Decent, but Im a bit hesitated.
In my search for good open world, i have been searching through list for any affordable title. Somehow this game have a demo on Ubisoft Connect (new name of uplay), so I thought I might just give it a try. Link to EGS above is because you can get 10 USD off for that games with coupon.
Im aware that this game is supposed to be very similar with Breath of the Wild. And you all shouldve known that I have played Genshin Impact recently to burn out (explored 100% map), so I will some more stuff to be more surprised. Turn out the combat is pretty cool, so instead of more grounded dark souls combat, this game used combat similar to devil may cry style, albeit abit limited. The world itself look interesting and ability to glide and double jump is highly welcome.
Now for my concern. The first impression on story side is pretty terrible. Basically it try to do some sort of retelling of our protagonist story in 3rd person way. Problem, it is tried to tell in jokes way instead of epic way (unreliable narrator i think it called?). So combat is all that I think interesting, but even that is not enough, mostly because the skill tree shown in demo is too bad basic and gears i got in the demo are merely stats bonus. Not to mention that I feel like mashing button like crazy rather than be strategic with timing (and i played on hard).
There no reason not to give this demo a try. It is around 4GB standalone experience (meaning demo is unique to its own) that have fairly large area, but i didnt bother to explore much since I have seen similar game before (AC origins & Genshin Impact).
*If anyone curious what the games I was planning to buy for open world title (as it allow me to watch anime while playing) :
1. Far cry 5 (basic) - 6 usd on uplay
2. AC Odyssey (basic) - 10 usd on uplay
3. Immortals : Fenyx Rising - 13 usd on egs
4. Death Stranding - 13 usd on egs
Felt like Death Stranding or Far Cry 5 is closest candidate atm (Im playing another diablo-like shooter atm)