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 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: Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey

Details: This is a review for the base game and all the free downloadable content that came with it. Played the game for about ninety hours. Official site is https://assassinscreed.ubisoft.com/game/en-us/home

Score: 8.6/10

The Assassin’s Creed franchise has always been a warm blanket to me. I’m familiar with the tone, the atmosphere, and the gameplay generally established in this series. Which is why I was very curious about how different things would be in Odyssey. The last Assassin’s Creed game I played what Syndicate, and things have become substantially more like a role playing game since then. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey feels a lot like The Witcher 3, and that’s a good thing. Odyssey is an adventure and I enjoyed that adventure very much.

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Video Game Review: Child of Light

Details: Released in 2014. Beat the game in about ten hours. Purchased the game through steam for about five dollars. Played on the PC. Official site is https://www.ubisoft.com/en-us/game/child-of-light/

Score: 6.7/10

Child of Light is a turn based role playing game. It’s pretty fun, if not short lived.

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Video Game Review: Season Pass and The Dreadful Crimes DLC for Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate

Details: Released in 2015. I purchased the season pass from http://www.humblebundle.com for about twelve dollars. The Dreadful Crimes DLC does not come with the season pass and I purchased it separately from Ubisoft’s online store for about two dollars. Spent about thirty hours playing through the main game and all of the DLC excluding The Dreadful Crimes and Jack the Ripper DLC. The Dreadful Crimes took me about three hours. Played on the PC. Spent about five to ten hours playing through Jack the Ripper DLC. More information can be found here:¬†https://store.ubi.com/us/assassins-creed-syndicate-season-pass/56c4948288a7e300458b46f2.html

Score: 6.7/10 for the Season Pass, 7/10 for The Dreadful Crimes

The season pass for Assassin’s Creed is fun, but mostly not worth it unless you really loved Syndicate. For one thing, Dreadful Crimes does not come with it and that is a really fun piece of DLC. Secondly, with the exclusion of the Jack the Ripper DLC, the other missions and equipment don’t really add too much to the game.

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