New edition to saga, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla shows perspective of 873 AD Britain

infographic shows the reviews of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

Chris Pugh

infographic shows the reviews of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

Chris Pugh, Staff Writer

Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, based on Norse mythology, shows fans a new perspective in the story, focusing on the gods and beliefs with Asgard, Thor, and other ideals from this genre. 

“Become Eivor, a mighty Viking raider and lead your clan from the harsh shores of Norway to a new home amid the lush farmlands of ninth-century England,” said developer’s website Ubisoft. The map of the gameplay area consists of an expansive stretch of land, so traveling is a huge part of the game. The game allows players to ride animals like wolves, horses, and even reindeer, so they can travel faster while playing. Besides the main story, the game has many side missions that can be completed; however, completing them all becomes the real challenge as there are 4 categories and around 10 in each. 

The player chooses their gender and explores historical places like Stonehenge, Wessex, and even religious places like Asgard and Vinland, all while attempting to eliminate the rogue Viking warlord Kjotve. 

The reviews for the game tend to be positive, one being on IGN gaming review website, they gave it an 8/10.

“That sets the stage for your arrival in England as you settle the land and forge alliances to protect and expand your fledgling homestead against the chaos and political dust storm of warring factions across England’s four kingdoms: Mercia, East Anglia, Northumbria, and Wessex,” said Brandin Tyrrel IGN review writer.