Assassins Creed is one of the best action and adventure games in gaming history. The series has excellently shown the settings of ancient greek, renaissance Italy, and Revolutionary War-era America.
The game features many real-life historical figures such as Da Vinci, Pythagoras, and so on. All over, the game has perfectly depicted the historical assets of the world.
Among them, today, we will look upon Assassins Creed Valhalla.
The game is the twenty-second release of the Ubisoft Montreal in Assassins Creed series. Ubisoft released the game in 2020 as the successor of Assassins Creed Odyssey. The game sets in the years of 872-878 AD. In the game, you will control Eivor, who is a Viking raider during the contemporary time. The game is a fictional story during the time of the Viking invasion of Britain.
In the game, Eivor becomes entangled in the conflict between Assassins and templars.
The story begins after a year of the event of Atlantis.
Modern-day assassins Shaun and Rebecca get a mysterious signal. This Signal leads them to coordinates in New England. Then they exhume the remains of a 9th century Norwegian Viking raider.
In the 9th century, Norway, the two Raven clans merges and appoint a single King. In a big feast organized in the Raven clan, a Viking Kjotve the Cruel attacks and slacks their place. He makes the king surrender for the safety of the people and kills his wife. Their baby, Eivor, is the witness of all these incidents. Kjotve abducts Eivor. But, Sigurd, Styrbjorn’s son, rescues her.
During her escape, she gets thrown to an ice land where some wolves attack her. But, somehow, she escapes. Then, she gets her nickname as wolf-kissed.
Seventeen years later, Styrbjorn and his clan adopt Eivor. Now, Eivor is eager to take revenge against Kjotve for the murder of her father. She consistently attacks him but in vain. However, she recovers her father’s axe.
Here, a strange incident happened with Eivor. When she touches her father axe, she gets the vision of Odin. Then she meets Valka, who induces a vision of Sigurd losing an arm before being consumed by a giant wolf. Valka interprets the vision as a prophecy that Eivor will betray Sigurd, which she refuses to believe.
This way, at last, she kills Kjotve and takes her revenge. She also makes many alliances.
However, the whole story is still not complete. So, we hope that next year the narrative will complete. And it would be more thrilling for us gamers.
The game starts with this story. It has a very long story, which is very interesting.
You will know it when you play the game.
In the game, you can play as a male or a female. You ought to control a Viking warrior named Eivor and take your clan from your ancestral Norwegian home to capture and settle in England. But, conquering England’s fertile land is not easy. From Anglo-Saxon barbarians to trained soldiers under a king’s command, or untamed wildlife, England is dangerous for new people. So, you must consider these uncertain situations and lead your clan through them.
Then you have to make allies with other Vikings and barbarians. Establishing and growing is the main feature of the game. You have to build and expand structures. Building stables, forges, granaries, barracks, and item shops will provide you with gears, weapons, warriors, horses, and other items. Besides, unlocking and upgrading your building also unlock new missions. These side missions will award you with experience points, weapons, lore, and so on.
To build buildings, you must collect enough raw materials. You can accumulate these easily through different in-game methods.
The game sets in an open environment. This action-adventure game structures several main story arcs and numerous optional side-missions. As said earlier, you can play as a male or a female. Besides, you can also customize Eivor’s hair, warpaint, clothing, armour, and tattoos. The game has also provided new and advanced weapons such as flails and greatswords.
Also, the combat style is different as compared to its predecessor. All the gears that the player collects are unique. The game now allows dual-wielding of almost any weapon, including shields. You also have a companion, who is a raven named Sýnin, who scouts the nearby areas. In the game, Eivor can hide behind stationary objects and pull down his hood and slip into certain crowds to use them as cover. She can also feign death, use his raven to distract guards and access a hidden blade for near-instantaneous assassinations.
There are many things to say about the gameplay of this game, but to know more gameplay features, please play the game.
You may not know why I am insisting you play the game. If yes, please read it carefully. This game is the most adventurous among all in the Assassins Creed series. Besides, I can also say that the game is the best action-adventure game ever in the history of PC games.
Development of the Game
The game took more than two years to develop. The game development broke in 2020 after the COVID pandemic. By this time, the game had most of its parts ready. But its tail-end failed due to the pandemic. So, the UBISOFT’s staff completed the game from home. They were able to work from home with the support of Ubisoft’s information technology departments.
The credit for the development of this incredible game goes to the UBISOFT and its fourteen other Ubisoft studios worldwide, who supported the construction during the pandemic situation.
Also, the game developers have considered gender equity. It is because Ubisoft believed that women featured prominently in both Norse mythology and society. So, they have given options to select Eivor’s gender.
In this way, Assassins Creed: Valhalla is the best Ubisoft’s game to date. Its top-notch graphics and animation are similar to looking at a live-action movie on television with 4k-quality. So, I recommend that the game is a must-played game for 2021.