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Ringing the battle horn, the Vikings have arrived: Assassin’s Creed Valhara Review

To name just a few, there are many series that I really enjoy in games, Grand Theft Auto, Gears of War, and Halo. But it’s rarely disappointing me, especially over the years, and one of the series that always sticks to me is Assassin’s Creed. The Assassin’s Creed series is very well known for using history as a way to tell not only past stories, but also modern ones. In the first game of the series, playing as Desmond Miles, the modern assassin who spent most of his time as Desmond’s ancestor Ezio Auditoreda Florence, found and discovered the pieces of Eden, the main character of the series at the time Knights Templar. The series has evolved over the years, and since the release of Assassin’s Creed Origins in 2017, the game has gone from very stealth gameplay to a very fresh welcome to many who have enjoyed the series for a long time. We have moved to the role-playing game experience that we had. The addition of a more loot-based weapons system was just the foundation, but the previous game in the series, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, was the first in the series and its foundation by offering extensive dialogue options. Review other gameplay elements such as the map built on top and the ability to select the gender of the character.

Valhalla’s protagonist, Ivor, wants to form a new alliance for the Raven clan.

The latest game in the series, Assassin’s Creed Valhara, is now here. It is set in the world of 873 AD, when the British Viking invasion takes place. In this game, the main character, Eivor, works with his brother Sigurd from Norway to England through a series of events at the beginning of the game to carry out various activities to reconcile with the clan. To help reconcile and build alliances with various factions within the kingdoms of Melika, Northumberland, East Anglia and Wessex. The game starts in Norway. In Norway you can search for a map of a very suitable size. Exploration in Valhalla is highly welcomed as the map screen provides a guide on how many important things to discover. In the lower right corner of the map screen, you’ll see the number of specific items and side quests Valhalla calls a “mystery,” and the ability to apply artifacts such as new tattoos to your character. .. This makes exploration much easier and doesn’t look like a daunting task. The series’ flagship sync point is back again as a way to reveal specific parts of the map, but this time when these new heights are reached, it shows where the various activities mentioned above are. Maps make it easy to find these places, eliminating the need to roam and search for hours.

Gameplay is familiar to anyone who has played Odyssey, especially when it comes to combat mechanics, but this time, as long as it is, it’s possible to dual wield almost every possible combination of weapons. Because it’s a one-handed weapon, anyone looking for a more classic Viking style can hit the raid dual wield axis or mix it with an ax or shield as needed. Raid is a very new welcome to the series. You can have fellow Raven Clan warriors fight at specific points in the game, and these raids are on the map. You can move on to these raids by boarding a long boat. Upon arrival, you will be prompted to press the button to start the raid. When you press this button, the clan will leave the boat and begin attacking these villages. Raids are a place where you can get the supplies you need to upgrade certain buildings in the settlement, such as horse stables, and they can change their appearance, which is very important for the game’s new payment system. Raven, Shinin, and your horse. Your reconciliation will level up over time and unlock new buildings that are essential to the progress of the game.

The battle still feels smooth and the enemy doesn’t feel like a damage sponge.

One of the key parts of the settlement is the blacksmith Gunnar. Here you can upgrade the rarity of your weapon, depending on whether you can add runes to your weapon. Just like the god of war. Upgrading the rarity of a weapon can also change its appearance. One of the unfortunate things about the game is the lack of transmog functionality. This means that you can’t undo the old look of a weapon, so if you like what your weapon looks like when it’s silver rarity, you can’t undo it. After upgrading, please go back. This was later added by Ubisoft to the Odyssey, but was removed here for some reason. Hopefully it will be a feature added in the future.

Valhalla’s side quests are very plentiful, but one big complaint about the game is that when I find a side quest, that particular quest is on the pause menu.[クエスト]It is not added to the tab. This can be very annoying, especially if you don’t pay close attention to what the character says, or if you take a break and reload the game and don’t remember what to do. In particular, one quest was going around the swamp with someone who gave me a quest to illuminate various braziers, but since I was following the provider of this quest, where to go and what to do next I didn’t know. It took me 30 minutes to roam randomly until I finally found the place I needed. This game has different difficulty settings for exploration and combat. However, unlike the Odyssey, where the difficulty of exploration is easily set, games usually do not need to be explored and will correctly indicate where to go. Not much here in Valhalla, as I tested to see if this was done. The same gives you clues as to where to go, but it doesn’t give you an exact picture of where you need to be on the map.

Assassin’s Creed Valhara is the most beautiful game in the series so far.

For those who want more assassins in this game, you won’t be disappointed. In this game, you will build a hidden bureau in the village and will be guided by a member of the hidden, High Sam. Of course, there are all the assassins you can do in-game, but you’ll probably enjoy more direct combat than sneaking up to assassinate your enemies. You can blend in with the crowd and hide in a bunch of hay, but in a world where you’re playing as a Viking, it’s been a lot more fun to hit a fortress or castle directly, so I don’t feel that much here. To take over them. Valhalla’s abilities really shine here. To add abilities to Eivor, you need to find books of knowledge scattered throughout the game. To upgrade these abilities, you need to find a book of the same knowledge. Twice for that ability.

The new skill tree system comes in the form of what the game calls the Path of Exile.

This level-up doesn’t feel like a chore at all, as you can earn XP more often and the power Valhalla calls. Earn a new power rank for each skill point you earn and use. What the skill tree or game calls the “road to asylum” is where you spend your time creating the type of build you need for Eivor. As you earn skill points in the game, you can spend these points on various buffs, upgrades and more. For example, adding poison to health, fire resistance, and attack will add points and major buffs to your path. Unlock new areas on the path as well as your character’s skills. Like its predecessors, the Odyssey and Origins, each area of ​​the game has a recommended power level before attempting to explore. In about 20 hours playing Valhalla, I didn’t feel that grinding occurred just by accessing certain parts of the map. The game does a great job of using the Alliance Map to guide you to where you can perform your quests. You can find it in your village. This is a way to decide which quest line to pursue in the game by pledged to perform a quest in a particular area. The various quest lines offer bonuses such as payment upgrades.

As for how to run the game, I only had the opportunity to play Valhalla on Xbox One X and didn’t run into too many issues while playing. I felt the game played pretty smoothly to run on One X, and it never felt too slow. Others have reported texture crevices that have never been a problem while I was in Valhalla. Of course, the load times seemed to take about a minute for fast travel and load times, but I’m sure these load times will be much smoother when playing on the Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5.

Assassin’s Creed Valhara is a spectacular Viking RPG that can be fully enjoyed by those who are big fans of this particular period, and even for those who want to feed the itching of that RPG. There are many things that Valhalla can correctly understand as an RPG, so I can forgive some of the frustrations mentioned above. This is one of the games you don’t want to miss this year, especially with so many unique boss encounters, weird quests that leave you smiling, and it takes time to complete. You simply don’t want to put it.

Thanks to Ubisoft for providing Brian with a review copy of Assassin’s Creed Valhara. This game has been reviewed on Xbox One X.

Brian Daniels

I have been writing articles and reviews about the video game industry for over 7 years. Also check all participating conventions and other products from companies such as Otterbox, HP, Amazon and Turtle Beach. I love writing and traveling in many different competitions.

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Sound the Battle Horn, the Vikings Have Arrived: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Review

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