Viking games are a dime a dozen as it stands and are slowly becoming the new zombies. When the topic of Viking themed role playing games comes to mind, you can’t help but think of swords, shields and Thor blessed magic. That is where Expeditions: Viking differs with its no nonsense; no magic take on the genre.
Expeditions: Viking is the latest game from Logic Artists who were the developers behind Expeditions: Conquistador, which is a similar game in style to that of Viking, just in a different historical time period. At its core it’s a party based top down RPG with turn based tactical combat with a focus on choice based narrative gameplay.
System Requirements and Early Performance
Visually, the game has not much improved from the last expeditions game, but a noticeable improvement in character animation and combat has been noted. A touch of polish might occur between now and launch but it’s likely that the overall quality of the visuals will not change dramatically.
Medic! Viking Medic!
Minimum System Requirements:
OS: Windows Vista SP2
Processor: Intel Core2 Duo E6700 2.66 GHz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series / NVIDIA GeForce 430
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 14 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
Full launch of the game is estimated at some point in Q1 2017, although there has been no word on an exact date yet, but we’ll keep you posted.
For all its flaws in terms of polish, visual detail and current lack of voice over, Expeditions Viking seems to be shaping up to form quite the charming RPG. It certainly has a way to go in terms of content before we see a twenty hour plus adventure, but the hope remains.
Its biggest selling point is the mix of turn based tactical combat, character customization, the resource management and settlement improvement. This mixed with a story driven experience full of choices makes for a charming experience thus far that had me coming back again and again.
Upgrading the homestead
Bar the worry about a short experience, it has to be said that the game is pulling out the stops in many departments. It will be interesting to see what gets delivered on launch and if it does indeed live up to the potential it clearly has shown.
Most Anticipated Feature: More content, more quests, characters, battles, just everything, the longer this game can be in terms of story and content, the better it will be.