Assassin's Creed Origins

Assassin's Creed Origins
Ten years ago, the gaming world changed when a new game by Ubisoft came out: Assassin's Creed. Originally intended to be a new Prince of Persia, it quickly evolved in something new, something that many gamers loved while others hated. It had a pretty big success, and it didn't took too long before a sequel appeared. And then other sequels, spinoff, each time with different characters and time periods (with a few exception of shared characters in a few games). PLaying as an assassin, killing historical characters, interacting with existing people that we studied at school, running on the roof is a unique experience that, despite the many critiques it receives, it's fun and relaxing. And this years bring to us a new Assassin's Creed, this Origins that as the title suggest bring us back to the origins of the assassins... yes, it's a prequel, and the setting is cooler than ever: Ancient Egypt! This time the protagonist is called Bayek, and is helped by an eagle called Senu. This is due to the fact that there aren't many tall buildings to climb, therefore the eagle will help in that purpose. Besides that, the basic gameplay is pretty similar to the previous games, with a series of mission with different goals, and a open world to explore - by walking, or even by horse or camel! There will still be ship battles, a really appreciated feature in the recent games, underwater exploration and the amazing tombs that were heavily featured in Assassin's Creed 2 but not in the following games, sadly. A big change will be apparently the combat system, very different than the previous games - there will be also an arena mode where you can fight enemies after enemies, and finally a stronger boss fight! Sure, the series often get a lot of hate but the premise of this game are very promising and the first reviews are indeed very good.

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  • Ancient Egypt is a awesome setting
  • The new fighting system is cool and action packed
  • A nice main plot
  • A lot of interesting side quests
  • Awesome graphic
  • Flying with a eagle is cool

  • The AI isn't that great
  • Some of the quest are boring and repetitive
  • There are a few bug - they might be solved soon hopefully
  • It almost became a RPG, with a skill tree, and not everyone might appreciate that




I'm not really a huge fan of either games, to be honest, because they just aren't my types of games. But if I had to choose then it would have to be Assassin's Creed because it just seems a lot more interesting than Middle Earth: Shadow of War. The only problem with Assassin's Creed this time around is that it was set in Egypy. I liked the other settings much more from the previous games.
Posted by kingcool52 on 11-04-2017

Great franchise

This was a hard choice for me because I am a huge fan of both games and franchises but I have to vote for the Assassin's Creed newest addition.

I have played the AC games for years now and I still recall the first one. It is legendary in every way and Origins lives up to the hype.

A beautiful open world, many new things to do and stories to discover. An incredible game.

Posted by Mehano on 11-04-2017

Assains Creed

I never played either of these games but I have at leat heard of Assains Creed so that is something. The Shadow of War I don't think is as well known a game so it may not be for me.
Posted by kgord on 11-04-2017

Prince of Persia - The Sand of Time

I really enjoyed watching the prince of Persia - Sand of Time. The movie was very interesting from the beginning to the end of it. And having to get the game in Assassin's Creed Origins to play as well, made everything more fun. I'm of a complete preference for this Assassin's Creed Origins because it's definitely worth every minute spent on it.
Posted by Martinsx on 02-08-2018

better game

AC games' newest addition to the franchise is a solid one and being a fan of the gameplay of AC games, I have to pick this one as the better of the two.
Posted by treecko142 on 02-14-2018

More to expect than Shadow of War

This is a new take by Ubisoft on the Assassin's Creed universe. They try to make it to an action-RPG than a classic stealth based Assassin's Creed. I'll give this game my vote because this is more fun to play than the previous Assassin's Creed. The level of the character is more of a requirement now than the previous games of the series because you cannot enter harder areas.

Shadow of War is almost the same game but it is famous for its Nemesis system. I chose Assassin's Creed because I don't think Shadow of War doesn't offer that many new things compared to Shadow of Mordor.

