‘Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’ puts assassination on the back burner

'Assassin's Creed Valhalla' puts assassination on the back burner

With each new entry and new setting in the Assassin’s Creed series, we drift further from where the series began. In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, the shift from assassin to warrior feels like it has completed its metamorphosis.

At least that’s how it felt when I had a chance to play the game for a few hours during a hands-on preview ahead of Ubisoft Forward on Sunday.

Taking control of Eivor, a Norwegian Viking warrior invading England in the ninth century, I accomplished a lot in my time with Valhalla. I raided a village, laid siege to a castle, took out an enemy camp through silent assassination, fought a legendary creature, beat an otherworldly foe in a thoroughly spooky arena, took part in a wedding where I won a drinking competition, and explored a vast section of England that only accounted for a small percentage of the full game’s scope. Read more…

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