This is going to be one of a few video games that I will be reviewing this week, and I will have to say that I wish I had more time to play Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim. The issue with video games is that there is never enough time to play the games you want, and games that require a lot of time take a lot of time to get used to.
Such is the case for the epic open-world fantasy RPG Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim. I had a chance to play the game on Steam, and it is a combination of many games. You play the young Viking Tyrim, and he can wander about this Viking world like an RPG, and the world that I saw reminded me of the island from How to Train Your Dragon.
The typical RPG elements of interacting with characters and doing tasks is here. I didn’t really get a chance to play all of it, but there are some deep dungeons here. So maybe this will be like my favorite gaming series with The Legend of Zelda.
The issue that I had with this game was that I didn’t like the controls, with the W-A-S-D and the mouse. I found that a lot of the puzzles, which were somewhat difficult, were more difficult with the controls. That goes for picking up and dropping objects, as well as jumping, as well as combat. In fact, I found that this was so not cool to deal with, that I just stopped playing for a while.
In comparison, I have been trapped in RPGs that I have reviewed before because I so wanted to solve the puzzles and complete the quests, but not this one. However, I don’t want to criticize this game, because I can tell that lot of love went into it. If this were a console game, and the controls were easier like a Zelda game, then I would be all over this.
Perhaps you have a Steambox or something better to play games with, then you might find this game more than entertaining. If that is you, then I highly recommend going over to the Steam Store and purchasing it for $19.99.