I recently had the chance to get just over three hours of hands-on times with the next chapter of Ubisoft’s historical adventure franchise. So, now I give to you just over 40 minutes of gameplay footage—along with my thoughts, want them or not—on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
I came into Valhalla as someone who typically hasn’t paid much attention to the Assassin’s Creed series, but also as someone who has been curious about said series’ recent shifts in storytelling and gameplay. Plus, I’ve got to admit: the whole “play as a Viking raider” idea sounded kinda interesting for an open-world action-adventure game.
In that, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla definitely is interesting. It’s a game I couldn’t get a full read on from just a few hours of gameplay, but one that I’m left very curious about. I can’t speak to the argument over if this is a “true” Assassin’s Creed game anymore or not, but if this is the new era of the series, it’s probably the most interested I’ve been in after that shift.
Anyhow, on to the video.
Mollie got her start in games media via the crazy world of gaming fanzines, and now works at EGM with the goal of covering all of the weird Japanese and niche releases that nobody else on staff cares about. She’s active in the gaming community on a personal level, and an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming, consumer rights, and good UI. Check her out on Twitter and Mastodon.