Posted by EfficientNinja on 04-12-2018


Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War
There are many interesting franchises that need good games - and have indeed good games. For example for sci-fi lovers there are plenty of awesome Star Wars games, and for fantasy lovers there are a few Lord of the Rings decent games. But before Shadow of Mordor, none of them was really that great. Then that game came out, and everyone loved it! It played a bit similar to Assassin's Creed, but even the haters of that series defined it as "the fun version of Assassin's Creed". There is also some inspiration from the Batman Arkham series, expecially in the fight system. With such a huge success, it was a no brainer to make a sequel, and this Shadow of War that came out last month is exactly that! Once again the player will play as Talion - helped in this game too by Celebrimbor, inhabitating the same body and helping him with some nice powers and abilities. Once again the fights against the orcs and trolls are a big feature, with a even more developed Nemesis System. Not only you can fight and kill orcs, having some of them hating you very much and re-encountering them over and over, maybe even stronger if they kill you, but you can also control and recruit them, forming a small army of orcs at your command and controls! And both options, fight them or force them to ally with you, are a lot of fun! For the most social gamers there is also a multiplayer mode avalaible, where players can fight each others using their army of orcs, and trying to conquest another player's fortress with a epic-size siege. Sadly, the game received a lot of hate for containing loot-boxes in a single player game, where they usually don't belong, and some of the reviews (mostly the ones by players) focus on that instead of the general quality of the game, which is actually pretty good - if more or less than the prequel, is just a matter of personal opinions.

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  • The Lords of the Rings is always good
  • Full of stuff to do
  • Nice plot and characters
  • The Nemesis System is very fun and original

  • After a while it might become repetitive
  • Loot boxes doesn't belong in this kind of game
  • Some bug



It Rocks!

I can't stop playing Shadow of War. I played AC Origins for about 5 minutes. The engine behind the two games seems similar but AC has some annoyances I can't get past.
Posted by Jordan on 11-12-2017

Shadow of War is better

I'm a huge fan of the LOTR franchise and it's lore, so naturally Shadow of War is a more interesting game to me. But even without that I don't think Assasin's Creed gameplay was ever particularly interesting, and the last few games have all been incredibly buggy.
Posted by alexd on 01-12-2018


I like assassin creed more of the two games some times I believe just people just prefer assassin creed is because it more popular because a lot of my friends have this game install in their phones. Never knew the origin I think this debate has enlighten me about it and glad to know this because I love the game.
Posted by lovely on 11-05-2017
Assassin's Creed Origins is my pick. It has beautiful imagery that captures its viewer's eyes. It runs smoothly provided that your gadget has the necessary functions and internal capacity to support it. I like that it's challenging. It's not of those games that you get tired of easily. Definitely a winner in my opinion. The ship battles are epic!
Posted by Steve5 on 02-08-2018
I'm yet to play Middle-Earth: Shadow of War as I really didn't enjoy Shadow of Mordor. Well it isn't to say that I disliked the game, as I don't think it was bad by any means, but it got extremely boring and repetitive quite quickly for me. Because the sequel uses practically the same system, I'd imagine it would turn out the same as well. On the other hand, I've recently picked up Assassin's Creed: Origins and have been having a blast with it. There is so much content to it, and even after having played it for days, I'm still not bored with it.
Posted by Denis_P on 02-20-2018
I like the description about ancient Egypt and flying with an eagle. I wonder how the players feel when they are like being inside the ancient setting of Egypt. Maybe if I will play that game, I will be content in just watching the setting. Maybe I would see Cleopatra and other Egyptian characters like the Pharaoh or even Moses. That’s why gaming is a big industry now because the modern computer games are great with the graphics and the challenges as well.
Posted by Corzhens on 04-02-2018
Assassin's Creed for sure! My husband and I both are excited about that one, my husband in particular is a bit of a history lover so any games that tie that into the mix are big wins for him. A lot of our friends are also really enthusiastic about this game, so it would be a good one to get for us to all enjoy together!
Posted by amelia88 on 05-06-2018