Assassin's Creed Origins: All You Need To Know Before Buy
Assassin's Creed is a series that is known for taking players on gripping adventures through different time periods. There was once a time where everybody loved the new Assassin's Creed games. But with a new main game release every single year since the first year and with some of, the more recent games being rushed released many bugs and glitches. Slowly some consumers began to lose faith in the franchise as they became more fatigued with this series, and sure some hardcore dedicated fans stuck it out. Ubisoft said you know what they're taking a year off and gonna make the game good so did it pay off and reward the dedicated fans who stuck around. Will this game bring back disgruntled players?.
The game worth the value should you spend $60 on it. Sure taking a risk and picking an entire year off from new releases may have been a risk to Ubisoft. But immediately upon playing this game it is clear that that extra time paid off. We did not expect Assassin's Creed origins to rank somewhere on the same list with something like breath of the wild or horizon zero dawn but we got to say Ubisoft hit the nail on the head when developing in ancient Egypt world. The world is vast much flatter than other titles, but at the same time there are many more intricacies into the world that makes ancient Egypt the unique title that we needed from the Assassin's Creed franchise for a long time. The amount of detail that has gone into just the art direction and the presentation alone in this game is outstanding. This time around, Ubisoft focus to this game more on an Action RPG type style and this game takes place in an era that's older than any other game we've seen yet.
The story this game follows a character named Bayek, the last of his class of Egyptian special warriors known as Medjay. During this time, there's a shift in power and Cleopatra begins her political rise into power and by it gets dragged into a conflict with many deep layers to it. It's what you would expect from an assassin's Creed game with that, now you are given free reign to approach quests. However you wish an assassin's creed origin gives players complete freedom as to how or even when they want to complete a quest. What is great about the story is how the game in a sense is self-contained enough. Where it kind of feels like a reboot to the series and new players can enter the franchise and not be completely lost, but also has just enough lore and references in the later part of the game where older fans will be able to appreciate.
The cutscenes are if they probably need some work, they're rendered in the game engine so they can't look perfect. Sometimes the background blur or just the character models look a little bit weird and kind of jittery or something will happen in the background. Origins also introduces a new combat system and it looks really good here, but it also seems much more challenging. Whenever and wherever you hit the enemy actually makes an impact as to how much damage you do and fighting is a lot more interactive than previous games. You can't just spam a button to chain a really cool-looking kill. If you want to get the kill, you're gonna have to wait for the right time and execute it and be sure to dodge and protect yourself too.
Players can now increase stats using a typical three-tiered RPG tree for choosing your upgrades with three different classes. There's a warrior which is great with combat, seer which is great for hiding and stealth, and hunter which is great for doing stuff with like a bow and arrow. You don't have to choose just one class, you can upgrade the stuff however you like and it's pretty free-forming. There is an active day and night cycle that could also dictate how you want to approach quest. Sometimes you might want to choose to do a quest at night as it'll leap for more cover to hide and sneak around, and at other times you might feel that the commotion of other villagers during the day might make it easier to accomplish the quest. Ubisoft had also developed a new a AI from the ground up just for this game, and it really shows off and make the NPC in the game feel so alive. it's the same thing with the animals they have their own intricate AI brains that make it seem realistic. There's also now a new looting system when you kill an enemy, you'll be able to take items from them and see their rarity.
The single-player game has loot boxes available to buy in the game with in-game currency. You can receive all the items from the game without having to use crates and they also advertise that the majority of the way you will be buying crates is with in-game currency. You still have the option to buy time savers which will get you the currency quicker. Maybe some players don't like how there's like secret microtransactions in single-player games. We’re not gonna let this affect whether or not you should buy this game but it's just a little thing that you should know on the side before spend money on this game.
On top of some of the improvements Assassin’s Creed Origins has made. There have also been quite a few improvements to the UI system similar to maybe something you would see in Skyrim. The game replaces the mini-map for a simple compass that leads the way and quests can be started and stopped whenever the player feels like. All actions failed assassinations, commotions, etc will have some sort of impact to the world or the quest. You are on sometimes coming back to a failed quest might be a bit harder as they are now aware that someone tried and failed to assassinate them. That’s pretty makes sense if someone tried and failed to assassinate peoples, they maybe be a little bit concerned themselves.
The movement system is pretty tight in this game to being able to fluidly move from one platform to the other. Climbing up and jumping down seems as good as ever. The only thing is with the focus being on Egypt there aren't a lot of buildings to jump and climb on outside of pyramids and a couple of tall buildings. There are so many different ways to approach enemies travel the land explore areas and this game. A hundred percents brings the feeling of a rich single-player game that you can get your money's worth out of. Sure sometimes the quests might be something like go here and do this, and it might get repetitive after a while.
You can try out the arena which has you battle wave after wave of enemy and that's actually pretty great. For some post game stuff so you have an extra challenge you can do and you can use your new looted weapons to fight.
This game right here is by far probably a perfect culmination from everything that we like from the series. It sort of feels like Ubisoft listened to the fans feedback and decided to maybe let that shape the game. If you have played previous Assassin's Creed games and you found enjoyment in them, Assassin’s Creed Origins is worth to buy.