Assassin’s Creed, the assassin’s Crédo in French, is a series of 7 games (not counting its derivatives) that features characters capable of stealthily eliminating targets, traversing environments in almost invisible ways and accomplishing mission of the utmost importance. The historical aspect is crucial in each of these games, since it crosses characters who really existed. With our hero, we influence the course of history in virtual adventures that teach us a lot about the history of the world.
The plot of this episode takes place in Egypt, where everything began … Egypt saw the end of its power and the scenario will allow us to cross Cleopatra or Julius Caesar! The main character is part of the clan of assassins we are used to playing in the series. The neophytes will not be lost but the fans will be delighted to finally have relevant answers to the mysteries of the creation of this clan.
But where Assassin’s Creed could surprise everyone, it’s in its game system completely renewed. No more linear quests and environments where we blocked against a wall or an invisible zone, because it is an open world that is offered to us here! What a pleasure to travel the arid lands of ancient Egypt, on foot or on horseback. The world is vast, quite alive and one is often surprised to stop to observe a scene of life.
Idem about the combat system completely overhauled! If the clashes were previously rather tedious, because of mechanics of repetitive play, there is a more fluid gameplay, which gives tone to each fight. You can dodge or protect yourself, and now you have to target your target. For us, it’s much better! The fighting becomes interesting again and we take pleasure in fighting against the guards or the more mystical creatures that cross our path.
The game is based on a system that is close to RPGs, with experience to accumulate and outfits to improve. The inventory is comparable to what is found in a Skyrim for example, without being so rich.
But Assassin’s Creed is above all discretion and assassinations! The game system has not really evolved in this opus PS4 and we still find the same opportunities to climb, run and throw on an enemy for the murder of a roof. One can move furtively, in order to surprise a guard and slaughter it without noise, or kill it at a distance with one of the many weapons provided. Classic, the series does not seek to innovate on these points because it works pretty well.
However, we would have preferred that the AI is a little improved because the enemies always react stupidly at times, but overall, the result is more than correct.
Graphically, not much to say! For an open world, the detail of the different characters and their animation is successful, the landscapes extend as far as the eye can see and we often ecstatic browsing the different regions of ancient Egypt, well transcribed. For those who do not know, the developers of Ubisoft studios take care, each new Assassin’s Creed, to heal their sets and reproduce as closely as possible environments! This is also what made the saga famous.
All in all, this Assassins’s Creed Origins is clearly one of the best ps4 2019 games , with the many DLCs available in this limited edition. As interesting as the main frame, the extensions allow you to extend an adventure that will keep you going for almost 60 hours. With these additions, we easily reach 100 hours of play, which is becoming rare nowadays.