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  • Summary: In Jotun, you play Thora, a Norse warrior who has died an inglorious death and must face the challenges of Viking purgatory to prove herself to the Gods and enter Valhalla.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Sep 8, 2016
    90
    The controls are simple fluid which makes using special abilities during tough situations fairly easy and smooth. Jotun may not be perfect, but it is definitely unique and, much like Thora herself, can hold its own too much bigger titles.
  2. Sep 12, 2016
    80
    My impressions of Jotun: Valhalla Edition are overwhelmingly positive. While I feel the levels are sparsely populated, the boss battles more than make up for the slow-paced path. The game controlled and ran perfectly on the system. The beautiful art style and amazing sound design built an incredible world that should not be overlooked.
  3. Sep 21, 2016
    80
    Without a doubt the highlight of Jotun is also its raison d’etre: spectacularly epic boss fights against gargantuan Gods.
  4. Sep 8, 2016
    75
    A beautiful, but sometimes shallow, crash course in Norse mythology that shines in its boss fights’ designs and overall presentation. And while Valhalla Mode isn’t much of an incentive to jump back in for returning players, it adds tremendous challenge to the already difficult core experience.
  5. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Oct 3, 2016
    70
    It's heavy going at times, but the imposing sweep of Jotun's world is Asgard as it gets. [Nov 2016, p.79]
  6. Sep 24, 2016
    70
    A visually awesome experience with fascinating landscapes and great animations, but a little bit on the boring side gameplay-wise. More variety in the combat mechanics and some more care on camera and map design would have greatly benefited the game.
  7. Sep 8, 2016
    60
    By the time the game is asking to take a fifth lap around its gameplay loop, we weren’t looking forward to the boss fights or the rudimentary puzzle solving. Jotun had become a slog — a very beautiful, heavily flawed, hand-drawn slog.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Sep 14, 2016
    8
    Jotun is one of those games, like Dragon's Lair before it, that has an incredible art style and great aesthetic. The design cuts through theJotun is one of those games, like Dragon's Lair before it, that has an incredible art style and great aesthetic. The design cuts through the whole game with various larger-than-life characters, fantastical locations, and scenes pulled right out of Norse mythology. Such as the World Serpent chewing on Yggdrasil's roots as you explore the roots of the great tree. It is however sparse, and like Thora herself, there's not a lot of world building going on with her, or around her. Unlike say, Hyper Light Drifter that's packed with all sorts of tiny details. It's a minor thing, but I'd have liked to see more detail go into the map design in some of the places.

    It's a good package, worth the money, and definitely needs to be in the collection of any dedicated action-adventure fan.
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  2. Oct 10, 2017
    6
    A Viking themed action game where you play as a female Viking trying to fulfill a destiny after death.

    Pros: - Cool boss fights throughout
    A Viking themed action game where you play as a female Viking trying to fulfill a destiny after death.

    Pros:
    - Cool boss fights throughout especially the dwarves battle
    - The upgrades were well done

    Cons:
    - Took me forever to figure out the map, the pause screen map could of been better
    - You felt slow throughout
    - Really the game was basically 6 boss fights
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