The lights are on
I had the opportunity to sit down and try Paradox Interactive’s multiplayer close-quarters combat game War of the Vikings at PAX East 2014. It’s a gritty title with a heavy emphasis on melee combat, while match structure feels similar to the kind of thing you’d find in a traditional FPS, the combat elements make the game shine. There’s not much that can equal the rush of victory that comes with a heavy-handed overhead axe blow that takes down an opponent in a single swing.Players can select from a variety of loadout templates and choices, from the two-handed champion to other classes that can use bows to pick off foes from range. The bow may seem like it could be an overpowered tool in a game with such a heavy melee focus, but it’s balanced because it leaves the player incredibly vulnerable as it’s being pulled back to fire.Combat is frenetic, fast, and fun, with the game sessions I played lasting around 10 minutes each. The in-your-face fighting style seems to carry a lot of impact and has more of a personal touch than blasting away with a gun at range.War of the Vikings is currently available as a Steam Early Access title, but will be launching officially on Tuesday. After getting a taste of the brutal melee action, I’m eager to take another look at the title after launch.
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Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is a much better game imo.
I'd rather be a Nord in Skyrim.....
This sounds like something I'd really enjoy.
The game does look very good and sounds very promising.
I would have liked to play this game, but then I took an arrow to the knee.
Definitely something to keep an eye on.