When your father Odin comes to you and says that your brother Loki is on the warpath — you know, again — you don’t argue. That’s because when Loki is on the warpath, Ragnarok — aka the end of the world as we know it — is close at hand. Let’s face it, even the Norse gods don’t want this to collapse. So you have to stop the chaos and make sure people can get on with their lives.
Find what you need to push ahead
Once Odin is done explaining that you need to stop your brother, it’s time to unlock the portals that will take you from one level to the next. To move on, you need to find a few items hidden in the environment around you. This environment will change from a mead hall to places like a battlefield strewn with detritus.
In each level, you will be asked to find specific items needed in order to try and unlock a portal that will allow you to move on. Before you can move on, you will also have to solve some kind of riddle. Items vary in type but are usually related to the environment.
In the mead hall, you will need to find the missing parts of the ship. On the second level, where you will be surrounded by beautiful mountains, these will be runes. Finding what you need starts out pretty easy, but quickly gets more difficult. If you’re not used to hidden object games, this can definitely be a little frustrating.
Fear not, because the developers have decided that this can happen. You can get hints as to where the object you are missing is hiding. Often, you can easily find most of these items and then get overwhelmed when you find the last few.
Get into another world
One of the biggest assets of Wrath of Loki is its amazing beauty. Each location has been carefully drawn and illustrated by hand. On several occasions I found myself much more interested in taking a few minutes to study my surroundings than in trying to find the objects necessary for movement.
The music paired with each level is just as charming. In between, you will have an amazing experience that joyfully pulls you into the world. Although the game itself is a simple combination of hidden objects and puzzles, it has a charm that is hard to describe. It’s definitely a game that pulls you in and keeps you going until you play 45 minutes straight.