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Opinion AC Valhalla is the biggest surprise of 2020 for me.

Genx3

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I'm waiting until they get the game running better than currently before I buy.
No doubt the game was rushed out to hit the console launches.
 

Chittagong

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Sounds like another rehash of Ubisoft yank. I loved and finished AC1-3, FC2-3, PoP and Watch Dogs. Then I just burned out with playing the same thing over and again. The Caribbean AC kept me playing for 2 hours, and Watch Dogs 2 even less. Which is a real shame, since I genuinely did have a good time with those earlier games.

I think it has to do with the core gameplay being so meaningless, the tasks so repetitive and predictable, and the stories so forgettable.

In fact, the Ubisoft games I have most enjoyed in the last several years are Spider-Man and Ghost of Tsushima.
 
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reptilex

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And you must not have been raised right seeing as you don't know what an "opinion" is.

Yes I know how to distinguish an opinion from a judgement, one is useless and irrelevant and only shows how tasteless and untaught you are, the other is the aggregation of experience, contextual knowledge and purview, and academically backed critical assessment of wether something is quality or crap.

You fall in the first category.
 
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Rox598

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Honestly I'm playing through it now and to me it's more The Witcher than Assassin's creed.

Apart from a couple of Assassin's stuff happening 99% of the game has been raiding and gaining allies and a "big" part of that assassin's stuff didn't start until I was over 30h in.
 

DonJorginho

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Yes I know how to distinguish an opinion from a judgement, one is useless and irrelevant and only show how tasteless and untaught you are, the other is the aggregation of experience, contextual knowledge and purview, and academically back critical assessment of wether something is quality or crap.

You fall in the first category.
Lot of smart words to still be the loser in the debate.
 
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GymWolf

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The story is hilarious because vikings are basically the good guys, they just want peace and a united kingdom...lol get the fuck out of here, if these are vikings i'm a pornostar...

I mean i know that you have to play the good guys for story reasons but they can't even write some nuance to it.
 

OmegaSpear

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I liked Odyssey and Origins, but I feel fatigued from those kind of games. Also Vikings doesn't interest me. I'll probably get it once it's 20 euros.
 

Kuranghi

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The story is hilarious because vikings are basically the good guys, they just want peace and a united kingdom...lol get the fuck out of here, if these are vikings i'm a pornostar...

I mean i know that you have to play the good guys for story reasons but they can't even write some nuance to it.

Come on, they were good guys, haven't you seen the first episode of Vikings?

They just wanted to rape and murder the pacifist monks, raid all their reliquaries and maybe rape the local townsfolk for good measure.

Is that so much to ask?
 
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GymWolf

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Come on, they were good guys, haven't you seen the first episode of Vikings?

They just wanted to rape and murder the pacifist monks, raid all their reliquaries and maybe rape the local townsfolk for good measure.

Is that so much to ask?
Tze...you make rape sound like something bad...imagine being raped by lagertha...

 

Kuranghi

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Tze...you make rape sound like something bad...imagine being raped by lagertha...


...and after the fight, she'll clean up really nicely and give you a good bath-raping as well:



Imagine an AC game with her as the MC - heres a gameplay preview, shes in stealth here (bikini stealth), waiting to do a corner takedown:

 
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THEAP99

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Honestly me too. I've really been loving it. I can't believe it

 
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Kuranghi

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Abandon the original intent of the thread OP, its time to turn this into a Katheryn Winnick appreciation thread, I mean, its at least tangentially related to AC: Valhalla so I think we can get away with it.
 
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Rob_27

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Those in the UK that have a disc version of valhalla and have upgraded to PS5 version. As apparently this has only just been confirmed as working now. Can someone check what file size it is?

Mine says it's downloading 45.470GB
Cheers.
 

Alan Wake

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I thought Call of the Sea was the surprise of 2020, but at that time I hadn't played enough of AC Valhalla. It definitely is. I have never liked AC, from the first game to Odyssey I've game them a chance (far from all of them, but enough to realize AC just wasn't for me). I've liked the environments but everything else just felt off and boring to me.

And suddenly comes Valhalla and I can't stop. I've spent more time with Valhalla than any other game in many, many years. This is a huge surprise to me and not something I had ever expected.

However, I do wish they could start over to free the story from the Animus thing, which feels like something they add just because. Valhalla could very well be a new game in a new franchise and it would work perfectly as such.

And yes, the game is too long. They could've cut the main story with maybe 15 hours and it would have made for a tighter and overall less bloaty experience.
 
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Humdinger

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Thanks for the positive impressions, DonJorginho DonJorginho and others. I was put off by Skill-Up's review, but this thread makes me want to give it a second chance. It's encouraging to hear about the beautiful visuals, the engaging story, and the lack of boredom.

Let us know if you eventually hit a wall, where you decide you're not enjoying it anymore. Several people in the thread indicated that was a possibility -- that it would be fun early on, but then would become tedious by hour 25 or so. Let us know if that happens. Thanks.
 

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Only rockstar , bethedsda and witcher 3 offer same level or more variety and uniqueness (and it can be only watching what is happening somewhere) in what they put in their open world
there is not one story and most areas have their own 4-6h ones and are optional in fact.
In fact If you follow one specific path you can make the game shorter but you'll miss a lot of entertaining content.
Sounds like another rehash of Ubisoft yank. I loved and finished AC1-3, FC2-3, PoP and Watch Dogs. Then I just burned out with playing the same thing over and again. The Caribbean AC kept me playing for 2 hours, and Watch Dogs 2 even less. Which is a real shame, since I genuinely did have a good time with those earlier games.

I think it has to do with the core gameplay being so meaningless, the tasks so repetitive and predictable, and the stories so forgettable.

In fact, the Ubisoft games I have most enjoyed in the last several years are Spider-Man and Ghost of Tsushima.
And since you haven't played this game and most ubi games in years it's an indication of nothing.
Sony open world games are more locked focused experiences and it comes with others advantages.
But the open part (for the activity, game design) is not one of them....imo all their open world have been even better action linear games really assuming what they are.
 
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Only rockstar , bethedsda and witcher 3 offer same level or more variety and uniqueness (and it can be only watching what is happening somewhere) in what they put in their open world
there is not one story and most areas have their own 4-6h ones and are optional in fact.
In fact If you follow one specific path you can make the game shorter but you'll miss a lot of entertaining content.

And since you haven't played this game and most ubi games in years it's an indication of nothing.
Sony open world games are more locked focused experiences and it comes with others advantages.
But the open part (for the activity, game design) is not one of them....imo all their open world have been even better action linear games really assuming what they are.
Welp