Jotun: Valhalla Edition is an action adventure game with beautifully hand-drawn characters and environments, with the main draw being the fights against titanic bosses. It’s well worth your money, but for the month of August, you can get it for free with Amazon Prime.
You play as Thora, a Viking woman who died dishonorably in a shipwreck. However, if she can defeat a series of Norse gods, she will be accepted into Valhalla.
While not much time is spent on exposition, the beautiful art, sweeping soundtrack, and Thora’s calming Icelandic voice more than flesh out this wonderful (under) world. And of course, having established deities with centuries of backstory helps too.
Every frame has been carefully hand-drawn to bring this world to life. Each boss is immediately intimidating through their towering size and cold expressions. Rest assured, there are also plenty of breathtaking vistas to melt your eyeballs.
The soundtrack might be the highlight of the entire game. Ranging from chillingly pensive pieces to sweeping orchestral boss themes, Jotun‘s soundtrack is a piece of art in and of itself, and deeply colors everything surrounding it.
There’s plenty of spectacle surrounding Jotun‘s gameplay, but that’s not to say it’s a walk in the park. Even the game’s early bosses put up a big fight, so you’ll likely die multiple times before defeating each god. However, the feeling of finally defeating them comes with an adrenaline rush that surpasses many games’ final bosses.
While boss fights are clearly the draw of Jotun, there are also areas to explore, fight hordes of enemies, and just walk through the fantastic environments. They aren’t particularly taxing, but serve as a very necessary break from the intensity of the game’s boss fights.
So How Do I Claim This Game?
In order to claim Jotun: Valhalla Edition, you must be subscribed to Amazon Prime, although you can also sign up for the 30-day free trial and still keep the game, even if your subscription expires. Once you’ve subscribed, link your account to Twitch Prime at twitch.tv for no additional cost. On Twitch, there should now be a crown in the top-right corner. Click it, scroll down until you find Jotun: Valhalla Edition, and voila! You have a free game!
Jotun: Valhalla Edition is one of four free indie games Twitch Prime is giving away this month, with Death Squared, Antihero, and SteamWorld Dig also being available for free at the time of writing. The games are only available for free throughout August, so pick them up soon!