Valheim First Impressions "Is It Worth Playing?"


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Valheim is a brand new open world viking themed co-op survival RPG in which you must build, battle and conquer the lands of Valheim as part of your patronage to Valhalla, This game came out on Steam on the Second of February 2021 and at the time of recording this video, it was the day after release, strap in because this game has a nice mix of survival, boss fights and a good sense of progression that I think will appeal to a lot of people.
What do you think about Valheim? do you think it's the best survival game in years that appeals to fans of both Survival and RPGs or do you think it still needs work? let me know in the comments below!
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---Valheim Steam Description---
A battle-slain warrior, the Valkyries have ferried your soul to Valheim, the tenth Norse world. Besieged by creatures of chaos and ancient enemies of the gods, you are the newest custodian of the primordial purgatory, tasked with slaying Odin’s ancient rivals and bringing order to Valheim.
Your trials begin at the disarmingly peaceful centre of Valheim, but the gods reward the brave and glory awaits. Venture forth through imposing forests and snow-capped mountains, explore and harvest more valuable materials to craft deadlier weapons, sturdier armor, viking strongholds and outposts. Build a mighty longship and sail the great oceans in search of exotic lands … but be wary of sailing too far...
Key features:
Huge procedurally-generated world - explore and inhabit mystical lands, from mysteriousforests to imposing snow-topped mountain ranges and stunning meadows, complete with their own creatures of legend to battle and wildlife to hunt.
Co-op PvE (2-10 players) - - Whether you want to brave the lands alone or venture with trusted allies, Valheim supports independent, player-hosted servers and unlimited world creation. We recommend playing co-op with 3-5 players.
Punishing dodge & block based combat system with a wide range of weapons
Build & sail ships - from flimsy rafts to imposing warships, build legendary vessels to conquer the seas and discover new lands.
Summon and defeat vengeful primordial bosses of myth and legend, and collect trophies to progress and craft new powerful items
Flexible house and base building system - raise mead halls, farms, settlements outposts, castles and more.
Intuitive item crafting - forge the finest weapons and armour, and craft food and mead.
Dedicated server- for players who want to run a persistent server. If you prefer not to run a server on your PC, consider renting a server at G-Portal.
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Valheim First Impressions "Is It Worth Playing?"


  • W0NK042
    W0NK04223 godzin temu

    Is it worth playing: Best £15 I've spent, in 40+ years.

  • Flame of Anor
    Flame of AnorDzień temu

    Does this game have a lot of loading screens? I couldnt play Outward just because of the big amount of loading screens.

  • Dark Thoughts
    Dark Thoughts3 dni temu

    Nice to see some PvE based survival games again. In the last years the whole survival genre became more of a PvP staple, or bad attempts to do both (Conan Exiles).

    RINGO BELL4 dni temu

    is it me or.... this game gives skills whenever whatever is done just like an isekai anime/manga to make the mc op .. XD i really wanna play this game ...dude amazing.

  • BeHereNow
    BeHereNow4 dni temu

    Not interested in hairloss products, bye.

  • Arrogant American
    Arrogant American4 dni temu

    I just started the game a few days ago and the only thing I didn't like was the fact I needed a roof to use the workbench

  • Kieran Field
    Kieran Field4 dni temu

    If you go on a mountain theres silver which is the best ore in the game

  • Carlos Garcia
    Carlos Garcia6 dni temu

    Man this vid was hilarious, and just watching you enjoy what you play makes it a shit ton better

  • DinoSnipez_
    DinoSnipez_6 dni temu

    I like the graphics but the people should be fixed up a little

  • Stellarmayn
    Stellarmayn8 dni temu

    The most boring game I have ever played.

  • Jeremy Gonzal
    Jeremy Gonzal8 dni temu

    A lot of the times, the complaints about building and things not snapping properly is just a lack of understanding that you need to actually see the surface if you want to snap something on it.

  • Banefury
    Banefury10 dni temu

    install mods. make the game harder. lol

  • Nicanor Gaming
    Nicanor Gaming10 dni temu

    Please make a series of this :D

  • Durzo Blint
    Durzo Blint10 dni temu

    So. 178 hours later... I completed the game. I'm waiting for the next update. What a fricken amazing game that was. Oooooof. That hit the spot! Damn son. Thank you. My advice, don't google the game, don't watch guides, it's an easy game, why make it easier, just do it, go adventure and find out for yourself! Take a risk and challenge

  • Kush Kong
    Kush Kong10 dni temu

    My friend gifted me this game and dosent play it so i play solo and its tasking but..its fun a lot of fun im 50 hours in and still havent gotten near the elders location. its a goal finally built my ship got full bronze now im trying to find a route to the land its on

  • English Friends
    English Friends10 dni temu

    Peon, I love your videos and your reviews. And you seem like a nice guy. But f*ck you for saying your hairline is receding.

