Last week I got to spend an extended amount of time playing Assassin’s Creed: Origins. It’s fresh, challenging, stunning and downright enjoyable. So here’s a list of the 5 most exciting things about Assassin’s Creed: Origins.
AC FINALLY FEELS LIKE A RPG
The player menu has a load of RPG elements which make you actually want to complete side quests and take note of your weapon load-outs. Weapon types like swords, blades, axes & spears have always been common within the AC franchise, but in Origins a ranking system has finally been introduced. Based on the standard RPG rankings (Uncommon, Rare, Legendary) you’ll be able to strong-arm your enemies by finding and equipping the higher ranked weaponry, like the sweet legendary spear you acquired through a side mission (GET IT!). Much like Assassin’s Creed 3, Bow and Arrows play a big part, however this time around there is a huge range of styles.
From close quarter, shotgun like bows and fast paced, rapid-fire bows to long range, precision bows, all-round hunting bows, and a ton more bows! Long story short, there are a lot of bows – once again, all ranked and with certain stats. Apart from the arsenal, the upgrading of armour is more streamlined too, having it readily upgradable at any time by crafting the right amount and combination of animal skins & resources. Then finally, the skills tree. That booming skills tree full of glorious new ways to sneak up on enemies, survive the wilds of Egypt or run head on into combat with explosive surprises and brutal combat moves. So many skills.