style and a surprisingly engrossing story that is sadly backed up by repetitive gameplay that never evolves into something great.
  4. Mar 13, 2019
    40
    The end result is that Fimbul is a soulless experience that never amounts to much more than something that will forever represent the developer’s unrealized vision. Throwing the unpredictable bugs, glitches, and wayward problems that are present on Nintendo Switch into consideration, it’s hard to not come to the conclusion that you’d be better off simply leaving it to someone else to prevent Ragnarök from happening.
  5. 40
    The story itself is told through comic book panels that do inject a bit of colour and personality into the game, but it’s not enough. This is soulless, empty and unpolished – a total whiteout. In old Norse ‘fimbul’ translates as mighty or great. But this particular Fimbul is anything but.
  6. Feb 28, 2019
    35
    We’d like to comment that Fimbul is a game that in spite of its problems it still is a recommendable one. However, it has also been a very frustrating experience.
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