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SummaryToo complex for new players
The GoodThe art
The fascinating backstory and mythology
Interesting random events
The BadToo random
Too complicated for new players, with little explanation
Little feedback about how you are doing and what should you do next
The Bottom LineThe storyline, the pseudo-Norse setting and the writing are quite stellar -- for instance, the comments of your advisors in particular are pleasantly varied -- and the art is very good as well.
Unfortunately, the gameplay is uninviting and unfriendly to new players. Right off the start there's too many things to keep track of, and events just keep happening seemingly at random. There's too little feedback -- you don't have any clear idea what you have done wrong, how should you have managed your tribe, or what would have improved your chances. You feel out of control over your tribe's well-being.
Perhaps the game gets better later on, but personally, I tried playing it twice and both times bounced off. It's a pity the game doesn't have some kind of a "simplified mode" where there's not quite as many things to micromanage.