Based on Nordic mythology, a real-time strategy in which we and the Vikings learn the secrets of a newly discovered land called Northgard. Fun mechanics draws from the classic RTS strategy, enriching the game with a few of its own solutions, such as survival elements or the original array of potential opponents. Northgard is a real-time, real-time PC strategy game set in the magical world of Viking and Nordic mythology. The creation of the title is responsible for the independent studio Shiro Games, known so far due to the original series of adventure games Evoland.
Description of the game
The plot of the game tells the story of the Nordic warriors who, after many years of painstaking exploration, have come across a mysterious, rich land called Northgard. The bravest of the Vikings quickly turned ships into the land, wishing to bring glory to their gods and clans, and to save new history cards by conquest and trade. To cover their fame, however, they will first have to face the dangers lurking in the new world. The mechanics of the Northgard gameplay draws on a number of classic RTS titles like Age of Empires, Age of Mythology and The Settlers. Developers from the Shiro Games studio did not, however, limit themselves to copying the established patterns of the genre, based on the acquisition of raw materials, the expansion of the settlement and the struggle. Since the game is rolling in the far north, the game also appears. Survival elements, and one of the main tasks of the player is to keep his clan alive during long and extremely cold winters.
Story of game
Another distinctive feature of Northgard is the ability to limit the number of buildings in a given area to just a few, forcing the subsequent lands and adding tactical planning elements to the gameplay. To win at Northgard we must meet one of several conditions: reach out to other Vikings on the center of the map, defeat all hostile clans or achieve the right level of fame. Also unusual is the array of our potential opponents, including such bloodthirsty wolves, undead warriors and a myriad mass of mythical creatures. During the fun we will also meet the mighty giants with which we can try to befriend, and if that fails – to resort to “the only right solution,” that is fighting. Northgate’s Northgate Edition received a full three-dimensional, albeit slightly cartoon-style graphic design, depicted in a classic isometric view. In terms of climate, the production of Shiro Games studios can awaken righteous associations. With the last installment of The Settlers series. Reviewing games with steam early access always comes to me a bit harder, because I have to undertake a product evaluation still in the development phase. Hard to judge without having a view. For this, the vision of the final version is born in the head, and the plans and ideas of the publishers do not have to coincide with mine. On the other hand, it is satisfying that by catching any shortcomings we can contribute to the final improvement of the game.
Reviewing games with steam early access always comes to me a bit harder, because I have to undertake a product evaluation still in the development phase. Hard to judge without having a view. For this, the vision of the final version is born in the head, and the plans and ideas of the publishers do not have to coincide with mine. On the other hand, it is satisfying that by catching any shortcomings we can contribute to the final improvement of the game. With Northgard the situation was ridiculous that I had access to the game even before it entered into early access. And despite the fact that the content is still modest, the few hours spent with her did not last long. Northgard is a strategy game in which the main task is to lead our clan to take dominance over other vikings. Campaign mode is not available yet, and for more details, we just have to wait. The game draws on the myths of Nordic mythology, so building an interesting story around it should not be a big problem. May their anger be met by Odin, if they break. Knowing that the subject of the game is the Vikings we could assume that the overriding goal of the game is to mass-splatter skulls with those whose shields have different hues. In Northgard, however, the battle falls to the second floor, and the expansion, settlement and expansion of our village become the most important. In addition to taking care of the increase of raw materials you need to pay attention to the level of happiness of the residents, because it is precisely it depends on how soon in our village will appear next members of the community. The larger our territory becomes, the more difficult it is to come to a level of satisfaction. Vikings are so flexible in their abilities that depending on their needs we can send them to work in the field, mine or battlefield. The scouts play a major role in the game, and they are responsible for exploring the map’s territory. Only after discovering a particular passage can we send warriors to purge him from enemy creatures or troops. When the area is temporarily occupied by our clan, we can colonize it, which will result in the construction and acquisition of possible resources. Scouting also includes collecting treasures from wrecks or ancient temples on the map. As each sector has limited space for buildings, we are forced to aggressively expand.