Game Spotlight: Assassin's Creed: Origins

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  1. december

    december Member

    Artist: @becky | Writers: @Qadassa @Le Chair @becky | Editor: @Qadassa @Hydra @becky

    The newest release to the Assassin’s Creed series is here to bring some relief to many fans of the series. Ubisoft, both the developer and publisher, decided to try something a little different in this game. Unfortunately...this time there will be no Desmond Miles. Although he wasn't that bad in every storyline that we’ve experienced so far, you have to admit that his story missions were utter shit sometimes.

    Time to get excited for Assassin’s Creed: Origins. Hold on to your underwear and get ready to go back into the history of the Assassin Brotherhood.

    Assassin’s Creed: Origins will be releasing on October 27th, on the PC, Xbox One, and PS4 for $59.99. Aside from the Standard Edition, you can also buy the following versions:
    Desert Cobra pack, including weapons/items and ability points (3)
    Ambush at Sea Mission
    Desert Cobra pack, including weapons/items and ability points (3)
    Ambush at Sea Mission
    Season Pass
    Deluxe Edition
    World Map
    Official Soundtrack
    Bayek action figure (27cm)
    Packaged in an Egyptian Gods-themed box
    Gold Edition
    World Map
    Official Soundtrack
    Bayek’s Eagle Skull amulet
    2 Art Cards
    Bayek and Senu action figure (37cm)
    Everything Dawn of the Creed has, except with more Art Cards
    Certificate of Authenticity
    Two Steelbook cases
    Bayek’s Eagle Skull amulet (in resin)
    4 large signed lithographs
    Bayek and Senu action figures (in resin)

    The Legendary Collector’s Edition is sold out, however, as only 200 units were available on the UPlay store. After the game’s launch, Ubisoft will be periodically releasing free updates as well. They have released plans for some of the things they’ll be releasing.

    Acting as a prequel to every other Assassin’s Creed game so far, Origins will be set in Ancient Egypt near the middle of the 1st century BCE. You will play as Bayek and uncover the plots that threaten Egypt itself while exploring the open-world. Doing so will thrust Bayek into one of the first conflicts between the Brotherhood and the Templars. This leads to him getting the title of First Assassin and delving into the origins of the Brotherhood. But you have to be careful in this single-player, stealth AARPG and not get killed.

    During this time, Ancient Egypt is facing a power struggle between Cleopatra and the current ruler, Ptolemy XIII, who, due to his young age, is actually being controlled by the Order of the Ancients. By exploiting his power, they look to achieve their goal of finding artifacts of the gods, specifically Pieces of Eden, and using them to gain even more power and control. Their side objective, and also belief, was to restore the power of Ancient Egypt. This power had been lost when the Ptolemaic Period started, as the Order of the Ancients believed in the divine right and power given to the Pharaoh was lost with Ptolemy’s ascension.

    This is where our lead character Bayek comes in. Bayek is actually the only character in which you are able to play as.. He decides to ally himself with Cleopatra and the soon-to-come Julius Caesar in order to dispose of Ptolemy and reclaim the Egypt from the Order. In discovering these plans and fighting back against the corruption in Egypt, Bayek starts a millennia-long fight between the Brotherhood that he will soon become the founder of, and the next iteration of the Order of the Ancients: the Templar Order.

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    Unlike the other main Assassin’s Creed games, Origins will have a more classic RPG-style to it, featuring skill trees, hit points, and stats for equipment. Ubisoft took the RPG elements of Black Flag and improved them. They even took the “bad” elements of the Black Flag game and made them a little less terrible.

    • A skill system with 3 skill trees: Warrior/Seer/Hunter
    • Character progression system
    • Equipment system revamp - item stats actually mean things now, and every item has different stats associated with it
    • Hit points
    • Actual boss fights: stealth around all you want, but when it comes time for a true boss fight, you better be ready to fight.
    • Improved hit boxes: no, aiming to the right of someone’s foot will not kill them anymore.
    • Improved strategy: fights now require more strategy and timing; basically, more skill is needed instead of running in and spamming a button to block/counter.
    As mentioned before, Origins will feature a neat little skill tree. There will be 3 different branches you can start in: Warrior, Seer, or Hunter. Warrior and Hunter are self-explanatory, but what does this Seer tree focus on? Many of the skills and upgrades mainly focus on tools, traps, and other tricks. Kind of similar to the ones you’ll find within the rogue or trickster class. However, you are able to blend abilities from the other classes, as they will all have points of overlap, because it's not a tree without branches overlapping. This allows for the highest level of customization and satisfaction, and is also something new and unique not seen in the past games.