  • Knut Röken
    Knut Röken11 dni temu

    You are supposed to kill the troll and take its leather

  • ThatsMrCanuck
    ThatsMrCanuck12 dni temu

    Lost me at the hair loss ad.

  • Dragon Master
    Dragon Master14 dni temu

    everyone be hatin on raid for the scripted sponsorship but i heard the exact same thing about keeps at least 5 times lol not sayin its a bad product just wonderin why no ones talking about that.

  • jordon blair
    jordon blair15 dni temu

    Fuck the troll cave ahaha

  • Kian
    Kian16 dni temu

    it's 2021 and that game is still pixilated lol

  • NadeUp
    NadeUp16 dni temu

    Unpopular opinion coming through... It really doesn't look like anything special. This game is entirely sold on Vikings and Hype by youtuber-s. Textures look worse than Minecraft. Everything is smeared. Just like any other Early Alpha survival before it... PLclipr-s are saying what others like to hear. This guy gave more negative/average review to much better games than this. This is far from what this guy things about the game.

  • NadeUp


    15 dni temu

    @dave_by_day You might be right. Maybe they improved the addicting side of mmorpg-s, or maybe it's just the new generation.

  • dave_by_day


    15 dni temu

    Nah I didn't think I'd like it that much, then I learned it's like crack. Explains why it's 96% positive reviews on steam

  • Curt Francis
    Curt Francis17 dni temu

    This game has a bug that has a chance of deleting the world or other things like your characters. you can manage to avoid it with copying the world in the files and the bug also occurs less when you go in the menu and exit instead of going windows or alt + f4. The bug happened to me when i was in about day 80 to 100.

  • tailwhip
    tailwhip17 dni temu

    Have you tried Frigid demo its another survival game.

  • kdeeuk
    kdeeuk17 dni temu

    whats with the hair cra p fo gett enough adverts here

  • Shar Ringan
    Shar Ringan17 dni temu

    best game ever

  • ShotgunFox
    ShotgunFox18 dni temu

    Best game ever in a while. It has been a while sinse I have been addicted to a game and startend to lose interest in games, but valheim change it all.

  • Phyo Myint
    Phyo Myint19 dni temu

    Lamo did you just swear in Thai at 7:51

  • Philip Doud
    Philip Doud20 dni temu

    The one thing I would love in Valheim is the ability to make a system where players can make a "shop" Sounds corny, but a "put 100g into the box, and gain access to X chest" or something would be amazing.

  • CybreSmee
    CybreSmee20 dni temu

    I better get it now then.

  • Eboss NZ
    Eboss NZ20 dni temu

    hahaha yus. my hair line isnt going anywhere

  • Kiister
    Kiister20 dni temu

    Pause at 10:14

  • Gods of the Singularity
    Gods of the Singularity21 dzień temu

    no man's sky... learn from this

  • Wired Wrong
    Wired Wrong21 dzień temu

    You should put the portals in buildings to ensure they are slightly safer. Or place up walls or something.

  • Mr.Cizzly
    Mr.Cizzly22 dni temu

    Looks bad

  • Yui Nguyen
    Yui Nguyen22 dni temu

    dodge hit dodge hit dodge leave the cage...

  • Dato Deto
    Dato Deto22 dni temu

    @thelazypeon can we get an update if you played more? Im interested in hearing your thoughts on the undiscovered parts of the game

  • Rooster
    Rooster22 dni temu

    Awesome video, more gameplay please.

  • PlatinumCyGirl
    PlatinumCyGirl22 dni temu

    Oh man I died when you said bam right in the D 😆 and the troll dies!

  • Creo
    Creo23 dni temu

    *YAWN* REALLY hard pass, chopped enough digital wood in my days

  • Enza Denino

    Enza Denino

    20 dni temu

    Chopping digital wood never gets old

  • Dr Nicktu
    Dr Nicktu23 dni temu

    Great little game. Only problem is it's not very solo friendly as the high level areas and bosses are not so easy and best handled with a few peeps. But I do love the game.

