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November 11th, 2020, 00:06
Henriquejr spotted some more reviews for Assassin's Creed Valhalla:

Gamesradar - 4.5/5

Eurogamer - A Saga for the Ages

PC Invasion - 9/10

WCCFTech - 8.5/10

Polyhon - Myth and Reality blurred in a World that's rich with Mystery

Destructoid - 6.5/10

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November 11th, 2020, 02:28
The Eurogamer link is to the PC Invasion review (as is the PC Invasion link)
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"Much has been made of the option to play Eivor as either male or female - a first for the Assassin's Creed series."

I realize that in Odyssey your protagonist has a different name depending on if you're male or female, but otherwise they're identical so I fail to see the distinction. This is the second time. (with Syndicate being kind of a halfway choice)
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November 11th, 2020, 02:36
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"Much has been made of the option to play Eivor as either male or female - a first for the Assassin's Creed series."

I realize that in Odyssey your protagonist has a different name depending on if you're male or female, but otherwise they're identical so I fail to see the distinction. This is the second time. (with Syndicate being kind of a halfway choice)
TRUE but it's the first time you play as a shapeshifter of both sexes. They only did this again to avoid the online backlash from certain groups and journalists online.
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TRUE but it's the first time you play as a shapeshifter of both sexes. They only did this again to avoid the online backlash from certain groups and journalists online.
You don't have to. I'm playing male Eivor period.

There's no basis for your second statement. Maybe they just want to have male and female protagonists now. You should know that there's no way to avoid backlash from those determined to provide it.
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You don't have to. I'm playing male Eivor period.

There's no basis for your second statement. Maybe they just want to have male and female protagonists now. You should know that there's no way to avoid backlash from those determined to provide it.
Go back about four/five years when certain sites defamed Ubisoft for not having a female lead. So every game will now have a choice but they went a different route this time.

Psst that group of gamer's and journalist's are still around. Heck Ubisoft even had a big sexual scandal a few months back. So no I'm not blowing hot air out of my ass.
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Originally Posted by JFarrell71 View Post
The Eurogamer link is to the PC Invasion review (as is the PC Invasion link)
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November 11th, 2020, 09:18
I started it yesterday.
They still didn't get rid of this Animus thing. Are people still interested in this?
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They still didn't get rid of this Animus thing. Are people still interested in this?
A good question…from the reviews it appears that people do care about that stuff. I'd have preferred had they made strong historical games and dropped that silly superfluous crap but hey Ultima had it too, so why not?
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I started it yesterday.
They still didn't get rid of this Animus thing. Are people still interested in this?
Not me. I never liked the Animus backstory to begin with, and I wish they would just get rid of it altogether.
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Not me. I never liked the Animus backstory to begin with, and I wish they would just get rid of it altogether.
I liked the Animus backstory in the first games in the series, as it made for a very nice storyline.

But at this point, the attempts to make all of those games fit together somehow are just very painful.
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November 11th, 2020, 15:29
Animus was an interesting angle way back at the beginning. Now it's more of a "hey, how much of the animus are they going to shoehorn in this time?" thing.

It doesn't really bother me one way or another. It's sort of a charming throwback. A weird relic that you can ignore if you want.

I've only played a couple hours of Valhalla. But so far it feels sort of button-mashy. It's the very beginning and I don't have my skills yet. But add in the fact that you cannot accidentally hurt your own team, and it becomes "run into the crowd and hammer light attack to win"

We'll see. Again: I'm only at the very start. But I prefer the bird vision so far. I thought Odyssey made it too easy to auto pinpoint every chest, enemy, cage… EVERYTHING. I prefer having to search around for stuff more, not just have my bird GPS system show it to me.
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November 11th, 2020, 23:03
So they finally got rid of the GPS? Well that's a start I suppose. Does the game still tell you exactly how much loot is in each cave, etc?
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Not me. I never liked the Animus backstory to begin with, and I wish they would just get rid of it altogether.
Exactly.
I really liked it in AC1 - at least until I realized that nothing I did in the "real world" had an impact on Altair's world.
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November 12th, 2020, 07:34
Not only the "modern story" is in, they brought well known characters back as well.
But the whole story makes much less than sense now.
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Now, it just disrupts the flow of the game as it did in Odyssey and Origins.
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November 13th, 2020, 15:45
Yeah, I could really do without the Animus fluff. Just quietly drop it.
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November 13th, 2020, 17:02
Count me as another who wishes the modern day Animus fluff should be dropped. I just wonder if they will eventually make a modern day Assassin's Creed though?
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November 13th, 2020, 17:53
I think they would be more successfull with a (pre-)WW2 setting ( la Indiana Jones) or even with a Science Fiction setting.

Hm… Assassin's Creed: Cyberpunk…
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The meme says it all.



Something tells me we will be seeing more cyberpunk games in the following years.
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