I should hate Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Why did I play for 120 hours?

After a long relationship with “The Witcher 3” and a surprisingly busy 2020, you would think that I don’t have time to play Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, let alone complete it once. Between Immortals Fenyx Rising, Watch Dogs: Legion, and Far Cry 6, Ubisoft’s fatigue has truly become deeply rooted in the hearts of the people-don’t mind that I am also struggling to take care of the baby.

After trying hard to embrace the Odyssey, I want to give the Assassin’s Creed series the last collaboration with Valhalla, mainly because playing the red-haired Viking and crushing England to pieces is a good opportunity not to be missed. This was also the first PS5 game I owned, and it became the last game I played for non-work reasons before my clumsy baby boy arrived, making it a more significant item in my backlog.

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The discussion around large open world RPGs will never end, but I firmly stand in the camp where I think they are worth the money, because they are worth the money. That is: I can spend dozens of hours playing it and returning at any time, instead of feeling cheated by £60 because of the 8-hour title. Oh my goodness, I got my money from Valhalla. As a new mother, I don’t think I have time to breathe, let alone play any video games. It may have taken six months, but I finally finished Valhalla in May-just in time for the Mass Effect Legendary Edition, but that was another story.