It's hard not to be enchanted by Valhalla Hills and its beauty is more than skin deep: there are some relatively complex and robust systems and challenges underneath its charming presentation. Lacking a real story-driven campaign, multiplayer support or even a map editor, however, it falls short in both breadth of content and long-term sustainability. What's there is fun, and DLC is on the horizon, but the package is on the light side.
Valhalla Hills is a solid management strategy game in the vein of the classics of the genre and everyone who has ever enjoyed Settlers deserves to give it a chance and spend at least a few hours guiding Vikings in their quest to get into Valhalla.
Valhalla Hills is a surprisingly good, relaxing strategy game that is great for those who aren't well seasoned in the genre. Unfortunately, it has flown under the radar—the price tag will keep many from giving this one a try.