  • Drunkest Hour
    Drunkest Hour23 dni temu

    The building system is actually very nice and a lot of things can be done with it. idk if you know, but there is a hoe that is used to level and raise ground which is almost essential to making a level base. Also when it comes to the weight limit, there is an item that is sold for gold at the in game vendor npc. You have to find him first, but if you buy it then you can carry 450 weight instead of 300. Stamina increases as you level your skills and it can also depend on what food you're consuming. Better food will give you a bigger health and stamina bar.

  • Vardy
    Vardy24 dni temu

    Conan exiles gets this epic cept its pricy D:

  • Ken Nova
    Ken Nova24 dni temu

    The crafting and boss progression is pretty similar to Terraria. I do really enjoy it though, and the building system is pretty flexible too. Looking forward to the Hearth and Home patch

  • sq656
    sq65624 dni temu

    My boy and I also started a let's play :) have a look of you'd like :

  • Gabe Larsen
    Gabe Larsen24 dni temu

    I could watch you play this for hours! So entertaining lmao 👏👏🤣

  • Crask Pillord
    Crask Pillord25 dni temu

    When this is better than most MMOS and it’s not even a MMO that says a lot 🎶SHAKA WHEN THE WALLS FELL!🎶

  • Carbon Goat
    Carbon Goat25 dni temu

    Says "is there sea monsters?" But then knows to use seed pods on alter without initial investigation or trail and error.... Hmm

  • Freddy Gabriel
    Freddy Gabriel25 dni temu

    It was a hype train. The game gets quite boring after Moder. Some features in the game don’t make sense. Enemies can attack you in water but you’re disabled. Ore cannot be ported. Wind tends to go against you making sailing tedious. Armor shares inventory space. If it was t for the mod community, Valheim would not be worth the $20. The reason for Minecraft’s success was heavy resource and mods made it better. I hope they follow in Minecraft direction allowing for bigger game play. I do not agree that Valheim is the best survival. It’s not even survival. It’s action adventure.

  • EscapingTheRealWorldGamer
    EscapingTheRealWorldGamer26 dni temu

    5 things i like about Valheim 1. Valheim looks beautiful 2. The atmosphere is pretty during the day and night 3. the graphics has style more breath of the wild games is much needed 4. Valheim is one of a kinda true to be the king of all best-looking survival game of 2021 for an early access game selling millions of copies after release 5. Valheim and New World it's your 2021 ( I'm Looking Forward To ).

  • Linstead
    Linstead26 dni temu

    Game looks fun, but early access is shit.

  • Project Nexus
    Project Nexus26 dni temu

    How do people die from trees lol 😂 just don’t stand where they are moving hahaha cmon

  • Gorkdork
    Gorkdork26 dni temu

    The thing with stamina consumption when gathering adds to difficulty. When you chop trees or mine, you make noise which attracts monsters in quite large radius. If you happily chop away, you might find yourself surrounded and out of stamina so you need to be more careful. It is a lot easier to face enemy when you have full stamina compared when it's depleted. It can get even more deadly at night, in rain and when your rested buff run out.

  • Red Slap
    Red Slap26 dni temu

    Wow this is a crazy looking Minecraft texture pack!

  • Captain_Context
    Captain_Context27 dni temu

    When I get owned in competitive games, I want something like this to just fart about in.

  • Dr. A.I. Kryptanical
    Dr. A.I. Kryptanical27 dni temu

    At the moment I am playing this game I'm as far as bronze age (although i'm gonna need alot more tin) this is currently my main game i since I got it on march 7th i've put 72hrs into the game and I plan on playing some more it gives me some feelings about it I haven't felt from a game in a long time it feels like a new game and not a carbon copy and it's a 1 time purchase no micros. currently beta but it doesn't feel like it... I complained in a yt video 1 of the 1st couple of days that if you threw a spear into the water you wouldn't get it back and stuff rolled down tot he depths from the beach... that very night the devs added a patch with realistic buoyancy physics (meaning rocks sink and spears float) that fixed the issue now I can chase deer to the ends of the earth without losing my spear so easily! It is the most satisfying for hunting... I keep the rest of my troll set specifically for hunts to get meat, hide and neck tails (btw blue starred necks can drop up to 5 tails great food source) I have found recently though that I can not go through portals with metals which is clearly intentional you wanna transport ore you gotta do it the old fashioned way i'm afraid! I mean there are other methods but I don't wanna lose em so i'll keep my mouth shut!

