Assassin's Creed Origins PC Review: Walk Like an Egyptian

Assassin’s Creed Origins is a amazing depiction of ancient Egypt, including rich cultures, believable characters, and deep mission variety. Player combat is challenging and intuitive, and the loot system has enough different weapon types and enough enemy variety to keep you evaluating weapon choices based on the current situation. The role-playing features are engaging and will encourage the player to delve deeper into the rich story.

Introduction

Assassin's Creed Origins is the tenth major installment in the Assassin's Creed franchise and the successor to Assassin's Creed Syndicate, released back in 2015. Assassin’s Creed Origins is set in Egypt, one of the most amazing settings to be featured in an Assassin’s Creed game. Much like in Assassin’s Creed IV, the developers at Ubisoft Montreal have been true to the setting and built a world that feels as good as it looks. The Egyptian setting is a perfect canvas for a series that has already been in a plethora of settings.

Gameplay

Every aspect of gameplay in Assassin’s Creed Origins is dynamic, engaging, and entertaining. During the game you will encounter a wide range of enemies, from small, melee-oriented infantry to mighty beasts with up to four legs. The entire game plays like a third person action-adventure game. Combat is difficult with the addition of a bow and arrow. For the RPG lovers, there are also a lot of choices that allow players to choose the set of skills that will be displayed/utilized.

Combat and Loot

At its core, the combat in Assassin’s Creed Origins is solid and satisfying. Swinging your weapon and dodging projectiles has never felt better. Of course, there are a few quirks that could be improved. Some attacks feel too heavy handed, the reload mechanic sometimes feels clunky, and some encounters are easier to avoid than they should be.

The game does a good job of encouraging players to explore for loot. Players have lots of choice when it comes to what kind of player to be. Their choice in equipment opens up more avenues of progression while also serving to fulfill the main draw of Assassin's Creed games. The variety of weapons, armor, and equipment gives the player a chance to specialize as they choose and develop new skills to be relevant in a variety of scenarios. The customization options are vast, and that encourages players to push themselves in different areas to evolve their character. One of the nice bonuses of this implementation is that there are little shrines that can be found throughout the game that reward players with items that can be used for a variety of purposes.

Story

Much like many other Assassin’s Creed games, this one centers around historical figures. Set in ancient Egypt, the protagonist is Bayek, a soldier who has grown weary of his personal life, and focused on tracking down a fugitive. To be a successful hero, you must have compassion for the people you help and apply that compassion to your own actions. In short, we are looking at a game that teaches you how to be a better person. A more action-packed version of Unity.

Conclusion

Ubisoft is making it easier than ever to enjoy their story-driven single player experiences. Origins is an excellent return to form for the series and should not be missed. The game will play great even for those with average specs, and it offers enough content that you can play the game for a few hours or many more if you choose to. Whether you are new to the series or a seasoned veteran Assassin's Creed Origins is a great game and a rewarding experience from start to finish.

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