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Re: Assassin's Creed: Viking Era - is this next?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 04:28:50 PM »
Looks like Assassin's Creed: Valhalla will be revealed tomorrow at 8AM EST:
https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/29/21241823/assassins-creed-valhalla-vikings-norse-teaser-announcement-ubisoft

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Re: Assassin's Creed: Valhalla
« Reply #2 on: Sunday, May 03, 2020, 06:17:30 AM »
More info on AC: Valhalla:

PC Gamer - https://www.pcgamer.com/assassins-creed-valhalla-release-date-trailer-gameplay/
VG247 - https://www.vg247.com/2020/05/01/assassins-creed-valhalla-dual-wield/?fbclid=IwAR1AKyg-GJ6gJG0u7KQFqqqNzMA2RoJtAoV4YbuuFDAKlcNFBQdeXW78icw

Info:
- RPG elements that were in AC: Odyssey will continue to be here in Valhalla.
- RPG elements will include decision-making, player choice & branching dialogue paths.
- Eivor is the lead character, in which you can decide to be either the male or female version of Eivor.
- Both the male & female protagonists of Eivor will be considered canon in the AC franchise.
- You can dual-wield almost anything, including having two shields.
- You can toss axes.
- Valhalla takes place in 9th Century England, beginning around the year 873.
- You will manage & grow a Viking settlement in England.
- You can customize your base & it will have a major role in the game.
- You can upgrade & manage your blacksmith, tattoo parlor, barracks, etc.
- You can share your Viking raiders with your friends.
- There is romance options in this game, just like AC: Odyssey.
- There are 15 studios working on AC:V, including UbiSoft Montreal.
- Layla Hassan's modern-day story from AC: Origins & Odyssey will continue here in Valhalla.
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Re: Assassin's Creed: Valhalla
« Reply #3 on: Monday, November 09, 2020, 03:57:30 PM »
Reviews are up for AC:V.

Even despite lots of bugs, clipping graphics issues, and other problems - this is still reviewing & scoring quite well. Probably would be through the roof more places, if it wasn't for the bugs, stability, graphics, and other issues of the technical sort.

Bluesnews with some reviews linked:
https://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?action=viewthread&boardid=1&threadid=216565

Metacritic:
85 for PC - https://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/assassins-creed-valhalla
85 for X1 - https://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-series-x/assassins-creed-valhalla
Not scored for PS5 yet - https://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-5/assassins-creed-valhalla
82 for PS4 - https://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-4/assassins-creed-valhalla
82 for X1 - https://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-one/assassins-creed-valhalla

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Re: Assassin's Creed: Valhalla
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 10:18:49 PM »
I haven't played any of the newer revision AC games.  I wonder if this is a good spot to jump on board or if one of the other ones on discount would be a good spot.  Decisions....

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Re: Assassin's Creed: Valhalla
« Reply #5 on: Sunday, November 15, 2020, 06:00:33 AM »
If you didn't know, the other day AC: Val PC owners found out Achievements weren't in the PC version and weren't happy about it.

Someone from Ubi said this was intended; they're doing Rewards instead; and all future PC versions won't have Achievements.
PC Gamer link - https://www.pcgamer.com/ubisoft-is-dropping-achievements-from-its-launcher-beginning-with-assassins-creed-valhalla/

Latest is: UbiSoft in PR damage control mode now; and Ubi backtracks on this one.

Ubi now says it was not intended to leave Achievements out & that they will be coming to AC Valhalla PC.
PC Gamer link - https://www.pcgamer.com/ubisoft-is-dropping-achievements-from-its-launcher-beginning-with-assassins-creed-valhalla/

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Re: Assassin's Creed: Valhalla
« Reply #6 on: Sunday, November 15, 2020, 06:06:00 AM »
I haven't played any of the newer revision AC games.  I wonder if this is a good spot to jump on board or if one of the other ones on discount would be a good spot.  Decisions....

Get the other ones cheap, I'd say.

Watch like Fanatical, GMG, Epic (if you don't mind Epic), etc etc...for deals.

AC: Origins Gold; and AC: Odyssey Gold or Ultimate (complete editions w/ all DLC's) have been in the $20-30 on sale regularly.

Also, keep in mind - Layla Hassan's modern-day storyline (just like Desmond's from AC1, AC2, AC:BH, Revelations, and AC3) is carrying over from Origin to Odyssey to now Valhalla.

Also, supposedly...Valhalla does have references to pretty much every other AC game.