Loved this game very much
This game is so awesome. I enjoyed every moment of it. The game was fast, unlike others, they're too slow at building, movement etc. Also, I had the choice to play timed or relaxed, which was another great way of playing. I'm sick of playing timed games, gets too frustrating and can't seem to get all the expert/gold. Make another one thanks
June 23, 2013
great time management
Enjoyed this one! I played through fairly quickly, but over the course of days, not hours. Some levels were very challenging, and I think I have one left to make three stars on so I can play the last of the bonus rounds. I like that the bonus rounds are tied to a few, but not all, levels, so you can play some even if you have a few levels with fewer than three stars. Buy this one, you'll enjoy it, too.
June 23, 2013
Tons of Fun!!!
I enjoyed the fact that when this game was over I could play it all over in HARD mode and enjoy the beautiful graphics and challenging fun all over again. This game requires some thought and planning. A great time management game!
October 27, 2013
I am quite a time management game sucker, and will forgive a lot just to have one that semi works and plays decently. My forgiveness levels were required to be fairly high over way too many months now with nothing decent in sight anywhere. Then I checked out games I hadn't finished yet for whatever reason and came across Viking Saga, which fell through the cracks in the middle of a laptop swap.
What fun I had with this one. It's different and a wee bit slow compared to all time favourites like Roads to Rome, My Kingdom for the Princess and (my personal favourite and if one can actually call that a TM game) the Adelantado series. But I very much enjoyed the level of strategic thinking required in Viking Saga. The story was decent and the playing flows nicely. The constant "I am on my way" I could have done without and I see with the next 2 installments that there is an option to turn that off. - Haha, or so it seems, they still constantly say "I am on my way" regardless.
What was also a nice touch was the extra levels one could only get to once one completed a set of 10 games with 3 stars.
If you like TM games, I doubt you'll be disappointed with Viking Saga, unless you mind having to strategize a bit.
I liked it so much, I am busy buying the other two in the series.
June 22, 2014
like all 3
I liked this one so much that I also bought Viking Saga 2 & 3.
June 9, 2014
Really enjoyed this game all the way through. It's not just a click-fest like A LOT of TM are; you have to think what to build first, think what task to complete first, think about what resources you need most etc etc.
The graphics are reasonably okay (good enough), and there are plenty of levels to play.
Some of the levels are quite tough, and I had to restart on some of them. Some I managed with 3 stars, some I only got 1.
The only criticism I have is that the power-ups don't last long.
Otherwise, a great game.
April 15, 2014
Thankfully the Viking Saga is becoming a line of games as I enjoyed this game immensely.
It is not too hard and since I like my games to be fun and frustration-free, it is perfect for me.
Two Thumbs up for the original.
March 6, 2014
Can't Stop Playing
Since i purchased this game (when it first came out) i have played it through several times. I enjoy each time just as much as the last.
Beautifully done, challenging and an entertaining story line. lots of little secrets to find.
January 18, 2014
Excellent TM/strategy game with a fun plot
This is the best time management/strategy game I've played so far. The gameplay is excellent and you can play multiple difficulty settings, including a casual option that allows you to just enjoy the story without a timer.
The story is inspired by Northern mythology and stands out as unusually good and original. You play a shipwrecked Viking on a quest to return your father's cursed ring to a midget who lives on top of a huge mountain. You have to travel across a very large map performing quests to help various villages and towns, and to overcome natural obstacles.
The game makes great use of the natural environment to affect your missions as you travel through verdant green areas, forests, rocky mountains, ice and snow storms, and underground caverns. On your journey you also meet a forest druid who is more complicated than he seems. The druid can unlock magical secrets at monolithic runestones and send your pet bear-cub to seek out hidden treasure chests.
There are a large number of original ideas used as mission objectives. Most involve building structures and gathering resources, but there are also magical quests and humorous bonus levels in which the vikings have to farm vegetables, feed hungry cave bears, and capture and pen wild mountain sheep. The interaction with the various village headman and other characters you meet throughout the journey are often very amusing, and the plot takes some interesting unexpected turns later in the game.
On the more technical side: The graphics are outstanding and the sound is good. (The music is well-done but a bit goofy by design, but you have the option to turn it off and listen to something else while still leaving the sound effects on.)
I loved this game and will keep my eyes out for a sequel.
December 24, 2013
Most excellent game to play over and over
From the very beginning it has the similar fun factor and game play as Roads to Rome series. Loved that as well. Most excellent game I am proud to recommend.
September 22, 2013