After taking a year out from Assassin’s Creed, has Ubisoft done enough to bring the people back to the shadows? We’re not sure, but it certainly looks promising.
Development on Origins began in 2014 as soon as Ubisoft Montreal finished Black Flag. When first “leaked,” a prequel to the original Assassin’s Creed sounded interesting. I felt it started the Assassins versus Knights Templar story just fine. The way they used present day with ancestral past created an intriguing back-and-forth, and layering up storytelling in that way sucked me in and I ended really enjoying it. While people may scoff at the franchise, there’s some deep fiction there. The search for the Pieces of Eden and dealing with the destruction of an entire ancient civilization are what drives the initial story. This also drives it for the original game and subsequent Assassin’s Creed 2 Trilogy.
The new combat mechanics, along with the underwater abilities, are going to delight old fans and hopefully reel in new ones too.
I’m looking forward to saying goodbye to Overwatch and PUBG for a few weeks. Consider this a sacrifice to the Egyptian Gods, in return for finally letting me roam their land as an Assassin. I do believe this new edition will breathe new life into the Assassin’s Creed series. It’s definitely a step in the right direction for Ubisoft.