Assassin’s Creed Shadows developers should have listened to the criticism of Valhalla or they will probably repeat the same mistakes

Assassin’s Creed ValhallaReleased in 2020, it was a great addition to the franchise, but it wasn’t without controversy. Despite its positive reception from critics, fans were divided. While some praised the game for its large world and Viking fantasy, others found it overwhelming and repetitive.

According to the players, Valhalla It struggled to maintain the same level of engagement due to unnecessary load compared to Odyssey and Origins. With Assassin’s Creed Shadows releasing later this year, fans can only hope that Ubisoft has listened to feedback and changed things up.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was far from perfect according to fans

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Fans have had a lot to say about the franchise’s previous installments. | Image credit: Ubisoft.

One of the main problems that fans have with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla The map is too big. While the game world is vast and visually impressive, it is also packed with points of interest that often lack interest.

Many players have said they want a more direct experience, where the quality of activities outweighs the quantity. Shadows of Assassin’s Creed It would benefit greatly from a more streamlined approach, prioritizing quality over quantity.

AC Valhalla is a slog, and unnecessarily so.
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Repetition was another major problem in ValhallaCombat, while initially enjoyable, lacked the depth and variety needed to sustain interest over 100+ hours of gameplay.

The excessive length of the game combined with the lack of variety is probably the most discussed problem in the community. But Shadows has already proven that it can have The best of both worlds with its dual protagonist approach.

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The game simply lacked the diversity it needed in its combat system and enemy types to sustain itself over the hundred-plus hours it demanded of players.

Assassin’s Creed Shadow has so much feedback it can implement from previous titles

Characters from the game Assassin's Creed Shadows, Yasuke and Naoe.
Ubisoft has been slowly bringing the killer back. Assassin’s Creed. | Image credit: Ubisoft.

The abandonment of stealth elements was also a point of contention. Originally a stealth-focused franchise, Assassin’s Creed He has increasingly leaned towards action. ValhallaThe Viking theme did not lend itself well to stealth gameplay.

Assassin’s Creed Shadows has to have a serious tone
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But it seems Ubisoft You already know this because they brought back a lot of stealth factors with Mirage from Assassin’s Creed in 2023.

Darkness I could take this even further and return the series to its true roots. Especially in an environment like feudal Japan. which is the perfect way to do it.

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Another area where Valhalla The main problem was the implementation of live service elements and microtransactions. Players who spent hours earning epic weapons saw their achievements overshadowed by the items that could be purchased.

While live service content and microtransactions are unlikely to go away, Ubisoft should try to ensure that any additional content doesn’t prove too off-putting to players.

Shadows of Assassin’s Creed has the potential to be the title that truly returns the franchise to its former glory. But this will only be possible if Ubisoft listens to feedback from Valhalla.

Are you going to pick it up? Shadows of Assassin’s Creed By the end of this year? Let us know in the comments!