Viking: Battle for Asgard

Viking: Battle for Asgard

Sega's latest Xbox 360/PS3 extravaganza, Viking: Battle for Asgard is both disappointing and strangely addictive. It's an open world hack-and-slash adventure where you roam the countryside killing monsters, all the while enjoying battles with hundreds of soldiers, dragons and tons of gore, a standard recipe for success. On the flip side, the game's lame story makes the whole campaign feel pointless, and the hero's comrades don't always make smart decisions. Viking's a decent game, thanks to over the top combat moves and a sprawling fantasy world, but its lack of drama and a few design issues make it inferior to Sony's exquisite God of War franchise.

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