It’s been over a year since the last Assassin’s Creed title, called Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, hit the market. And within this one year, the hype for Assassin’s Creed Origins has slowly become a word of mouth for all the gamers. Fanning the fire are the critics who are claiming the title game to be one of the best Assassin’s Creed games ever.
For Assassin’s Creed Origins, developer Ubisoft Montreal have taken a massive jump back in time. The game is set in an era that hardly has a recorded history – Ancient Egypt.
Ancient Egypt has fascinated the world for the longest time ever and now gamers have a chance to immerse themselves in a recreated ancient Egyptian world.
This is the first Assassin’s Creed game world that Ubisoft has fictionally created. So it won’t be hard to imagine how difficult it would have been for the firm to create the game, it’s details, culture and everything else.
The first and the most important part that we notice from the trailers are the stunning visuals of the game. Ancient Egypt with all the pyramids and picturesque buildings looks amazing in our opinion. What’s more fun is that you can even climb those Great Pyramids of Giza in the game.
The game’s protagonist is Bayek, a ‘Medjay’ who is the first ever assassin. He is the founder of the Assassin’s Creed in the game. Bayek handles multiple weapons including a shield, a melee weapon and bows and arrows.
In the gameplay video shown by Ubisoft, Bayek is seen using all the weapons in combo attacks, exhibiting a new and more fluid fighting system.
There’s a change in how the character levels up in the game.
Until now the assassin’s health increased as the game progressed and better equipment. He got special skills by meeting someone or by completing a task and got access to more damage-inflicting weapons as the story progressed.
Now, the character has received a proper level-wise staging up. Reaching a new level will grant skill points and gives him access to new weapons. Players would have to use the earned points to move up the skill tree and customise Bayek according to their own playstyle.
This makes it a little more challenging for the player to kill high-level enemies while being on a lower level. And no you can’t take down high-level enemies with your hidden blade, which is the signature weapon, by silently approaching them from behind.
Ubisoft says that the Assassin’s Creed world is much larger this time and will include more side quests. These will help level up Bayek and completing the main storyline with ease. The side quests are diverse and will help Bayek level up and will make it easier to progress through.
Another change this time is that the character of Bayek misses out on ‘Eagle Vision’. Now, he has a live eagle for this job. The eagle called Senu acts as a drone for the assassin. Senu can scout out and tag enemies and reveal their position as well as the terrain. Those who have played Watch Dogs may find this familiar.
All-in-all Assassin’s Creed Origins seems like a fresh breath of air for a series that seemed to become stale. And this game looks amazing and we can’t wait to get our hands on it.