I have been a huge fan of Assassins creed for a long time now. For a few years now, and I have enjoyed pretty much any game that I have played. I haven’t played all of them, but what I have played I have loved. The release of Origins was greatly anticipated, and it definitely did not disappoint.
The game play is amazing, very smooth and by far the best character playability out of all the games. The character is a lot smoother, and a lot of the bugs that happened with the old games are pretty much non-existent. It still has some quirks, which I think every assassins creed game is going to have that, but the character playability is amazing and smooth and it’s really getting up there now in terms of a great video game.
The storyline is also really, really good. They basically tie everything all in together and explain the birth of the assassins. Hence the name, origins. They tie the whole story line from the animus (not sure on spelling with that to be honest.) and tie it back into ancient Egypt. I don’t want to get too much into it and ruin the game play, this is essentially just what is already going around or well known from the game play. At points in time you get to explore some ancient tombs and you get even more information on the assassins and kind of how it ties into Origins and other games as well. The story line has always confused me a little bit, but this really tied things together as well. Another thing that helped me to understand the world better was the movie. Let me know if you want a review of the movie, but that is for another blog post so if you want it let me know.
The main story is fairly easy to get through, while still providing hours of game play with that alone. But the side quests and other side things you can do are very expansive, and come with hours upon hours of things to do. I don’t think I will ever 100% finish this game, which is great because that means you can come back and pick up where you left off whenever you want. You can play as much as you want and it seemingly never ends.
A nice touch to the game was being able to pet the cats. Which you can in fact do, I have done it. You just need to be patient. Crouch down by a cat, wait until it comes to you and Bayek will eventually begin to pet them.
Also the scenery and setting of the game is BEAUTIFUL, so that alone is amazing. Climbing the side of a pyramid and looking out over the expanse of Egypt is just too cool. And they really got the scenery right, I was looking up pictures of these places and they got them pretty much spot on. The history that goes into this is also amazing, as always. They tie in actual history events and make it seem plausible. That is my favorite part of this game.
To top it all off, they also have this extra walkthrough bonus content where you can play any character and walk through Egypt learning about the different locations/people. That would be an amazing tool for classrooms to teach history in a fun and sort of hands on way. By far this is one of the best assassins creed games, if not the very best.
I highly recommend this game. For lovers of the series, for anyone wanting to try out assassins creed. It’s a good game to start on because it is so easy to control. If you ever tried one of these games and hated it because of the game play try this one out, it is much better. This game definitely redeems the series, and while I loved the other games a ton, this game was just really amazing.