  • Almost Pro Gaming
    Almost Pro Gaming27 dni temu

    So I agree with all your pros for the game, but the cons I feel are from your lack of knowledge of the game (no offence). 1) Building system needs work - It could use more building pieces, but when it comes to using the pieces the game already has the pieces fit perfectly if you know how to aim them. I've built a dozen or so massive structures in this game and the snap building mixed with freeform building allows you do to some really crazy stuff once you learn how it works. 2) Low FPS at times - I can't really argue this one. 3) Weight management feels tedious - It should.... There is stuff like carts that you can make to help with mining/tree cutting trips, even a belt that allows you to hold an extra 150 lbs. If weight management wasn't a problem then these items would be useless. Early game you dont get these items because it's supposed to be a struggle, once you get those items it's supposed to feel very rewarding and they allow you to build up and gather incredibly quick compared to before. 4) Less stamina than a kid with athsma - This again is intentional for good reason. Stamina and Health are tied to your diet, if you eat weaker more easily obtained foods only (berries, boar meat, etc) then you're going to have low health and low stamina. Once you progress and unlock new recipes for foods like Sausages, carrot soup, and turnip stew you get a lot more health and stamina. Kind of like the weight management argument, if you're given good health and stamina right off the hop then you won't feel the need to seek out the proper items for a better experience. It gives an actual reason to make a farm and go out on scavenging runs, and more importantly, a reason to craft food and actually use the cauldron. Quick example: I've been playing this game with a friend and he's not big on building or farming, he just likes exploration and combat. Recently he's been struggling in the Mountain biome while I have not struggled nearly as much, this is because I have invested a few hours into farming and crafting better foods to make life easy. I have the stamina to run up a whole mountain while he can only climb 1/4 way up at once before his stamina runs out, and I can take 4-5 hits from a wolf before dying while he can only take 2 even though we wear the same armor. This game does an amazing job at incentivizing eating better food and it rewards you for doing so while punishing people who don't do it. You can by all means beat the game without eating more than berries and boar meat, but it's like playing a soul level 1 run in darksouls, the game wants and almost forces you to progress in all aspects of the game and not just in 1 or 2 areas. So other than the Low FPS at times point, I feel all of your points come from you not having enough experience in the game to fully understand why those mechanics are there, which isn't a bad thing. I just was hoping to clear stuff up for anyone who comes across this comment.

  • J G
    J G27 dni temu

    "Feel cold? feel scared aswell!" haha adorable

  • Kulovi CZ
    Kulovi CZ27 dni temu

    I love that 95% of the trailer for Valheim is literally gameplay on high settings.

  • TrairFrair
    TrairFrair27 dni temu

    I watched this video when it came out, saw an Asmongold video watching your State of MMO games, and came back for a second round here. Asmongold was really encouraging of you branching out to non MMO games, saying he'd watched this Valheim video twice. I second that! Your first impression videos are both entertaining and informative, regardless of genre. I'd watch whatever you get yourself into.

  • Himi Chan
    Himi Chan27 dni temu

    Came here from Asmongold, Agreed, amazing video about Valheim :) Made me buy and try the game

  • J G

    J G

    27 dni temu

    Same here. Wonder how he felt about the sponsor subject at 0:28 LOL

  • Knave of Souls
    Knave of Souls27 dni temu

    pls review Ark

  • Edgar Dabes
    Edgar Dabes27 dni temu

    waiting for them to add waterfalls and water mechanics to build a fucking real scale Rivendel then i will kill myself because my life will be complete

  • Joel Gawne
    Joel Gawne27 dni temu

    "As of the time of this video it's the day after release." Ah, so you spent the last 24 hours playing it eh? XD

  • Rhodair Aurelien
    Rhodair Aurelien27 dni temu

    I think Valheim does a ton right and will play it more around release. For my taste in games, the things that drag it down is the encumberment system on top of needing item slots; would rather just slots and a proper character sheet. I like how there's skill upgrades, so it spreads out player power across more than just your equipment; however, I think stuff like food buffs play _too_ much of a role.

  • Rxnzo
    Rxnzo27 dni temu

    “Ooo fuark a beehive” LOL

  • Trolle
    Trolle27 dni temu

    Graphics in Valheim looks very terrible! Looks like the game was released in 2013. lol

  • Ken Tsujigiri
    Ken Tsujigiri27 dni temu

    Then Josh just went on and kill every living thing with campfires. HAHAHA!

  • teppec
    teppec27 dni temu

    That was vastly entertaining. Would love to see you do more of this game and/or watch you stream it.

  • April Moulton
    April Moulton27 dni temu

    oh cool i'm also 28. but i'm not a male, or balding.

  • Warped Space
    Warped Space28 dni temu

    Sweet !

