Valheim is the latest Early Access Steam game to get a lot of buzz amongst the gaming community.
But, what actually is it? There hasn't been much advertising, so it's explosive reception is all-the-more surprising.
Like any Open World Survival Crafting game, Valheim is only as good as it's "survival", right?
Well, thankfully, Valheim does that part very well. What's more is Valheim's world is all procedurally-generated too!
This means that you'll never get the same map twice and each new game will be a fresh adventure.
Valheim also borrows from it's peers by having an expansive building/crafting feature.
In this world, you can "raise your own viking mead hall, houses, castles, and more"!
Not only this, but Valheim keeps the Vikingyr spirit at it's core with naval transport and combat a huge part of all this.
You can also forge powerful weapons and armour alongside cooking food and brewing mead. It really has it all!
Pros & Cons
If there's one thing that Valheim has... It's depth. It is a truly wonderful co-operative experience that will offer countless hours of fun.
Although, it isn't perfect. Yet.
Graphically, it is frankly a little lacking. Of course, with the immense scale of the game and the nature of it's development, this is to be understood.
However, it is a shame given the fact we have had so many fantastic representations of Nordic culture lately; most notably Assassin's Creed Valhalla and God of War.
Even still, this will undoubtedly be addressed in future updates and/or by Steam's Workshop community.
Valheim is currently available on Steam and is in early access.