E3 2017 Exclusive Hands-on Gameplay and Impressions for Assassin’s Creed Origins

The Niche Gamer crew gets a behind closed door demo of Ubisoft’s latest installment of their hit assassination-themed series, Assassin’s Creed: Origins.

Check out our hands on impressions, and pick up some more info about the games features not talked about before. Read more about the game here in our previous report.

Assassin’s Creed Origins is launching across PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on October 27th.

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  • SuuLoliBoob

    Which version is this? the $60 one or the $800 one?

  • Uncle Ocelot

    Let’s just get this over and done with
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxRAwVKW6MI

  • Madbrainbox

    That meme is stale AF.

  • Madbrainbox

    I hate the skill tree.The way they did the progression in the first game was better IMO.It made sense in the context of the story.I wish they tried that kind of system again in the future.
    On the other hand,I like how the combat looks.Especially the use of the shield in an offensive way.

  • Ruggarell

    WE WAS KINGS N SHIT YA HEARD ANCIENT FAM?

  • lucben999

    Is this supposed to be a stealth/assassination game? I guess ancient kangz hadn’t discovered sneaking yet.

  • Funtime Happysnacks

    This still makes absolutely zero sense to me. The statue is guaranteed not to be worth that much (you could likely get a better statue commissioned yourself for that kind of cash), what makes it worth that much? Are they just seeing if they can even get away with it?

  • Nagato

    It’s not meant to be an actual mainstream consumer product; it’s meant to be free marketing for the actual game as gamesites and whomever else will talk about it.

  • Funtime Happysnacks

    That doesn’t… change anything. And makes even less sense. It’s a massive ripoff even by ripoff standards. I mean RE6 had a Japanese CE that came with a full leather replica of Leon’s jacket, and that was $1600. Ubi hasn’t offered anything even close to that valuable here– hell, the AC3 CEs had better shit than this plus a statue and they were normal price.

  • OSad

    It doesn’t matter if this is a ripoff. There’s people obsessed with collecting and hoarding things out there that see money as no object and would buy this if it cost 800, 1600 or 2400 dollars.

    A kid with daddy’s credit card or DarkSydePhil doesn’t look at the price, he looks at the 200 units available of the new Asscreed and says, “Wow, this edition is so rare, it must be really cool!”. And then they buy it, and the next thing you know, 200 units are gone and Ubisoft made a small but tidy profit off of these people. That’s all there really is to it, that’s why they can get away with it.

    (Not to diss any actual Asscreed fans, if you’re actually into the series and you want this stuff, more power to you. I would personally also not buy this just on the basis of having all this crap laying around my house.)

  • Misery Gaming

    Thats a load of bull

  • Madbrainbox

    What is?

  • Misery Gaming

    That it was better in the first one, the first had a rubbish system, it makes a lot more sense in this story, upgrading your skills etc suits it way better just like crafting your hidden blade

  • Madbrainbox

    My turn to call this a load of bull.Altair was a master assassin.He was trained since childhood.He had all the skills.Also crafting his own blade?
    Unless he’s a blacksmith or maybe an engineer that doesn’t make any sense.If you have time to spend then you’d train to be better at your craft.

  • Funtime Happysnacks

    I feel like you are describing a scenario so rare and unlikely that it could not possibly be Ubisoft’s goal in releasing this. There have been plenty of rare boxed sets full of tat before, that didn’t cost $800 + tax. There is nothing in the box that can merit that price. There is no incentive to pay, other than the fact “it costs a lot”.

  • OSad

    Nobody is arguing that there’s nothing in the box that costs that much money, mate. We’ve all agreed with you all along on that. I’d go as far as to say that the combination of all things still isn’t worth nearly that much.

    The point is that it’ll very probably sell anyway. This series sells around 6 to 9 million units on average, barring any exceptional outliers like Rogue and Syndicate, which have both *still* sold millions of copies. Within those millions of consumers, there’s bound to be a combination of at least 200 fans, scalpers and collectors, who don’t see money as a problem here. They value units like this by how rare they are instead, and they’ll buy them.

    It doesn’t make any sense to you because you’re thinking like a normal human being about this. Try to contrive a reason or incentive to buy this CE instead in the mind of a rabid Asscreed fan or a Ubisoft executive, look at the massive userbase numbers again, and you’ll not only come up with an incentive, you’ll start to think that they could get away with a bit more at that point.