The Frostrune Review
Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on the PC version of The Frostrune by Grimnir Media and Snow Cannon Games.
Disclaimer: I didn’t received a copy of the game for free this time, I purchased a copy during the Winter Steam Sale.
The Frostrune is a point and click adventure game that’s based heavily on Viking lore and mythology. It doesn’t say this in game but, the game follows a 13 year old girl named Liv who survives a shipwreck and lands on a small island. With the aid of Hel she sets out to discover the secrets of the island and defeat the evil that has corrupted the land with ice.
The game features some very pretty artwork and locations throughout. It’s worth mentioning that the game doesn’t fit to a 16:9 aspect ration because there’s black bars on the top and bottom. This fact doesn’t affect anything gameplay wise though and is merely worth noting for those that don’t like black bars.
The game relies heavily on object based puzzles but there are a few puzzles that utilize ghosts and singing that may prove a little more difficult to solve. Some of the rune puzzles were fairly challenging too but if you read and memorized the lore you find throughout the game, you won’t have much trouble.
I was also impressed that they used one of the old Norse languages for the voice acting. It really added to the experience even though I couldn’t tell which one it was. It sounded really nice and well spoken though.
The music the game has is very good as well and added to the overall atmosphere.
Overall, The Frostrune may be a short adventure but I enjoyed it throughout. It’s music, excellent voice acting and beautifully drawn artwork make the game very pleasing on both the eyes and the ears. The puzzles may be a bit tough for a novice but a regular player of adventure games shouldn’t have much trouble.
Thanks for taking the time to read the review folks! I’ll be back with my next review soon, until then, happy gaming folks!
Shaun Meyers Out!
Features of Interest
- Gorgeous Artwork
- Great Soundtrack
- Great Voice Acting
- The Game May Not Be The Best For Novices of Adventure Games
- Doesn't Have Many Story Elements
- Some Puzzles Are Pretty Tough/Non-Item Based
- Recommended More For Those That Are Familiar With Adventure Games