Dead in Vinland is far from perfect. What it is, however, is proof that a well-worn genre can be revitalised through the addition of new elements – which CCCP has executed well, if a little overdone. A nice territory for newcomers to explore, and a new experience for the veterans of the survival genre.
With the right balance of solo, co-op and versus play, Son of a Witch is certainly a delightful charm of a game. Its lighthearted nature doesn't allow for much depth in storytelling, but the adorable aesthetics, simple game mechanics, and casual fun more than makes up for that. If you're looking to have a good time, this is what you should be looking out for – be warned, however, for it can be quite the challenge for newcomers. Tread on, brave warrior.