You're Skarin a mighty Viking warrior that everyone thinks is absolutely insane. For some reason or another Freya has decided that you're the best man for the job she needs done. What job is that? Slaying Hel's forces and thwarting her evil plan to take over Asgard/Midgard. I know they're both different places, but it would seem whoever wrote the voice dialogue couldn't decide which one they liked more, so they constantly switch between saying either place. The game is broken up into 3 seperate areas, each of which is quite large and takes about 3-5 hours.
The game drops you into a city without much direction and without a tutorial you're not quite sure what's at your disposal. After much fumbling I figured out what exactly it is my character was tasked with doing. It turns out Hel's forces have captured some of your forces, so before you can launch your assault on one of their base camps, you have to save these men to increase the size of your army.