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Odyssey it was an Almost Perfect Game.
I'm the opposite of you. I played Odyssey for 283 hours and I hated it by the time I got to the end of the expansions. In fact, I even quit the game a couple of hours before the finish line because I just couldn't take it anymore.
For one, the writing in Odyssey is bloody awful. And so is most of the voice acting. Valhalla is much improved in that department. The writing is sick and twisted, even funny at times. And with so many characters dying, it feels much more realistic.
Secondly, I hated that ridiculous, over-the-top, fantasy expansion that they released, Fate of Atlantis. It was like being stuck in an endless loop of a heaven and hell sandbox. I thought it was never going to end. It reminded me of that 1998 Robin Williams film called, What Dreams May Come. It was the exact same concept. Pure torture to sit through.
Wrath of the Druids and Siege of Paris will feel much more grounded, and not so absurd. Ubisoft already fulfilled their outrageous fantasies with the inclusion of Jotunheim, so we should be safe for the remainder of this story.
I am audio guy
My friend and I worked in the sound department. We were sound mixers/boom ops in the film industry. In fact, my friend still does it today.
Rick would laugh his butt off if he ever played this game.
We would have been fired if our standards were this low. No questions asked.
Big budget productions don't mess around. We'd never work again. It's that simple.
Isn't AC supposed to take place in real history? Real place, real setting?
I agree, but if it's cosmetic crap, then I simply don't use it. At least they give us the option to not look like we are playing Final Fantasy.
What I don't like is when they force feed us expansions or maps that are entirely made up of high fantasy content. Visuals that you'd only see in a dream sequence or an LSD trip. Then you have no choice but to spend hours slogging through it all just to get back to Rome, or England.
Ubisoft are really doing their hardest at alienating customers aren't they?
What a disaster.
Whenever I'm forced to go outside of Steam to buy a game, there's always an issue. You just know something is going to go wrong.
Whether it's having to reinstall Ubisoft Connect because it's not working properly, or the cloud sync isn't functioning, or the DLC is D.O.A., or the forums are in Beta.
It's like a circus act around here.
Not to mention the game itself is technically a mess.
Why the hell can this human have early access to the new expansion today?!
So he gets to experience this technical mess first.
Great. Let him have it.
Can't stand that guy's voice, anyway. I stopped listening to him a year ago. Hearing him talk about Cyberpunk was the last straw for me.
That's when I gave him the hook.
A fantastic video from LazerzZ regarding Ubisoft and Assassin'S Creed.
I used to listen to him a fair bit. He's long-winded. He used to sit on the fence a lot. Play both sides as to not offend anybody.
Good to see he's finally picking a side, but I feel like these videos have been done to death. Same rambling complaints about the same topics. It used to be a good series, now it's a bad series. Bring up Black Flag. Bring up the Witcher III again. Talk about a grind that doesn't exist, because grinding is what you get from a MMO, not Valhalla. Beat the dead horse about how the harassment incident was handled. More talk about microtransactions.
I've never purchased a microtransaction in my life, for any game. The way this Assassin's Creed franchise is going, I really don't think Ubisoft is listening to this guy at all.
A few months ago I played through Solasta: Crown of the Magister. Tactical Adventures was listening intently to the feedback that they were getting as the game was being developed. You don't see that very often. They are a much smaller company, so obviously that happens, but even Larian Studios still listens to their fans. And inXile Entertainment does, too, for Wasteland III, which was nominated for RPG of the year.
However, Ubisoft has over 18,000 employees and Valhalla made truckloads of dough. They are far too big. The last thing they care about is anything that this guy has to say. It would take an internet swarm. A dog-pile like we've never seen before for Ubisoft to start listening to community complaints and changing the direction of their games. Plain and simple, there aren't enough people that hate Valhalla.
This is more apparent with snakes.
One of the first things I noticed when this game was released.
If you had played Odyssey and Origins then you'd really notice how bad snakes are in Valhalla.
In previous games I was afraid of the snakes because if you weren't careful they could kill you very quickly.
In this game it's impossible to be killed by snakes. They are completely useless.
Dying over 10 times each.
There are some boss fights in this game that I never want to see again.
Finished the game on the hardest settings a few months ago and I'll never forget how tough some of them were.
It was incredibly stressful at times. Far more than 10 deaths for some. Ten deaths would be considered easy. I wouldn't be surprised if it was more like 40 deaths for a couple of them.
I saved the Daughters of Lerion until the very end of the game and didn't have much trouble with them, because by then I was level 400 and everything was easy. Even then, I think one of those daughters killed me a couple of times.
Being challenged is a good thing. I'd hate it if the game was as easy as most console games are these days. That's one of the reasons that I didn't like Witcher III. I remember feeling overpowered by level 15 or 16.
They still pretend this topic doesn't even exist.
They are pretending my issue doesn't exist, either. The topic has been around for 5 months and they haven't chimed in. They seem to respond to everything else, though. Even the most useless concerns.
My issue wasn't happening on release. It's a bug that makes enemies and other things extremely blurry.
Highlighted NPC's literally look like mud.
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Someone tell me what the emotional point is?
I take it that is there are no real replies then there really is no answer to the question of who we are meant to be fighting and what we are meant to be feeling.
Look, I get you.
