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The End Of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Is Finally Within My Reach

The developers of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey have been moving the game’s finish line farther out since October of last year, but I think I’m finally about to catch it. This sums up my gaming experience these days, perpetually racing toward a moving goal.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Smartly Refines The Origins Skill Tree

Of the many differences between last year’s Assassin’s Creed Origins and this year’s Odyssey, the changes to upgradable abilities have the most dramatic effect on gameplay. Origins’ skill trees were a convoluted mess even at the time, and Odyssey’s refinements bring that messiness into sharper relief.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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A Screenshot Tour Back Through The Stunning Assassin’s Creed Origins

Assassin’s Creed Origins was a slow burn. The ancient Egyptian adventure didn’t grab me in its earliest scenes, didn’t immediately hook me with its stoic hero Bayek. It felt fine at first. Solid. But it also felt plain. I kept playing and grew to marvel at it.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Confession: I Always Unlock Ubisoft Club Rewards First

When I start a new Ubisoft game for the first time, I don’t immediately play it. No, I find the Ubisoft Club option in the game’s menu, load it up and start unlocking rewards. The rewards are rarely good and they sometimes imbalance my game, but I can’t help myself.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Getting Bored And Walking Away Is How Most Games End For Me Now

Last week, I realized I have a problem. I’d just finished browsing the Nintendo Switch’s entire eShop for a second time in search of a new game. That’s a weird thing to do, especially considering that I still haven’t finished Breath of the Wild. I should finish it, but I can’t bring myself to do […]

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Everything We Learned About Assassin’s Creed Odyssey After Playing It

The next Assassin’s Creed is going to turn heads. That won’t just be because it’s set in ancient Greece, nor simply because it lets you play as a man or a woman. It’s also changing the series’ combat yet again, offering more options for stealth, and even fleshing out the modern-day stuff that’s been lacking […]

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Ubisoft’s Personal Gaming Assistant Is A Great Idea That’s Not Quite There Yet

Ubisoft’s personal gaming assistant, previously only available in Canada, is now out worldwide. Its name is Sam, a nod to Sam Fisher of Splinter Cell fame, although Michael Ironside doesn’t do the voice (sorry, Stephen). Embedded in the Ubisoft Club app, Sam sounds like any other AI that might reside on your phone,…Read more… Continue […]

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Assassin’s Creed Origins, Six Months Later

Half a year ago, Ubisoft released Assassin’s Creed Origins. It was 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.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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How Multiple Ubisoft Studios Make So Many Assassin’s Creed Games

There has been one major new Assassin’s Creed game every year since 2007, except for the two years they skipped and the one year when they made two. It’s never been a secret that Ubisoft rotates teams, but it’s never been as clear how they do it until a talk given by the head of […]

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April is the first month beyond Ubisoft’s DLC roadmap for Assassin’s Creed Origins.

April is the first month beyond Ubisoft’s DLC roadmap for Assassin’s Creed Origins. With it, the company has announced a tool called the Animus Control Panel that will let players tweak 75 settings in the game. Ubi PR tells us it’s “only planned for PC at this time.” That’s a wrap on new Origins content, […]

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Assassin’s Creed Origins’ Papyrus Mysteries Are Some Of The Series’ Best Sidequests

Ubisoft games are understandably knocked for having a lot of filler content. Often, though, one of their gargantuan open-world epics will hide a wonderful line of sidequests. It’s taken me some time to appreciate an extraordinary set of them in Assassin’s Creed Origins, a set that helps show off areas of the game…Read more… Continue […]

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The Best Video Game Trees, According To Someone Who Makes Them

Fun fact: there’s an entire company dedicated to helping game developers create believable trees. SpeedTree offers developers a huge library of trees as well as tools that let them quickly make their own, and its tech has appeared in everything from The Witcher 3 to Forza to Destiny. Which video game trees are the…Read more… […]

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Assassin’s Creed Origins’ New Expansion Goes Full Crazy, And I Love It

Assassin’s Creed tries to be a series about history, but over the last decade it hasn’t been afraid to get a little loose with that. We’ve had a tyrannical King George (Washington), and a bizarre hunt for Jack the Ripper, but it’s the series latest dalliance with fiction—Curse of the Pharoahs—that’s become my…Read more… Continue […]

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The Faster A Video Game Treasure Chest Opens, The Better 

About one hour into my Assassin’s Creed: Origins playthrough, I came upon my first treasure chest in an out-of-the-way cave near Siwa. As I walked up to it, I pressed the E key and braced myself for that everlasting example of minor gameplay annoyances: the chest-opening animation. But it never came.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Assassin’s Creed Origins’ first expansion accidentally came out a week early.

Assassin’s Creed Origins’ first expansion accidentally came out a week early. Its newest one, the bigger Curse of the Pharaohs, has been delayed a week to March 13. A new official video shows the mystical expansion, hyping a new city, an elaborate new enemy system and even seven new character skills. Looks impressive.Read more… Continue […]

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