Best Graphics ~IMHO
Ditto to what the other reviewers have said ~ the graphics deserve a special mention. Crisp clear and the attention to detail make this an outstanding TM.
October 22, 2012
Love this genre
Played 15 minutes of the trial & knew it was for me! This is my favourite genre, so it really wasn't a hard choice to make. I squealed like a 5 year old at Christmas when I saw what the TGT was...Happy camper here. If you like Roads of Rome, My Kingdom etc this game is for you! Crisp clear graphics, amusing side quests, it's a winner. OK gotta go, I have a game waiting for me to get gold on all levels YAY!!
October 15, 2012
I love it
Bought it before I finished the trial version. Make more of these games!!!
October 16, 2012
Northen tale upgrage
need more challenging levels including end point when wrong decision is made along the path
April 1, 2013
Really fun game
Scene's are colorful and great storyline. I enjoyed playing it, its one of the excellents casual games.
November 15, 2014
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
Addictive Little Vikings!
I must confess that I was disappointed in this game after I bought it. Yet I kept going back to play it some more. It seemed kind of like a grind game, as there was always something in your way to your goal. The power ups were changing all the time. I wasn't sure which ones to use when, but I hate it when I can't beat a game, so I kept going back & playing levels over & over & realized I was hooked! Sneaky vikings! I can't really say why I like this game. You are basically doing the same things over & over, but there is strategy involved, in which obstacle to remove first, what to build first & what power ups to use. I bought it & I still play it off & on between other games. My only down side was the small size of things.
April 3, 2013
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
Ragnar the Horrible
Review based upon completion of the game with all levels on 3 stars and 54 of 58 achievements.
King Ragnar comes back home from a "shopping trip" only to find that Gesta the evil witch kidnapped his three daughters. It's up to his majesty to avenge that and free his offspring through 45 levels (plus 1 bonus level per region if you finish every level with 3 stars), consisting of 15 each for Summer, Harvest and Winter, which coincidentally are also the daughters' names.
+ three gameplay modes - regular, chaining, untimed
+ lenient time limit (sometimes I got 3 stars up to 10 seconds after that time ran out)
+ lots of achievements (a few of them are actually quite clever)
+ some levels offer a nice variation of the theme (especially the final one)
o ...but most levels are the same old, same old
o Spiders in winter levels, but they are small and not scary at all
o I liked the Viking facts, but there were only like 5 different ones, and I believe some of them weren't even true, like the bathing (I am sure that with a bit more research the developers could have come up with more)
- sub par graphics
Bottom Line: I had to start this game three times, because I was plagued by access errors. The game ran without problems on the new hard disk. This game does nothing to really stand out in the genre, but it's a charming little game that shouldn't hurt anybody. If you are desperate for a new Time Management game you can do a lot worse than Northern Tale.
June 11, 2013