Assassin's Creed Valhalla, the next part of the popular franchise from Ubisoft, will only be released on November 10 - but the details of the gameplay are already emerging. So, one of the gamers of the game portal GameSpot spent "six whole hours in the new Assassin's Creed" and is ready to share his impressions. Valhalla can be called a transitional part in the Assassin's Creed franchise and here's why.
Before Valhalla, the gameplay in Assassin's Creed was a balance between stealth and open action, with the game mechanics often insisting on the former. In the last two parts, the situation has changed - the open world offered more advanced combat mechanics. In addition, gamers could openly fight bosses thanks to a similar mechanic. However, there was practically no need for social secrecy - the plot of the game, most often, took place outside large cities and allowed players to act openly. However, Valhalla is different. Eivor has to hide as he plays the role of an outsider. You will either have to learn to hide or fight constantly.
Many will certainly be happy with the return of such a mechanic. Now in the game you are an unwanted guest with whom no one wants to cooperate so easily. This is reminiscent of the previous parts of Assassin's Creed, where the heroes had to change their appearance in order to be secretive. Valhalla is finally bringing this mechanic back.
However, there are some drawbacks to the game, as the protagonist's movements are not so graceful and not adapted to hide. Therefore, although the plot forces you to hide, the hero's clumsy movements spoil the overall impression a little.
Based on this, Valhalla tries to balance between the two mechanics. The combat scenes are really impressive, but killing targets is so easy that you get bored with the combat mechanics. In addition, the game returns the tradition of the previous parts, when the main characters are outsiders, who do not get everything so easily. The player will have to rely on stealth rather than combat. However, you will not be able to make a careful kill - the mechanics do not allow you to do this.
Despite the shortcomings, stealth mechanics are really back and continue to evolve. Of course, many aspects can be fully judged only after playing the full version of Assassin's Creed Valhalla.
Recall that Assassin's Creed Valhalla will be released on November 10-12 for all gaming platforms.