Rune Ragnarok - Official Trailer (New Open World Viking Game) 2018
Rune: Ragnarok is a sandbox, open-world RPG set in a dangerous Norse universe where gods, beasts, and the last remaining humans struggle to survive. It was foretold that during Ragnarok, the gods would fall and the Nine Realms would be consumed by frost and fire.
Release date: TBA 2018
This doesn't by chance have anything to do with an old PC game called "Rune" does it? Played as a viking named Ragnar...could dismember people and beat other people to death with the dismembered limbs...was a real treat when it came out lol.
Original Rune was good fun. When I found a lost Roman gladius in a cave, I knew serious thought had gone into the design concept. Funny interactions with enemies. If you combo a skeleton, the head flies off with a satisfying "Akkk!" sound. I still have my copy. I hope this one is as offbeat.
Was interested until the images of horned helmets, axes that would weigh 70 lbs, and two handed swords popped up. Why to game companies continually over-fantasize all things Norse. All they have to do is bring the Norse mythology to life, everything else about the Norse was cool as fuck in real life. Hell look at the sword in my avatar, it's ten times cooler than any "fantasy" Norse weapon some unhistorical minded moron can come up with.
Umm, horned helmets may have actually been used in battle, and just a guess ofc, but I would say they did in small numbers. We will never know everything that existed at any given point in history. Even today you have no idea of what _everything_ in the world consists of, and that's even with the internet. It's simply an impossibility.
Even dragons did exist at the time though, if only in fossilized skeleton form (dinosaurs). I don't see how people miss that the legends of dragons are almost assuredly born from the finding of such fossils. Many great archeological discoveries have been made by someone actually seeing part of a skeleton sticking out in plain sight above ground. So it is actually a fact that dragons did at one time exist, only our predecessors called them by a different name than we do today.
But now, If you want to say the game isn't totally _realistic_ (not sure why a _game_ should _have_ to be), the chance of flaming swords existing is far less likely. And the ability for one human alone to take down such a huge beast is a liiiittle far fetched, lols..
Ryan Vouche the difference is, that was a part of their belief system, and an integral part at that. Horned helmets were used for ceremonial purposes, but never in battle.
Of course, by nature of being a fantasy game, it would never happen. But fantasy can be historically accurate.