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Assassin's Creed - Valhalla

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by Sean Kelly, 1 May 2020.

  1. pitaylor

    Gangster

    Joined: 31 Mar 2008

    Posts: 463

    Is this game definitely worth getting? Read a few reviews which seems to suggest that the game becomes a bit repetitive towards the end.
     
  2. Gooner Leroy

    Mobster

    Joined: 11 Mar 2012

    Posts: 2,784

    Location: Stockton-on-Tees

    I've just started playing it so can't really comment but it's just been reduced to £38 at Tesco if that might persuade you
     
  3. mmj_uk

    Caporegime

    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

    Posts: 25,691

    Assassin's Creed is pretty much morphing into becoming more like Skyrim with every release.
     
  4. Plainsong

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 5 May 2008

    Posts: 8,493

    Location: Chester

    No bad thing. I think this one is great. Not finished if quite yet. 60 hours in.
     
  5. Noxia

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 30 Dec 2010

    Posts: 9,345

    Location: Wiltshire

    Just started. Looks nice and plays well in performance mode. Sound is horrible though. I looked into this and someone discovered the sound is really compressed (70kbps and 24k hz) and it's a common complaint.
    It's really off-putting
     
  6. meths

    Mobster

    Joined: 12 Mar 2005

    Posts: 4,111

    I've had this since release and can't play it until I finish the Odyssey DLC and side quests.

    Can't bring myself to say goodbye to Kassandra.
     
  7. Plainsong

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 5 May 2008

    Posts: 8,493

    Location: Chester

    She's awesome isn't she? I hope they go back to her in the future. Whoever did the VA for her is a class act. Male Eivor in Valhalla is also quality. I didn't go with the female character this time so not sure how good that is.
     
  8. Noxia

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 30 Dec 2010

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    Location: Wiltshire

    The default setting switches between the two, I guess for canonical reasons but I don't care too much about the story outside of what happens in the game really.
     
  9. ricky1981

    Mobster

    Joined: 10 Jun 2003

    Posts: 4,615

    Location: New Zealand

    Valhalla is odd in terms of what is canon, it lets you pick male/female (or let the game switch for you) but there are certain moments where the dialog/cutscenes are female-only. Sadly the female Eivor VA isn't that good so I went with male this time despite preferring Kassandra by a mile in Odyssey.

    I completed all of the main story arcs and got all of the endings but couldn't be bothered mopping up everything, chasing those tattoos in particular was tedious and the cairn stones got old after 4-5. Can't complain though as got a good 80 hours of gaming time and it was enjoyable if not revolutionary :)
     
  10. Noxia

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 30 Dec 2010

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    Location: Wiltshire

    That is all I expect from the series tbh :)
     
  11. Noxia

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Wiltshire

    Something is bugging me. When I throw a torch or fire a fire arrow I see a buff rune thing above my health and it lasts about 5s then goes. I cannot find any reference to what it is.
    I can see from inventory that my bow does give a buff but that's when hitting weak points.
    Went off exploring before I'd even done the second story mission (returning home) and I got wrecked by one of the lost drengr encounters.
    I tried to play on pathfinder mode but I found I was ruining my immersion by constantly checking the map etc so left on default which is a good compromise.
     
  12. Kerplunk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 10 Jan 2006

    Posts: 9,183

    Location: Bournemouth tbh

    Loving this game! The Viking setting is very much my sort of thing, looks great on PS5. Some of the water looks stunning.
    Sunk about 80 hours in so far and just got to Glowstershire, Level 210. Anyone know how far is left in terms of main missions?

    Fancy going around and collecting wealth, and gear etc aswell, so much to do and it can get really overwhelming if you like to get stuff completed!!

    PS: Why isn't this thread called Valhalla? :p
     
  13. Noxia

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 30 Dec 2010

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    Location: Wiltshire

    Ragnarok was the name before we knew the official one. Some of the side quests are using, stand out ones so far are 'axehead' and the raid loving wife.
     
  14. Kerplunk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 10 Jan 2006

    Posts: 9,183

    Location: Bournemouth tbh

    105 hours and I think I am done now, completed all the arcs in Norway, England, Asgard and Jotunheim

    Love Assassins Creed games, even though the whole thing is basically just a rinse and repeat process wrapped around a storyline

    Fun though and it's an easy game to pickup and play, going to try Immortals Fenyx Rising next. Looks good :)
     
  15. darkgen

    Mobster

    Joined: 8 Mar 2005

    Posts: 3,008

    Location: London, UK

    Wow; I'm only 50 hours in and partway through Lunden! Still enjoying it though.
     
  16. biron_w

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 10 Apr 2009

    Posts: 8,345

    Location: Super Leeds

    Seems the Yuletide event has introduced a bug where whenever I load up or load a save then my character is always drunk :rolleyes:
     
  17. darkgen

    Mobster

    Joined: 8 Mar 2005

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    Location: London, UK

    Yep; I get that too but it only lasts a minute or so.
     
  18. [YG]Bug-Eyed

    Gangster

    Joined: 16 Oct 2003

    Posts: 414

    Location: Stocksfield, Northumberland

    Really enjoying this on the series X, looks lovely also. Just done granteschire or however it’s spelt ark first and only have about 4 items to complete map, then off to Leicestershire, about 20 hrs played so far so going to take a while!
     
  19. Plainsong

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    Location: Chester

    I'm not bothering to 100% areas I'm just enjoying pushing forward with the story. 60 hours and three areas to go in to. PL is around 230.
     
  20. biron_w

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 10 Apr 2009

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    Location: Super Leeds

    If you meditate it goes away.