Review of Assassin’s Creed: Origins

User Rating: 8.6

As someone who has played nearly every Assassin’s Creed game, the change of pace and gameplay mechanics are a welcome change for the better. In fact, there’s a reason why players and critics alike have given this game jaw-dropping scores. Ubisoft really blew this game out of the water. So what’s so exciting about this game, and is it still worth your time in 2020?

Ancient Egypt Storyline and Gameplay

Bayek “The protagonist” sacrifices his life for the greater good of society. With time he lost all his family members and finally stands up with courage so that nobody else should face the cruelty of evil pharaohs as he suffered. He gave birth to a new creed which was immortal and undestroyable. This is where the whole story of Assassin’s Creed began.

From the vast size of Egypt (takes more than 3 hours to walk from end to end on the map), the dozens of quests (150+ with two DLC’s), an intriguing and charming protagonist (Bayek) and his outlined motives, all the way to the countless weapon and bow types all serving a different purpose.

Unlike the other AC games, this one, lets the player control the speed at which they want to play, it lets the player control what they want to do and how they do it. Say goodbye to forced mission and camp optional objectives and do it how you want. If you don’t want to do the main story you don’t have to, you will still level up as you would and every area is accessible.

There is a lot of depth and exploration to do in this game, and using Senu (An eagle) as a guide is really helpful.

Voice matches the character’s emotions and personalities. The level of details makes you feel you are actually living in ancient Egypt. Unlike AC: Syndicate the NPCs are not very frequent and that’s the best thing Ubisoft has done in this game.

A Huge Attention to The Details

The environment by itself can best be described as innovative and magnificent. Trek across the multiple deserts in the game fighting off bandits or roam around in Roman and Egyptian cities. Tombs can be raided for unique rewards and hundreds of exploration areas exist.

Lastly, the attention to detail is even greater than Assassin’s Creed Syndicate which was praised for minute details such as cricket matches in alleyways. Ubisoft Montreal has now put day/night cycles for every single AI in this game. They all eat, sleep, socialize, and much more, work, drink, play. This same routine exists for soldiers and bandits as well giving optimal times to strike camps and forts when soldiers are asleep and few are on guard. Witness skirmishes between rebels and Romans and even assist the rebels and gain a reward.

Only annoying factor in this game is If you take on an enemy that is a higher level than you, you’ve lost already. No matter how much stealth, ingenuity and actual skill in the game, you won’t deal more than 1 damage.

How Does It Compare In 2020?

In conclusion, if you want to be immersed in Ancient Egypt if you want to spend dozens of hours surrounded by Egyptian and Roman culture, people and more, now you can. If you’ve ever wanted to fight off bandits near the Pyramids of Giza and then loot the tomb, now you can. There are dozens of tasks to do in this game, from defeating enemy camps, naval combat, exploring, looting, hunting, you name it. Just please check it out, you won’t regret it.

Gameplay - 7.8
Graphics - 8.7
Audio - 8.3
Longevity - 9.7

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