Northgard certainly is not a bad game by any means, though I felt myself wanting it to be more of a game. Whether simplified for console release or not, I found myself craving more depth throughout my time in this Norse world.
Northgard is a fantastic, well put together title. I found it to be challenging enough to keep me at it, but not over the top and unbalanced. Vikings conquering, smashing, and crushing enemies is a lot of fun! Get this game if you're an RTS fan, it's a must-have.
The game can be quite the challenge until you really get the hang of all the various systems, being able to manage what your people do and who they fight is incredibly addictive. It's also really thrilling whenever you manage to pull your clan back from the brink of disaster. If you're a fan of strategy games then it's definitely worth giving Northgard a try.
Overall, Northgard is a wonderful strategy game despite its shortcomings. The rough edges can make it tough for newcomers to the genre to get invested, but if you're a fan of strategy games or able to tough it out through the warts until everything clicks, then you're in for a treat. The Switch is a natural fit for the 4X genre, and Northgard is a prime example of the potential that this style of strategy game can have outside the PC ecosystem.
The Switch port has its shortcomings compared to the PC original, but portability makes the trade-off worthwhile.
This is a RTS that doesn’t focus as heavily on combat. It’s more of a worker placement game, which produces a different feel, and slower gameplay, but is interesting for most of the time.
While Ragnarok brings a lot of interesting new elements to Northgard, the update ultimately feels like somewhat of a mixed bag.
All in all, it has to be said that Northgard is an extremely promising premise. It has a good storyline with challenging campaigns. While there are some minor hiccups here and there, overall, it's an awesome addition to the RTS genre.
Northgard is a very polished game. The controls are intuitive, the gameplay is fluent and it's great both in singleplayer and multiplayer.
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Northgard isn't a perfect successor to The Settlers series, but thanks to its gripping single player campaign and well-done multiplayer with balanced factions, it deserves your attention.
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