  • Taco Is A Gamer
    Taco Is A Gamer28 dni temu


  • HAS
    HAS29 dni temu

    15:54 hilarious xD

  • Armgears
    ArmgearsMiesiąc temu

    I knew a guy named tom... he was going bald before 30 This game actually looks beautiful to me

  • Daire Gallagher
    Daire GallagherMiesiąc temu

    Stamina is increased depending on what you eat. If you eat 3 different types of cooked meat you get a huge fuck off stamina bar with like 7 segments

  • Yuugen
    YuugenMiesiąc temu

    When you said the best survival game I wanted to ask have you played Terraria :D

  • drinkswithevil
    drinkswithevilMiesiąc temu

    its a vikingn subnautica

  • Zenytram Searom
    Zenytram SearomMiesiąc temu

    so no cons, i think will play this one.

  • John Ordeniza
    John OrdenizaMiesiąc temu

    Would be happy if you could continue this walkthrough, youre fun to watch

  • Frank
    FrankMiesiąc temu

    Your review sucks

  • TMJhatguy Baker
    TMJhatguy BakerMiesiąc temu

    0:26, you cheeky bastard

  • ii skinny ii gonefishing
    ii skinny ii gonefishingMiesiąc temu

    omg 8 minutes in this video and i'm crying. i have never laughed so hard in a long time!! XD

  • Soli
    SoliMiesiąc temu

    My concern is the replayability. If you're 10 hours in and you've already defeated 2 out of 5 bosses, that means you'll be done with the game in like 50 hours, lol. The great thing about other survival games like Rust, is that it's mainly PvP oriented, and you've got several groups and clans battling each other for the top spot on the server. Each wipe is different. That's why some players have 10k+ hours on Rust. On a game like this, I just don't see it. The second boss even was so easy even solo for you. Even the greatest PvE game of all time, WoW, is repetitive with the end game raiding sometimes. I give this game 6 months before people get bored of it and move on to something else.

  • bbz
    bbzMiesiąc temu


  • Shiinz
    ShiinzMiesiąc temu

    This looks nutts

  • BalloonyManWitch
    BalloonyManWitchMiesiąc temu

    When entering a troll cave you need to walk in backwards with your pants down.

  • BalloonyManWitch
    BalloonyManWitchMiesiąc temu

    What a lovely grass carpet you have.

  • BalloonyManWitch
    BalloonyManWitchMiesiąc temu

    Bald is beautiful :D

  • TK-Crypto
    TK-CryptoMiesiąc temu

    one of the worst game i played :/

  • Harman Nagra
    Harman NagraMiesiąc temu

    I wish I had people to play with lol

  • Ravanin
    RavaninMiesiąc temu

    Thanks for the vid, it helped me a lot in figuring this game out and whether i want to buy it or not. Also cool to see that ur editor has a good sense of humour (:

  • Jeremy Alexander
    Jeremy AlexanderMiesiąc temu

    You probably learned this by now, but using the hoe can raise, lower, or flatten your land to a uniform size. You can also use it to clear land and create roads. You can build fucking rollercoasters in this.

  • Attila's SIM Corner
    Attila's SIM CornerMiesiąc temu

    Nice video thx :) Good to see you like the game :)

  • Ty Clark
    Ty ClarkMiesiąc temu

    Leveling the ground to build is actually really easy. He didn't bother trying the hoe tool in this play session. Lol

  • DidioGamer
    DidioGamerMiesiąc temu

    U can get a belt on the merchant that gives u an extra 150 weight limit which is a life saver.

  • Mandy Adamson
    Mandy AdamsonMiesiąc temu

    Comes across the first Troll cave: TROLL IN THE DUNGEON...! Thought you ought to know.

  • Kirinfps
    KirinfpsMiesiąc temu

    The best survival game there is

  • SamTheOrca


    Miesiąc temu

    Rust and Mc better imo

  • Visnau
    VisnauMiesiąc temu

    for the flat surface, you need a hoe you can level the ground.

  • Visnau
    VisnauMiesiąc temu

    the music in this game is amazing, especially in boss fights. give it a shot if you get a chance, its quite good. However there isnt a ton of variety in the woods music so over time it does start to get annoying. But for the first few hours its blissful.

  • incredibly mediocre videos
    incredibly mediocre videosMiesiąc temu

    Regarding some of your Cons: Weight can be increased by using an item you buy at the trader. Stamina/health can be increased LOADS using the right foods. Flattening/evening out can be done using a hoe.