Will update this if needed as I continue to progress.
First what I love
+++ Content - there is tons of it. I get that not everyone likes to much. But I do. At 61 hours in I am 51% complete. Likely could have beaten the game already but I love to explore.
++ Good story thus far with interesting side quests. Have to say, i was not expecting the nudists camp. Though they were not nude lol.
++ Visuals are absolutely amazing
+ Combat is fun and engaging. Each enemy type takes different strategies.
+ Town management is good. Would love to see more small side quests within the town.
+ Voice acting is spot on, atleast for the male Eivor
Now for the Cons and with luck things that could possible change in the future
-- Bugs and Glitches. There is no shortage of them.
Killing an enemy can lead to an animation for a different sized enemy. For instance, I knocked a guy down, and performed the from the back neck break. Only his head was 6 inches away from where I was holding since he was not one of the giantsRecruits having male voices even if they are female.Asking Randvi is she is ok keeps repeating not allowing progress (I submitted the video to dev team already on this.)NPC in Essex referred to me as she while I am playing a male. Was part of the main essexe quest. (keeping it vague as I don't know how to cover spoilers.Random crashes (61 hours in and have suffered 4. Not bad, but I have heard horror stories from others.)
The above is just what I have experienced.
-- Lack of any ability to sort inventory
-- Bag is getting out of hand with the number of runes. Please make it so that when a run is equipped it does not show in the bag.
-- Allow previews of weapon/armor upgrades prior to upgrade. Many will choose looks over functionality. I was trying to choose to between 2 hammers and didn't know which would like better or worse. Only had resources to upgrade 1. Ended up googling, not hard but should not be needed.
-- Loaning out your captain seems useless. In 4 days, I have made 100 coins. Perhaps this could be better done with skills, or the ability to customize more?
-- Looting bodies seems pointless with no gear drops. I am curious as to why, the team decided to go from 1 extreme with Odyssey loot to the opposite extreme with Valhalla.
-- No transmog. I really liked that about Odyssey, this allowed me to use the set I wanted while getting the look that I wanted. There are set bonus's that fit my play style and that I SHOULD be using. But I don't because I simply do not like how it looks, regardless of the upgrade level.