Coffee Stain Studios has launched their newest early access title Valheim. This game may not impress graphically but is a load of fun in every other aspect. With a crafting system similar to their other recent title Satisfactory, a focused combat system, and Norse mythology to coat it all results in a very satisfying gameplay experience.
Having already played the game with friends, it has been a blast. Even set backs like death don’t ruin much of the fun to be had. The game doesn’t hold your hand but gives you hints on what to do, while letting you play however you want to. The combat itself holds strong, with simple attack and blocking mechanics that are enhanced through crafting different gear. All this really comes together for MMO-like boss battles. Having friends at the ready only enhances the experience, allowing up to ten players per server to really up the party factor.
While the textures are low quality at the moment, the attention to detail is astounding, from the water, to how smoke moves and even the sails on your boats. Small inclusions like that help make this still be a breath taking experience. The game is available on Steam for $19.99, pick it up for a good time.