Assassin’s Creed: Origins

About Assassin’s Creed: Origins

Assassin’s Creed: Origins is a third-person-perspective game of the action and adventure genre. It is the tenth part of the long running series, Assassin’s Creed. The game was developed by Ubisoft Montreal and then published by Ubisoft worldwide on 27th October’ 2017. It has been released on Microsoft Windows (PC), PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.
This installment is based in the time of ancient Egypt during the Ptolemaic Period with fictional stories of the secret order. The story of Assassin’s Creed: Origins revolves around a Medjay, who are the special paramilitary force personnel tasked with protecting the desert areas as desert scouts. Bayek is a Medjay who explores the ancient history of Brotherhood of Assassin’s and their conflict with The Order of the Ancients. Brotherhood of Assassin’s is a secret organization whose mission is to maintain the peace through freedom. Contrarily, The Order of Ancients restores peace in the society through force and power. The clash between these ancient secret societies is the very crux of the game.

Assassin’s Creed is an open world game where the player can roam around freely in the map of Egypt on horse, barefoot, carts and boats. In the open world the player can take part in the side or extra missions to unlock features and explore new areas. But the main play of the game is the Story Mode where the player has to complete scenario-based quests to progress in the game. By playing the story, new features like skills and weapons are unlocked, and the player earns experience points as they progress through the story. The most famous feature of the series “Eagle Vision” has also been included in this installment as Senu, who is Bonelli’s Eagle and companion. The mechanics of the feature are same just the eagle has changed and in addition to that the player, Bayek, can tame other creatures as well to accompany him or fight his enemies.

Origins introduced a new combat mechanism, Hit-Box, in which the player can pick up a weapon and hit the enemy anywhere based on the weapons damage and character movements. As compared to the previous versions, a player can miss the enemy while hitting the enemy and damage the specific body parts of the enemy.

A new concept of arena-based fighting for the series has been added where a player has to fight increasing levels of enemies in a wave, concluding with a most difficult enemy in a Boss Fight.

Ubisoft released two downloadable contents (DLC’s) for the game,

  • The Hidden Ones
  • The Curse of the Pharaohs

Both the DLC’s were released as chapters in order to further the story of Bayek in the game and make the game more interesting for the players. Bug fixes and improvements were also made in the DLC’s depending on the input given by the players.

Another DLC, Discovery Tour, was released separately to engage the players in an educational journey of the historical events which took place in the game and were mainly focused on the information provided by the museums.

System Requirements
Minimum:
  • OS:

    64-bit Operating Systems (Windows 7, Windows 8.1 & Windows 10)

  • Processor:

    Intel Core i5-2400s @ 2.5 GHz or AMD FX-6350 @ 3.9 GHz or equivalent

  • GPU:

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or AMD R9 270 (2048 MB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)

  • RAM:

    6 GB RAM

  • DirectX:

    Version 11

Recommended:
  • OS:

    64-bit Operating Systems (Windows 7, Windows 8.1 & Windows 10)

  • Processor:

    Intel Core i7- 3770 @ 3.5 GHz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz

  • GPU:

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD R9 280X (3GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)

  • RAM:

    8 GB RAM

  • DirectX:

    Version 11

  • HD Space:

    50 GB

  • Actual Install Size:

    44.59 GB

  • Resolution:

    4K/1080p

  • HD Space:

    50 GB

  • Actual Install Size:

    42.3 GB

  • Resolution:

    4K/1080p

Review
  • 7.2Total Score

    Assassin’s Creed: Origins is the finest and craftiest creation of Ubisoft for the Assassin’s Creed franchise, even beating the likes of Unity and Syndicate editions. The setting of Ancient Egypt is just mesmerizing and on the top it’s a free-world game play, which means the players can roam and explore the beautiful rendition of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Ancient Egypt. The storyline and scenarios infused with the scenic areas of Egypt make the game much more worthwhile.
    In the storyline, a Medjay Bayek is the main character who is the assassin sworn to protect the ruler of Egypt against enemies. He is accompanied by his wife Aya and other notable historic characters like Julius Caesar and Cleopatra, who are only in the back drop of the story. The players will find Bayek the most astonishing assassin in the series on how he fights, cooperates with civilians, interacts with animals and assassinate those who deserve it – Mostly.
    The combat has a new and different feel to it. Every weapon has its own touch of style and attack depending on weapon supplies. Bayek can tear apart an enemy’s defense with a single attack and can carry out special attacks subject to the desired attachments. The most attractive part of the game series, stealth mode, has been enhanced and the player can move around un-noticed. The essential part of an assassin is being able to silently sneak in the enemy areas and execute their missions, which is the core aspect of the game. Moreover, the main character Bayek’s weapon arsenal has been advanced with innovative and localized setting instruments to cater the Egypt’s scenario.
    The story mode will make you travel and explore the Ancient Egypt virtually. It is 30+ hour long and it grasps you so tightly that you are determined to play the whole mode in one go. The intense story of Bayek and his rise in the political world of Ancient Egypt and Rome, where he is involved in the assassination of key political figures and interactions with famous historical figures like Julius Caesar. As the story mode progresses, the player will find out that Bayek is not only a fierce assassin but a human as well because he be-friends people and shows some sense of humor in political gatherings. As you go through and play Bayek’s missions, you will experience the thrill of almost real open-world as crocodiles can also pull people from rivers or if Bayek is raiding villages, a random flock of hippos will run through the village. Another aspect of the game which is highly commendable is the educational focus kept in the game by Ubisoft. From the start of story mode to the end, it is a knowledge rich educational journey which will enhance – completely change – the person playing’s perspective of the Egypt and its Ancient roots. The clash between Ptolemaic Egypt and Caesar’s Rome is very important for the kids to understand if they need to know about important historic events which took place in the world.
    Unfortunately every game has some issues and bugs and Assassin’s Creed: Origins have some significant one. The combat game play is amazing while fighting one-on-one with an enemy but as soon as the quantity is increased, the lock mode of camera activates and makes it quite difficult and gawky to fight properly. If the lock mode on camera does not switch on automatically, it will a super cool fight mode. Furthermore, playing in stealth assassin mode has some issue’s but they are not major as while sneaking in, the enemy guards fall off the cliff on their own while patrolling. Even when Bayek is silently moving in the enemy area and he get close to steps or some building material, he hops on them which exposes him to the enemies. Stealth game play can be termed as the weakest in this game.
    Assassin’s Creed Origins is the revival we were desperately waiting for. The careful buoyancy of AC lover’s has been rewarded by an excellent open-world adventure that could lead to an exciting future for the series. While it lifts its finer ideas from other open-world titles, it executes them well enough to create a holistic entertainment for players. Although there are some bugs and issue’s but they cannot undermine the beauty of the game.

    • Graphics
      7.5
    • Sound
      7
    • Game Play
      7
Analysis
    • The Good
      • Great characters
      • The best setting the series has ever seen
      • Updates to formula make it fresh once again
      • Bayek is an excellent lead
      • Absolutely beautiful visuals
      • Egypt is a beautifully realized setting, showing off distinct cultures
    • The Bad
      • Combat mechanics are confusing
      • Progression doesn’t scale properly
      • Leveling system restricts exploration
      • Story falters in the final act
      • Can be a little too easy at times
      • Persistent technical issues
Game Details
Game Poster
Poster
Languages
  • Language
  • Interface
  • Audio
  • Subtitles
  • English
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