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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: A Technical Review

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Intro

Well Assassins’ Creed games needs no Introduction

Here comes one of the most awaited open-world RPG with next-gen graphics and a huge map to explore in the form of Ubisoft’s “Assassin’s creed Valhalla”

Out on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox series X and Series S, and PC.

Story

Set in 873 AD, the game presents a fictional story about the invasion of Britain, by the Vikings. The player controls a Viking raider, Eivor, who is involved in a conflict between Assassins and the Templar Order. The game starts in Norway but soon shifts to England. The story is engaging with a perfect narrative.

Gameplay

Just like the previous Assasins Creed launches (Origins and Odyssey), Assasins Creed Valhalla is an open-world RPG, set in the Viking ages in England. The game ranges from the snowy mountains of Norway to dusky forests, swamps to grand castles.

The combat mechanics feel like hack and slash until you have unlocked new combat skills. Until Assasins Creed Black Flag the series had simple combat mechanics where you had to wait for that one counter-attack. However, In Origins and Odyssey, the combat became difficult and slower with block and parry mechanics and careful duels. Ubisoft finally found a solution to that issue in Valhalla, where the combat is neither simple nor difficult. The player can block, parry, dodge, or hit with Viking axes, in great arcs. The game features brutal kills as well as silent Assassinations. From mythical spots and settlements to raids and an ample amount of side quests, the game is always explorable. Although the bugs and glitches will haunt you at times, the game never feels like a leftover.

Loading time

The loading screen is the classic one where the Assassin can run and jump while the game loads in the background. PS5’s custom-made SSD holds an advantage over previous-gen consoles and the next-gen Xbox series x SSD as well. The loading time of Assasins Creed Valhalla on the PlayStation 5 is just 50 seconds and while on the Xbox series X it is 1 min 25 seconds, whereas on the PS4 it takes slightly over 2 mins.

Graphics

On the last-gen Console (PS4, Xbox One X), the highest resolution is 2560×1440 and the lowest resolution is 1824×1026 with fps being locked at 30 FPS on the last Gen Consoles. However, the Ps5 (or Xbox series x)promises the game to run on 4k 60 fps. In raid missions where 25 men indulge in a brawl, the fps doesn’t decrease from 60.

The graphics are truly phenomenal Assasins Creed Valhalla. It is guaranteed that the player will be lost in lush green fields with sunlight sneaking through the trees or the swamps with breathtaking water reflections. The ray-tracing feature exactly does what it’s made for. The character models are lively and the environmental details of a huge English country will make the game look like a Viking movie. Ubisoft has already made a huge graphical impact on the industry when they launched Origins and Odyssey. With Assasins Creed Valhalla they further pushed the barriers utilizing the power of the next-gen consoles.

Our Verdict

Assassins Creed Valhalla is a beautiful and fun game. The game uses the next-gen consoles pretty well with breathtaking visuals and a buttery smooth experience. We prefer playing it on the PlayStation5or Xbox series X or Series S for high FPS and stunning visuals. The bugs are to be kept in mind as this is usual for such a huge Open-world game. The game delivers a mix of role-playing and exploration with next-gen graphics.

Our rating is 8/10

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