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A Heroine must stand against the forces of frost and put an end to the lasting winter. Her might, sorcery, and cunning may be humanity’s last resort. Heroine's Quest: The Herald of Ragnarok is a retro styled adventure/RPG hybrid with atmosphere and spirit reminiscent of the classics. Are you up to the task, or will you die trying?
Release Date: Mar 20
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About the Game

In desperation, the jarl of Jarnvidr has called for a Heroine, to stand against the forces of frost and put an end to the lasting winter. Her might, sorcery, and cunning may be humanity’s last resort. Are you up to the task, or will you die trying?

Heroine's Quest: The Herald of Ragnarok is an adventure / RPG hybrid. Like in many adventure games, you have a world to save, and must use your wit, guile and inventory to puzzle your way through.

Like in many roleplaying games, you can customize your character with various classes and skills, and must train yourself in combat to stand a chance against the fierce monsters in your way.

The game is designed in the spirit and atmosphere of the classics, and strives to have the same high quality of art, music, and plot. With multiple character classes and several solutions to many puzzles for further replayability.

System Requirements

    • OS: XP
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes
    • OS: XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 700 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes
Helpful customer reviews
149 of 159 people (94%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
A game involved with Norse mythology, inspired by classic adventure games with a female protagonist.

A greatly enjoyable story, it has kept me hooked giving me optional quests with alternative solutions.
Battling monsters, solving puzzles and saving the world!

You start off with choosing between 3 classes: Warrior, Sorceress and Rogue. Or have a mixture to your liking.
The game contains superb music and dialogues, mostly voice acted along with nicely done character portraits.
There is also another feature I quite like in the game, was the realism feel to when your character gets cold or hungry. How it effects her during the game, giving you more of a challenge whilst playing. But there is a choice to to turn down the difficulty if you didn't prefer it.

This does bring me back memories when I use to play Kings Quest.

Thank you to all the developers for this amazing free game!
Posted: March 21
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19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
29.0 hrs on record
Imagine a old point-and-click game, now add equipment, stats and skills and you've basically got Heroine's Quest. It's hard not to recommend since it's FREE.

EDIT 2: Just finished the game. Took me 28 hours! And I didn't do everything I could since my score was only 455 out of 500.

EDIT: I've played some more so I can give a bit more indepth comments. I'm going to talk mostly about the RPG aspects since the adventure (ie: point & click) genre is pretty well known. Just think of Monkey Island or any other adventure game and add this:

There are 3 classes you can choose: Warrior, Sorceress and Rogue. Each class starts with different stats (Strength, agility e.t.c.) but also different starting skills such as Sorceress starts with Herbalism and Rogue with Sneaking. By spending 25 skill points (you start with 50) you can learn a new skill at the beginning of the game or you can increase your stats. So the warrior class can start with the magic skill which enables her to cast spells. As far as I know you can only get new skills when you start the game so if you don't know herbalism when you've started you will never know it. Which adds replayability.

Speaking of replayability. Different classes have different solutions to puzzles and side-quests. So while a Sorceress can save someone that is freezing to death in the middle of the forest by casting Flame aura on him a warrior or rogue have to find some other way to save him. I also believe you cannot do everything (side-quests, areas, puzzles) with just 1 playthrough. But each class can get a maximum of 500 points, you know those you get by solving puzzles in adventure games. Nothing to do with leveling up stats. So every class can do equally much although different things.

The leveling up mechanics work similar to Morrowind and similar games. By using a skill or attribute you have a chance of increasing it. So if you're carrying a lot or using a melee weapon in combat you have a high chance of increasing your strength.

The combat in the game is quite unique. You use the qweaf keys to attack, I am a Sorceress which means w = staff attack, e = Magic Missile, d = Flame Aura. zxc is used for dodging, z = dodge left, x = duck (uses a lot of stamina), c = dodge right. 1234 keys is used for special attacks but I don't currently have any.

The actual combat is real time and while you can't move around you have to know when to dodge and when to attack. Different enemies have different attacks obviously and they can dodge your attacks as well. While you can find a couple of silver coins or mead on a bandit don't expect them on a varg (basically a evil wolf). But if you know Animal Ken (I think) and have daggers you can skin them.

Unlike other RPGs / adventure games you can freeze to death, starve e.t.c. in this game. Yes, you actually have to eat and sleep! Depending on what skills you know how you get your food will be different. Don't expect to succeed at fishing if you don't know Animal Ken, likewise don't expect to find edible roots if you don't know herbalism.

The game also has a day / night cycle which affects where characters are, if a shop is open or not, enemies, for instance trolls get turned to stone by sunlight so if you want to find one then wait until nightfall.

Finally this is a truly free to play game. There is no microtransactions of any kind. So if this sounds like a game you would enjoy there is no reasons not to try it.
Posted: March 21
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Loved the old Quest for Glory series, and this game's just like it.
Great combination of RPG and adventure gaming.

And it's free!
Posted: June 6
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.4 hrs on record
More fun than I've had with most games I've paid for in recent years (so I dropped them a donation - it's only fair!)

The only downside while I was playing is that I felt cross-class solutions were not handled nearly well as in the original Hero's Quest series. You could take cross-class skills, but you most likely couldn't use them because of lacking OTHER skills, or wouldn't be allowed to solve puzzles with them. That may have changed since. I still have a lot left to explore with other playthroughs.

But anyway, if you like old-school Sierra games and you haven't played this yet, WHY NOT??
Posted: June 21
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
17.2 hrs on record
I downloaded this game last night and completely lost track of time. When I finally looked at the clock, it was 5:00AM in the morning, and I was still reluctant to power down the computer and go off to bed. I finally gave in and did so with a smile on my face, and with thoughts of old school gaming dancing in my head.

This game reminded me of the kind of games that I first started out playing as a kid... The kind that made me feel like I was stepping into the pages of an adventure and/or fantasy book, where the journey itself was everything! Heroine's Quest: The Herald of Ragnarok, is an ode and a love letter to that idea. Mind you, I haven't finished playing the full game yet, but so far I am enjoying the hell out of it.

It is wonderful and honestly I cannot believe that it is presented on Stream to us as free! I've paid for a few games that were no where near as good as this one is...

It is strong on having a unique cast of characters with good, steady character development, intriguing storylines, and subtle dialogue in spots, that if missed may have you wondering what to do next... The map is rather large, and allows you to roam within in interesting ways. There's no porting when traveling so be prepared to walk everywhere. The combat system is straight forward. You have to use the left side of your keyboard and mouse as the default settings. However, it does allow you to alter those setting and bind to other keys if you wish. The vocal talents in my opinion should be celebrated! They bring a sense of realism and depth to a cast of characters, ranging from the serious too the down right silly. The graphics pop with fun colors, without giving you a head ache, and the music and sounds are done in such a way as not to drive you nuts. I found myself humming the melodies several times, as most of the musical score is quite lovely. Settings for these can also be adjusted to your liking should the defaults bother you. I remind you check the difficulty setting in the control panel and go through the tutorial at the start of the game. Again, all of which is pretty straight forward. And finally, without sounding sexist I hope, it is very nice to see a main character in this genre be a woman. It is a rare thing. However, don't think of this as a "chic" gamer's game. I think men will enjoy this one too.

So in closing, read everything, click on everything (the puzzles range from simple to hard, so again take your time....), explore and roam, and listening to every character's tale... The game is rich with things to do and how to do them is up to you. It is fun but can be challenging at times so be patient.

Take your love of books, reading (Norse Mythology is featured heavily here and done quite well...), and gaming, and now weave them together and you've got Heroine's Quest: The Herald of Ragnarok!
Posted: March 23
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