It might be biased of me, but I don’t typically associate the viking aesthetic with cleanliness. Warhorns, braided bears, sweat, muscle and flagons of ale? Yes! But sharp, clean lines and a soft, welcoming tones? No. But Bad North, Raw Fury’s surprise, real-time tactics game released earlier this week, is a elegant, polished, almost frictionless experience, presented in a simple interface and with muted, pleasing colors. It’s by far the prettiest viking game I’ve ever payed.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/xwk9mj/bad-north-switch-review-impressions