Excerpt: The action genre is rapidly growing with titles such as Devil May Cry, Metal Gear Solid 2, and Spy Hunter on the horizon for the PS2 this fall. So why not capitalize early on a genre that hasn't really seen an abundance of anything unique in particular. All three aforementioned triple-A titles share the same genre, but in essence are liable enough to start their own.
Excerpt: History books and legends paint the Vikings as a marauding, nomadic group of pillagers who would stop at nothing to burn villages and steal anything in sight. With this sort of heritage, the thought of playing a video game starring berserkers like the Vikings is an inviting one. But Rune: Viking Warlord proves that a solid concept is nothing without strong execution and that exorbitant amounts of carnage will never mask a game's faults.
Excerpt: Rune: Viking Warlord could have been a great adventure. It has all the potential that could have made it a classic, but technical problems and unforgivable game mechanics end up killing Ragnar's quest before it even begins. Rune is a port of the PC game, and the graphics show. The enviroments all have a very plain, low-end PC look to them. The monsters, on the other hand, look pretty cool.
Excerpt: Three words are synonymous with high quality gaming on the PC: Rune, Viking and Warlord. Unfortunately for me, a gamer with a low-end graphics card, I was unable to experience Rune: Viking Warlord when it was released for the PC last year. It was pretty heartbreaking for me, as I usually get to play all of the best games available each year. Unfortunately, I wasn't so lucky in Rune's case...
Conclusion: I Rune Viking Warlord spelar du Ragnar. Du bevittnar hur hela din familj slaktas brutalt och sätter omedelbart efter den ondskefulle Loki som gjort detta för en omedelbar hämnd. Ragnar får snabbt reda på att hans hämnd kommer att måsta sträcka sig längre än vad han till en början tänkt då Loki bildat en pakt med ondskans gud. Den sedvanliga "jag ska hämnas farsan" grejen förbyts mot en "jag ska banne mig rädda hela världen"-pryl och Ragnar sätter av mot horisonten.