origins

Late Gamer Plays Assassin’s Creed: Origins – The Curse Of The Pharaohs

A Review From Hidai Moya

Being set in Ancient Egypt it was naturally expected that AC Origins would explore mummies & curses.
This Downloadable Content adds two new lands to explore. Whereas AC Origins was entirely set in Lower Egypt, this finally adds Upper Egypt & all its iconic places like The Valley of the Kings & The City of Thebes. Encountering the undead however is only limited to four small underworlds, & though undeniably beautiful, their small self contained maps contrast heavily with the overall feel of the game, that & its boss fights are really unoriginal.
It is in the new combat abilities & in the new regions to explore, that the gameplay is at its best. In fact, the integration of Egyptian mythology, history, & AC lore, is told so well at times it is almost better than the main story.
I just wish they would not level cap Bayek since he could one hit/one kill everyone.

Grade B+

Late Gamer Plays Assassin’s Creed: Origins – The Hidden Ones

A Review From Hidai Moya

Whereas AC Origins established the creation of the Assassin Brotherhood, this Downloadable Content story, set a few years later, finally has us see the Brotherhood as the full fledged organization we’ve come to know them for. It is amazing to see the Brotherhood we know from later games, operate in its infancy.
As Egypt’s Nadir is at hand, the might of Rome expands its reach into the Sinai Peninsula oppressing the people. With the Sinai in conflict & members of the Brotherhood dead at the hands of the Romans, Bayek must kill the occupying Roman forces & refine how the Assassin Brotherhood must operates from the shadows.
It is an excellent & memorable story with original & distinct new challenges & set pieces not present in the main game. It didn’t explain everything about AC lore to satisfy me completely but it is still good enough to buy.

Grade A-

Late Gamer Plays Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey – Legacy Of The First Blade

A Review From Hidai Moya

I was disappointed with this Downloadable Content.
AC fans know that Darius of Persia was the first person to wield the hidden blade & finally having a game that would feature him was something special to look forward to. When he finally appears we get an excellent but far too brief look at his past & then it quickly shifts focus to an uneven story about yet another group of masked baddies, with Kassandra doing all of the action. Ideally this would have solely focused on Darius & his backstory, but instead we get more family drama with him & Kassandra.
Some of the beats later in the story are touching, but meagerly developed. It is also disappointing we do not get any new regions, especially considering that Origins gave us two new maps for each of it’s DLC’s!
I still had some fun with it but this could have been so much more than it was.

Grade B-