It's not without its problems, but this old-school point-and-click is a treat for anyone interested in Nordic mythology. I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys these games on a more casual level. Best of all, there's no way to fail, so no matter how frustrated you get, you know that you'll never have to reload or start over.
The haunting melodies and art really pack quite a punch, the story is simple but captivating and a bit sad, the elder little creatures who populate the world all have their own selfish personalities, and the unique mechanic of being able to manipulate the elements in each room. Amazingly, everyone is voice acted by one dude, yet they're all easy to tell apart, and everything is narrated. The many item puzzles are certainly challenging, but contained in small areas, so thankfully no sprawling worlds to backtrack through; the few logic puzzles are fairly simple.
That said, some problems are pretty glaring. The dull color scheme and busy backgrounds really leads to difficulty finding usable objects, so most screens become a game of mouse hunting, while many puzzles (especially early on) make very little logical sense, and can often only be solved by trial and error. Later in the game, they start to make more sense, and the journal gives more hints, too. I only touched a walkthrough once or twice in the second half.
The voice actor was wonderful for the various characters, but so dull and overly slow for narration. I honestly would have enjoyed the voice acting more if the narration parts of conversations had been skipped, or better yet animated. Lastly, the creature is just so plodding! It's frustrating walking from place to place trying hunches when he barely moves in the first place.
I'd gladly play again for the atmosphere. The devs truly achieved something unique in this little gem, and I'm glad I experienced it.