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  • Summary: Build your own Viking Legend. Become Eivor, a Viking raider raised to be a fearless warrior, and lead your clan from icy desolation in Norway to a new home amid the lush farmlands of ninth-century England. Find your settlement and conquer this hostile land by any means to earn a place inBuild your own Viking Legend. Become Eivor, a Viking raider raised to be a fearless warrior, and lead your clan from icy desolation in Norway to a new home amid the lush farmlands of ninth-century England. Find your settlement and conquer this hostile land by any means to earn a place in Valhalla. England in the age of the Vikings is a fractured nation of petty lords and warring kingdoms. Beneath the chaos lies a rich and untamed land waiting for a new conqueror. Will it be you? Write Your Viking Saga. Blaze your own path across England with advanced RPG mechanics. Fight brutal battles, lead fiery raids or use strategy and alliances with other leaders to bring victory. Every choice you make in combat and conversation is another step on the path to greatness. Lead Epic Raids. Lead a crew of raiders and launch lightning-fast surprise attacks against Saxon armies and fortresses. Claim the riches of your enemies' lands for your clan and expand your influence far beyond your growing settlement. ENGAGE IN VISCERAL COMBAT. Unleash the ruthless fighting style of a Viking warrior as you dual-wield axes, swords, or even shields against relentless foes. Decapitate opponents in close-quarters combat, riddle them with arrows, or assassinate them with your Hidden Blade. Grow Your Settlement. Your clan's new home grows with your legend. Customise your settlement by building upgradable structures. Unlock new features and quests by constructing a barracks, a blacksmith, a tattoo parlour, and much more. Share Your Custom Raider. Recruit mercenary Vikings designed by other players or create and customise your own to share online. Sit back and reap the rewards when they fight alongside your friends in their game worlds. A Dark Age Open World. Sail across the icy North Sea to discover and conquer the broken kingdoms of England. Immerse yourself in activities like hunting and drinking games or engage in traditional Norse competitions like flyting – or, as it's better known, verbally devastating rivals through the art of the Viking rap battle. [Ubisoft] Expand

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla Is Going Full RPG
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  1. Positive: 26 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Nov 9, 2020
    100
    Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is the best open world RPG this year. It’s colorful locals are a joy to discover, combat and stealth feel deep and rewarding, and there’s a viking hoard of things to do.
  2. Nov 9, 2020
    91
    Valhalla is a truly authentic Viking experience, and quite possibly the best and most complete Assassin's Creed game in the series' current "Open-World RPG" phase.
  3. Nov 17, 2020
    90
    Everybody has their Assassin's Creed. Mine might still be the pirate's life in Black Flag. But Valhalla is basically Vikings vs. knights, filling out the other two sides of my personal trifecta. The assassinations might've gone soft, but the northern European world building hits hard.
  4. Nov 9, 2020
    80
    Assassin's Creed Valhalla provides a gorgeous playground to explore with excellent combat. Though the story seems unnecessarily long, it's a fun Viking tale mixed with the series' own flare and sci-fi elements.
  5. Jan 11, 2021
    80
    Assassins Creed Valhalla is a lot of fun and easy to sink dozens of hours into. It is the best entry in the more recent trilogy and genuinely elevates the gameplay mechanics. Content could be considered somewhat bloated still, but it is diverse enough and the setting and story is solid most of the way through.
  6. Nov 12, 2020
    80
    Ubisoft did what had to be done, made the game easier in some respects, tweaked some details and added others. As a whole, even with all its deficiencies, the game is a joyous place to spend your time in.
  7. Nov 25, 2020
    60
    Even without the Aegean sparkle of Odyssey, this is an idyllic tapestry for Ubisoft’s artists. This sunlight streaming through the clouds, bathing rich greed fields and vine-covered ruins and burgeoning cathedrals in its golden benediction! Ubisoft’s artists are to open world games what Richard II is to words, and their talent shines throughout Valhalla’s England: this sceptered isle, this earth of majesty, this other Eden, demi-paradise, this little world, this precious stone set in the silver sea, this blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England. So what if it’s not as good as Odyssey? I’ll take it!

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  1. Nov 23, 2020
    10
    positives - graphics, story, voice acting, open world / negatives - some bugs, some quests are boring, overall good game.
  2. Nov 11, 2020
    10
    I'm almost shocked how well Ubisoft delivered with this one. 2019 was awful for them, so i wasn't expecting much, but Valhalla so good.I'm almost shocked how well Ubisoft delivered with this one. 2019 was awful for them, so i wasn't expecting much, but Valhalla so good. There's so much to do, voice acting is great, story is great, graphics are amazing. It's going to be something i'm gonna play until cyberpunk comes out. There's not much else anyway. Not interested at all in spiderman dlc. Expand
  3. Nov 26, 2020
    10
    It's rare when i don't feel that i lost my money buying a game. There's always this "maybe i shouldn't", but not with this one. I'm actually addicted.
  4. Nov 29, 2020
    10
    PC version is easily best version of this game, but it's really nice what they did with ps5/xbox series x/s. Very beautiful graphics and funPC version is easily best version of this game, but it's really nice what they did with ps5/xbox series x/s. Very beautiful graphics and fun story, i'm sure most AC fans will like it. Expand
  5. Nov 11, 2020
    10
    Assassins Creed Valhalla is one of the best games I have ever played. Despite all the tiny bugs and terrible lip sync, it has perfected theAssassins Creed Valhalla is one of the best games I have ever played. Despite all the tiny bugs and terrible lip sync, it has perfected the Open World Formula and created what I believe is The Best Open World Game.

    Every single Feature feels incredible and sailing around with your Longship to Raid monasteries to get resources so you can build and upgrade your settlement is such a great grinding system. There is not 1 boring thing in this game. My absolute favorite thing is to upgrade my Gear and Weapons because not only is it super hard to find the rare Ingots, but each time you upgrade they get an improved look and you never really know what to expect so its kinda like opening a Christmas Present. And speaking of gear and weapons, this game has some of the best looking outfits and weapons I have ever seen in any games.

    As a Norwegian I have been dreaming of a Viking Game my entire life and somehow Ubisoft manages to nail nearly every single wish i had for the Game. This is The First Open World AAA Viking Game ever created and I am honestly really happy that Assassin's Creed is the one.

    This Game gives me the same feeling that Skyrim gave me when it first came out, a feeling that I never thought I would feel again. You can go to do a specific thing and then all of the sudden 5 hours have passed and you are at the other side of the map without even touching a single Main Quest.

    Assassin's Creed Valhalla will always have a special place in my heart and as much as I would love for them to make a Sequel I know that will not happen so I would very much like to see a Year 2 Pass or even better, a spin-off game with Online.
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  6. Dec 14, 2020
    8
    A fun and engaging story, wide open world where you go go anywhere and do anything. Interesting side events and activities. Combat, while itA fun and engaging story, wide open world where you go go anywhere and do anything. Interesting side events and activities. Combat, while it can be buggy, is varied with different weapons and movesets. Great fun and a good buy. Expand
  7. Dec 11, 2020
    0
    If you love looking at Ubisoft's loading screen, this is the game for you! I played a couple of hours of this game and really enjoyed it.If you love looking at Ubisoft's loading screen, this is the game for you! I played a couple of hours of this game and really enjoyed it. Then, went to bed. The next morning when I went to go play again, I couldn't get past the loading screen. Nothing changed, nothing updated. It just decided to stop working. I tried everything from rebooting, closing background apps, re-installing, etc. Not worth the money until developers start releasing games that actually work on launch. Expand

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