I’m having some conceptual problems with Assassin’s Creed: Origins.

I picked up the game with Christmas money — all praise to the Amazon Gift Card, which allows my relatives to no longer play that fun What the Hell does Moe actually like, anyway? game — and I’m having some trouble getting ‘into’ Assassin’s Creed: Origins. It’s not the gameplay or even the basic plot; I’m cool with both.  My problem here is that I’m not really checked out yet as to the larger point of it all. I know, yes, this is the start of the Assassins and everything. But right now I’m kind of just murder-hoboing, with no real justification for it.

Which is how Black Flag started, sure.  But I was a PIRATE in Black Flag. I had a pirate ship and a pirate crew and whenever I was bored I’d go take a prize or two. And then listen to the crew sing. So… not the same thing, really?

‘Tales from the Tomb’ kinda makes me want to get Assassin’s Creed Origins now.

Seriously, this is good marketing. Well, at least it’s good marketing for me.  But then, I’m somebody who was waffling about buying Assassin’s Creed Origins, and maybe that’s who they were aiming for.


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The ‘Assassin’s Creed: Origins’ gameplay trailer.

There’s a giant snake in Assassin’s Creed: Origins.  Like, Conan-sized.  I am not exactly sure why there is a giant snake. I am not opposed to there being a giant snake, but I would like there to be some sort of explanation as to why. I believe that this reasonable, surely.