Adventures of Valentin:
The Valiant Viking
It's hard being the black sheep in a clan of Viking warriors. You're a weakling with no fighting abilities with sword, spear, or shield? Not even a wicked head-butt move? You're gonna have a bad time. Such is the case for poor Valentin, a young Viking trying to prove himself in Adventures of Valentin the Valiant Viking, a point-and-click puzzle game by Playtinum Games. In a last ditch effort to prove his overwhelming manliness, Valentin dares to go on a quest to save the kidnapped Princess Estelle and take down the wicked evil wizard.
At the start of each scene you will be given directives for how to reach your goal. In each scene you will click on things in order to pick them up and add them to your inventory. To use an item you will have to open your inventory, scroll through for the tool you want, then click use item. Sometimes using an item will reveal a puzzle to solve before you can achieve your goal or obtain a new item. Be careful going about your quest because if you're caught by a guard you'll have to start the whole scene over from the very start.
Adventures of Valentin is a sweet and intelligent point-and-click game with puzzles that require more thought than most of the activities you'll perform during your average day. The only drawback is also one of the greatest gains in the game: An inventory that has to be opened and scrolled through to pick the proper item. It's a drawback simply because it doesn't accommodate those of us who are lazy, and it's a gain because it gives a nice explanation of the item so you can better understand what you're using. The endearing artwork along with the comical plot propels any player through the thirteen cleverly designed scenes towards a magic battle that will be what decides whether you get the girl or not.