Valnir Rok Review

However, Valnir Rok is a sandbox survival with massive online multiplayer and RPG elements. It was created by Encurio GmbH in Cologne in Germany, inspired by Norse mythology. We have left one free key of the game. You can download the game here or on Steam and request a key from us. The first one who claims the key wins!

In this game, you take on the role of the mighty Scandinavian Viking, who arrived in new lands and should settle there. The place where all players appear is called Valnir Islands. For development, players are provided with two islands, one large that occupies almost the entire map, and the other small which is located in the upper right corner of the map. In my opinion, this game has a rather unusual construction system.

Valnir Rok map

Character Condition and Death – Valnir Rok Review

In the game, you will experience almost traditional for all games series of survival needs, namely the need to satisfy the hunger and thirst of the character. In addition to standard conditions, you’ll see others such as alcohol intoxication, poisoning and fainting. These factors can be triggered by other players or by careless actions of the player himself. The number of things that you can carry is determined by the total weight, you can increase the whole with additional bags or a backpack. If you exceed the limit, your character will not be able to run and will move very slowly.

If a player loses health (energy), his screen turns red, and the whole world takes on grey shades, wise women and priests can help you cure this condition. In case of death, you will lose all things and you will resurrect in a random place.

Valnir Rok conditions

Housing, houses and cities

Valnir in the afternoon is a harsh and dangerous place, and at night it becomes just creepy. Therefore, the player needs a safe place where he can wait out the night, store his things and just relax.

Any building can be built from:

  • Wood
  • Wood and Bricks
  • Bricks

You can mix these types together as you see.

The first such place is taverns. Taverns are pre-prepared houses that are guarded by NPC guards, inside you can find various “jobs”.

Valnir Rok Tavern

The second way is to build your own home, and here you have three options. The first is the construction of a house in the cities, for this, you must be a member of the faction or guild that controls this city. Moreover, such houses are guarded by local NPC guards. If you play alone, you have only the choice to build a house in the open world. Houses in the open world can be attacked by any players, in order to get into the house, it will be necessary to break the door. Depending on the material the house is made of, it will be easy or difficult. In addition to the players, a little weather breaks your house, so from time to time, you will have to repair it.

Build a House in Valnir Rok

You can build houses in various shapes and sizes, from a simple hut to a small fortress. You can also install additional facilities, such as a farm, forge, fields, barns, roads, etc. To protect his home, the player can build watchtowers, walls and gates. Besides, you can place buildings almost everywhere.

However, for the construction of any building, you will need certain resources for each stage of construction. In turn, you should store resources nearby in the barn, which could be robbed by another player.

All your valuables can be stacked in special treasure chests. Fractional or clan taxes may be automatically levied from such chests.

But expect the two options above you can build a city!

Only a clan can build a city. To protect the city, you can hire special NPCs or build watchtowers.

Build a city in Valnir

Craft, gathering and stuff

With resource gathering, everything is simple. You can find the resources you need in the open world, in random chests scattered around the open world, from the bodies of enemy NPCs, killing another player who runs and collects resources.

You can collect resources such as:

  • Herbs
  • Wood
  • Ore
  • Rock

Moreover, the crafting system in Valnir Rok is a key aspect of your character’s development. Initially, you will get only a few prepared recipes, the rest you will have to open yourself by crossing the ingredients. Several large categories of all craft are:

  • Weapons blacksmith
  • Armour Blacksmith
  • Farmer
  • Healer

Players will be able to create items and sell them to other players for game currency. You yourself can determine whether to spend your resources on creating an item or get them from another player. Each craft has several levels that you will pump when creating things, with a level increase you will have access to new possible recipes. Masters in a particular branch can create special and unique items.

All stuff in the game have several categories:

  • Weapon
  • Armour
  • Money
  • Blacksmith materials
  • Food
  • Antiques
  • And many others

System of gods and faith

Faith in Valnir Rok plays a very important role because the favour of the gods will help you achieve your desired goal. So there are three main gods:

  • Kerska is the goddess of hearth and home, agriculture, fertility, sex and love.
  • Tjosull is the god of the blacksmith, inventions, trade and tricks.
  • Ylgjast is the god of power, death and ambition. He can offer you unprecedented strength and power.
Gods and shrines

The favour is a tricky thing. If God likes you, he will give you his gifts. Be vigilant, because in the game it is almost impossible to be supportive of all the gods at the same time (roughly speaking, bonuses you can receive only from one god). You can make offerings to the gods in sacred temples, ruins, or with any priestess / wise woman. Each god accepts only a certain type of offering at a certain time. So learn how to please the gods and improve your relationship with them.

Latest changes in Valnir Rok

In February a new enemy NPC Kraken arrived. Besides, you can see the list of updates and fixes below. And check the awesome video of course.

IMPROVED
Gameplay: Adjusted frost damage
Building: Totems for buildings last longer
Gameplay: Load capacity adjusted
Sound: drinking, jumping, horse riding, eating, potions.
Character Creator:

  • Zoom In/Out.
  • Randomizer creates better characters.
  • Extremes slightly revised.
  • Button female/male upper left corner.
  • Keyboard letters [F] instead of text “press F to interact”.
  • Redesign of Ability UI.

FIXES
Quests: Larger question marks for quest givers.
Mount: Fall damage especially for horseriding.
Building: Building disappearance after logout.
Gameplay: Clan members are no longer accidentally kicked out of the clan,
Combat: Aiming position fixed.

  • Weaponless fighting adjusted.
  • Bow no longer shoots when clicking in inventory.
  • Animationstuck of “Unnoc Arrow” fixed.
  • Arrow is not removed from the inventory anymore when the arrow is put back.
  • Stumps of chopped trees do not move anymore.
Review
  • Summary
    74Total Score

    Our reviews are based on five criteria that allow us to give the most accurate assessment of the game. Gameplay displays the main features of the game, mechanics and overall player's game interaction. Narrative reveals the main storyline, well-written dialogue and the impact of the player's actions on the world around them, as well as the atmosphere. Graphics shows how well a game looks visually, regardless of type and perspectives. Sound is how well the dialogue and sounds of the game are sounded, as well as how the music and soundtracks accompany the game. Last but not least, Controls are how comfortable they are and allow the player to expect full control over their character.

    • Gameplay
      70
    • Narrative
      70
    • Graphics
      80
    • Sound
      80
    • Controls
      70
Pros&Cons
      • Large open world
      • Ability to build your own cities
      • Not many online players
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