Exciting video game news for once! The next game is going to be about vikings! Recently, we had Ancient Egypt followed by Ancient Greece, both of which were really fun games! So I am very, very excited about Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla.
I don’t know about you, but I have long since stopped caring about the Assassin’s Creed lore and mythology. They have started to, more and more, embrace the best part about their games: just really awesome historical adventure games! Nobody else is diving into history like AC. Stop worry about the bloodline and just make these great historical games!
The new game should be with us sometime towards the end of the year.
A bunch more video game trailers came out of E3 this weekend, and I’m the sort of guy to share them all on a lazy Tuesday!
Like, how about Fallout 76?
Looks like fun! I’m always down for a new Fallout game. Word has it this is going to be some kind of multiplayer survival game. Not sure how that will change things with the normally single player series, but we’ll see. I’ll probably be down either way.
Then we got a trailer for Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, which will take place in Ancient Greece.
I love me some Ancient Greece…but really only the mythology. And I doubt the new assassin is going to fight the chimera or ride Pegasus. He’s probably just going to fight Templars, like normal.
Still, I very much enjoyed Assassin’s Creed: Origins, so I’ll probably give this one a shot as well.
There was also another trailer for Beyond Good and Evil 2!
Since I did go ahead and buy that Playstation 4, this game is on my radar again. I still don’t think it has anything to do with the original Beyond Good and Evil, but whatever. They can make any game they want and tangentially connect it to any previous game they want as far as I can. Just make it good!
Man, there were so many trailers I don’t have the time or energy to share them all. These are just the games I’m most interested in that I saw. There’s also a Resident Evil 2 remake, some new footage from that upcoming Spider-Man game, and there was even footage of The Last of Us 2 — though I didn’t watch that, because I have yet to play the first The Last of Us. It’s sitting on my desk right now, right next to my new Playstation 4. I’m building myself up for it.
I haven’t had much I felt like writing about this week, but it’s Friday and I want to get something up, so how about some video game news?
The biggest news this week was the announcement of Fallout 76, the newest game in the much-loved Fallout series. I’m a huge fan and am excited about this game.
Of course, I’ve also heard that it isn’t a traditional single player Fallout game. Io9 tells us that it’s going to be a survival MMORPG, which kind of sucks. I’m not sure if I’m as interested knowing there will be other people involved. Those people are weird!
The world has also been introduced to Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, which is going to be set in Ancient Greece.
I think I’m more hopeful about this one. I thoroughly enjoyed Assassin’s Creed: Origins last year, after skipping several subpar games. The Ancient Egypt setting was phenomenal.
Of course, Ancient Greece sounds a lot like Ancient Rome, of which we’ve seen a lot. Or we’ve seen some Rome, I dunno. The point is, there were plenty of other historical time period options, is what I’m saying. I’m going to remain cautiously optimistic here.
We’ll know more about both games — and hopefully plenty of others — at E3 in a couple weeks.
There’s a new trailer out for the Assassin’s Creed movie, and apparently the film looks to be focusing on he boring present-day stuff instead of the meat and potatoes of the franchise. Who the hell plays an Assassin’s Creed game for the present day stuff?! Why is that a focus?!
It’s not like they’re only using Michael Fassbender in the present day stuff. He’s also acting in the Spanish Inquisition scenes! Why are they doing this?! Nobody liked the Desmond segments from the first games! They were so dumb. We played Assassin’s Creed so we could be badass assassin’s parkouring around ancient civilizations! And the movie clearly has those scenes in it. There is so much Spanish Inquisition-era parkour!
Who thought this would be a good idea?
I have some reservations about the Assassin’s Creed movie, and they’re the same ones I have with the games: the modern day bookends are really, really stupid. The heart of the story is in the past. Why not just tell a story about the character in the past? Why add this overly convoluted extra story about a guy in the present getting plugged into a machine so that the bad guys can put him into some kind of virtual reality memory machine? Why is that necessary? It’s not like the present day storyline ever really paid off in the games.
But hey, the trailer looks pretty cool.
I like the seriousness of the trailer. Like, they’re really pushing it, and I think it definitely works for this movie. And the trailer does a good job of explaining this dumb, convoluted set-up. Here’s hoping the film is better than I give it credit for!