Does the Assassin’s Creed Origins release live up to the Hype of the franchise? I’m Azrin11707, let’s take an overlook at Assassin’s Creed Origins. (No Spoilers)
Assassin’s Creed is a franchise centered on an action-adventure video game series developed by Ubisoft. It depicts a centuries-old struggle pitting the Assassins, who fight for peace and free will, against the Templars, who believe peace comes through control of humanity. The series features historical fiction mixed with real-world historical events and figures. The series took inspiration from the novel Alamut by the Slovenian writer Vladimir Bartol, while building upon concepts from the Prince of Persia series.
~Cited from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassin%27s_Creed
Assassin’s Creed Origins is set in 49 BCE In Egypt. Bayek, the main protagonist, will be the character you are controlling in the adventure. Ubisoft has been showing what they have learned from each game they have released, not only from the Assassin’s Creed franchise but they have seemingly placed other games influences of their own creation as well.
New Fighting system: Locking on target, blocks, parries, dodging, guard breaking, and different types of attacks. An amazing innovative system now immersed in the world of Assassin’s Creed adding the aesthetic and embedding you into the world they have created.
Biggest map yet: One of the biggest maps yet in the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Tons of non-repetitive side quests, and things to find. An abundance of treasure and loot to keep you poking around in dark places, papyrus puzzles to solve, and aligning the ancient stone circles to the constellations to keep you busy. Then there are the Main quests.
Upgrading, Crafting: The crafting system in AC Origins rivals the other games in the franchise. Taking a little from AC3, and Syndicate, you can hunt for materials to craft items, and use your loot to upgrade gear. The ability to upgrade a weapon to your level for some gold really makes a difference. Especially when you get that cool Legendary you really like. But let’s say you get 2 cool Legendries… they have that covered too. Assassin’s Creed Origins system allows you to be able to equip 2 melee weapons and 2 bows with talented points, and seamlessly switch between the 2 in combat!
So much to talk about so little space so here we go into some details about the game itself, replay value, and a few cool things to look forward to if you are looking to purchase this title. You can mount and ride all over the map with ease. Yes, you have a trusty companion to ride, Twitch Prime loot allows you to get a horse named companion, and if you’ve bought one of the sweet packs Ubisoft offers you can get Fangs, another cool horse to aid you in your travels across the vast land of Egypt. The breathtaking scenery that Ubisoft delivers is there and then some in this installment of Assassin’s Creed. Controls are fluid and responsive, taking away some of that strange behavior our characters used to do when you wanted to get to that spot on the building, but your character just wouldn’t let go of the ledge… and then jumps everywhere but the place you wanted to go… I have experienced none of that. So, fluid it adds to the imaginative state that takes me into the place the game is set in bringing me closer to the character I’m playing.
Replay value is high with all the collectables, Legendary weapons and Outfits to get, and 3 difficulty modes with achievements to unlock. If you’re not that much of a completionist, there is a season pass, so there will be expansions and things added to the game.
Controls 4.5/5 (targeting system is good, but I still find myself attacking walls and the air. Getting used to it may be the key)
The answer is yes, this game is the tip top of the franchise. 9 hours of gameplay, and only 14% in, I give this experience overall a 5 out of 5
Overall review 5/5