Ubisoft just released Assassin’s Creed Origins. It is in some ways the most
ambitious Assassin’s Creed game ever made, and in other ways noticeably less
ambitious than its predecessors. In the months since then, Origins has become
considerably more interesting.
Join me now as we sync into the Animus and travel back in time to the world
inhabited by our distant ancestors, the people who lived in the fabled era of October,
- From there, we’ll embark on a journey through our exciting first six months
with Assassin’s Creed Origins.
In Origins, players turn back the clock to 49 B.C.E. and jump into the shoes of
our protagonist Bayek of Siwa, a Protector of egypt aka Medjay which in
the game is a sort of regional Police. Following a emotional tragedy, The
protagonist swears revenge against a shadowy cult called the Order of the
Ancients, whose tactics, political connections, and rhetoric all bear a strong
resemblance to the series primary villains, the Templar Knights. From
there, Bayek and his equally capable wife Aya become elite spies for
Cleopatra, eliminating members of the Order and turning the tide of an
Egyptian civil war.
As medjay, Bayek explores Egypt’s vast open map, helping the several people who
asks. Origins drops you right into the action and falls into a understandable, soothing
rhythm: you reach a new area, and take in the sights. You look at your map and find all the
side quests in that area. One after the other, you complete those quests, each of which
involves some variation of sneaking, assassinating, or fighting. As you continue, your
level will steadily climb, your gear will steadily improve, and you will unlock better abilities.
After sometime, you’ll go to a new area with higher-level enemies.
Assassin’s Creed Origins is ungainly and uneven, beautiful and frustrating, expansive and
unexpectedly conservative. It will challenge the palate; rather, it is a prime example of video-
game. It’s here to be slowly enjoyed, offering a endless supply of gorgeous locations and
steadily-filling progress bars. If Ubisoft is a digital travel agency, Origins provides one of the
most sweeping, beautiful destinations they’ve yet given. Come here and stay for the
beautiful recreation of ancient Egypt