Gaming Assassin's Creed: Valhalla

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It's better than Odyssey, but Origins is still the best in this overall flawed trilogy. Big bonus for Origins is it wasn't bloated unlike these 2 and it had a very good protagonist. I'm sorry but Kassandra and Eivor are nothing bar a vessel for the player and nothing else, they barely have any kind of personality during the game for me (I know many seem to like Kassandra but that's my opinion).
 

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I just started playing this and like it so far although it has the usual drawbacks.

Was it a mistake taking the resources before heading to England?

None of the choices I made up to that point seemed to affect any outcomes, even when I said to kill your man's son they let him go anyway so I thought feck it.
 

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I just started playing this and like it so far although it has the usual drawbacks.

Was it a mistake taking the resources before heading to England?

None of the choices I made up to that point seemed to affect any outcomes, even when I said to kill your man's son they let him go anyway so I thought feck it.
I'm just at that part myself. I probably should have took them maybe. Just about to enter england.
 

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There are 5 choices that kind of affect the ending. Not in a significant way but affect your relationship with Siguard and the outcome of it by the end. The game doesn't tell you about them till the ending came. You only need 3 out of the 5 as far as I'm concerned, as I got one bad choice and still got the good outcome.

I will put them in spoilers if some want to spoil it to get the "good" cutscenes at the end, note that these have spoilers for some end game story events as well:

1- Taking or leaving the resources behind: the good choice is to leave them behind, the bad one is to take them.

2- Dating Siguard's wife. Of course betraying your brother is a bad choice.

3- punching Basim in one argument. Refuse to punch him and calm the situation down for the good stuff.

4- Giving the axe to Dag for the good option.

5- Accepting Siguard's judgment in one argument that happens in the settlement after he returned.
 

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The fighting was awesome, not sure I spent any silver in the entire game.
 

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I'm about 60 hours into this now and I'm surprised by how much I've enjoyed it. It's clear that Ubisoft has refined many of the systems in Odyssey and Origins and the game feels better for it. Overall I really enjoy the settlement and raiding system and they are just frequent enough that you always feel like a badass Viking. The game isn't particularly challenging or even that deep but I think they nailed what really matters, the atmosphere and world. Also maybe its just me but I think the general quality of voice acting and quest design is miles better than the last couple games. I also like Eivor far more than Bayak or Alexios who I found really forgettable. There are some nice throwback missions and tasks in this game that I feel has been missing from the last few AC iterations that I'm glad to see make an appearance. Overall it's not a groundbreaking experience, but it's a fun one. It remains to be seen if I'll still feel this way after another 60 hours which It might take to complete it, but I don't feel I'm flagging too much at the moment.
 

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Needed 1 fecking fish since November for the platinum and I STILL can’t fecking get it because it’s bugged.

2 patches since then and none have addressed the issue, I enjoyed the game but at this point I hate Ubisoft.
 

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Needed 1 fecking fish since November for the platinum and I STILL can’t fecking get it because it’s bugged.

2 patches since then and none have addressed the issue, I enjoyed the game but at this point I hate Ubisoft.
God that's annoying, feel for you there. Is it only bugged for you or a wide-ranging issue?
 

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I'm done with the game at 85% trophy completion after trying a few times to get the overdesign 2 trophy. That combined with the fishing trophy meant Valhalla crossed the line between putting a bit of extra time for the plat and hoping for RNG miracles. With 126 hours into the game, I think I've spent enough time here.

Overall the game has been quite fun. My biggest complaints are that the combat can feel weightless and stealth seems like the worse option every time. But I think they succeeded with a lot of the new mechanics. The world is beautiful and some of the stories were interesting if not a bit predictable. The new puzzles like shooting arrows through gaps at locks and explosive barrels and matching patterns at standing stones were quite clever at times. The cairns can buzz off though. Loved the Animus anomalies even if some of the platforming was frustratingly imprecise at parts.

The biggest surprise for me is how they made me care about the modern day storyline after the ending of AC3 made me bail out. I'm interested to see where they go now. Hope Ubisoft take another 2 year break and make something bold for a proper next gen AC.
 

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God that's annoying, feel for you there. Is it only bugged for you or a wide-ranging issue?

Some can get it some can't, I've caught fish that others can't. I think people have trouble with flat fish but I found that easy. I need a bream yet it despawns instantly but others have caught it.

fishing is bugged but in different ways for different people. Either way its incredibly frustrating.