Video Game Review: Assassin’s Creed Origins: The Curse of the Pharaohs

Details: Played through the game in about twelve hours. More information can be found at https://www.ubisoft.com/en-gb/game/assassins-creed-origins/ and https://store.ubi.com/ie/assassin-s-creed–origins—the-curse-of-the-pharaohs/5a9d712c88a7e30993e580c1.html

Score: 7.6/10

Curse of the Pharaohs is the last piece of downloadable content (or DLC) for Assassin’s Creed: Origins. There’s so much more to this downloadable content that it borders on being called an expansion rather than DLC. Curse of the Pharaohs introduces a few new beautiful areas to explore and a few new bosses to fight as well. The story goes more into the history of Egypt, but not of its protagonist, Bayek, unfortunately.

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Video Game Review: Assassin’s Creed Origins: The Hidden Ones

Details: Spent about six hours playing through this. More information can be found at https://www.ubisoft.com/en-gb/game/assassins-creed-origins/ and https://store.ubi.com/ie/assassin-s-creed-origins—the-hidden-ones/5a5e11ee88a7e3b6351233e3.html

Score: 6.8/10

The Hidden Ones is a piece of downloadable content (or DLC for short) that adds a new area to Assassin’s Creed: Origins. It’s relatively short and doesn’t add anything to the gameplay. Otherwise, it’s fine.

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Video Game Review: Assassin’s Creed: Origins

Details: This is a review of the base game and the downloadable content that came with it, not of The Hidden Ones or Curse of the Pharaoh expansions. Beat the main quest in about thirty hours. Spent another ten hours playing through side quests and clearing the map. More information can be found at https://www.ubisoft.com/en-gb/game/assassins-creed-origins/

Score: 7.5/10

The biggest flaw of Assassin’s Creed: Origins has nothing to do with the game. The problem is that I played Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey first and that it is clearly the better game. Odyssey did come out after Origins after all. In comparison with Odyssey, Origins maintains more of the trappings of the old Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Even still, Origins introduces many new elements that improve on the franchise and move it forward. It is from this Origins that Odyssey builds upon and further refines.

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Video Game Review: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey: The Fate of Atlantis, Episode 1: Fields of Elysium

Details: Beat it in about eleven hours. More information can be found at https://assassinscreed.ubisoft.com/game/en-us/home and https://store.ubi.com/us/assassins-creed-odyssey—the-fate-of-atlantis/5cae4a290c8ee4942c287a10.html?lang=en_US

Score: 6.9/10

Fields of Elysium is the first of three parts of The Fate of Atlantis, which is downloadable content (or DLC for short) for Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey. There are some new elements, but it’s mostly more of the same gameplay. The new areas are beautiful though.

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Video Game Review: What Remains of Edith Finch

Details: Originally released in 2017. Played through the game in well under two hours. Official site is http://www.giantsparrow.com/games/finch/

Score: 7/10

The Epiq Games store was giving this game away recently so I decided to give it a play through. What Remains of Edith Finch is game often referred to as a “walking simulator.” You basically walk down a fairly linear path and are told a series of short stories related to the family of Edith Finch. These series of stories are mostly grounded in realism, but touch upon supernatural elements. The biggest draw of this game is just being told a story that unravels the mystery of the Finch family.

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