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Assassin's Creed Origins review
Exceptional
by rochallor

9/10

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Rest in peace, Assassin's Creed. I'll try to remember what you were and not what you are. Just a soul less game without narrative, a game as service where you can see everything that is going wrong on videogames, but it's not a free to play, although sometimes it seems too.
«Waste of time»
«Boooring»
This game didn't convince me that the new direction of the series was a good one.  It's fine and full of a lot of filler nothing side quests.  Lots of stuff here that eventually became good in later games, but overall this experience isn't anything exceptional.  AC is fun though.
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«Can’t stop playing»
«Sit back and relax»
In the early days of the COVID pandemic, I was lonely, jobless, and living back at home with my parents. My ways of coping with this were often quite unhealthy and self destructive. But it wasn't the drug use or panic attacks or sudden bouts of crying that I think back on with a sense of shame. No, my ultimate act of COVID-induced perversity was 100%ing the entire Assassins Creed series (plus DLCs) over the course of about a month. It wasn't a very fun experience, but it was thoroughly mind numbing and a pretty decent way to cope with all that boredom and depression. 

I'm ashamed to say it, but I fancy myself a bit of an AC expert at this point. Perhaps this useless expertise can serve some people on this site. This is by far the best of the new Assassin's Creed games. It has the best story and voice acting by miles. It also edges out the newer RPG-styled AC games in terms of size, gameplay balance, and world design. If you've seen trailers for the new AC games and have felt curious or enticed by them in any way, play this one first and then don't play any of the other ones.
A full on return to glory after the boring tripe the franchise has become. Actually meaningful side content, a good story (mostly) and a world that is fun to explore
«Blew my mind»
The first hours the game is addictive, but closer to the middle the game starts to get boring, monotonous additional tasks that are forced to perform because there is not enough level for the main one is especially annoying. And the problem is that it is not known whether the balance is made for microtransactions, or it was done on purpose. I would give the game Exceptional, because the game is well done, but the protractedness, microtransactions and the need to install additional spyware spoil the whole impression of the game.

8/10
I just don't really vibe with the newer AC formula.
9/10 - One of the best Assassin's Creed i have played, i loved the story, the characters( Bayek!! <3 ), the seting of the game.
«Blew my mind»
«Can’t stop playing»
The narrative is sustained a lot in the historical events that almost nothing remains original. And try, but try hard to be a The Witcher 3, but it doesn't have the level of detail and effort that is worth it. For these reasons it is incredibly not bad, they said 4 years of development that yielded a "good" close to an "ok" but a little better. This game strengthens my idea that Ubisoft is a game assembly factory like some studios working together, which reflects in games almost "soulless".
Its got to be up there in the top for playability.
«Blew my mind»
«Just one more turn»
Most of my reviews are mostly positive, even lower tier games, because I like gaming and try to play games that I’ll like. This one is not. I’ve played every Assassins creed game before this except for syndicate. I was a bit fatigued of assassins creed games so I didn’t play this one till around the time Odyssey came out but I was always interested because it received good reviews and they made it sound like they changed up a good number of things to make it fresh. They did change up a good number of things, I don’t think they helped. Origins feels very empty and boring despite having a ton of content. This game is an example of why a large map isn’t  necessarily a good thing. The story is boring and there are so many quests and activities to do but none of them are fun or have any character to them. The graphics are fine but the art style of Egypt is boring. This game was praised as having top quality graphics when it came out and I’m not impressed. The combat and stealth mechanics are no longer impressive in this day and age. The gameplay is not good enough to carry to this game. I was very disappointed. It’s a rare game that I started and didn’t finish. I tried three different times to get into it and probably played 16 hours over those three periods so it isn’t like I didn’t give it a chance. It just wasn’t for me. 

Final Score: B
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