Hard to believe that it was more than a decade ago when Ubisoft released Assassin’s Creed into the world of gaming. It seemed like yesterday when Abstrego Industries forced a New York bartender named Desmond Miles to enter the simulated world of the Animus. Since then, the franchise has exploited the lineage of Desmond from different eras.
Like most franchises, the Assassin’s Creed universe is ever-expanding. As you can see in the image above, the crests of each instalment have their unique designs influenced by each era. Do you get that thought? For 13 years, Ubisoft utilizes some of the most iconic periods in human history.
It’s the time from the time of the Knight’s Templar, the Ottoman Empire, the French Revolution, to the time of the Pharaohs. Some people might get confused about this matter. But for gamers, they might have an idea about this thing. This idea brings us to the recently revealed entry into the epic franchise—Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla.
“Nearby is Valhalla, vast, and gold-bright. And every day, Odin chooses slain men to join him.”
Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla takes place in A.D., Where players take the role of a Viking Raider named Elvor. He tasked to lead his fellow Vikings from Norway in Medieval England. Elior’s journey will involve conflicts between the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of Wessex, Northumbria, East Anglia, and Mercia.
Although influenced by Norse history, it is unlikely that the game will follow the trend seen in God of War. Nevertheless, the appearance of dragons and other characters from Norse mythology will likely have a form in the game’s special quests and expansions.
All the right stuff?
Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, for the most part, will come with some of the best features from previous instalments plus more. Gears, for example, will have its unique value and are upgradable, as per the game’s creative director Ashraf Ismail. He also added that players would have access to a large skill graph, tons of skills, and dual weapon wielding capabilities.
On top of that, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla will also bring back the settlements. With the addition, It is with the addition of the exciting naval battles seen in Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag. This time, however, players will have access to longboats for that authentic Viking feel. These are, but an overview of the game’s elements as more features unveiled in the coming months.
Assassin’s Creed: Is it Worth the Hype?
When it comes to hyping-up the community, Ubisoft is easy, one of the best. In terms of track record, everyone knows that the company overhypes its product. Big reveal by Ubisoft tends to result in disappointment among fans. Watchdogs and The Division are just two companies that overrated titles and led to disappointing results. Although the practice does not limit Ubisoft alone, they seem to have the most criticisms when it comes to these practices.
Nevertheless, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, with its new settings and promised revamps, poses a lot of potentials. The recent reveal, like many others before it, looks great. But why wouldn’t they, now is the best time to connect with all the time fans who are on an indefinitely indefinite extended weekend.
Besides, it’s for you to discover everything as an audience and a player too. Perhaps, you can share this news with your friends? Who knows? They might be a fan of Assasin’s Creed before or until now. It’s never too late to send this game out with your relatives and even workmates! So, what do you think?
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