Killing Fafnir was satisfying. Overall game was like... one mistake and you are screwed. But game was overall the most fair game I played. Patterns were mostly easy to learn. The only problem I had was with this fish boss.
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. It's worth noting, 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.
The difficulty level of this platformer/brawler is very demanding but fair, so when you grasp what it’s all about you’ll probably start to enjoy this red hot metal rod stuck in your... eye. [12/2013, p.65]
Volgarr the Viking is an amazing action platformer that I absolutely enjoy and love, sure it's a bit hard but with patience and training it's actually not as difficult as people make it seem. It has a lot of content, great design and it's AWESOME! It's a must buy.
This game is one of the most difficult games ever. It has great mechanics and is a typical 2d adventure game, you have to finish the stage, but, without save points, if you die you will back to the beginning. The art is beautiful, Volgarr looks like a badass angry viking.
Nice graphics, sound and gameplay. Stylish.
However, I quit at the boss of world 2. Having to memorize each and every move of a boss so far away from the last checkpoint is not my idea of entertainment. Learning each next move with each death... sorry, as I am approaching 40 I can't afford to waste my time like this.
Then I played some more and killed the mofo. And the next one. Maybe it's not that bad :)
This game is only hard because of **** (and by **** I mean so horribly done that even the retro games that this game tries to copy had done it million times better) jumping controls. Moreover, the game as a whole is unimaginative. Not worth your money or time.
Fun for only 10 minutes. The levels/monsters are not randomized, meaning every time you die you have to fight the exact same enemies in the exact same place on the exact same platform as you did the last 15 times you died. I don't mind dying often in a difficult game, but I found myself making mistakes because I simply was bored of the level and trying to rush back to where I died (checkpoints are far apart, but not in a rewarding way). Rogue Legacy does everything this game tried to do and is far more rewarding while still being quite difficult.
SummaryRemember when games were tough? Return to the Golden Age of arcades with a hardcore action experience that pulls no punches. Volgarr the Viking features simple controls, high challenge, and meticulous design - combined with hand-made pixel animation, an epic soundtrack, and buckets of blood. Flex your gaming muscles and step into the are...