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Will check out.

EDIT: Did check out. Definitely not my thing. Too much trial and error. I see the appeal though, I just absolutely can't stand games where you have to keep doing the same section again and again and again to complete it. I don't get the satisfaction other people do when I "finally" complete it. Also, the controls weren't super intuitive. I suppose once you've played a few levels, they're tight. Felt kinda weird to jump on RB instead of just A.

Also, currently playing Watch Dogs Legion.
It's a mixed bag. London is a cool city to play around, and the game mechanics are super fun, but the story is a bit cliche(if not relevant), and the characters, because you can play as every single NPC you can fin, are paper thin.

I'll come back and write a review maybe. But then there's also Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and Assassin's Creed Valhalla in the next two weeks.

Time to hurry.

Last edited by Tomahawk (2020-11-04 17:48:46)

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Thanks! I'll definitely give that demo a shot. Looks slick as hell.

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Well, I'm not gonna write a review or anything for Watch Dogs Legion. What I will say is I stopped playing it once Assassin's Creed Valhalla came out, and I don't really want to go back and complete it. It's just meh. It's not very varied, and the story is too thin.

Valhalla, on the other hand.. is amazing.

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Alright. I'm finished with Assassin's Creed Valhalla.

I'm torn.

On the one hand, it's an excellent viking simulator. Not exactly realistic, but hey. On the other hand, it's supposed to be an Assassin's Creed game.

I like the setting. 9th century England and Norway is great. I like the environment, the general tone of it, the setting as a whole is quite a spectacle to behold.
However, Assassin's creed games used to be set in a single city(or a few), which worked so much better. Having to ride across the English countryside to get to another "city", which honestly passes more as a settlement than anything else, feels like a chore. It used to be "get to that district", and now it's "get to that county", and when the games compress entire countries into a 8km by 6km piece of land, it feels too tiny. Days may pass, story-wise, between towns, but it took a few minutes to ride there, which in game-time, translates to a few hours, judging by the day/night cycle.

The games used to be about parkouring your way through city scapes, and assassinating targets. Now it's a ridiculously large open world, and Dark Souls. Because the combat isn't what it used to be, and while it's good they changed it up, why does every goddamn game have to be dark souls now?
Even assassinations now, are based on dmg+crit chance. If I managed to sneak past an entire army, to perfectly stealth kill my target, I expect to be able to do just that, instead of a hidden blade penetrating the jugular be just a flesh wound, and now the entire fucking village is on to me. Not to mention the combat system is so much based on perfect parries and dodges, lest your stamina runs out.

On the story;
It's a fairly straight forward one. Go to England, seize the entire country. There are of course intrigues, drama and humor in there, but nothing I didn't really see coming.
As for the modern day setting, they actually did bring some interesting stuff to the table, only to cut it short way too early, leaving me wanting more. Classic, sure, but when theres a 2 year wait for the next game(I assume), and they have like 30 minutes or so of modern day stuff, they could've made it more compelling, if not complete.

This is the third game in the new style of games, and I still play them, but I did just download the Ezio Trilogy to play those again. Hopefully they're as good as I remember them to be, but it's been 10 years.

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I started Assassin's Creed II again for one of my weekly streams and am really enjoying it. I haven't played any of the new AC games, Steph played Odyssey and is in the middle of Valhalla but skipped Origins; I think I'll try all three pretty soon with the expectation of a different style of gameplay.

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