Assassin's Creed Origins: The Hidden Ones
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Assassin's Creed Origins: The Hidden Ones it the ultimate example of "more of the same." Honestly, the core gameplay is as good as the full game and, in places, it's even better, with some real highlights. However, with a disappointing new zone design, a lacklustre main story, and nothing new or bold to set it apart, it just feels like filler and occasionally dull, which is a real shame considering how Ubisoft's track record with original and memorable DLC has been.
The Hidden Ones might just be the most important piece of Assassin’s Creed DLC to date.
Since I started this when I was the highest level, the DLC seemed to be rather easy and quick. I enjoyed playing and exploring Sinai, but sadly what with the glitches of Bayek being eaten by a mountain, I will have to give the score lower than I expected
If you have the base game already, the price for The Hidden Ones DLC won't be too much for you. With this in mind, I can also tell you that there is more than enough content in the DLC. There is a new map called Sinai and it has 4 regions waiting for you. Also, there are new weapons, costumes, and mounts which are cool for real. If you already completed the main game and want more content, then don't even think, just get it. You definitely won't regret it.
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(Please, Ubisoft, can we have some more?).
Assassin's Creed Origins first DLC offers nothing new to anyone who finished the main game : with its artifical difficulty and its mandatory levelling, The Hidden Ones only takes advantage of its magnificent background to please the eye, even if you may encounter more bugs in a few hours of gameplay than the entire series itself.
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The Hidden Ones is just more Assassin's Creed Origins. Considering how good the base game was, that's not a bad thing. It also helps that there's actually a substantial amount of content here.
A lot of what The Hidden Ones gets right is its ability to take familiar concepts from Assassin's Creed Origins and make them feel new again by means of a new purpose, a new story, and a new creed. A new direction to the story that makes Bayek more relatable, high-level combat keeps quests challenging even when you're fully leveled up, and a more rewarding pace of loot provide an opportunity to feel something new without straying too far from what I loved about Origins in the first place.
If you liked Assassin's Creed Origins, then you'll like this The Hidden Ones DLC. You just won't like it for very long though, as you'll have it wrapped up in an afternoon. It's an add-on that is sadly both lazy and derivative, and when players are being charged around £30 for a season pass, I don't think its unjustified to expect a little more bang for our buck.
Assassin's Creed Origins: The Hidden Ones does not offer anything fundamentally new. This is another episode for those who like last year's release. If you finished Origins already and want to continue the game, you can safely buy this DLC.
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