The latest Assassin’s Creed game is finally in the spotlight as it was fully revealed in Ubisoft Forward 2020. From the looks of it, it is set to release in the dark era of England, we will play as Eivor, a Norwegian Viking.
The game is set to release on November 17th after Ubisoft’s latest announcement last night. The game will release for PC, Xbox and PS4. It will also release for the next gen consoles but it has not been confirmed by the studio’s if they will provide a free copy for the players who upgrade their consoles. The gameplay is for the the current consoles and we can expect the studio to upgrade the graphics and other things for the upcoming gaming consoles.
The gameplay looks intriguing and the atmosphere looks mesmerizing, visually they have outdone themselves. Like Assassin’s Creed Odyssey we will have the option to choose our gender in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. The facial expressions of NPCs are improved and like Odyssey, we will have different dialogue options that will affect our character arc. Our fellow NPC Vikings will also help us in our raids depending on the settlement we are attacking. The game is still being optimized so it looks like Ubisoft is trying its best this year to reduce the amounts of bugs in their Triple AAA titles.
The game has the game engine as odyssey and origin but has a lot of new features such as:
- Raiding different towns and castles
- Fishing and fighting legendary animals
- Building your Norse settlement by the loot gathered from the raids
- Making allies and enemies
- Full option to dual wield weapons of your choice
- New finishing moves depending on the enemy
- Different and diverse enemy types, the most any Assassins Creed game has ever had
- A greater number of side quests than any previous title
The biggest positive from the trailer is the improvement in combat. From the looks of it, they have mixed the combat styles of odyssey and origin and made them slightly better. They have removed the level based enemies which were in the previous 2 titles which is a good thing as the community was frustrated from it. The English defenses will get tougher to penetrate as the Vikings advance.
Close quarters combat has been getting better slowly in the Assassin’s Creed games starting from Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. We still will have the assignment ability from odyssey which was imbalanced and made Alexios/Kassandra more of a demi-god, which the game was trying to implement but the game didn’t feel like an Assassin’s creed. Player movement is the key to winning fights in this game which they have made more fluid from the looks of it. One hit assassination is back and the combat style is fully in control of the player and not forced like in black flag and rogue.
Is 2020 going to be Ubisoft’s year?
Ubisoft is for the first time releasing their 3 AAA titles in the span of 2-3 months. This time they let various YouTubers and streamers play the beta versions of the game and majority of them have given positive reviews, the major problem is still the repetitiveness and weird facial expressions of NPCs, Watch Dogs is still looking better than its previous part and we haven’t seen any official gameplay of Far Cry 6. The reasons why fans are still skeptical about these games are because Ubisoft tend to leave the game unfinished and buggy when they release various games in a single year. This time we hope they will listen to the reviews and release the game fully finished and optimized.