Valheim is One of The Most Beautiful Games Ever Made, and Here’s Why
I have a few points to make, but you need to see this game first.
Let me tell you about a typical day in Valheim. (Through screenshots, of course.)
It began with a moment of contemplation in the early morning — lingering in the hall I built, piece by piece, as I planned out the day’s work.
We needed more copper to make metal equipment and the copper lay in the Black Forest, across the ocean.
I crossed our farmstead in a glorious golden sunrise, heading towards the boathouse where we kept our karve — not the biggest ship in the game, but better than a raft at least.
The water was still and the crossing went smoothly and quickly — I docked at our little stead on the edge of the Black Forest, which we’d carved out with bronze axes (and the killing of many greydwarfs, the local baddies) a few days before.
I set out on foot in search of metal deposits I could dig up and haul back to the storage hole on my ship, ready to bring home. The weather was beautiful at first…
But soon turned dark and stormy. (And I love how you can really feel the dampness in this picture. It just looks so sodden.)
It was going dark too. I had my metal, and I didn’t fancy spending a night alone in the forest, so I hopped on my ship and cast off.