June 8, 2012

Einherjar: The Viking's Blood, A Review

Einherjar, The Viking’s Blood is a turn-based web browser game developed by Appirits. It's an online RPG that doesn't require tedious installation and constant patching, which you can play for free! It’s easy, you just need to register on their website and play away. You can use any web browser; just make sure that it’s installed with Flash player. It's important to point out that this game doesn't work on mobile devices, even though it is catered for an online platform.

Game Interface
What makes this game interesting is that it doesn’t focus on the battle aspect alone. You can choose any of the following paths: Produce and Trade; Treasure Collector; and Notorious Warrior. Produce and Trade is a playing style followed by the premise of creating and trading items. The goal is to build a lot of production facilities in order to create more items. You can then upgrade these buildings to upgrade the items produced as well. Production techniques vary from cloth, leather, crafts, magic and leather, to name a few. Being an explorer would require you to scout the world map and look for rare and valuable loot in secret places. Lastly, Vikings are the farmers, merchants and pirates. I’ll be narrating a more detailed explanation of the warrior’s game play below.

Vikings Gameplay
First things first- you need to form your own army so that you may begin your expedition. As you travel across the map, you will meet enemies along the way. You have the option if you'd like to commence battle or flee. Prior to a battle, you have the option of choosing a maximum of 5 units from your army. The best thing that I like about this game is that it's turn-based, or as they say, it follows a "Tactical Battle" model. I'm not a big fan of real time battle as it gets me terribly anxious and wired up. Turn-based games allow players to carefully execute their attacks, like other MMOs such as Super Robot Wars and Sakura Taisen. You'll know it’s your turn once a sword icon appears on the top of your units.

On battle, you have the option of moving each of your unit to a certain location within his parameter, wherein he can perform an attack within his AOE. If the enemy you intend to attack uses a close-ranged weapon, then expect a counter-attack. To make strategizing more fun, the actions you can perform is highly dependent on your unit's job type and his equipment. Sukumi relationship There are three job types available affected by Sukumi: Axe, Sword and Spear fighters. The Sukumi relationship feature helps gamers formulate their strategic offense or defense tactic, by taking note of the following information:

Axe is strong against Spear
Spear is strong against Sword
Sword is strong against Axe

The relationship between the three job types is referred to as Sukumi, which is quite brilliant because it's like "Rock-Paper-Scissors" with steroids. So what's the basis of winning? Defeat all the enemies. On the other hand, you will lose if all of your units die. So I guess the best tactic would be to understand Sukumi by heart.  

Key Features

  • Summon characters
Players can summon a variety of characters in Einherjar such as special and elite warriors to develop their armies. One good point is that players can perform summoning without any special items.

  • Aging
Einherjar owns an interesting feature, like in real life. That is the aging process of characters. When time passes by, all in-game characters will age and die eventually. Their basic indexes will be high when they are at young age and become weaker as they get older. It is this aspect that makes the game more challenging because players must think wisely to use their characters for a long progress of playing.

  • Cold Sleep
Einherjar sets a certain limit to the amount of active characters allowed according to players’ level. They cannot summon more characters if the limit is exceeded, unless one or more of their characters die on the battlefield. However, the game also provides a convenient function called “cold sleep” to help players overcome that problem. That means moving a character into an ice coffin to freeze that character. As for the characters in “cold sleep” state, their age will stay the same although the time keeps on passing. And players will be free to have more characters to strengthen their armies.

  • Marriage & Birth
Another lifelike aspect of Einherjar is the ability of letting characters marry and give birth. And of course these characters must be over 15 (the legitimate age in this game) to get married. Just as in real life, isn’t it? And speaking of birth, there is certainly the heredity. Sometimes an advanced skill of parents will be passed to their children. This feature makes the game more exciting and amazing.

To know more, better check their website:
Official site: http://www.ein-herjar.com/website/index.php
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEGKjf4MaFg
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/eneinherjar
Google Plus page: gplus.to/Einherjar

Credits: http://www.ein-herjar.com/

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1 comment:

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