Assassin’s Creed Origins Review
Assassin’s Creed Origin’s is released following a two year hiatus. The break and additional time has been well spent.
The story of Assassin’s Creed Origins
Assassin’s Creed Origins places players in control of Bayek, the last of the Medjay. The Medjay were elite warriors who protected areas of interest to the Pharoah. The opening of Assassin’s Creed Origins reveals Bayek’s dark past. It provides a strong reason for Bayek to travel throughout Ancient Egypt carrying out a huge revenge trail. I’m a strong believer in truly evil villains to drive a narrative. Bayek’s enemies given you plenty of reasons to want to chase them across the golden sands and drive a blade into their hearts.
The gameplay in Assassin’s Creed Origins
I have always enjoyed the gameplay of the Assassins Creed series. The plots haven’t always encouraged me to play them to completion but I always enjoy the exploration and assassination elements.
The combat in Origins is completely different to previous games in the series and what an improvement it is! It may not be at the same level as the Batman Arkham series but here encounters have great flow. Players move around foes gracefully using a variety of light and heavy attacks, dodging and blocking in a violent ballet.
One of the other huge changes found in Origins is the loot system. This loot system is the greatest new addition to the Assassin’s Creed series since the naval battles in Black Flag. Combat encounters result in fallen foes dropping loot. This loot is typically bows, melee weapons or shields. Each weapon and shield has a level, individual stats and if rare some unique perks. Bringing loot to Assassin’s Creed proves to be a perfect match. Missions and combat encounters result in the added joy of loot rewards. This isn’t quite Diablo or Destiny levels of loot but does dramatically improve the gameplay. It also allows for different weapons to be used in combat.
The verdict on Assassin’s Creed Origins
Assassin’s Creed Origins’ story, open world, loot system and combat make for an incredibly enjoyable game. If you have ever enjoyed the series now is certainly the time to get back into it.