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Viking: Battle for Asgard coming to Steam next week!
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Default Viking: Battle for Asgard coming to Steam next week! - 10-11-2012, 17:55 | posts: 2,595 | Location: SA

Holy Crap!!!!!!!! Makers of Total War Good times

http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/10/11/vi...eam-next-week/

Anyone play this on Xbox?

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Default 10-11-2012, 20:03 | posts: 1,125 | Location: New York, U.S.

i remember it coming out a while ago. people were saying it was a pretty decent beat em up but for really only 1 playthrough. ill wait to see what the graphic enhancements bring
   
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Default 10-11-2012, 20:06 | posts: 2,595 | Location: SA

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i remember it coming out a while ago. people were saying it was a pretty decent beat em up but for really only 1 playthrough. ill wait to see what the graphic enhancements bring
It is made by CA(Total War series) so from $25.00 - $19.99, I will definitely buy.
   
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Default 10-11-2012, 23:45 | posts: 714 | Location: Taipei, Taiwan

It'll probably be a really decent port since CA are mainly PC devs. The best thing about this game were the giant battles, but on console your framerate would tank when there were so many enemies, but moving to PC should hopefully help fix this.
   
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Default 10-11-2012, 23:56 | posts: 11,257 | Location: England

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Holy Crap!!!!!!!! Makers of Total War Good times

http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/10/11/vi...eam-next-week/

Anyone play this on Xbox?
Yes. I loved it although it didn't get great reviews. I'm surprised it is coming to the PC after all this time but I'd happily buy it again provided the price is right.
   
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Default 10-17-2012, 17:13 | posts: 2,595 | Location: SA

Out on Steam now!!!!!!!

$14.99!? FOOKING DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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About the Game
A fierce struggle is taking place within Asgard, the realm of the Norse Gods. The battle has escalated, spilling over to the mortal world of Midgard and now a Champion must be found, a Warrior than can sway this war that threatens the fate of Asgard and the Gods themselves.

The goddess Hel – daughter of Loki, Norse God of mischief, has been banished from the heavenly kingdom of Asgard for defying Odin’s rule. Angry at her fate, she seeks to release the ancient wolf-god Fenrir which legend tells will bring about Ragnarok - the apocalyptic battle that will destroy Asgard and the Gods. With her army of resurrected Viking warriors, Hel marches on the unsuspecting mortal realm of Midgard.

Odin’s daughter Freya, goddess of love and wisdom, is appointed the task of stopping Hel and defending the future of mankind. For her champion she chooses Skarin, a great but troubled young warrior, ignorant of the true reason for his favour with the Gods and thrust into the midst of their bitter war.

As Skarin, players will experience unparalleled battle scenes, leading the charge in a titanic clash between powerful gods and mere men. War on an unprecedented scale will rage across a beautifully realised Viking landscape.

Key Features
A truly stunning graphical experience on PC
Viking on Steam will re-invigorate the game for 2012 with outstanding visuals taking full advantage of modern gaming hardware. Players can scale resolution, use anti-aliasing and other graphical effects according to the power of their PCs, for a truly stunning graphical experience. Viking: Battle For Asgard™ also supports play via gamepad, and includes fully re-mapped keyboard-and-mouse controls for PC gamers.


The story of a Viking Hero.
Skarin is an uncompromising force. A plaything of the gods rebelling against their selfish agenda. The definitive Viking warrior.

Rich Viking Lore.
The violent and glorious world of Viking mythology brought to stunning life. Players will write their own legends to be told around the campfire.

Vast open world environments.
Explore, uncover and fight your way across huge worlds full of combat, exploration and quests.

High impact, brutal combat engine.
Experience intensely physical melee combat. Dismember enemies with deadly combat moves in a whirlwind of death.

Mythical Powers.
Tame dragons and command them to rain fire upon your enemies. Call on magic and the power of the gods to win the mortal war.

Free your people.
Liberate your Viking kinsmen from the clutches of Hel. Earn their trust and their sword arm. Fight alongside them in battle.

Epic Battles.
Lay the foundations for huge battles featuring hundreds of dynamic NPC warriors. Subtly influence the battle through targeted assassination or wade in to save stricken allies. Become one amongst many and turn the tide in favour of your kinsmen.

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Default 10-17-2012, 17:55 | posts: 9,068 | Location: Sweden

http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/se/e...battle-asgard/

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http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...2&postcount=19


Might be a nice alternative with that promo code, plus it's USD instead of EUR which is a bonus to those of us over here on this continent.
   
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Default 10-17-2012, 20:36 | posts: 2,595 | Location: SA

Warning, please do not buy this game until it has been patched.

It is capped @ 30FPS and there seems to be an issue with Nvidia cards where all text in the Main Menu does not show.
   
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Default 10-17-2012, 22:36 | posts: 11,257 | Location: England

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Warning, please do not buy this game until it has been patched.

It is capped @ 30FPS and there seems to be an issue with Nvidia cards where all text in the Main Menu does not show.
Is the text issue SLI-related as The Book of Unwritten Tales had the same issue which oddly isn't fixed even if you force Single GPU mode. Instead you have to disable SLI from the control panel.
   
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Default 10-17-2012, 23:53 | posts: 1,047 | Location: London

developers still have trouble porting games its getting pretty much pathetic
   
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Default 10-18-2012, 07:57 | posts: 11,257 | Location: England

Games runs fine for me (the graphics actually look pretty decent for an almost five year old game) EXCEPT for the missing text. It is absurd that this game was released for NVIDIA cards with this issue. The 30 fps cap doesn't bother me, although I'd obviously prefer it to run at 60 fps for that extra visual smoothness.

