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I am Taiwanese and I am very angry!!!I needs torture scenes where internal organs and beheaded faces !!!
Here we are.
Are we discussing about immersion or about the need to satisfy our inner sadism?
Dont understand me wrong, I think I understand what you say, but the way you all express it, is ... disturbing.
(especially as I've watched a lot of Asiatic films displaying without any censor that kind of ... entertainments...)
@quor321 While I understand what you have in mind I dont agree:
an RPG is meant to have replayability. We're not in the 80s anymore, a clear "Game Over" is not acceptable anymore.
As for those who dont care, it's not their problem anyway, as that matter concerns only those who want to play beyond the main story arc.
And it's my case, and judging from the amount of players who enjoyed Odyssey's endgame for 1000 or up to 1500+ hours, I am not the only one.
Valhalla is not ready for that. Yet. We're preparing, suggesting, imagining its future
And the game has nothing to keep us playing in the long run. Nothing.
It's a one time shot.
You play the main story arc, you enjoy it, and you quit.
The game is EMPTY when finished.
Odyssey had hundreds if not thousands of hours of content after the main story arc: skill leveling (1700+ skills... taking 2x more time to earn /skill than the 400 skills we have now...), contracts on boards in each region, ...
In Valhalla you meet a good old "game over" à la 80s at the end of the main story arc. How is it even possible???!
@seanc-87 Historical proofs are texts I mentioned above. Different sources: Frank, Arab and Byzantine.
The most well know written sources are:
- The Byzantine historian John Skylitzes records that women fought in battle when Sviatoslav I of Kiev attacked the Byzantines in Bulgaria in 971.
- Saxo Grammaticus reported that shield-maidens fought on the side of the Danes at the Battle of Brávellir in the year 750.
- They are also mentioned several times in the Volsunga saga.
Add to that the huge amount of burial grounds in Northern Europe with warriors buried there with their weapons and shields. A not neglectful amount of those warriors were... women.
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i highly doubt this.
Lets face it, they introduce an entire new mode without 1st fixing the game.
I think we can all agree we would have much more aprreciated certain features implemented 1st such as transmog and NG+ before introducing a halfbaked new game mode in which they didnt commit on their promises.
Also according to stuff i read online the next free content update will include another gamemode centered around combat.
I dont understand why they wanna introduce more and more gamemodes when the excisting stuff is clearly boring and not repeatable.
Word for word what I think also. The RR are a new "layer" above the game, which remains unchanged, finished and empty. And this new layer is also finishable and empty after a while. RR and the rest of the game or not connected to each other. Resources in one do not support the other part. In fact the RR could easily be sold as a different game. (random Ubi employee commenting: "hey boss, he said sold, that's interesting, did you hear boss?!") And there are not a single mechanic in one part or the other which would make the game worth playing after completing and collecting the items. The developing team should play Diablo II just for them to understand what the word "replayability" means.
I can't blame Valhalla for the story content because the actual story is pretty decent, it's all the filler stuff that I object to.
Just as you I usually judge that kind of games based of what I have to do when the main story arc is played. In Odyssey the content is still huge. Quests like the Lost Tales, side quests, random quests, contracts and primes, bosses, hidden members of the cult, special ships, and tons of masteries to level.
In Valhalla it's mysteries and such with content/theme usually unrelated to vikings, and then .... the intergalactic void.
@davidv81 We do agree. I didnt say that Odyssey is a "real AC game" I said that it is closer to what we can call an RPG, while have AC elements in it.
Origins was 70% RPG, then came Odyssey, 80-90% RPG, we were all expecting Valhalla to be finally 100% RPG, but no... they dropped it to 40-50% RPG. RPG-wise it's a stripped version of Odyssey
I don't see how it can be fixed
That's exactly what worries me the most. The core of the game, it's backbone, is poor and full of elements that dont need to be modified but totally changed. And we all know they wont do that.
When I said previously that Valhalla is a "fast food RPG" I meant precisely that: every single activity of the game, and the last in date is the RR, are one time shots: you play them once, and then they disappear from the map forever. The more you advance in the game, the smaller the game becomes; and there are no way to make it alive again (like in Odyssey for instance). With a huge map of England and now the RR, we still play a poor fishing and hunting simulator at the end. And to be totally honest, even during the "leveling" I rarely had the feeling of immersion: I didnt feel "like a viking" while running behind hidden keys, stacking stone or aligning glyphs... some activity of that kind, ok, it could have been interesting (like in Origins/Odysseys tombs, why not) but in Valhalla it's 80% of the game. A game they sold us with tons of #PlayAViking #FeelLikeAViking #BeAViking crap.
@golfbuddy45 They didnt lie to you, it's repeatable. Ok, useless and pointless, but still repeatable.
Do youselft a favor and play something else, this game is only about frustration, assuming you want a real RPG.
(If you really want an AC game, Odyssey is good, go back there and forget Valhalla)
@groener_bdf "Soulless" exactly the word that comes to mind when I think about Valhalla. In Origins, and then in Odyssey, the RPG elements were getting stronger, features (interesting ones) were added, customization options were more present, we all thought that it will be even better in Valhalla... but no: they stripped Origins/Odyssey from half of the RPG elements and customization options, they made a big but useless skill tree crowned with a childish mastery system on the top. All characters are the same, overpowered wannabe vikings jumping in uninteresting battles like kungfu pandas.
At this point I'm not even sure if I'll play the DLC, the core of the game is so broken, I dont see how they can correct it. I was naive to think that the RR would have changed it. We have an empty England, in a few days from now most of the players will have empty and useless RR, in a few months it will be an empty Ireland and later on an empty Normandy.
Valhalla is a fast food wannabe RPG. A shame.
@torvaldesq Jules Brunet, was the REAL last samurai. Of course a Frenchman, being a hero during the french-bashing period of the 1990-2000, oh impossible.. so they transformed it into an American in the film.
On topic. Ubi went (once more) for political correctness and [censored] on history. Expect black samurais, black medieval knights or whatever in the next AC games. Mark my words.
And to be totally honest, I dont know what bothers me the most: the black viking or his Diablo III shield on my longship?
Well, in fact, I dont mind, I went back to Odyssey, you know the real game before they released that thing called Valhalla.