Best posts made by kaleygh
I feel the same. The game feels like a downgrade from Odyssey in pretty much every way.
The assassination animations and executions are weird, slow and some are hilariously bad. The one where you strangle the big guys and then yell at them is especially [censored]. How could anyone think it was a good idea to ship the game in this state is beyond me.
There is almost no incentive for hunting the Order and the Zealots. In the previous game you would get some really good items from killing mercenaries or the Order members.
The armor system is really bad. Overall the items and set bonuses are bland and boring.
There are so many bugs, the i gave up playing for now. I cannot fast travel anymore, some items seem to have gone missing from my inventory, while i now have duplicates of some armors. Investing in the Wolf bonus seems to actually make my ranged damage worse. How is this possible ?
The bird is just useless.
Pressing V (on PC anyways) to highlight things makes my whole screen go blue. This effect was much more discreet in the last two games, right now it feels like someone sticks a fork in my eye each time i use it.
Some armors look bad. Clipping issues aside, the sets are quite disappointing, both visually and stat wise.
The melee combat feels worse than in Odyssey. Allow us to cancel the execution animations please. I don't want to watch 5 wolves chewing on me while i spend precious seconds stuck hitting their buddy that was already dead. This makes me avoid melee combat and stick to ranged weapons.
The longboat looks very weird. Not only such boats should have been larger (remember they were crossing the ocean in such longboats, where are they keeping their supplies?) but it feels like it is sitting on top of the water instead of floating IN the water.
Valhalla is a joke. The Einherjar and many other supposedly powerful entities look like regular soldiers. Like [censored] Ubisoft, you could at least have made models that were a bit different to show those are "special".
What happened to destabilizing regions, assassinating leaders and key people before taking over ? That was such an awesome mechanic. Now we just have to do a linear quest to take over, and i find myself forgetting who the people i helped were. I have a hard time becoming emotionally invested and caring about many of the npc`s.
Overall, the world feels quite empty. There are huge areas where i haven't seen even a little animal.
Why cant we kill civilians like in the previous game ? That allowed us to be hunted by mercs and allowed us to change the pace of the gameplay.
The settlement was a nice idea, but i find myself rarely visiting it. There isn't much to do there other than grabbing a buff or upgrading gear.
That being said, i was really excited for the game. They had a great theme to play with, I mean, who doesn't love Vikings ? What we got feels like a huge letdown. A boring, buggy game that seems to lack character and doesn't know in which direction to go.
The game was fun for the first few hours, basically Norway and the first England region. But I doubt i will buy any DLC`s for AC Valhalla, there is too much that is wrong with it and i don't think they can or want to fix it. Cyberpunk is coming out soon anyways
The game is a buggy mess. I have lost a lot of items, items that i have spent a lot of time to upgrade. All gone, together with the runes i slotted in. But now i have a lot of duplicates of the Hunters armor chest that i cannot delete, or remove in any way. Each time i log in, some random item in my inventory is being downgraded to a lower quality. It seems to be random, sometimes it is the Carolingian sword, sometimes the Soldiers Flail (i think that is what it is called).
The bird is useless.
Combat is very weird at times, especially when using a spear. It seems spears have trouble hitting enemies that are very close to my character sometimes.
Assassination animations are laughable. Some are very slow and weird, some are actually amusing.
Some of the finishers need to be deleted from the game. For example the one where you strangle the big guys, then yell at them, it just looks childish and should not be present in a game that claims to be AAA.
No one handed swords - what were you thinking ? You add flails that were not even used in that period, but not 1h swords ?
The lack of variety in sets and various weapons - Odyssey had an amazing loot system, why not use that instead ? You chose the lazy solution.
There are huge wild areas where no wildlife seems to be present. Not even a rabbit. Why?
The fish seem to often just vanish. There are plenty of rivers and sea shores where no fish can be found. Also, please fix the way fish behave, in a lot of places they seem to swim straight through rocks or under the shore. Looks very weird.
The general story is weak, the way Eivor gets the hidden blade, and many, MANY other such things ruin the story for me. When you get to the end and find the truth about the "gods" is kinda ruining the whole game for me. The way Christianity is represented in the game is laughable. Ubisoft seems to be ok with making a game where you burn churches and ridicule people for their faith as long as the target is some form of Christianity. If the game would have taken place in, say, the Middle East during the same period, i bet they would not have included burning mosques and ridiculing their faith.
Basim seems to be afraid that drinking any form of alcohol will "damn his eternal soul" (during the discussion with Eivor by the fire), but he seems to be just fine with torturing and killing people.
The way you take over kingdoms and other areas is a lot worse than in Odyssey. You do a usually simple, linear quest and voila, the whole area is on your side. The quests seem to imply that you have a say in how the story ends, but in the majority of cases, what you chose to do doesn't really matter much in the end.
The ship you use in the game is not something the Norse used, or anyone would use to cross an ocean. It is more like a glorified fishing boat with shields on the side.
I don`t know about you, but after playing this, I feel like i miss Kassandra and ancient Greece, or even the dunes of ancient Egypt.