Volgarr the Viking 2 Preview: Punishing Yet Encouraging

Digital Eclipse’s Volgarr the Viking 2 is a Nordic-themed platformer with beautiful pixel art and challenging gameplay. The demo at Guerilla Collective showcased a snowy level filled with skeletons, spikes, and other grotesque creatures. Despite its difficulty, the game feels fair, with each death providing an opportunity to learn enemy patterns and level obstacles. The demo also included promising features like a practice mode and unlimited continues, making it accessible to players of all skill levels.

Volgarr the Viking 2 rewards careful study and mastery of its levels. The combat is basic, but effective, and the spear can be used to attack enemies or create temporary platforms. The level design is well-crafted, with every death offering a chance to learn and progress further. Even hardcore players will find satisfaction in Volgarr the Viking 2, as the game offers options to increase the difficulty.

Despite not being able to beat the demo, the preview left a positive impression. The game’s punishing yet encouraging gameplay loop and promising features make it an exciting prospect for fans of retro platformers. Volgarr the Viking 2 is set to release on August 6 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch.

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