Assassin's Creed: Valhalla Page 12

  • Frogofdoom 12 Nov 2020 13:24:13 17,099 posts
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    Thats weird, just watched a video where someone is showing it and I notice it straight away. Haven't seen any of it in game other than cutscenes.
  • johnnyrocketfingers 12 Nov 2020 15:01:43 343 posts
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    Globalmeltdown wrote:
    Does it matter if I choose the bloke and not the middle one which chooses the strongest brain signal or something, always play as the bloke but worried I might be missing out on some story.
    Nope. Play what you want. I picked Female Eivor. I love her husky voice.
  • ChiefGB 12 Nov 2020 21:15:55 13,035 posts
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    For once I donít think the female character model is better than the male, which is a shame.
    That said I donít have the game, just going on what Iíve seen.
  • Frogofdoom 12 Nov 2020 21:21:39 17,099 posts
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    I took the default option and have yet to see anything other than the lady one as of yet.
  • StarchildHypocrethes 12 Nov 2020 21:47:36 33,394 posts
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    Enjoying this so far and it looks rather lovely. Whoever came up with the default control layout deserves a hard slap though.
  • MrFlay 13 Nov 2020 00:30:06 4,604 posts
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    Turning off the compass at the top improves the experience. You actually have to pay attention to landmarks. It can be tricky to find hidden loot. I also have the Pathfinder option enabled. Minimal HUD.
  • Scimarad 13 Nov 2020 04:16:57 9,892 posts
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    Valhalla Series X/PS5 in "not much in it" shocker.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5c2nkJLQxQo

    ...as predicted.
  • DUFFMAN5 13 Nov 2020 07:02:25 26,339 posts
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    Can anyone let me know what they are seeing on their Xbox when the log into the Ubisoft Connect app please. It is reachable from the ACV main page.
    I'm only seeing half a screen, I can't tell if this is a stylistic thing or a bug,it is fecking annoying though.

    Thank you.
  • Globalmeltdown 13 Nov 2020 07:18:32 911 posts
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    @DUFFMAN5 just half a screen for me too Duff
  • DUFFMAN5 13 Nov 2020 07:28:54 26,339 posts
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    @Globalmeltdown
    Morning mate, seems weird. So maybe it is a style choice!

    Back to game just got my Hidden Blade 👍 oh how I missed you.
  • Globalmeltdown 13 Nov 2020 07:37:12 911 posts
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    @DUFFMAN5 itís a good game, seems a bit slower paced than the previous 2. Love the setting though, still in Norway but exploring 😊
  • DUFFMAN5 13 Nov 2020 07:51:27 26,339 posts
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    @Globalmeltdown
    Agree mate, plus we have gone from a God in Odyssey to an everyman/woman, well not totally but you know what I mean.

    I just got Eivor a nice buzz cut and new tatt's, she is rocking the look.
    I love the introduction of Basin and Hytham, specifically Basin though. Hopefully we have some more "legacy" type stuff moving forward .
  • mikew1985 13 Nov 2020 09:49:19 15,065 posts
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    Are they from another game? one of the chronicles ones?
  • ChiefGB 13 Nov 2020 11:00:50 13,035 posts
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    Sounds like itís another bloated ubi game. Will they ever learn? I wonder the percentage of people that actually complete these let alone all the bloat and dlc.
    Odyssey is a fine game, but thereís just too much of it all. And the mercs get pretty frustrating when they start gatecrashing everything else.
  • Frogofdoom 13 Nov 2020 11:06:20 17,099 posts
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    Not really seeing much bloat as of yet. Taken the first region in England (not your home camp) and haven't needed to do any grinding, if anything I feel like I'm levelling up a bit too fast at the moment. I have done some raiding because I wanted to and assassinated a few targets but nothing I haven't wanted to do. Combat seems better when you can use something that isn't a hand axe, the 2h sword is probably my favourite weapon so far.

    Edited by Frogofdoom at 11:07:52 13-11-2020
  • Frogofdoom 13 Nov 2020 11:09:31 17,099 posts
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    I will add though i will be playing this over quite a long time rather than mammoth sessions due to not having much time on my hands. That probably gives it a different feel to me over a reviewer that has to smash through the whole thing quickly to get a review out on time.
  • MrFlay 13 Nov 2020 11:51:24 4,604 posts
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    DUFFMAN5 wrote:
    Can anyone let me know what they are seeing on their Xbox when the log into the Ubisoft Connect app please. It is reachable from the ACV main page.
    I'm only seeing half a screen, I can't tell if this is a stylistic thing or a bug,it is fecking annoying though.

    Thank you.
    Just half a screen for me too. Ubisoft are having issues with the transition to next-gen. Their games have more bugs than usual too.

