Assassin's Creed Valhalla
Summary: Assassin's Creed Valhalla takes the modern open-world formula established by Origins and Odyssey and successfully streamlines and builds upon it, delivering an intriguing, fun, and occasionally buggy adventure.
Robust Open World
Valhalla's beautiful open world feels less empty and more intriguing than its predecessors.
Valhalla successfully refreshes some of the series' gameplay systems, including gear upgrades and guaranteed assassinations.
Many critics noted annoying or distracting bugs they experienced while playing.
Top Critic Average
Assassin's Creed Valhalla on PS5 is the definitive version of Ubisoft's epic Viking title. With a sharper resolution, silky-smooth frame rate and a reduced number of bugs and glitches, Sony's new console offers a more seamless and enjoyable platform to experience this mammoth, engrossing open-world game on.
The game is fairly dedicated to correcting many of the worst creative decisions made across the lifespan of the Assassin's Creed series.
It's a big game, it's packed with content, and none of it is phoned in. Every aspect of this game is created to feed into the systems that are at play. I'm 160 hours in and I've still got a lot to do, none of it is filler, and all of it is stuff I want to do. From fun mini-games like Orlog (the dice game that's equal in complexity to Gwent from W3) to the drinking challenges, flyting (Viking rap battles) and more.
It all comes together and wrapped up into a complete package that is hard to fault and all I can say is Assassin’s Creed is back baby!
Despite the regrets, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is a solid experience within the standards of the franchise. Without proposing to innovate, as happened in Origins, it managed to merge the implementations made by the modern iterations of the franchise with several of the iconic characteristics of the most classic ones, only revised within a new context, making a safe game in relation to the delivered content. In the end, Eivor's adventure is a very consistent entry into the world of Assassin's Creed.
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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is an excellent addition to the modern Assassin’s Creed that doesn’t shy away from what made the franchise so popular in the first place.
I enjoyed my time with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. The combat might be clunky, the stealth might be an afterthought and the game might be rougher than a scouring pad, but the game’s story, characters, themes, and world more than made up for these shortcomings. Eivor will go down as one of the better protagonists in the series, and her saga is one that is certainly worth experiencing…ideally after the game has had a patch or two.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla is a massive, beautiful open-world fueled by brutal living and the dirty work of conquerors. It's a lot buggier than it should be but also impressive on multiple levels.
Valhalla is another enormous Assassin's Creed saga, lavishly designed, with its sights set on story direction over narrative choice.
Bloody and captivating, Valhalla is Assassin's Creed at its best.