If Skyrim counts World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King kinda does.
Either way I feel like voting for God of War because it's my jam right now.
Put a ton of time into both Skyrim and Wrath, but I don't really want to go back to either. Maybe I could have better perspective a few years removed from GoW, but it's not something I can compare right now.
I don't think Jotun's the best, even out of the ones you posted, but I've always felt it was underappreciated and underplayed. It's a great, challenging game. I don't think Skyrim counts at all. Heck, The Witcher feels more like it's in line with Norse than Skyrim. God of War was good. I didn't love it, but I do like what they did with the Norse mythoi in it, so I'll choose it. If I can choose The Witcher 3, I'll choose that though. Hellblade is a great game, but I wouldn't choose it over the other games probably aside from Banner Saga which was interesting in some respects but became too much of a bore to me in the things it's trying to do, which is its story. I would have loved if the gameplay took a more Jotun approach too instead of the sliding environment from place to place. If Banner Saga retained the story, and the combat would suffice but made it more about controlling a character through the world, that would have been more compelling an experience to me.
Of the ones you posted Skyrim, although the norse aspect is probably the thing I like the least about it. (and is now synonymous with TES) That's not to say I dont like norse mythology. I just prefer weird shit to archetypes which is why Morrowind is still my favourite TES game despite it being very dated because it felt the most original.
Odin's Sphere is probably the most interesting use of norse mythology although I did like the idea behind Too Human even if it turned into a trainwreck.
Missing quite a few from that poll. I'd instinctively like to say Human Head's Rune, but I barely remember how that game played.
Age of Mythology is probably the safer answer, because even though it's probably my least favorite of the Ensemble Studios RTS games, it's still a pretty solid game.
I am in the Age of Mythology camp. First game I ever followed pre-release. Bought it day 1 and played it in college constantly for years. Still have it installed on my PC for when I get the feeling to play a game.
The Norse were my second favorite though behind the Egyptians.
Maybe not Mythology as much as Norse folklore, but Year Walk is a great little game based on an old Swedish custom where a person walks outside on a special night and in the end of their promenade gets a glimpse of the future. It's got well-balanced puzzles, a cold, harsh aesthetic and genuinely creepy atmosphere.
Out of that list it's God of War. But knowing me I would probably like Odin Sphere and Valkyrie Profile a lot if I had played them (looking into VP right now because of the norse binge)
Man it's been sweet diving back into reading up on Norse mythology. I grew up with it since my area is basically a lil hedonistic haven in the countryside and I live a an hour away from a preserved viking village. These stories were a big part of my childhood. Been reading stuff out of the minor Edda in swedish to get my fill. It's suprisingly readable!
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