I have just witnessed probably the largest comeback to a franchise ever with the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. I know I am going to get some flak for this write, so please keep in mind, this is my own personal opinion. If you do not agree with my perspective, please feel free to comment, respectfully. I would love to hear all of your opinions about my predictions, or general statements.
The Ubisoft franchise, Assassin’s Creed, started off so strong. We followed a modern day, seemingly average, normal guy, Desmond Miles. Desmond is far from average, as he uses a machine, called the Animus, to relive the lives of his ancestors, who were apparently members of a brotherhood of assassins.
Throughout the franchise, and its respective branches, we have dipped our toes into so many cultures. Early Europe, America, the Caribbean, and it looks like we are headed back to Europe, but with the Brutality of the Viking way. You have to admit, their beliefs have a little beauty to it. Death on the battlefield was a honorable way to go. Men of a code, which is not too far off from the brotherhood of trained assassins.
If I am going to be completely honest, I have lost interest in the franchise at Black Flag. Here is where we followed the privateer, Edward Kenway, who was also a member of the brotherhood. Edward, an ancestor to Desmond, sailed around the Caribbean, with epic ship battles, boarding, and assassinations.
At this point in the franchise, fans were beginning to get burned out, and they asked for something new, something different than the same track and assassination missions. Ubisoft assured consumers, that this game would be different and that Black Flag will be a whole new scenario. This was partially true. We did have a game with different features, but the lesson wasn’t learned. We had a new style of play but the game required to do the same feature over and over for almost every…single…mission. I couldn’t even finish the title. Not only that, but the trailers for several games that followed did not seem the slightest bit interesting…until now.
Today, April 30th, I watch a trailer for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. It was spectacular. graphically, and story wise, captivating and gives the Viking people a little more personality than that of the battling berserkers with a bloodlust. Now I will share a link below for the official trailer shared by IGN on YouTube, as well as the Ubisoft’s official Twitter account to follow for updates and news. With that information I will also add an additional reference that I used to verify my information.
From here I would just like to add that I have always had a decent eye for content. I can usually tell if something is going to do well or not so well. Based on everything I have seen from Ubisoft, they have the skill to execute this title. I also see the greatness in this trailer. I have a prediction right here and now, that this title in the Assassin’s Creed series, is not only going to do well, I believe this will be the highest grossing Assassin’s Creed game EVER!
There is a plethora of new features that were absent from the earlier games I played. Further customization than ever before, as well as other RPG elements, like choices and recruitment for your camp. Advanced character customization with optional tattoo shops, within said camp. Also a custom warrior that can be hired by your friends to fight with them and gain experience from their raids.
Needless to say I am excited, so much so that I was inspired to write. For more information or to keep up on news and updates, you can visit the Ubisoft website or their twitter feed, which I will share all of that information below.
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