- Jan 15, 2017
That does seem to be the case, Vikings also will do no pillaging, raping to innocents
No they’re not painted as bad guys but the problem is Vikings are painted as good people, well more than they ever were in history.
but don’t get too upset the game isn’t all that deep. They tried to keep everything natural.
They even went out of their way to make sure you can’t kill civilians as Vikings in your raids. You could go on killing sprees in Odyssey but no Vikings didn’t kill or rape in their pillages.
The Vikings were aggressive colonisers. They raped and pillaged, and also enslaved people.
I guess as you're playing a Viking they want you to be portrayed as a good person, but it goes against the historical image of the Danes.
Nobody in that era, Saxons includes, could be classed as good people by today's standards, but painting the Vikings with 2020 standards brush seems slightly bizarre. Although I wouldn't expect rape and enslavement in the game, showing the brutality of the era and how alien it is to the 21st century wouldn't go amiss.