Parents' Guide to

Asgard's Wrath

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Cosmic power is yours in bloody, mature Norse VR tale.

Game Oculus Rift 2019
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There have always been stories in folklore about the power of the gods and how they interacted with mortals, but what if you could experience those stories like never before? Asgard's Wrath brings players closer to the action than ever imaginable, courtesy of a highly immersive world and unique gameplay that combines in a way that makes the player feel like a true being of myth. Although the story can get a bit cheesy at times, it does offer a uniquely different perspective. As a new deity in the Norse hierarchy, you aren't saddled with some legacy or preconceived notions of what your character should be. Instead, this is an opportunity for you to be yourself, just with an overabundance of cosmic power at their fingertips. Between manipulating the world, plucking up animals and seeing what sort of crazy sidekicks they turn into, and of course, the occasional titanic god versus god clash, you can't help but feel empowered.

While toying with the powers of a god is fun, the bulk of the game is played at a more mortal level, as players possess a human warrior and fight in first-person combat. It's here that you truly appreciate the ridiculous amount of detail poured into the creation of this world. Whether you're hacking an enemy to bits on the battlefield, downing a tankard of mead with the other gods in Aesir Hall, or simply staring in awe down the rainbow bridge of the Bifrost, this fantasy world feels almost real … "almost" being the key word. There are a few minor snags here and there that quickly remind you that this is still just a game. For starters, targeting and interacting with certain items doesn't always work smoothly. You might reach through an object a couple of times before finally grabbing hold of it, or have a difficult time ordering your allies to a specific target. It's a minor frustration that doesn't take away from the overall gameplay, but it does tend to pull you out of the experience somewhat when it happens.

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