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I just finished main storyline of Assassin Creed Origins, which took me 62h. Couple of locations left on main map (and 2 dlc), about 93% cleared.
Im not sure if I can 100% achievement it, since most of the times it required skill and grinding, but im sure gonna 100% all map markers and clearing DLC afterward.
For this review, I need to break down again to several part, because AC Origins such a big jump from traditional AC series that have several features that made me enjoyed this game so much.
The world, setting, characters:
AC Origins is such a gorgeous game to look at that I feel like I wanted to take photos every couple minute playing this game. It feel like a real lively old egypt but filled with peoples and environment. Additionally, it doesnt have only egyptian cities, but include several other civilization such as roman and greeks as well as vast area of sea and desert. Our main protagonist, Bayek is probably most interesting character in AC series ever where he got a simple goal to find killer of his son while protecting whole egypt as Medya. Sometimes you also controlled his wife Aya in some of the story missions, including several ship battles.
One key feature changes from traditional AC is the combat. It is now more action based similar to Dark Souls series rather rhythmic combat like batman arkham series. You have dedicated button for ranged bow, light attack and heavy attack. You also can weapon switching depending on your playstyle. Parkour have been simplify and doesnt need many button presses. A good addition stuff in this game is probably the eagle vision (not just the one that do sonar pulse) with you can view your surrounding from your eagle pet view. It can be used to detect specific target, treasure or display your objective. Last part that was interesting in AC Origins is treasure hunting, which similar to tomb raiding to get some upgrade for your skill.
Because the world are most vast and open world compared to previous AC Origins, you no longer feel cramped with too much markers on the map from the get go (AC Unity issues). Although most of the treasure markers are felt useless (since you always can upgrade your favourite legendary gears) there are tons of other side activities that made it much different than AC before. From detective / murder mystery, clearing encampment's captain, fighting a WAR ELEPHANT! as well as helping other civilian from being oppressed. One of the negative stuff i keep hearing is the game gating player from accessing certain region because of player level, which is not a problem for me since i will always do side quests and clearing map marker first.
AC Origins is fun and new formula that Im looking forward in AC series. Although sometimes I feel like there are a lot in game system can be made deeper and more complex, but at least it nice world to casually walk around.