Now that we all know that AC: Red will have the same RPG mechanics as the past three games, I hear a lot of dissatisfaction. I wonder why because I genuinely enjoyed the RPG mechanic. Before Origins, the only other AC game I tried was Black Flag and it was okay, but somehow I adore the independence I have in the games from Origins onwards. I prefer it over the more predetermined story-telling Black Flag had.
So, what do you guys think?
So I started Valhalla a couple days back after having played pretty much every AC game and I'm kind of upset. England is absolutely stunning but I don't feel like exploring it because of all the damn snakes. Odyssey had quite a few but most of them were confined to the tombs (that I avoided). I have played about 10 hours of Origins bc I couldn't stand the bloody nope ropes all over the place. To be honest, I miss the days were there was just no wildlife in AC at all. But most of all I'm just tired of the fking danger noodles. Mirage is gonna be the perfect setting for ubisoft to throw in a bunch of those horrid creatures once again and I'm S C A R E D. I'm so hyped for Mirage but I'd hate for those stupid slithering suckers to ruin the experience for me again.
Rant over Lol
I know this may come off as a stupid question because it should be obvious that an assassin's creed game has assassinations.
Now way back in 2012, i played and fell in love with AC: Brotherhood. It was one of my all time favourite games. The story stood out, the side quests were so much fun, and I'm even buying it on my PC just to relive the joy i felt playing it.
I played Black Flag in 2020 and it was also really enjoyable!
My favourite thing about these games, was the emphasis on stealthing your way through. I can't remember too much from AC:B but in AC:BF there were some lairs you could go through and hide and kill off the guards. I remember there was a sugar cane farm? and I was able to just stealth my way through the whole mission and I find that so much fun. I do remember a lot of stealthing to in AC:B and following targets from a safe distance, using drunks and courtesans to blend in. I loved the NPC. the beggars running at you and pulling out your hidden knife to scare them LOL.
Honestly just the NPC being so fun to interact with also is what brings me great joy.
Now, I've also finished some 30 hours of Valhalla and a lot of it is... brute forcing your way through. I know you can stealth, but the game seems to favour combat and fighting your way, instead of hiding in hay bales and tall grass and assassinating guards. There's not as heavy emphasis on assassinations and stealth as there was in BF and B.
I've watched Skill Up! reviews and all he does is complain about side missions and game bloat, but he doesnt actually talk about gameplay, so I'm wondering does Odyssey and Origins have as much assassinations as B and BF? Or are they like V and favour combat and fighting?