Although War of the Vikings is still in alpha, it's already a worthy successor to War of the Roses, and goes much beyond. The combat is much improved, and so are the graphics. So, if you liked War of the Roses, buy this game as soon as you can.
If you haven't played War of the Roses, and you like player vs player games, buy Vikings anyway. The combat is fluid and has depth with a great potential for skill, the music is great, graphics are great. The current gamemodes team death match and arena are quite fun.
I do have a few critisims though, which could and probably will be solved by final release.
<> Combat can get a little to arcadeish at times when special attacks come into play. This can also be fun though, so I wouldn't want it entirely removed.
<> When you die the animations can get a bit buggy.
<> A conquest game mode is coming later on, but I think something more then conquest and team death match would be nice, we should have some real objectives like destory X or get A to B, and defend C from D, King of the Hill, whatever. It needs something to inspire more teamwork.
<> More environment physics. The player physics are fine as they are, and often result in funny situations.
<> It needs more brutality. The screams should be more blood curdling and I want to chop off limbs. I can already chop off heads, why not limbs?
All in all, this game is a great buy. I've already sunk somewhere around 35 hours into it and plan for much more.
Posted: October 6th, 2013