Even though the upcoming Ubisoft RPG “Assassin’s Creed Valhalla” is in many ways similar with its most recent predecessor “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey”, a lot of new features and updates regarding the plot and whole dynamic of the game really managed to get us going.
Once again set on the lands and waters of 9th century Britain, Viking clans await for their leader, known as the mighty Eivor, to settle them in a new land. In Valhalla, you are granted the possibility of picking the gender of Eivor and provide a comfortable new home to your people as man or woman, unlike in Odyssey where the gender of your avatar determines different protagonists.
In the new familiar world of Assassin’s Creed you may expect to conquer settlements and unravel secrets of foreign lands but also be greeted with a good amount of never seen before scenarios and quests. These were the most striking changes to us and we hope it would have the same effect on our audience as well.
Our suspicion proved to be right when word comes to raids and a lot of changes were noticed. More accurately, you won’t be needing a battering ram for pushing your way through. Actually, if you succeed in killing all the foes, you will be able to approach these however you intend. As a reward of your completed task, you can upgrade your settlement by building new homes or any kind of buildings.
It’s beyond question that violence is almost always present in the borders of our kingdom mostly due to the large number of enemies you are destined to face as the plot progresses. To overcome these enemies you definitely should take advantage of the huge variety of newly added combos and in the same time try and maintain a healthy stamina as long as possible.
While aiming with your bow you would also want to keep an eye for glowing spots on your opponent’s body which indicates a weak spot where shots are guaranteed to cause the most damage. Last but not least, you can also sense danger when your enemies are being highlighted gold and successfully block their attack.
On an essential note, remote changes were also made regarding the well-known process of invading fortresses. Assaults are most definitely considered to be one of the main quests in the games’ storyline. In order to finish these kind of missions the first thing you need to do is breach enemy walls while using a battering ram.
As soon as you step foot in the fortress a huge amount of foes will jump on you, whose burning desire for snatching the head of your shoulders will just continue growing as you move deeper in the fortress. As in the previous game, you are obligated to defeat them, this time with the help of assaults defined with a new formula and execution.
Alongside Assassin’s Creed iconic hood and wrist blade, the creators served us justice by adding a few more deadly tools and we couldn’t be more excited to lay hands on them. Weapons can be one or two handed. Depending of the level of upgrade of your protagonist, you’ll be able experience combats with the both variants of weapons.
Your faith is in your hands
While clashing axes with horrifying Norse mythology supernatural forces or England’s vicious overlords you are promised to go through a handful of stressful events. We advise you to make decisions wisely throughout the game, and pay special attention when choosing your allies. The end of your story will be solely based on all the decisions you made during the game. Turns out, actions have consequences in the world of Valhalla as well.
The launch of Valhalla has been officially confirmed on November 10th. It will be available on PC, Xbox one, Xbox series X, PS4 and Stadia. Until then try and hold your Viking horses as much as you can!
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