    Edited by MrFlay at 13:22:10 13-11-2020
  • Frogofdoom 13 Nov 2020 12:20:07 17,099 posts
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    I cant even get into that, says the servers are down any time I try.
  • DUFFMAN5 13 Nov 2020 12:31:54 26,339 posts
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    @MrFlay
    👌👍 Speaking of bugs. Just been speaking to an important ncp who morphed into 3 beings at once! Never change Ubi :)
  • ChiefGB 13 Nov 2020 13:01:27 13,035 posts
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    Frogofdoom wrote:
    I will add though i will be playing this over quite a long time rather than mammoth sessions due to not having much time on my hands. That probably gives it a different feel to me over a reviewer that has to smash through the whole thing quickly to get a review out on time.
    Yeah thatís fair, they can still be a bit exhausting though seeing as Iíve had odyssey since launch and still yet to finish or even start any dlc.
    They just need to get the balance right, maybe Iím all open worlded out though 🤣
  • Frogofdoom 13 Nov 2020 13:04:09 17,099 posts
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    I think the balance here might be better than odyssey but I'm not far enough in to be certain of that. Might take me a month or 2 to get there as well so someone else will know well in advance of me to tell you.
  • Phattso 13 Nov 2020 14:24:57 26,294 posts
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    DUFFMAN5 wrote:
    @MrFlay
    👌👍 Speaking of bugs. Just been speaking to an important ncp who morphed into 3 beings at once! Never change Ubi :)
    They even had car parks in the olden days? Why am I not surprised?
  • MrFlay 14 Nov 2020 13:47:36 4,604 posts
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    The handling of the longships needs a little work too. Reversing and steering at the same time is a pain in the ass.

    Also the river system is absurd. It's all one big connected river with multiple mouths in the sea.

    Really hope we see feudal Japan as the next setting.
  • TechnoHippy 14 Nov 2020 18:11:28 18,075 posts
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    MrFlay wrote:
    The handling of the longships needs a little work too. Reversing and steering at the same time is a pain in the ass.

    Also the river system is absurd. It's all one big connected river with multiple mouths in the sea.

    Really hope we see feudal Japan as the next setting.
    For a game calling itself Assassins Creed, it really should have more ninjas in it :-)
  • Bobbyballsbraces 15 Nov 2020 09:36:42 20 posts
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    This game is driving me crazy. AC Is my favourite gaming franchise but the tearing and lighting effects are starting to ruin it.

    About half the time I have a washed out look on it. Iím hoping once I hit England it will get better. Iíve adjusted my tv settings and turned on/ off HDR but the issue persists. Itís like a white fog over the game.

    Edited by Bobbyballsbraces at 11:15:11 15-11-2020
  • DUFFMAN5 15 Nov 2020 11:06:18 26,339 posts
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    @Bobbyballsbraces

    Playing on a Samsung 55" 4k tv and England looks lush, hopefully will do for you also.👍👌
  • johnnyrocketfingers 15 Nov 2020 11:35:27 343 posts
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    Just reiterating how much I love this the more I play. Also now I understand the reasons for two Eivors and I'm like cooooool. I'm a big fictional lore junkie and I'll go deep in to it and so I'm always eager to just know more.

    I tried dual shields. It was cute but I can't escape the joy of shield/spear or double spear. The skill tree stuff is a great change from Odyssey as a lot of those skills are contextual and just expand your repertoire.

    The narrative structure to each region as an 'arc' is also really great. There is just a natural action of taking your boat from Ravensthorpe heading to the town that, then spending time in that area, boating back home. Of course raiding along the way!

    The cursed ground stuff is atmospheric and hella cool. Really gives me tension the longer I stay in it finding my way to the source of the curse.

    The lighting stuff has always been weird in AC, especially in transitional moments. I'm hoping when they eventually embrace RT for the series a lot of those problems will be resolved.
  • Reacher 15 Nov 2020 13:38:04 3,025 posts
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    I'm playing on ps4 Pro. I like the game a lot, but the speech in cut scenes is usually out of sync or just drops often. Screen tearing on loading screens too.

    When I did one of the early raids, two of my war and just flew off in to the sky. Obviously went to fear with Odin a bit earlier.
  • dunny 15 Nov 2020 18:54:43 596 posts
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    So I'm about 12 hours in and mid-30s power level. But all the monestaries I can now see are in level 90+ regions. I tried one and pretty much got one-shotted by a dude in a church. So does that mean I need to level up much closer to 90 before even bothering with any more monestaries? Seems a shame as I can't upgrade my homestead any more- need the raw materials.

    Edited by dunny at 18:55:03 15-11-2020
  • grant666uk 15 Nov 2020 18:57:57 127 posts
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    If you have a Samsung Qled make sure you have freesync on. Zero screen tearing with it on. Least on my tv running series X.
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