Hi any and all at Ubisoft,
I have spent just shy of 200 hours playing your new AC game, and I would like to start off by saying that I believe it is the best in the series so far, in terms of story, graphics and especially combat. However, I do have a plethora of suggestions for improving the current game and making the DLC's more appealing.
Firstly, I have spent much time in the game fishing to get the Swordfish, and after I spent some time on the internet I read that there are some fish that simply do not appear. I have not been able to find any cod, big flatfish, big mackerel or small sturgeon. I'm not sure if this is a bug or if I didn't look hard enough, but I also found that there aren't any fish far out at sea. Just a small thing.
Secondly, I would love to see some more animations for the stun attack and the right-trigger assassination, I forget the name of the move, especially for barehanded fighting. Even though I have finished the game, I still love the combat mechanics so I continue to play, and more animations would greatly improve this experience, as the animations can get kind of repetitive.
Thirdly, I was kind of disappointed to find the taming animals and no fall damage features from Odyssey were not in this game. With the diverse wildlife, taming animals would be great, especially if it applied to your ability where you can send your wolf at enemies. Also, given the many tall cliffs and buildings, I do not understand why you would remove the no fall damage feature from Odyssey, as it was highly enjoyable. It was unlocked too early in Odyssey, but it would be great if it came into effect at power level 400.
Fourthly, I hope that the Vinland region's story gets an expansion at some point. While it was quite hard, it was still quite a short arc that felt kind of pointless to set in a different area. It would be good to build on the Isu orb and modern-day aspects of Vinland/America, and I hope that in the extension of this arc that the player will be able to bring their gear with them since even after you kill Gorm you still can't bring your gear there, even though the whole point of not bringing your stuff was so that you wouldn't catch his attention. Again, little things that would make a big difference.
Lastly, I have many ideas about the DLC's. I have read that the first two will be set in Ireland and France, which is great. I am excited about the Druid cult and conquering Paris. I think other good story arcs could include Morocco/Spain, Turkey/the Middle East, tribal Africa, central/south America, Russia, and perhaps even China or Japan. I realize making all this a reality isn't doable, so I believe the best ones would be the Middle East and Central America. The Middle East arc could involve Hytham in a big way, and could, like the Ireland arc, involve a sect of the Order. The central American one could heavily involve seidr, as well as the Mayan interpretation of the end of the world, or as the Vikings would say Ragnarok. In addition, I would love to see a story arc where you go back to Norway with Sigurd and overthrow Harald to install him as King of Norway. It would be great if people from these areas would want to come back to your settlement to expand it and unlock different story arcs in England. The main thing I would want to see added to the game in these DLC's is legendary weapons, such as the Gae Bolga wielded by Cuchulainn in Celtic myth, or the Zulfiqar wielded by Ali ibn Abi Talib in Islamic myth, or Hrunting and Nægling wielded by the legendary Beowulf since there were only 3 legendary weapons in the main game (not including the swordfish), Excalibur, Mjolnir, and Gungnir. In addition, more bosses relating to local myths would be amazing, such as the Dullahan, the headless horseman from Celtic mythology, or Balor, the demon king of the Celts, or the Jormungandr, the world serpent from Viking mythology, or the Quinametzin giants of Aztec mythology. The possibilities are almost boundless, therefore it is my belief that as many suggestions should be made as possible. These are some of the mythological weapons and creatures that I know of, and I'm sure that there are many more. So if you know of any more such weapons and creatures, please do not hesitate to leave your knowledge below, and it is my hope that Ubisoft takes these suggestions to heart. Thank you for taking the time to read this lengthy rant.