Jotun: Valhalla Edition — Review

I’ve always had an interest in Greek mythology, but I’ve recently taken more and more to Norse mythology.  Strong, preferably bearded vikings determined to win glory in battle just draw me in, especially compared to knights and samurai.  Jotun, a game about battling Norse gods, released a while ago but fell off my radar.  A tweet about the developer’s next game, Sundered, reminded me to go back and play Jotun.  If you enjoy hand-drawn games or fantastic boss battles, you should follow suit.  Better late than never!

Jotun, like its main character Thora, packs a lot of power into a small package.

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For Honor — Review

Remember when you were a kid and would argue over who would win in a fight between Batman and Superman or cowboys and ninjas?  Ubisoft’s latest game asks you a similar question: knights, vikings, or samurai?  For Honor was on my most anticipated list for 2017 and after almost 20 hours of play, the hype was real.  It’s a simple to learn, hard to master fighting game with some downright brutal combat.

Shield uppercuts are a good way to end a fight.

Shield uppercuts are a good way to end a fight.

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The Banner Saga (PS4) — Review

I had heard of The Banner Saga when it came out a few years ago but never looked into it.  I’m glad I caught a quick post on Kotaku mentioning it’s port to PS4 because the 14 hours I spent with The Banner Saga were fun and very challenging.  The choices I made and the characters I lost along the way still weigh heavy on my mind.

With The Banner Saga now available on PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, PS4, and Xbox One, just about everyone should own a decide capable of playing it.  If you like turn-based strategy, start downloading it and keep reading!  If you don’t and want to keep reading anyway, that’d be fine, too.

Turn-based strategy never looked so cool.

Turn-based strategy never looked so cool.

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