A basic action adventure game with a great style and a surprisingly engrossing story that is sadly backed up by repetitive gameplay that never evolves into something great.
There's a great deal to like about Fimbul, from its luxuriant vector inspired visuals to the solid combat and an interesting interpretation of Norse Mythology. Whilst the delivery of the plot in a comic book format disappoints, it is the failure of the frame rate that provides Fimbul's fatal and final blow. Without this issue being remedied, despite the many reasons I like the game, Fimbul is difficult to recommend.
A nice looking adventure, Fimbul is ultimately a bit of a hollow and forgettable experience
Though the setting is evocative, the poor combat, raft of bugs and meagre duration all conspire to ensure that Fimbul fumbles its setting and results in disappointingly poor roaming brawler.
Repetitive fights, unfinished story, hardly any challenges: Anyone looking for an indie God-of-War will definitely not find it at Fimbul.
Review in German | Read full review
This hack-and-slash wears its simplicity like a lovely Scandinavian jumper, but is scarcely substantial enough for its handful of hours and drenched by awful aesthetic choices.Jeremy Peel
Fimbul creates an appealingly grim Norse folklore-infused world to adventure through, but its core action is simply too weak to seal the deal. Its pacy combat can be brutally satisfying, but it's also shallow and repetitive, while the game struggles from a technical perspective. There's a promising world at the heart of Fimbul, but it needs to be married to a more fluid and fleshed-out game.
Even though there's heart and care put into the game's style and use of myth, the same isn't true for the rest of it. It runs fine and the combat is functional, but it won't leave a huge impression. If you're fond of Norse Mythology and don't have much time to spare, Fimbul might be up your alley. A single playthrough is enjoyable enough, but filling up the story thread and replaying the same battles repeatedly isn't worth the effort.
Although Fimbul has a great universe to explore and some fun gameplay elements, it still fails as a package. The gameplay is good but short, the story is not so appealing, combat is repetitive and the game suffers from tons of technical issues, and the only ones who will probably enjoy Fimbul are the hardcore fans of Scandinavian myths.
Review in Persian | Read full review
When the credits scrolled and I finished Fimbul, I wanted there to be more. I wanted to explore more of the world. Go to the places that were just out of my reach. Was it because I loved what I played and needed to have more of it? I don’t think so.
Overall, Fimbul is a mess.
Fimbul is a case where I have to commend the developers for effort, but I also have to advise the customer to steer clear of this bland, snowed-out adventure. Literally everything Fimbul attempts to do has already been done better by a different game. It’s best if you leave this one buried in the snow.
Fimbul offers a compelling narrative and a beautiful world, but it is hindered by poor controls and a loosely weighted multiple choice system. Worth a look for the Norse scholars among us, though maybe at a discount.