I’ve always had a soft spot for slaying monsters with a controller in hand and a friend by my side. From Wizards of Wor on the Atari, to the original Gauntlet in arcades, to the Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance series on PlayStation 2, I’ve grown from simple hack-and-slash adventures to deep action-RPGs with extensive customization and juggling multiple combat skills.
And now, Vikings – Wolves of Midgard enters the fray. It puts you in the sturdy boots of a viking (either the stronger male warrior or the faster female shieldmaiden) entrusted with defending the world against a race of ice demons who have been plunging the world into a deep freeze. Along the way, you’ll rescue survivors to slowly repopulate a safe haven village with blacksmiths and merchants. It’s just enough to capture your attention, but easy enough to tune out as you joke around and spout Lord of the Rings dialogue with an online partner.