A Recap of Ubisoft Forward Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla

A quick look at the new Assassin’s Creed Valhalla reveals.

I love the Assassin’s Creed games. The first Assassin’s Creed was the reason why I bought an Xbox 360. I must have played that game a dozen times and Assassin’s Creed 2 was the first game I achieved 100% completion on.

The games spurred my love of history and I’m always excited to see what Ubisoft does next. Since Assassin’s Creed: Origins, the games have changed quite a lot. Many fans argue these new instalments are only Assassin’s Creed in name due to how drastically the gameplay has changed.

While I do agree that newer games aren’t the stealthy stabby Mcstabby games that the series used to be, it doesn’t make them bad in any way. The upcoming instalment takes place during the Viking invasion of the United Kingdom

As someone who loves Norse culture and history, this has me all worked up. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was really the biggest highlight of the show…

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Between the gameplay overview trailer and the thirty-minute long raw gameplay stream, I couldn’t help but notice major influence from other games. It’s no secret Origins borrowed combat elements from the Dark Souls franchise.

Where the older games’ combat focused on parrying, the newer games focused on dodging. So, Valhalla has just elaborated on the new combat system with added flare, such as dismemberment.

The return of social stealth is also quite nice as players can now once again blend with the crowds.

The world of Valhalla is dark and gloomy with beauty in-between the darker tones of an era steeped in war and chaos. I couldn’t help but get Witcher vibes from the scenery. Medieval England is full of bogs, ravished towns and thick enchanted forests full of pagan ruins.

They also showed a bit of the settlement building, which I can’t help but wonder if this aspect of the game was inspired by Red Dead Redemption 2’s camp system. Players can raid settlements along rivers to get supplies to help their settlement.

Time To Go Viking

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is more or less the same formula as the previous two instalments, which may be a turn off for some, but personally, I’m really excited about this.

The new health dynamic is interesting too as health doesn’t regenerate over time but rather players have to find food and supplies to keep your health in top shape. The game looks like it relies heavily on exploration, which is a good thing.

With a dark and beautiful world, player choice and a Viking theme, I’m looking forward to this game.

Unless things change, Valhalla will come November!