Great little game
This one is thoroughly enjoyable, even if it becomes a bit repetitious. The musical score, sound effects and graphics are all top-notch. I appreciated the fact that it was *not* a time management game mislabelled as a strategy game, since so many of Big Fish offerings are. More Northern Tales please!
January 14, 2013
Can't Wait for Sequel
Unlike many games, this is fun to play over and over. You are challenged to beat expert time as well as yourself. You can try many strategies to try to beat the level, i.e., which obstacles to get rid of first or which resources to gather first. Analogous to Theory of Constraints in business. Cute graphics but not girlie. Whole family likes it regardless of age.
January 5, 2013
My Favorite Time Management Game
This is a great little game. Pushes you to finish and definitely is not a given you will get three stars every level. The levels get very challenging and make you think about which approach will get you there fastest.
December 20, 2012
Best game Ever
This game is one I love absolutely. Wonderful story and fun facts. I'd love to see more like this. I'm usually into hog games. This is a refresher type game.
November 14, 2012
Wow What a game I am not a lover of those games ?The Building ones? because every time the workers get hungry the game has to take a halt, BUT in this game the worker ~ workers will not take a break just ?keep Working away to their heart?s content? I would and this game be transfer me to a Time management game
November 10, 2012
My Difficulty level : Medium
Diffuculty level : Medium. starts slow. Just like a gnomes home with better graphics and worse map. Fun story. I only played the free trial hour so far, but when it ended I was fully engaged in it.
November 4, 2012
A Really Fun Game
I found this to be a very enjoyable game to play; not too easy and not too hard. 45 levels and 4 bonus levels.
Graphs are good,sound is good, story is cute.
October 22, 2012
Cute but nothing special
This is a Viking themed resource/worker game similar to the RoR and MKftP series. While charming with cute animations and characters, there is little to set this game apart. Fans of the genre may have a lot of fun with this addition.
Based on approximately 20 minutes of play:
- 3 modes of play (normal, multi-click and no time)
- no widescreen
- can replay levels to win up to 3 stars
- loading screen alternates between game tips and facts about Vikings
No complaints about what is offered. It's decent for this type of game but offers nothing interesting or innovative (beyond the multi-click option which I love).
October 15, 2012
fun but some problems
I had some trouble running this game effectively; I had to change the cursor to the normal computer cursor to stop jiggy pointer syndrome, and run the whole game not at full screen to stop character staggering/ghosting which really was impossible to play with at full screen.
Once I did these things however, the game was enjoyable, so I did go right through the trial and bought it.
I'm a little unclear if I would recommend it to others with these kinds of problems (for some users - obviously not everyone has had problems). I don't get these issues with Roads to Rome or Legends of Atlantis.
October 23, 2012
Fun TM game
I enjoyed this game. It is very similar to MKFTP series, Roads to Rome series in that you build and repair a kingdom, in this game a Viking kingdom as you look to free your 3 daughters. I like the option to multiclick so you can queue tasks.
My one con with the game is that the 'storms' or whatever they are cause lights to flash across the game screen. I found it hard on my eyes and started to feel a bit sick as I worked through chapter 1, so I now play this game for just a couple of levels and then stop for a while. Not sure if this could be a concern for people who have epilepsy or migraines.
I hope that there will also be a Southern, Western, and Eastern Tale in the future minus the flashing storms.
An enjoyable TM/building game that I will play again.
October 20, 2012