Dead In Vinland - Review @ Sirius Gaming
Sirius Gaming reviewed the survival management game Dead In Vinland:
Dead in Vinland Review – Settle, Develop, and Fight to Survive!
As what Friedrich Nietzsche once said, “To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering”. In the case of Dead in Vinland, you have a whole Norse family to deal with. You go through each day trying to figure out why they ended up in this weird hell hole and figure out how they will survive.
Dead in Vinland is a survival management game with RPG and adventure elements. The “Dead in” part of the name is due to it being the sequel/prequel/spin-off to Dead In Bermuda which is a good game in its own right. It is 2D and much of the game is turn-based. The game gives you a lot of options while you try to make the best of what you’ve got.
The story of Dead in Vinland is about a family of Vikings that was ambushed. The family barely manages to escape in a boat. They weathered a storm while out in the sea. When all seemed lost, they landed on the shore of some island. With renewed determination to live, they set out to stay alive no matter what happens.
At first, I didn’t really like the art style. However, it grew on me as I kept playing. It was a good contrast to the background. I also realized how expressive the faces were and the attention to detail it had for all the characters that you unlock. I liked the transition effects between the different times of the day and the effects during combat.
About the banter between your characters, it’s as mature as you can get. It’s not truly ye olde English and not boring either. I can see how some people will get offended but it’s all about how you play the game!
I love how the decision making is crucial to all aspects of the game, being it during combat, during harvesting, gathering, exploring, everything! I just hope that they make an option to skip the first cut scene and fast forward through scenes you have unlocked or read before, just like in visual novels.
Dead in Vinland is fun, engaging, complex and totally worth your money.
Score: 8/10 - Great
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