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by Monkey Man » Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:57 pm



Reviews on Monday.

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PostRe: Assassin's Creed Valhalla
by Monkey Man » Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:02 pm

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IGN - 8/10​
Assassin's Creed Valhalla is a massive, beautiful open-world fueled by brutal living and the dirty work of conquerors. It's a lot buggier than it should be but also impressive on multiple levels.

Gamespot - 8/10​
Despite its strong connection to past games, Assassin's Creed Valhalla is more than capable of standing on its own. It takes a little while to build momentum, but when it hits its stride, Valhalla is a confident Assassin's Creed title that takes a few narrative risks which, as a whole, pay off. Eivor is a good hero with an identity that drives the mystery behind the main narrative, and she shines in the self-contained arc structure of Valhalla's story. The supporting cast may not shine as brightly, but it's easy to forgive that when exploring England and discovering new nuggets of worldbuilding is so rewarding.

Gamesradar - 4.5/5​
With a sprawling world to conquer and gory combat but also the chance to use that iconic hidden blade, Assassin's Creed Valhalla brings a triumphant balance to the series.

Eurogamer - Recommended​
Valhalla is another enormous Assassin's Creed saga, lavishly designed, with its sights set on story direction over narrative choice.

PC Gamer - 92/100​
Valhalla is Ubisoft's best Assassin's Creed to date.
Assassin's Creed's transformation into a full-blown RPG hasn't been the cleanest one, especially as features like stealth feel left to stagnate while other aspects get so much better. But Valhalla succeeds on so many levels that it's easy to forgive the times when it doesn't. It's an enormous game, and it'll probably take me another 20 hours to finish everything I still haven't completed. I honestly can't wait.

Gameinformer - 9.25/10​
With an engaging combination of combat, exploration, and crafted story content, this Viking legend is an epic with a little something for everyone.


Kotaku - Unscored​
Overall, it feels a lot of care and thought went into making Valahalla feel less like a checklist of things to do and more like a world to organically experience.

Polygon - Unscored​
Valhalla’s most intriguing story is one about faith, honor, and family, but it’s buried inside this massive, massive world stuffed with combat and side quests. That balance is not always ideal, but I’m glad, at least, that it forces me to spend more time seeking out interesting things in the game’s world.

Windows Central - 4/5​
Assassin's Creed Valhalla provides a gorgeous playground to explore with excellent combat. Though the story seems unnecessarily long, it's a fun Viking tale mixed with the series' own flare and sci-fi elements.

Dualshockers - 9/10​
Assassin's Creed Valhalla is a combination of everything that made the series great up to this point while cementing all that it needs moving forward.

Press Start - 9/10​
Assassin's Creed Valhalla blends old and new to create a unique experience and one of the best Assassin's Creed experiences yet. It combines series-best combat, a compelling story, and mesmerising locales to dually offer a definitive Viking and assassin experience.

Wccftech - 8.5/10​
Assassin's Creed Valhalla is a definite step up for the series, thanks to the many tweaks made to the RPG mechanics that powered the previous two entries in the series, better storytelling, great atmosphere, and meaningful side-content. Even with the tweaks, however, Assassin's Creed Valhalla is still an Assassin's Creed game at heart, so those who are not into the Ubisoft open-world game design will hardly change their opinion with the game. Everyone else will probably love every second of Eivor's adventure, especially if they are into Vikings and ancient Norse culture.


85% on metacritic - https://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-se ... d-valhalla
83% on opencritic - https://opencritic.com/game/9439/assass ... d-valhalla

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PostRe: Assassin's Creed Valhalla
by Rex Kramer » Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:14 pm

Ordered this up from Currys for £45 this morning on XBox One. Seemed like a decent price.

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by JChalmers » Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:26 pm

Picking this up at Smyths tomorrow along with my console, so glad it got such good scores, it looks amazing from what I've seen!

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PostRe: Assassin's Creed Valhalla
by rinks » Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:30 pm

CDKeys still have no Xbox codes. Infuriating.

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PostRe: Assassin's Creed Valhalla
by TonyDA » Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:17 pm

Any PS5 reviews? Is it safe to assume that, as the Series X reviews are so good, it should be exactly the same on PS5?

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PostRe: Assassin's Creed Valhalla
by Robbo-92 » Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:17 pm

Monkey Man wrote:


That looks amazing on Series X, I’m really considering picking this up now as opposed to Cyberpunk (which can wait till next year), I’ll watch a few more reviews this evening while I”m sorting out where I’m putting my Series X if it arrives tomorrow :lol:

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PostRe: Assassin's Creed Valhalla
by KingK » Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:33 pm

JChalmers wrote:Picking this up at Smyths tomorrow along with my console, so glad it got such good scores, it looks amazing from what I've seen!