    Origins also explores the origin of the Eagle Vision as literally an eagle’s vision. Through his relationship with his eagle, Senu, Bayek is able to tap into Senu’s eyes, allowing him to see what Senu sees.

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    Hailing from Siwa, he is the last Medjay, an order that held great power and skills, but eventually became obsolete under the Greeks. He is married to Aya, an agent of the exiled Cleopatra. Their relationship, although a little difficult because of his dislike for Cleopatra, ends up being essential for the start of the Brotherhood.

    The true queen of Ancient Egypt. She and her brother, Ptolemy XIII, inherited the throne after their father’s death. However, The Order prefers their puppets young and naive, two characteristics Cleopatra did not have, so they believed she had to go. To solve this problem, they took advantage of Ptolemy’s corruption and young age, and forced her into exile. Now, Julius Caesar draws closer and closer to Egypt. And, seeing this chance, she allies herself with him as a way of reclaiming the throne.

    Only seeing greatness, Julius Caesar holds the key to the liberation of Egypt from the Order. His words and actions have the power to move many, and now, by allying with Cleopatra, he looks to take Egypt for himself.

    Although only 12 years old, he believes he’s actually a pretty levelheaded preteen and takes the throne alongside his sister. However, the immense power soon corrupts him, and because of his young age, he is soon just a puppet, controlled by the Order and those around him. Seeking all the power for himself, he leads a coup, exiling Cleopatra.

    OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
    Processor: Intel Core i5-2400s @ 2.5 GHz or AMD FX-6350 @ 3.9 GHz or equivalent
    Memory: 6GB
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or AMD R9 270 (2048 MB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)
    Resolution: 720p
    Note: at the lowest settings

    Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
    Processor: Intel Core i7- 3770 @ 3.5 GHz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz
    Memory: 8GB
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD R9 280X (3GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)
    Resolution: 1080p
    Note: at the highest settings


    STEAM | $59.99
    Posted Oct 26, 2017
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  2. Hydra

    Hydra Advisor

    Posted Oct 26, 2017
  3. Godzilla

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  4. Cameron


    Looks good!
    Posted Oct 26, 2017
  5. Coder

    Coder Sometimes when I'm alone, I just love to cuddle. Advisor

    Ubisoft game...
    Posted Oct 26, 2017
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  6. GrimReaper

    GrimReaper The Eldest Child Member

    Posted Oct 26, 2017
  7. OH......assassins creed
    Posted Oct 26, 2017
  8. Ere

    Ere Recruit

    Posted Oct 27, 2017
  9. ChaseBlast

    ChaseBlast Junior

    Looks amazing!
    Posted Oct 27, 2017
  10. Alucard

    Alucard Advisor

    Neat. I haven't really played much of this series since AC3, maybe wait until Christmas and pick it up a few dollars off.
    Posted Oct 27, 2017
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  11. ChrisCross

    ChrisCross Junior

    kinda scared it's gonna be the exact same thing as all previous assassin's creeds...
    PLEASE don't have 100 million trailing missions again
    Posted Oct 27, 2017
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  12. LEGION


    I really like assassin's creed alot first picked up on it on 3 (the revolutionary war one) haven't played the last three but I would probably pick this one up(no multiplayer I'm guessing :()
    Posted Oct 27, 2017
  13. I just finished AC Syndicate last night, I don't have high hopes for the AC series. But I do wonder if we get to play Frogger on boats going across the Red Sea instead of The Thames now!
    Posted Oct 27, 2017
  14. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg Member

    man AC fell off after the Eizo trilogy i miss the good old days :(
    Posted Oct 27, 2017
  15. D3faulT

    D3faulT Member

    Game sounds good, might have to try it out
    Posted Oct 28, 2017
  16. Bearded Melon

    Bearded Melon Recruit

    This is a very different game from the other assassins creed games. Reminds me more of horizon zero dawn
    Posted Oct 30, 2017
  17. Demonic

    Demonic Member

    Love the assassin's creed saga :cool:
    Posted Oct 31, 2017
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