Assassin’s Creed is a long-running series that has managed to create a huge fan-following for itself. This game series has evolved over the course of many years with the addition of every new title. Just a few days ago, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was released as the latest game in the franchise. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is one of the most hyped up games of 2020, and fans are currently enjoying it all around the globe.
However, does Assassin’s Creed Valhalla deserve all the love that it is currently getting?
Let’s take a closer look at all of the different aspects of this game and find out the truth!
The gameplay mechanics of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla are probably not its strongest aspect. If you are someone who has played the previous 2 Assassin’s Creed games, then you will quickly realize that not much has changed in terms of gameplay. This isn’t really a bad thing, but I think that Ubisoft should have paid more attention to the stealth side of things. While Ubisoft advertised that stealth is back in the game, and it really is back in the game, it is not something that Ubisoft should be proud of. The stealth mechanics are very bad considering the fact that this is an Assassin’s Creed game.
I’m glad that combat is just as fun as it used to be in the previous Assassin’s Creed games. The combat mechanics are a little similar, but we can clearly see all the refinements that Ubisoft has worked on.
Overall, if you liked the previous 2 Assassin’s Creed games that focused heavily on the combat side of things, then you will absolutely love Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
Visuals & World Design:
Visuals are something that Assassin’s Creed games are famous for! This latest title in the series is just as visually appealing as every other Assassin’s Creed game. The new world of the Vikings has been built with intense care and attention to detail. There are tons of amazing places to explore, and the graphics of the game totally do them justice. Ubisoft has definitely provided us with a next-gen experience in terms of visuals. Oh, and the character models don’t look as bad as the ones from the other next-gen Ubisoft game.
The plot of this game follows the story of Eivor, a young warrior who is trying to get revenge for the murder of his/her family. Of course, just like the previous Assassin’s Creed games, you are able to choose your gender freely. As Eivor, the player must face different kinds of dangers in the harsh Viking world. The present-day story of Layla Hassan will also continue in this sequel.
I personally believe that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla definitely does not deserve all the hype that it is currently getting from the fans. Ubisoft should have tried to give us something different and unique by adding new and exciting features. However, for the most part, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla very closely resembles the last two games.
Also, the game seems quite incomplete in its current state because of all the different glitches that can ruin your experience. I do realise that this problem can be solved by a small update in the future, but Ubisoft should have better-refined its game before releasing it.