I've about 300 hours with Odyssey and almost Level 80.
Now I've about more than 40 hours with Valahalla. Home Base City Settlement Level 4. I've all the game of AC on PC.
So, Odyssey was an Almost Perfect Game ! Why you [censored] up so much the gameplay ?
I like Valahalla too but the gameplay it's a huge step back, for bad.
- 1st, Combat System in Valahalla is a total [censored] ! A total [censored] ! Sorry, But that's it.
It just needed some more variations, but it was so very well made in Odyssey. Personally I like even better the ones in AC2, but maybe for a better balanced combat system, Odyssey was really perfect. I'm not looking for a Street Fighter kinda game with AC. And anyway in Valahalla is very bad made
I don't know where to start. Just look at Odyssey, and make the same next time, just with more variations and coreography for special moves.
Delete the [censored] food energy stuff during combats and let me DECIDE when I want to use a special move and not just randomly happen. You know, in Odyssey you learn how to do and basicly you decide when to do with some little time you need to “recharge it”. It was perfect so.
If I want to try to cut head of the enemy with the sword, with a beautiful combat coreography style, really love that one, I want to decide when to try it. At the right time and thanks to the critics attack points, basicly it should always succeed for example. Otherwise will be evaded some way.
For defence move, parry, evade, shield same way, in Valahalla it's really a total mess [censored], wipe out this awful defence bar, let it be easier and so more realistic, just please back to Odyssey Combat system for all. Thanks.
- Inventory and exploration. Why you wipe out all the weapons and armors you can find around ?! Why explore and resolve all those misteries just to find a ingot ?! Oh If you are really lucky you can found an hunter armor. Geez you are in England, despite the historical period there was already lots of swords and armors with different styles and properties
I don't really f**** understand some peoples had problems with that in Odyssey. You can focus on just one favorite set of sword, arch and armor, stay with it and upgrade along the game. And you can just resell or dismantle almost all the others so they will give you lots of money and materials.
It's wide more rewarding to explore and play in this way that just find a ingot and than be forced to make a very complicate and unlikey weapon upgrade system..... and in Odyssey you can also find lots of legendary swords and armors. In Valahalla are a total mess all those mechanics. Just please, make AC Odyssey great again, thanks ! 😄
Stop feed the trolls, really !
Minerals and wood looting etc: as above, just go back to the Odyssey mechanics, thanks ! It was much more fun and rewarding.
Crafting: this could be an interesting thing to add someway or another.
Fishing, really appreciated, always wanted in Odyssey. Thank you. But hunting was better in Odyssey. Just add the option to take more things from animals and be able to cook and eat them. Eat and Drink should be more an option, not much a requirement, just to give you more immersion. Maybe it could boost some skills if you do it.
Graphics and level design: I always loved the Historical design, you managed well to stay at high level despite the littler world map compared to Odyssey.
On the other hand, I don't know what happend with the Graphic Engine, but it gives me headache. I was able to tweak setting to let it be more comfortable, like turn off v sync, like I always do, lower framerate and turn off deep field during gameplay. But anyway there are still some bad effects like “lens flare” I really don't like and is quite uncomfortable. And maybe some others. Also the camera was really bad settled, I think is just not finished, this is a crazy year I understand that, but please fix it. If you look up you see grass. And often obstacles can be in front you covering everything. It's very annoying.
Also FIX THE CAMERA, I mean fix it, don't let it move around while you walk. Just as in Odyssey. It could trigger motion sickness or something like that, and in anycase is uncomfortable. Fix it with the character on the center and don't move it !!!
More cutscenes and cinematic dialogs and less childish and uncomfortable effects during gameplay, trust me it will rock this game.
Settlement buildings and story with it etc. I really loved this one. It's like a strategy city building game but from a personal view, love it.
Story: I like the story, well written as always. Just do more sidequests like in Odyssey or other RPG game. There was someones you can find while you explore, but not too much.
Romans Ruins: I would really love to play an AC during Roman Empire. I really appreciated the attention you given to Roman History and Ruins in Valahalla, really very appreciated. And well designed. Lunden was so great, but not just that. All over the game you can find it, just like was really in ancient time. Thank you !
Forts: I really love how they worked in Odyssey. I would restart from it with some improvements maybe.
Battles: I really loved the big field battles you did in Odyssey when you can conquer or defend a region. Just back with something like that. I appreciated anyway the battles to conquer capital forts or city, some siege machine you can use etc. It was very fun, but there was also huge fields battles those times.
Also ship battle was very well done in Odyssey. There are various bugs in Valahalla with ship battles or are logical design bugs, I don't know, but it don't work either way. Basicly you are the only one to shoot arrows right and sometime it's also broken the aim function.
Main Quests and Regions: It worked to plan regions exploration when you have to work for alliances, but personally I like more the Odyssey approach that gives you all the freedom you want with lots of sidequests adventures you can find around. I don't really know if I like this direction on another game. I like more freedom and choices. It gives me some choices to do anyway, but it could be done much better. Skyrim is also a good example, some quests was already there, others with game progression.
Present Time: I really don't understand all the “end world mess again” of the present time in Valahalla. Why do that ? Honestly the best part of it, is when you are able to compare the ancient time and modern time of some place, like AC2 and 3 for example 😄
You can write a decent adventure story for it, with this approach and without the need of strange things.
Bounties and Mercenaries: they was very fun and add lots of gameplay hours. There always place for them in any historical period. Bring them back
Also Arena Games Fighting style, every historical period have their ones.
Gay: Odyssey managed very well this thing. You are free to do what you want, without be forced into ankward situations and with various grades of freedom I really appreciated. Maybe thanks to the Greek culture, but it was also well put into the game. Arcibald for example, you can have fun with him and his female friend without “the need to be gay”, leaving to your imagination without forcing you into uncomfortable situations the same. You can always choice to don't be involved into gay and you're not involved this way.
In Valahalla unfortunately there are a couple of very ankward situations, maybe the worse is with your old friend. The fact I have and old close friend of childhood dosen't mean we have to be gay.
Yes even if you go on with the discussion with him you can say a strong no, but I don't know, I would managed different. BTW Gay Vikings are historycally quite inaccurate.
Male/Female main character. It's a total mess. Make a Male Profile and a Female profile with some differences along the story. 1st it add another meaning to replay the game, 2nd Male and Female are differents, thanks Gods, there's really not need to fulfill politically correctness crazyness.
I choiced an only male profile, and this for sure given to me gay ankward situations.
On the other side I could play with a Female character, but she seems quite like a male, ridiculus expecially for Vikings. And all of that because the game was made in a very ankward and strange male/female mix up way.
Honestly this is also poor scripting. You can have gay character without force you into gay situations, just write it better. I undestand in a RPG you want to give to gay this choice.
Or you can even do a game without Gay, it can happen to have a life or a story without it.
Ubisoft was heavily assaluted by political correctness, and not just them, we know that, just please ignore them. Thank You.
Aside that last one, I really hope you continue with RPG Direction for AC, as just you did in Odyssey. I say again, Odyssey it was an Almost Perfect Game and you was very good in doing it.
Thanks for all anyway and God Bless