Me too (game only, console coming from Amazon).
Although still waiting for the required email from Smyths which apparently I must show when collecting, even though I have the original email from when placing the order


Have you had this fabled email yet?

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by JChalmers » Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:36 pm

KingK wrote:
JChalmers wrote:Picking this up at Smyths tomorrow along with my console, so glad it got such good scores, it looks amazing from what I've seen!

Me too (game only, console coming from Amazon).
Although still waiting for the required email from Smyths which apparently I must show when collecting, even though I have the original email from when placing the order


Have you had this fabled email yet?


Not yet, I expect (hope) it'll sent tonight. My worry is because I preordered the console instore and the game online that the game collection won't be available until later on in the day if they're focusing on getting all the consoles out first :fp: :lol: I'm hoping I can pick up both at the same time as I don't fancy making the round trip twice in one day + I want to make it my main game I play tomorrow.

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PostRe: Assassin's Creed Valhalla
by KingK » Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:25 pm

I'm not planning on playing much tomorrow at all. Booked Weds off as guessed console wouldn't be delivered that early and then the required downloads etc would take a while.

As long as I can collect game at some point tomorrow I'm fine

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PostRe: Assassin's Creed Valhalla
by GrinWithoutaKat » Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:03 pm

Been watching them play this on the Xbox UK stream and it looks very good. I'm way behind on AC as a series though. Been trying to catch up on it the last few years, but at the same time, giving myself enough time between entries to avoid burnout. So tempted to just jump ahead to this, but worried it will make going back to older ones quite hard.

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PostRe: Assassin's Creed Valhalla
by KingK » Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:45 pm

JChalmers wrote:
KingK wrote:
JChalmers wrote:Picking this up at Smyths tomorrow along with my console, so glad it got such good scores, it looks amazing from what I've seen!

Me too (game only, console coming from Amazon).
Although still waiting for the required email from Smyths which apparently I must show when collecting, even though I have the original email from when placing the order


Have you had this fabled email yet?


Not yet, I expect (hope) it'll sent tonight. My worry is because I preordered the console instore and the game online that the game collection won't be available until later on in the day if they're focusing on getting all the consoles out first :fp: :lol: I'm hoping I can pick up both at the same time as I don't fancy making the round trip twice in one day + I want to make it my main game I play tomorrow.

Smyths email recvd at 2146!

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by JChalmers » Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:52 pm

KingK wrote:
JChalmers wrote:
KingK wrote:
JChalmers wrote:Picking this up at Smyths tomorrow along with my console, so glad it got such good scores, it looks amazing from what I've seen!

Me too (game only, console coming from Amazon).
Although still waiting for the required email from Smyths which apparently I must show when collecting, even though I have the original email from when placing the order


Have you had this fabled email yet?


Not yet, I expect (hope) it'll sent tonight. My worry is because I preordered the console instore and the game online that the game collection won't be available until later on in the day if they're focusing on getting all the consoles out first :fp: :lol: I'm hoping I can pick up both at the same time as I don't fancy making the round trip twice in one day + I want to make it my main game I play tomorrow.

Smyths email recvd at 2146!


Yup snap!

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PostRe: Assassin's Creed Valhalla
by rinks » Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:25 am

rinks wrote:CDKeys still have no Xbox codes. Infuriating.

Got them now. Gold edition bought.

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PostRe: Assassin's Creed Valhalla
by Rax » Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:33 am

I was going to wait and play this next year but its reviewing really well so I might pick it up after all.

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PostRe: Assassin's Creed Valhalla
by imbusydoctorwho » Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:53 pm

Will wait for a sale, as I've heard it's incredibly glitchy, typical Ubisoft

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by JChalmers » Tue Nov 10, 2020 3:45 pm

Loving it so far, played about an hour and a half.

One little annoyance is the side-missions etc don't show up on your hud when you chat to someone and start them. It's kind of like you've got the main mission and then everything else is just as and when you work out what to do.

Controls are a little odd, RB and RT for light and heavy melee attacks is taking a bit of used to. But can see me spending many hours playing this. It looks stunning on Series X too well worth the 4 hour download!

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PostRe: Assassin's Creed Valhalla
by Robbo-92 » Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:05 pm

imbusydoctorwho wrote:Will wait for a sale, as I've heard it's incredibly glitchy, typical Ubisoft


I was going to wait for a sale and focus on Cyberpunk instead but reading/watching reviews I’m sorely tempted to do the opposite, or at least wait till Cyberpunk has had a few patches out as considering the news a short while back I imagine it’ll take a few to get it all sorted, might even wait for the next gen patch to be out before buying it.

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PostRe: Assassin's Creed Valhalla
by KingK » Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:21 pm

Picked up my copy from Smyths just before 5pm. It’s sat next to me sealed because no strawberry floating Amazon XSX delivery yet :evil:


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