Posts made by OmegaGamma
I have completed the main quest line....and upon completion, all FAST TRAVEL points arent working! The fast travel points are grayed out and not functioning. I might as well not even play the game now! I am not going to ride a mount 20 mins long to get to a POI. This is just ridiculous!
16 Invisible Fish - After catching a fish, there is an animation where Eivor is holding his catch..but the fish isnt there, and Eivor is just holding his hands out as if here were holding his catch.
17 Runes - There isnt a way to remove runes from equipment or clothing unless you move them from one item to another. We should be able to remove runes from an item.
18 Loadouts - In Odyssey a great feature what that we could have various loadouts, which would make alot of sense for Valhalla for various armor and weapon combinations. We need 5 Load Out Slots the same as we did in Odyssey.
12. No Mounted Combat - In Origins and Odyssey there is mounted combat, ie being able to attack animals or enemies while on a mount...why is this not in Valhalla? Constantly having to dismount to defend yourself against attacks on the roads is really annoying and especially since it was a feature in the previous games. WHY NO MOUNTED COMBAT?
13 In the Glowecestrescire Quest, there is an NPC with a Question Mark, sells a Map...but when you try and interact with him, nothing happens. There are 2 different of such NPCs haning aournd the same spot, the other you can interact with and purchase a map.
14 Aggro Animals - Ever been chased by an wild boar or other predators for over 500m? 1000m? It seems the devs forgot to put a range on the animals chasing you like in previous games. Another blunder or functioning as intended?
15 Animal Assassination Contracts - So new to Valhalla is that when you perform an assassination or you kill another viking, you then instead of stabbing them again to confirm the kill as in past games, but you put an ax in their hands so they can enter Valhalla. So why does is this ax animation also for Animals?? This makes NO SENSE and should be changed to the stabbing animation to confirm an animal kill.
- The biggest issue I have experienced so far are the Auto Saves. The game isn't auto-saving as it should and often causes loss of progress should you want to return to a recent point. Having to think of manually auto-saving shouldn't be put on the player, the game should do it for you just like it did in Odyssey and Origins.
- Game Crashes - The game crashes often, and strangely enough around 11pm Central European Time (CET) This has caused hours of lost progression because when the game crashes at this time, it also deletes all auto-saves from a certain point. This can be very very frustrating!
- When starting a major assault on a castle/fortress, there are battle drums in the background during the fight...a slow rhythmic drum and sticks sound and after the battle you usually return to your settlement to report back that the Shire is now your ally. However, this drum and sticks sound remains after the battle. The only way to get rid of it is to save your game, return to Title Screen and load the game again, or just load the game from a auto-save point.
- Visual Glitches are constant with screen sheering and jumping at major cut scenes, especially a cut scene shown before a major battle.
- Visual Glitches causing your character to go underneath the ground..something we would see often in games of the past with poor graphics rendering and coding, but not to be expected today,especially from a AAA Title.
- Visual Glitches with objects floating in the air, or buried halfway in the ground.
- Melee isn't polished. Its often choppy and unpredictable. This really needs to be worked on, since this is basically what you do in the game!
- NPC Dialog - It seems there were basically 2 voice actors used, one male and one female, that very loudly say scream the same things continually. These characters should be given a few more lines for variety, and the volume of the NPC screams turned down. Its very very annoying!
- Not to be able to change mounts and ship skins in the Menu was a really bad decision and should be added to the game menu selection.
- Opals for Items - we are given far too few Opals to be able to keep up with the daily and weekly items being offered. Something new added is a daily item that you can purchase with Opals, but you may be saving up for a weekly item you want. This needs to be balanced so that the player can work towards his weekly item objective and yet still be able to take advantage of the daily items being offered.
- So many abilites, yet so few slots. In Odyssey we could double up on the ability wheels, giving us 16 total abilities at our beckon call....but now currently limited to only 8? In Odyssey I am very familiar with all my 16 abilites I have on my wheels and use them all...this is fun! Being limited to only 8, with so many more that I would like to use, isn't fun! Its down right annoying.
I will add more feedback as I continue to get into the game...these are just my first impressions. I like the game, I love AC, but I have to say that Odyssey was and remains way better. Odyssey was a fine polished game, and the dev team listened to the community after release and continually improved the game to make it really the most polished and interactive AC yet! Its yet to be seen if this different dev team will do the same. It seems I am playing a game in Beta Phase, and not a polished and finished AAA Title. I get it that there will be some bugs here and there, but this release has been plagued with far too many!
I play on Xbox....and Odyssey never had this problem...the AutoSaves were constant and reliable. I am so far not really satisfied with Valhalla. I feel like some boomer dev team got pieced together to create something to remind them of their youth playing the older AC games...where Odyssey actually fixed all the things that bothered me about previous AC games and really imo out shined them all and left little to improve. I really love Odyssey and still play it! Valhalla is clumsy and a bit old fashioned. I wish the same dev team that gave us Odyssey were the ones to work on Valhalla.
I will definately be hitting the AutoSave in the menu more often now. But tbf, this sort of thing shouldnt have happened and needs to be fixed with the same AutoSave feature and settings as Odyssey.
Please fix this UbiSoft!
And..if we are gonna have so many abilites...give us the same 16 Feature option we have in Odyssey instead of just 8. Why limit out fun??!! Also, it wouldnt have hurt to keep the same controller layout as in Odyssey to allow for easy transition from Odyssey to Valhalla and give room for future improvements.
Thats what I loved about Odyssey...the dev team was constantly working to improve features in the game and kept us posted on improvements. The ingame support for Odyssey was fantastic the first year after release! I just wish they had given us one more DLC ...Mount Olympus and Zeus!
Also..I am a Twitch Affiliate and was livestreaming my gameplay tonight for my community. We experienced many bugs in the gameplay....so that was sometimes frustrating and sometimes amusing...but now this....now my Community are wondering if they should buy the game at all!!!
So I just lost the last 2.5 hours of gameplay. I kept getting a message that ubisoft servers were down....actually it says that cant communicate to Ubisoft..but my service is fine...so Ubisoft servers were down. But as this normally wouldnt affect gameplay and autosaves, I just ignored and continued to play. At around 11pm my time, Central European Time (CET), my game just quit....I was all of a sudden at Xbox Home. I restarted the game...and pressed continue..and the game loaded a save point from 2.5 hours ago! I went to the Menu to check the Autosave points....the last 2.5 hours of autosaves were gone. So thats 2.5 hours of good hard grinding LOST and gone! I have to repeat it all now.
So....why did this happen? Why did my game just quit...and when I restarted..all autosaves for the last 2.5 hours gone?
This is very frustrating and I actually was very pleased with my progression tonight....but alas....ALL GONE!! My time wasted...my evening wasted.
So...why did this happen? How will lost progression and my time be compensated?