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Assassins creed Valhalla looks so good now!

Yoboman

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Naaaaahhhh. I'm a huge new AC fanboy but this looks decidedly middling, and graphically it looks straight up outdated. To be expected, not really hating them for it, but I just can't get that excited for it & it's clear that the big jump will be the next one instead when they can update their tech.
Thats my issue. It really feels like the engine is starting to show some real struggles to keep up with the top tier. I used to consider Assassins Creed amongst the bench mark for animation, but it really hasn't evolved for a long time
 

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"Looking good" is never an issue when it comes to ubisoft games. But "looking boring" certainly is.

This new AC formula is already tired in my opinion.
Agree. I'm finding it very hard to purchase. AC should have had decaps and dismemberment a long time ago. That would have made the combat a little bit more interesting.
 

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I want a res bump and frame unlock for AC Unity. Begagala at DF was spot on with this.
 

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This actually looks amazing now. if it really looks like this at 4k60, then it just might be the best looking next gen game this year. The decapitation looked next gen
 
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Here is my current thought/desire cycle with AC Games.

Step 1) Game is announced. I think "Oh great, another fucking Assassin's Creed game. Yippee."
Step 2) Gameplay is shown. I think "This looks like another heap of bloated, open-world trash."
Step 3) Release draws near and more trailers are released. I think "Hmm... wait, this doesn't look bad?"
Step 4) I buy the fucking game.

God damnit.
 
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Tschumi

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You know what.. I'm starting to see the truth.. no matter how good the world looks.. pretty soon we're all just gonna be fast traveling and horse sprinting through a blurry landscape getting bored of derivative dialogue and totally falling to fall for the Viking vibe of years ago.

And like the worst part will be how they shoehorn in an assassin.. Anything into Viking society.
 

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I feel like Assassin's Creed has a cycle like the Sonic Cycle.

When it's first showed off, GaF cries, "looks like shit"

Then always right before launch...

"Well this actually looks decent"

To during launch...

"Picked this up."
You forgot the last step.

"This really isn't fun and the story is all over the place."

This is me every time. I even platinumed Origins which caused me to hate the game.
 

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As long as it looks as good as Odyssey and Origin's, i'll still play the game, i've completed those 2 so more to play like those will do for me, it looks fine in the videos i've seen so far.
 

Spaceman292

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I feel like Assassin's Creed has a cycle like the Sonic Cycle.

When it's first showed off, GaF cries, "looks like shit"

Then always right before launch...

"Well this actually looks decent"

To during launch...

"Picked this up."
Two weeks later: "Here's the problem"
 
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voidenberg

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Agree. I'm finding it very hard to purchase. AC should have had decaps and dismemberment a long time ago. That would have made the combat a little bit more interesting.
I'll buy it eventually. But not at release. Too many games to play in november.
 

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As a huge assassin's creed fan from the first second I can't get used to the new assassin's creed games when I started to play origins I didn't enjoy it and quit playing it the ezio trilogy and unity are still the best in every aspect the new games are boring shitfest with unsymphatic characters and dumb stories
 
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one of my mistresses want to gift me this or watchdogs legion ...dont know what to choose
 

makaveli60

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Just after my criticism of Odyssey yesterday they convinced me that I need this. It's still not a real AC game but it looks good unlike that trash Odyssey. I just have to suffer through that first. I hope this one won't have such retarded writing and performance, and as much SJW agenda bullshit shoehorned in like Odyssey. I'm crying it's so bad and even the gameplay is horrible but I'm looking forward to Valhalla.
 

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Ubisoft went from releasing incredibly fake and impossible trailers (watch dogs) to awful early builds (valhalla, prince of persia) despite them being actually better in later (and less hyped) reveals.... They really need to refocus their marketing approach
 
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Some of the animation looks a bit wonky, but the gore looks great. That polar bear fight looked awesome. Crazy really that this is doing 4k/60 on next gen but Yakuza is only 1440p/60 lol. I mean Ubisoft are hardly the masters of game optimization in the first place, not on pc anyway.
do we know if it's 4K with a 60fps target or is it dynamic 4K to maintain the 60fps target?
 
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I dont think we know. They just said 4k/60. If i had to guess it would probably be dynamic 4k.
I reckon it's dynamic 4K for the 60fps mode and perhaps the game is going to also include a fidelity mode that cuts down frame rate to 30fps and hits native 4K with higher quality textures and shadows!
 
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Moses85

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I guess I need new glasses. Can’t agree to your „game looks awesome“ posts
 

GymWolf

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Cringe as fuck but i like the gore.

Graphically it doesn't look that much better than previous showing tbh...
 
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I’ll buy an Assassin’s Creed game again when they go back to being about assassinating people, and not poor rip offs of The Witcher.

So probably never.

This looks about as rote and run of the mill as you can possibly get. Enjoy the disappointment... again.
 

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Was the original issue the graphics?

I thought it was the fact that its the same boring, crap, dull, bleak, uninspiring, bland AC (Ubisoft) gameplay...
 
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GymWolf

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Thats my issue. It really feels like the engine is starting to show some real struggles to keep up with the top tier. I used to consider Assassins Creed amongst the bench mark for animation, but it really hasn't evolved for a long time
They are not one of the benchamarks in animation since unity most probably.
Strange because for honor has mostly good animations...
 
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Sethbacca

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I never understood the hate for this game. It always looked pretty good.
The initial trailers were all dark and gritty and I don't think showed the game in it's best light (literally). I think we're getting to see different environments and such which is really why it looks better now. At least to me.
 

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It does look good but I just don’t like the direction the recent games have taken. Won’t be getting this either as it looks just like the previous 2 in terms of mechanics.
 

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My AC experience is 2h of Black Flag.
Is this one supposed to have better gameplay?
To which side the combat in this game leans to? God of War or Dark Souls?
(I assume it has parts of both, but to which it leans more)
 

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I'm watching Vikings the show so am getting hyped for this, but equally know Ubisoft wil have me bored within 20 hours.
 
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GymWolf

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My AC experience is 2h of Black Flag.
Is this one supposed to have better gameplay?
To which side the combat in this game leans to? God of War or Dark Souls?
(I assume it has parts of both, but to which it leans more)
Souls light and some abilities with cooldown.
 
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Sethbacca

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My AC experience is 2h of Black Flag.
Is this one supposed to have better gameplay?
To which side the combat in this game leans to? God of War or Dark Souls?
(I assume it has parts of both, but to which it leans more)
I'd say try it. I never liked the old AC games but the new ones I enjoy. You could probably get Odyssey for cheap to see if you like the new style of gameplay rather than buying this full price.
 
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Ar¢tos

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I'd say try it. I never liked the old AC games but the new ones I enjoy. You could probably get Odyssey for cheap to see if you like the new style of gameplay rather than buying this full price.
Is Odissey the same gameplay style?
I saw videos, but parts of it looked boring (ship combat)
 
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Sethbacca

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Is Odissey the same gameplay style?
As far as I know. Origins was the first game in the series to depart from the old AC style gameplay into the more open world RPG style progression. I only had limited experience with the series before Oddysey like you and the old gameplay was okay but didn't really do anything for me. The only real problem with Oddysey is its fucking huge.
 
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