*EDIT*
Disabling SLI from the NVIDIA control panel does NOT fix the missing text issue so at the moment this game is pretty much unplayable on NVIDIA graphics card as there's no text in the game as well (and no subtitles for that matter either).

Oh SEGA and Creative Assembly, you buffoons!

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Default 10-18-2012, 08:14 | posts: 9,068 | Location: Sweden

And it doesn't really work all that well on AMD either, it crashes when you start the game (Selecting difficulty.) so hopefully both these issues will be fixed shortly.
http://steamcommunity.com/app/211160/discussions/

EDIT: At least they do know about that text issue.
http://steamcommunity.com/app/211160...48938206518562

EDIT: Also da.te and ti.me files show this build is from end August.

31/08/2012
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Default 10-18-2012, 11:38 | posts: 2,595 | Location: SA

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Games runs fine for me (the graphics actually look pretty decent for an almost five year old game) EXCEPT for the missing text. It is absurd that this game was released for NVIDIA cards with this issue. The 30 fps cap doesn't bother me, although I'd obviously prefer it to run at 60 fps for that extra visual smoothness.

*EDIT*
Disabling SLI from the NVIDIA control panel does NOT fix the missing text issue so at the moment this game is pretty much unplayable on NVIDIA graphics card as there's no text in the game as well (and no subtitles for that matter either).

Oh SEGA and Creative Assembly, you buffoons!
A different dev did the port, not CA. Still, pretty much fcked off.
   
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Default 10-18-2012, 13:52 | posts: 11,257 | Location: England

So it crashes on AMD cards and has missing text on NVIDIA ones? So what did they actually use for testing then? Intel onboard graphics???

And publishers wonder why PC gamers moan so much. /rolls eyes

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Default 10-18-2012, 13:57 | posts: 9,068 | Location: Sweden

Apparently it works on older model Nvidia and AMD hardware, 400 series and below for Nvidia and 5000 series and below from AMD from what I can tell by those forum discussions, might also depend on drivers but I have not found any information about that.

EDIT: Game was updated, maybe it works now.

EDIT: Various game files were altered and the redistributable folder was added (And promptly deleted by me since I have updated versions installed.) so it should work now.

EDIT: Some game models were updated, launcher and exe file (Plus some .dll things.) and then also most shaders and a few localization changes for Polish and Russian languages, I think that's most of it, pretty big update.
(Release day patch in my opinion but it's nice to see them fixing the game.)

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Default 10-18-2012, 14:23 | posts: 11,257 | Location: England

Good that they fixed it so quickly but it should never have happened in the first place IMO. The GTX 600 and current AMD 7000 series cards are hardly new after all.
   
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Default 10-18-2012, 14:31 | posts: 7,068

wow when i read the first post i was like: YEAH! I will play with Thor and mess Loki's **** up!
And then i reached the last post...
   
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Default 10-18-2012, 14:53 | posts: 9,068 | Location: Sweden

Some screens, only real downside is that the game is still at 30 FPS but other than that it seems this patch fixed whatever other issues the game had, for now at least.









(First is from the intro movie, second is from a cutscene, I don't think it's in-game either.)
   
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Default 10-18-2012, 21:07 | posts: 11,257 | Location: England

Yeah, game is working properly now. Played it for about an hour with no issues. It has dated somewhat since I played it on the Xbox 360 and it doesn't help that the text and menus are so obviously designed for 1280x720 not 1920x1200 so look soft and blurry. Also, the 30 fps feels oddly erratic despite never dropping - in the settlements it feels smooth but explore a bit and the framerate starts to feel sluggish/laggy, especially when there's rain. The audio is pretty terrible as well and there's no music score. Clearly this is a straight budget port so I shouldn't expect too much and despite its age its still pretty good fun in small doses. Worth £10 anyway.
   
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Default 12-15-2012, 09:34 | posts: 18,219 | Location: Turkey

%50 on gmg

http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/tr/e...battle-asgard/

not a bad game. and using sweetfx..
   
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Steam also updated the game some week ago but I don't know what that patch did, haven't played the game in a while.
   
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Default 12-15-2012, 22:45 | posts: 458 | Location: Portugal

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Steam also updated the game some week ago but I don't know what that patch did, haven't played the game in a while.
The patch fixed the button mapping for certain controllers.
   
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Default 12-16-2012, 07:26 | posts: 9,068 | Location: Sweden

Must have been more than that judging by the modified files.

Character model files.
Lots of level files. (Animations, pathfinding, planes and more.)
Some loading screen file.
Most of the shaders.
SpeedTree .dll file, config.exe (controller related I guess.) Steam related files and the game exe.
(Easy to check since all modified files have a modified date, so far there's been two updates.)
   
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Got this game on sale at Get Games Go. It is a serviceable port but still feels very consolish. 30FPS limit hurts my eyes, while the PC controls remapping is just absurd (remap your PC keys according to a picture of an Xbox 360 controller?). The game itself is decent and the audio seems fine. It does get repetitive and the world feels a little small to me.

I would have appreciated more music cues though. The game's graphics aren't great - everything looks and feels low-res and the water kinda sucks. The PC version just has higher precision shaders, a slightly improved lighting system, a rudimentary SSAO implementation and better shadows (these were probably coded by the Creative Assembly). There aren't any great physics to speak of, unfortunately.

It is good for the price it sells at, but I would have liked it a lot more had they gotten rid of the 30fps limit.
   
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Default 03-10-2013, 13:08 | posts: 297

This game is beginning to grow on me, though I am not a fan of the huge battles. Enabling 16X Anisotropy via the control panel helps the graphics noticeably. They seem to have done a lot of shader work, but their assets are low quality and hence it doesn't look very good unless you are seeing it from a distance.

It is, however, quite fun. Not sure if it sold well, but I think it could have had a better release. 7 out of 10 easily
   
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