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.
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.
It took me 76 hours and 37 minutes to complete the main battle and complete everything in Asgard. For now, I have been almost 120 hours, sneaking into these two DLCs like an eager beaver. In any case, I should hate Valhalla. I find the AC timeline confusing, boring and strange. However, within 120 hours, I had more than two hours wasted dealing with strange communication nonsense. It mainly beat the guy with my hammer, slapped every cat I saw, and was distracted by endless yellow and blue dots.
Just like “The Witcher 3”, the map is big and full of activities, so it feels very fast. As someone with a bit of executive dysfunction, I should run to the mountains, but nothing can attract my attention and attention like a good fantasy RPG. Endless tasks to do? Stupid joke? A weird addictive mini game? Orlog is not Gwent, but once you master it, you will roll the dice for hours.
Valhalla will not easily enter the life of a working mother or guide writer. It is the opposite of guiding the life of a writer; an ominous omen lurking in the corner. When Ubisoft releases a new game, Elden Ring is just around the corner, and Deathloop breaks through the door, who has time to enjoy such a huge game? As we speak, my poor hercules, giants, and handsome leaders are losing weight in Crusader Kings 3, unable to contribute to his father’s dynasty. But here is a secret: For games like Valhalla, you will always make time to play.
Whether it’s an hour before going to bed or a late-night weekend class, when you are engrossed in your favorite open world game, you can always find time to play it — or replay it, just like Harry did in Skyrim Like that. This is power games like Oblivion, The Witcher 3, and Valhalla-with magic, swords, scary one-line games and super attractive, serious-sounding protagonists. Well, maybe not in Oblivion, but you can understand the picture. I like to wander around as a FemShep in Normandy and have a love affair with Jaw near Garrus, but the realm of fantasy is where it is.
There is a big hole in the shape of a wizard in my life. Eivor came in with her big boots without a nonsense attitude. In fact, she became a kind of friend after being isolated from the newborn for a few months. I care about her relationship with Sigurd, her moral struggles, Odin looked over her shoulder, and of course, fell in love with everyone I could reach. Her self-confidence and enthusiasm made me smile and made me think about being a woman trying to adapt to her new life as a wife and wife, and her cynicism and wit made me giggle because she was a bit asshole like me.
Although I made a joke before, I am not one of those Scots who despise the British, even though our tap water is much better. It’s interesting to see places I’ve been to or familiar with on the map. Just imagine what they looked like in the 9th century. Ireland is as beautiful as Paris. As a person who lived in France and studied Medieval French, the overall tone and pain of Paris seemed just right at that time. This is another reason why I worked so hard for Valhalla: I love some of my history between the 8th and 12th centuries. Its big nerd may not be surprising.
“But it’s not even that good!” Listen, man, I don’t care. I don’t care if you think it is the best, or if you think DLC is bad.Valhalla was there when I needed it and did it Exactly What a video game should do: it makes me happy, it makes me feel something, it makes me feel comfortable. I can calm down and focus on things other than endless washing, worrying about my baby and epidemics. I can swing my big hammer, throw an axe at people, make love-you know, things I can’t do in real life. In addition, what else can I do while waiting for the PS5 Witcher update and playing Cyberpunk 2077? Please.