The name’s Davenport. I review games.
So the other day I answer a knock on my office door, and who’s standing there?
A Viking. With a shield and an axe.
“Hullo,” the Viking says. “Andrew Peregrine, line developer, at your service. I’m here to tell you about Yggdrasill, the fantasy game of Norse adventure!”
Turns out he was a Viking with glasses and a Limey accent.
“Your helmet doesn’t have horns,” I point out. ‘Cause it didn’t.
The Limey Viking chuckles. “Well, two points: First, I’m dressed as a Norseman, but not as a Viking. All Vikings were Norsemen, but not all Norsemen were Vikings.
“And second, Vikings didn’t have helmets with horns. That’s a myth.”
“You mean like them worshippin’ Odin?”
“No, that was real.”
“Odin was real?”
“No, Odin was a myth.”
“…A real myth?”
“Yes. And in Yggdrasill, Norse myths are real.”
“So in Yggdrasill, Odin is real”
“But Vikings still didn’t have horns.”
“No. That myth is a myth.”
“…Okay. So Yggdrasill is a game of Norse adventure with myths that are real.”
“But Vikings were never horny.”
“That is not what I said!”
Sheesh. There’s no pleasin’ some people.
Anyway, here’s the review.