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Assassin’s Creed: Origins, Late, Early Impressions

Assassin’s Creed: Origins is a beautiful game, but, I am not sure if it’s the undisputed most beautiful game on the market. The surprisingly beautiful Call of Duty: WWII, will give Origins a run for it’s money.

Assassin’s Creed: Origins

There is a lot of hype around Assassin’s Creed: Origins’ photo mode, which, frankly, is just a way for the game’s developer to get, you, the player, to market their game on social media.

I was not a big fan of melee combat originally, but I warmed up to it, some. But, I still hope to focus on Hunter and Seer. I am playing with a Xbox One controller on PC, and for now, it’s ok. But I get the feeling it’s not as good as playing on the console, especially the auto-aim.

My main gripe with gameplay, which will last the entire time I play this game (unless I can change it in the menu), is the fact that I have to pick up loot by depressing the left stick…It is the most unnatural thing ever.

The loot system is a major factor in this game, and instead of pressing Y, B, A or X on the controller…I have to depress the left stick…Ridiculous.


My second gripe pertains to locating loot. To use detective mode aka Animus Pulse, you have press and hold DPad Up…

This is silly, because to call your Camel, you press and hold DPad Down, but when you want to call your bird, you do not press and hold DPad Up, you just press it once…

Why do you call one animal by holding the button down, but for the other animal, you just press it once…
So, while running around, I kept calling the bird, when all I wanted to do was scan.

And since you are going to be looking for loot, a lot, it would make sense to scan by just pressing a button, versus holding it. Holding DPad Up should call your flying animal, just like how Holding DPad Down, calls your ground animal…


Plus, when you call the bird, the game automatically takes you to his vision, mid flight. And, if you accidentally call him, you have to go thru the animation that transports the camera to the bird mid flight vs what the scan does, which is just highlight the area.

Scan or pulse should never be activated in game by holding any button. It would make more sense it if were a quick press or tap.

Anyway, besides those two annoying game mechanics, Assassin’s Creed: Origins is a beautiful game, which at first glance makes me wish I could upload myself into the game, just to walk around.

The gameplay has been good so far, and I can’t wait for what lies ahead.

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