Jotun: Valhalla Edition
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About this game
Developer: Thunder Lotus Games
Content Rating: Teen
Jotun is a hand-drawn, action-exploration game set in Norse mythology. In Jotun, you play Thora, a Viking warrior who died an inglorious death and must prove herself to the Gods to enter Valhalla. Explore vast regions of Norse Purgatory to find runes to unleash the jotun, giant Norse elementals. Fight them using only your massive two-handed axe, the blessings of the Gods and your skills!
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Jotun: Valhalla Edition on the Switch is a faithful port of the PC version, with the addition of a Valhalla Mode, a boss-rush mode that gives you harder version of each Jotun to fight. Having an excuse to revisit the Jotun fights is cool, but even without that, Jotun is a well-crafted experience made for anyone fond of great storytelling mixed with satisfying combat.
Jotun is a short game, and good players can probably plow through it in about 3 or 4 hours, but even with the ending behind me, I find myself dying to witness some images again and wanting to try different strategies. I want to hear Thora tell her tale again. Any good bedtime story that makes you want to hear it again right after it’s over is one for the ages.
The design of Jotun Valhalla Edition is very simple, and overall I think the lack of dynamic gameplay hindered the experience I had with it. The use of lively camera direction and beautiful backdrops had me in awe at parts, but ultimately I couldn’t help but feel disinterested throughout most of my playthrough - and the long loading times definitely did not help.