If I wrote this story it would be nothing like what it is now. If you and I both wrote this story it would be even further from the realms of reality. However, you have to view this as a video game and compare it to other video games. Video games have only been around for fifty years. Humans don't even consider writing in video games to be good. It isn't a respected medium. Bad writers are hired all the time by video game developers. They care more about the technical and visual aspects of game development then they do about the writing. Assassin's Creed Valhalla is the perfect example of that.
You probably don't know this, but Steam sold 10,263 different games last year. How many of those games would you consider had great writing?
Let me give you a hint.
Your love for King Alfred is showing. That is the sign of a great writer. He spoke sense to you. Unfortunately, this particular writer never succeeded in making you love everyone in this story. And that's his fault. He still has much to learn as a writer. I think even he would admit to that.
The 17th we are supposed to have the third festival.
Is it delayed ?
I think those free seasonal updates are a given. Don't expect a delay on those.
Only The Siege of Paris would have a chance of being delayed, but I doubt that Ubisoft would delay it. Unless the Covid Delta strain hits Quebec hard, I wouldn't expect a delay. Canada seems to be managing Covid better than 22 other countries.
Would you like me to name them?
Okay I will.
What is the point of spending any time there except to kill him?
No point other than that. The Vikings didn't survive long on our lands.
I think Ubisoft Montreal just wanted to show off their Canadian roots by rebuilding Newfoundland, where the Vikings landed. Almost like they'd feel guilty if they didn't. Unfortunately, their depiction of Newfoundland looks more like British Columbia.
Don't get me wrong. I live in Canada. And I've been to the northern coast of Newfoundland, where the Vikings landed. It is a nice piece of property, but it is nothing like where I live, which is in Beautiful British Columbia. Even the Ubisoft Montreal employees would admit to that. They may have a better hockey team than we do, but they don't have our landscapes.
I think Ubisoft Montreal should stick to their roots and stop Americanizing the hell out of Assassin's Creed. All this talk about finding Viking graves in New England and shipping up to Boston gives me the chills. I don't know if you've ever been to the northern coast of Newfoundland, but it looks nothing like they way they depicted it in the game. Nor did it ever, even when the Vikings arrived.
The only reason why the Vikings couldn't survive on Canadian (Vinland) territory is because our natives kicked their butts, and travel time for a bunch of furs and other trades was ridiculous. It was an economical disaster. They were better off invading England, where the gold was. Newfoundland was nothing more than a battle against Mother Nature and the natives. And that's a battle that nobody can win, even to this day.
There are about 400 opal in main world plus 150 in the expansion.
Not worth the price of admission.
I have hundreds of those things and there isn't one thing that I'd like to buy with them. The only way to make them useful is to do what an old MMO used to do, back in the day. Make them worth enough to purchase DLC content. Only then would people care about opals.
As it is now, why would I want to spend them on any of the junk available.
It's all crap.
Leaves children alone in the middle of nowhere.
I know the quest you are talking about. Don't take this writing personally. Or seriously.
I actually think the writing in this game is better than the previous game because people die unexpectedly all the time in this story. They do some pretty crazy stuff in this game. Unpredictability in writing is great. You want to be blindsided by dysfunctional family choices, bad decisions, and death. Being surprised, annoyed, shocked, these are all good feelings. That means the writer is doing a decent job.
So Eivor doesn't adopt lonely kids. That may be strange to you, but a lot of people abandon their own children. Why should Eivor be obligated to take in every kid that he comes across in this game. What about the girl sitting under the leafless tree? Does she not qualify? You can't just march around England adopting everybody. That would be crazy. It's almost more sane to be an assassin.
You can always play a game like Hogwart's Legacy and expect everyone to survive that adventure. Bunch of do-gooders walking around casting spells and saving children. But what a miserable and predictable experience that would be.
When roaming in fields or areas outside of settlements, the game will spawn a random group of enemies within 50 ft of my character so I am almost always spotted
The game keeps spawning groups of 3-4 hostile enemies in random locations equally spaced apart.
I know exactly what you are talking about. It's often bandits in the woods that do this. If you kill them all, more of them will immediately respawn. You could stand there killing spawn after spawn for god knows how long. I think it happened to me with animals a few times, too.
Valhalla is plagued with this issue. It's at the point now where if I kill the first 3-4 bandits and more respawn, I immediately leave the area. I won't even waste my time with those respawns. Otherwise, I could be there for 15 minutes killing respawns. It's worse than a MMO because not only do they respawn, but they respawn quite quickly. Within 60 seconds. Usually video games give you a 5-10 minute break between spawns.
How does one become a star player?
That's not something that you want to be known for. Playing video games is nothing to be proud of.
It's a fun hobby, sure, but if you tell everybody that you are a professional Assassin's Creed player, they'll think you're nuts.
It seems even more buggy than when I last played it.
Because it is.
And I can't remember ever saying that about a game that I've purchased before. Especially 6 months after release.
Usually, they stay the same or improve.
This game is in worse shape for me than it was on release. Not a lot worse, but it is worse. Visually and technically.
Hopefully this is more engaging than the druid dlc
I'm definitely no longer expecting a difficulty spike with this game.
I also can't imagine it being much bigger than the 30+ hours I spent on Druids.
Hopefully it's short, but sweet.
It's the talk of a possible third expansion that interests me more. If they don't do a third expansion, then Siege of Paris better be a damn good finish to this game. Otherwise people will be saying "meh," for the rest of their lives when discussing Valhalla.