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    Assassin’s creed Valhalla is not a viking game it’s a conan meets world of warcraft.  Oversize silly weapons,  fantasy weapons,  fantasy armor.

    And on top of that,  it’s not a very good game.  Clunky, not that good looking,  I’m bored by it and it’s only been like an hour. After playing games like red dead redemption 2 and Ghost of tsushima,  this just feels cheap, generic and mass produced.

    #147110
    Mike
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    Never been much into AC.
    Limited time TBH.
    Still slowly working through The Witcher 3.

    #147113
    Ruarigh
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    Assassin’s creed Valhalla is not a viking game it’s a conan meets world of warcraft.

    Isn’t that pretty much how all these things go these days? It’s a shame it comes across like that, because there was some solid research done by serious scholars as part of the development, but then they went with a ‘Vikings’ and ‘The Last Kingdom’ aesthetic. I hope you were able, at least, to admire the Old Norse background dialogue.

    Never argue with an idiot. They'll only drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

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    #147128

    Assassin’s creed Valhalla is not a viking game it’s a conan meets world of warcraft.

    Isn’t that pretty much how all these things go these days? It’s a shame it comes across like that, because there was some solid research done by serious scholars as part of the development, but then they went with a ‘Vikings’ and ‘The Last Kingdom’ aesthetic. I hope you were able, at least, to admire the Old Norse background dialogue.

     

    Haven’t noticed any background dialogue.

    It’s worse than vikings/last kingdom while the characters are very much based on those series’ the weapons are far far worse, besides the nasty fantasy stuff. The weapons are so oversized. Swords and one handed axes would weigh 8-10kg instead of the 500-1500g they should way.

    It just looks comically.

    #147132
    mark leslie
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    Assassin’s Creed Conan!

    I’m in!

    #147173
    Ruarigh
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    Haven’t noticed any background dialogue.

    It’s definitely there, as I have heard it on videos of the gameplay, but it’s background, so it’s not that intrusive. I’m disappointed they went with modern Icelandic pronunciation though.

    Never argue with an idiot. They'll only drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

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    https://roderickdale.co.uk/

    #147175

    Haven’t noticed any background dialogue.

    It’s definitely there, as I have heard it on videos of the gameplay, but it’s background, so it’s not that intrusive. I’m disappointed they went with modern Icelandic pronunciation though.

     

    Well there isn’t a single piece of mail armor in the entire game. So obviously they simply weren’t interested in actual norse history or culture.

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    Ruarigh
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    Well there isn’t a single piece of mail armor in the entire game. So obviously they simply weren’t interested in actual norse history or culture.

    Like I wrote before, I know they did the research, because I know several of the people who contributed that research and how much work they put in. It’s a shame that the research did not survive the creative process.

    Never argue with an idiot. They'll only drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

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    #147222

    Well there isn’t a single piece of mail armor in the entire game. So obviously they simply weren’t interested in actual norse history or culture.

    Like I wrote before, I know they did the research, because I know several of the people who contributed that research and how much work they put in. It’s a shame that the research did not survive the creative process.

     

    They probably only paid researchers, so they could claim the game was based on research. They probably always intended to ignore it.

     

    And apparently you can’t kill civilians in the game. So these are the modern type of Vikings, that believes in the rules of war etc.

    #147255
    Ruarigh
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    And apparently you can’t kill civilians in the game. So these are the modern type of Vikings, that believes in the rules of war etc.

    Every generation recreates the past in its own image. 🙂

    Never argue with an idiot. They'll only drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

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