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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Cinematic world premiere trailer

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      cfabbro
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      To be fair, that seems to be how all the AC games came to be, starting with AC3. At this point it's more about the new/interesting historical setting and characters, with the Isu and Assassin vs....

      To be fair, that seems to be how all the AC games came to be, starting with AC3. At this point it's more about the new/interesting historical setting and characters, with the Isu and Assassin vs. Templar storyline just shoehorned in to all of them. And TBH I'm perfectly okay with that, since I really hate being taken out of the historical setting to do more pointless bullshit quests in the story's present (our future?), involving characters I hardly know or care about, anyways. Heck, I would even be totally okay if they dropped the Isu/Assassin/Templar BS entirely... although I supposed it does make a decent enough premise to justify all the conflicts in the games.

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        Ellimist
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        It kinda feels like they’ve been turned into historical fiction action RPGs only loosely connected to the Assassins Creed mythology And I’m ok with it too. I played Origins and genuinely enjoyed...

        It kinda feels like they’ve been turned into historical fiction action RPGs only loosely connected to the Assassins Creed mythology

        And I’m ok with it too.

        I played Origins and genuinely enjoyed the ancient Egyptian setting. I skipped Odyssey for no reason than my current backlog is too long for another RPG. But I may not skip this one.

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        1. cfabbro
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          You really shouldn't skip Odyssey IMO. I may be biased because I absolutely adore the ancient Greek City States time period and setting, but I thought it was the best AC game I have played since...

          You really shouldn't skip Odyssey IMO. I may be biased because I absolutely adore the ancient Greek City States time period and setting, but I thought it was the best AC game I have played since Black Flag, and it totally rekindled my love of the series.

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  2. Grzmot
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    The "bro not cool" scene where the protagonist viking stops the other viking from brutally massacring a woman and her child during the attack made me laugh. AC has never really had bonkers...

    The "bro not cool" scene where the protagonist viking stops the other viking from brutally massacring a woman and her child during the attack made me laugh.

    AC has never really had bonkers writing, and the British do deserve the flag they get for their invasions and crimes in the past, but the viking invasions were something quite different and I do hope that the game touches on this, but I doubt it. Ubisoft has been always wary of making waves or having writing in their games that could be considered morally grey or even complex characters.

    There's a good chance I'll buy it though because it does seem interesting and like a nice experience, judging from the website. Definitely not on launch, but most likely a year down the line when the DLCs have all been released and you can get the complete package with all the bug fixes and patches that are sorely missing at launch included for like 30 bucks.

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  3. imperialismus
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    There appears to be a stave church in the background of that viking village, but the people are clearly depicted as pagans. I suppose there was a time when the two faiths coexisted, but I suspect...

    There appears to be a stave church in the background of that viking village, but the people are clearly depicted as pagans. I suppose there was a time when the two faiths coexisted, but I suspect they put it in there because it looks freaking cool rather than for any deeper reason. I wonder what time period this is supposed to take place, or if it's just a generic viking setting with no particular date attached.

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  4. Deimos
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    Eurogamer published a fair amount more info about the game yesterday: Assassin's Creed Valhalla reshapes the series' RPG storytelling by giving you a Viking settlement And today noted that you...

    Eurogamer published a fair amount more info about the game yesterday: Assassin's Creed Valhalla reshapes the series' RPG storytelling by giving you a Viking settlement

    And today noted that you could see the female version of the main character through the statue from the game's Collector's Edition: Assassin's Creed Valhalla's female hero revealed via collector's edition statue

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    ohyran
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    Necroposting hard but ran across this when my husband who always gets a new Assassins Creed game when they come out (he likes them a lot) and being christmas soon and this being released in a few...

    Necroposting hard but ran across this when my husband who always gets a new Assassins Creed game when they come out (he likes them a lot) and being christmas soon and this being released in a few days I had to check it up...

    The main characters name is Eivor. Which is a female name which is a-ok I suppose - its just that its gonna be hard playing the game since its an actual name used where we are from AND its basically "an elderly grandma name".
    "It's me, the badass warrior Minnie!"
    Still I am kinda fond of the "screw genders" attitude to stuff though so I suppose I have to take it even when it personally means a bit getting used to.

    And it seems going from this thread that its pretty messy historically but then again, its entertainment set in history. Karl Marx never met a strange group of assassins in London, the Pyramids existence was never one for cult usage at that time in Egyptian history and on and on.
    So for me, as a Nordic person, its just fun. Its like Thor in the Marvel Movies - I go "huh, well ok, fair enough" and go on with my life.

    Still... Eivor :D (modern spelling of that name is Ejvor now btw,)

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      imperialismus
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      Apparently Eivor is canonically Norwegian, in which case it's the correct spelling. If they're going to go the genderbending route, I guess Norse mythology is the right setting. Loki appears in...

      Still... Eivor :D (modern spelling of that name is Ejvor now btw,)

      Apparently Eivor is canonically Norwegian, in which case it's the correct spelling.

      If they're going to go the genderbending route, I guess Norse mythology is the right setting. Loki appears in the shape of a mare as the mother of Sleipnir, Odin's eight-legged horse, and also in the guise of an old woman in the story of Baldr's death.

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      1. ohyran
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        Oh I don't know if Eivor is still used in Norway but I know its used here. As for genderbending, I don't think it matters which culture. Sure like most people who have gone to kindergarten here I...

        Oh I don't know if Eivor is still used in Norway but I know its used here.

        As for genderbending, I don't think it matters which culture. Sure like most people who have gone to kindergarten here I know about Loke's things and goings on and screwing/flirting with Tor etc, but I think thats sort of besides the point.

        I just thought it was fun having such a old-grandma-name for a warrior :D

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  6. twisterghost
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    This actually has me so hype. I really enjoyed Odyssey but this setting is way more my speed.

    This actually has me so hype. I really enjoyed Odyssey but this setting is way more my speed.

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  7. jcrabapple
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    I'm really looking forward to playing this on Stadia.

    I'm really looking forward to playing this on Stadia.

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    JoylessAubergine
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    I am so tired of the British isles being the setting of historical fiction. Games, books, tv shows, movies. I get that they are just following demand and it's self propagating but fuck me it's...

    I am so tired of the British isles being the setting of historical fiction. Games, books, tv shows, movies. I get that they are just following demand and it's self propagating but fuck me it's boring. How much vikings stuff do people need.

    In historical fiction it is almost impossible to avoid, Roman stuff always visits the UK, there is a stupid amount of Vikings/Danelaw hisfic, so much 100 years war stuff. My favourite hisfic author (Christian Cameron) even had a book where they travelled to Britain... it's set during the Greco-Persian Wars!?!!!

    Total war did the same with the Saga series. They were advertised as small more localised games, the had an absolute world of choices and guess where they picked... Alfred the Greats Britain. yawn.

    /rant Now i'm off to watch the new series of The Last Kingdom.

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      1. JoylessAubergine
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        For Honor has a viking faction. Not AAA but Mount and Blade has a Viking expansion. The only medieval game i can think about outside the strategy ones was War of the Roses by paradox which has...

        For Honor has a viking faction. Not AAA but Mount and Blade has a Viking expansion.

        The only medieval game i can think about outside the strategy ones was War of the Roses by paradox which has closed down now.

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