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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

    Minimum:
    • OS: XP
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes
    Recommended:
    • 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
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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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
19.8 hrs on record
This is a full-length, fully-animated, fully-voiced, fully-indie, fully-AGS, fully-awesome and fully-awarded point & click adventure game! Featuring Norse mythology, funny dialogs, funny references, funny characters, real time combat, original puzzles and multiple possibilities of getting things done. All in a wonderful 320X200 resolution screen with a glorious pixel-art style. This is a game about humor, and eventually about honor. If you are a Quest for Glory fan, you will probably ask: HOW IS ALL THIS FOR FREE? But think about it. The real question is this: Why do we pay for games? As one of the characters in this game would say: One doesn’t make a master-piece just to sell it, but because it has to be done. I feel like the makers of this game just had to do it, and it is a work of love. You won’t find anything like this for a very long time.
Posted: March 27
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
If you love Role Playing Adventure like Quest for Glory Series from the old days, you will definetely LOVE THIS, same feel as QFG series, quirky jokes ,funny character, funny dialogue , same game mechanics ( I think they use the same engine ), love it , really lost track of time playing this ,I really love this kind of game, no objective pointer all the time, pure adventuring , finding your own way, testing all kind of stuff you can do, and finding funny game over/death possibilities *they make some achievement for this ,lol
Posted: March 28
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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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