Can anyone justify microtransactions in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey?

Say what you like about the Assassin’s Creed franchise: it’s certainly not afraid to re-invent itself time after time. Technically this is what makes Assassin’s Creed so unique, and how it’s managed to capture so much attention with every new instalment. With every new game the player has the chance to explore a new historical playground. Yet despite us stopping at more historical time periods … Continue reading Can anyone justify microtransactions in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey?

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This is a Great Time to be a Gamer

If, like me, you always look forward to writing your Christmas list and filling it with all the games you’d like, then this year you won’t be short of titles to choose from. It seems that every time I go online I see another update about an imminent game release. The last few years have given us some gems: Horizon Zero Dawn; Legend of Zelda: … Continue reading This is a Great Time to be a Gamer

An Assassin’s Creed Retrospective: Has The Series Lost Its Way?

In 2007, Ubisoft released Assassin’s Creed: a game whose franchise would form one of the pillars of their future success. It was quite a novel idea: take an action adventure game with some fantastic ideas about alternate history, and then craft an interesting Sci-Fi-esque story that frames the entire experience. To be honest, while the first Assassin’s Creed title had some issues in terms of … Continue reading An Assassin’s Creed Retrospective: Has The Series Lost Its Way?