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Assassin's Creed: Valhalla, the game everyone's talking about?

The Assassin's Creed saga is one of the most recognized on the planet. Therefore, its new installment woke up his fans. Does it live up to expectations?.

Still from the trailer for the video game 'Assassin's Creed: Valhalla'

The new installment of Assassin's Creed woke up its fans. / Photo: YT-IGN

LatinAmerican Post | Ariel Cipolla

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The world of the Vikings awakens fanaticism. For example, the Vikings television series or the reboot of the God of War saga showed us that the Norse universe is capable of incredible mythology. So it was not to be expected that, at some point, these elements would also be incorporated into another successful franchise: Assassin's Creed.

In fact, this title has many, many excellent representations of Viking history and traditions. It perfectly reflects what the saga had been crying out for: a change of air.

The expectations for this new installment were really high. Knowing that this installment broke the record of being the best-selling of the saga in its premiere, we decided to review what this new title brought us and if the wait that we all had about it could really be endured.

The keys to Assassin's Creed: Valhalla

The first thing to say is that this is a first for the franchise. The fact of approaching new mythology implies entering new rules. For this reason, Ubisoft wanted the experience to be as complete as possible, so that many mythical characters will be, in one way or another, present in the adventure.

Of course, to get along with all this, you should have a map full of new features that fulfilled too much. One of the main characteristics of this installment is that the world in which the characters develop is huge. In particular, the largest to date, so not only will we have the main story, but we will also be able to do other missions.

The freedom that this game offers us is one of the key points of this installment. Action will once again be the protagonist in the saga, although exploration will also acquire special importance. The looting of England, for example, will be mixed with other elements of a fantastic nature, making it one of the most interesting of the entire saga.

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The narrative is very similar to what happens in a television series. In particular, the story is interesting and daring, since we will embody Eivor, a name that adapts to the genre that we decide to dedicate to the character. The historical context? We will be in the 9th century after Christ, vital to understand the decadent society of the end of the high Middle Ages.

In addition, the immensity of the setting is something that gives it huge points and that greatly differentiates it from previous installments. Unlike the other titles, where they attracted us, although they were a simple accessory to continue with the missions, we can stay contemplating many of their landscapes, which have the classic Nordic style.

All this results in us finding ourselves with a memorable adventure. Assassins' Creed: Valhalla is proposed as a disruptive game, which manages to get us into a rich world, with oiled and perfected gameplay. The fans of always will be happy for this twist since the logic of always is maintained, although giving it a fresh air with the correct inclusion of the elements of Viking culture that are so fashionable. Exceeded expectations!