Devs, I do not understand this hill you’ve decided to die on. Your players just want to be able to put their hood up and down easily. No “only hood up while crouching” or “no removing hood automatically during cutscenes” or no “can only wear hood in dangerous areas” or no “has to wear hood at all times”. Please stop making these decisions for us. This is my least favorite hood aspect so far because you get to wear it and run around until the fighting starts and then you take it off. And you can swing your weapons with hood up while not in combat, so the animation and such is there. Just let us keep it up and choose to take it off if we want to! Have you guys never played an RPG? RPG means choose what you want, not let us choose for you because we know better! All the NPCs can fight with hoods up which is even more of a middle finger to us! I am really trying to stick with the franchise because of the brilliant premise, but these types of decisions are self destructive. Please allow us to keep hood up, and I’d appreciate it if we got to chose to cover ourselves with the cloak or not. Cloak and hood should be separate mechanics. I’ve seen so many people in forums and Reddit, etc that this is immersion breaking and it totally is! Why not just give people what they want and earn yourselves good reviews and more money! People won’t buy your dlc if the game drives them crazy.
and yes, I understand that historically Vikings didn’t use one handed swords. But they also didn’t speak English and had no way of communicating with Britons. Eivor simply could just reach down and pick up a sword from a guard and keep it. It’s not like they had no access to them. Just let us choose! Let us make the decision on how we want to play! I want to fight with a hood up and a sword like a traditional assassin. I don’t understand why you’re betraying your roots. Please stop stealing options from us and let us play the way we like.