Viking Saga Epic Adventure is a resource management game where you need to lead a party of Vikings in search of the Stone of Destiny.
This edition marks the third game in the saga, therefore if you want to know the whole story you should know you are missing two previous games - both of which are available on GameTop too!
The game’s art style is very colorful and bright, and while the characters are cartoony, they can still be taken somewhat seriously. Still, the game has plenty of humor sprinkled around the story, so it is not all stoic men making plans.
In terms of design, every collectable is very distinguishable thanks to their basic shape pattern, something helpful for when you are strategizing your next move. At times, you will be treated to some cutscenes in a storybook style, with a voice acted narrator telling the tale. Since the game already feels like a fairy tale, this is great for setting the mood.
During gameplay, there are also small cutscenes with high quality renders of the characters talking to one another. While they are not voice acted, the different changes in expression give them plenty of personality and the story is easy enough to follow.
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The story takes place right after the first game. Our protagonist had defeated the greatest foe known to the Vikings, the trickster God Loki. With the downfall of the God of Lies, it seemed that the tale would end with a happily ever after, yet it was not so.
As our brave hero prepared to marry a beautiful young woman, her father became overcome with greed and challenged the hero to get the fabled Stone of Destiny, a diamond never before seen by the Vikings. Never to back down from a challenge, the hero and his men prepare for their long and arduous journey.
This takes them far beyond the sea, much further than any man had traveled before. After traveling for months, they end up in the most unusual of places: Pre Colonial America, where tribes of aztecs greet them and trade with them.
Now, they must rely on the knowledge of the local shamans in order to find the treasure they seek, and not to have to return home empty handed. In the way, they will not only help the locals but also uncover terrible secrets of this ancient land.
Gameplay wise, the game tasks you on each stage to reach a number of goals. They usually involve fixing buildings for which you will need enough resources. You start the level with a single worker on your base, and you give him orders to get things or make facilities according to your needs.
As you advance through the mini games, new buildings and upgrades are unlocked, which gives you more things to keep track of and less time to do it. If you play on normal difficulty, getting things done before the timer runs out can be quite tricky. And even if you are not playing with a time limit, the timer is still there for you to try and unlock stars, since they are given to you if you finish a stage as fast as possible. These are used to unlock bonus levels, therefore while you can breeze through the game if you wish, you will miss out on a lot of content.
Your resources are stone, food and gold. Stone actually refers to a wide variety of building materials, which this game keeps in the same category to keep things simple. You can find these resources laying around on the ground, on select respawning points or after clearing rubble.
Yet ideally what you want to do is fix the buildings that make said materials so you can progress more effectively through the stage. You will also find other characters in the map, like a merchant that turns one type of material into another, or a scout that shows you a hidden path if you pay him. It all depends on the goals of the given level.
Viking Saga Epic Adventure is a great Viking tale, filled with cultural data about how they lived back in the day. While the game is certainly fun with plenty of depth, it is mostly recommended for people looking for a Viking story without all the bloodshed.
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