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Assassin’s Creed Origins The Hidden Ones First Impression
Posted on 23rd January, 2018 - By Dan Whiteside
The wait is finally over for The Hidden Ones First Impression for Assassin’s Creed Origins! I have been waiting for a long time to carry on with one my favourite games of 2017. Lets hope Ubisoft have continued on making an already brilliant game, even better.
The Hidden Ones is set four years after the events that happened in the main story. You see Bayek travel to the recently unlocked part of the map called the “Sinai Peninsula“. Currently in conflict by the Roman and Rebel Faction forces.
Your story starts with receiving a letter from Tahira to meet with your fellow Hidden Ones at the Bureau within Sinai. Following on from this she explains that two Assassin’s have been killed and before you know it; you are on the hunt for those responsible in true Assassin’s Creed Style.
Explore the launch trailer recently released, introducing “The Hidden Ones”.
Visuals / Graphics
The visuals for this expansion are beautiful. Ubisoft have hit the nail on the head with how they have portrayed the new zone Sinai. It’s dark and gloomy and you are not sure what will appear when you turn a corner. Hats off to the concept artists; the detail is second to none with the new large fortresses you are able to go on a rampage through.
Overall, thoroughly impressed with the graphics and visuals. I can imagine it will only get better during the rest of my play-through.
Oh, I have been impressed so far! I know we are supposed to be “stealthy” as it is Assassin’s Creed after all… But I am having the most fun just going full “Rambo” when I go into an enemy fortress. In one of the first missions, you fight side-by-side with Tahira; and before you know it, there is a small army of friendly rebels taking on the mighty Romans. Jumping into the action and chaning combos of all of your skills is what I’ve really enjoyed relating to the gameplay in Origins so far.
The DLC feels just as if it was an extension of the main game itself. The transition is pleasantly introduced with a pre-quest that explains what is happening and you don’t feel lost. This is what some games have struggled to get right!
I can only see myself playing through this maybe one more time. But this wouldn’t be for a while since it will be more enjoyable to wait for the next DLC. I have only played over an hour so far and I am already part way through level 41; quite worrying when the level cap is now 45. Hopefully the side quests continue to be enjoyable as they were in the main game to make me want to continue once I’ve finished the story in The Hidden Ones.
As I expressed above, I am quite worried that this DLC will be quite short. Especially when the next part of the story ” The Curse of the Pharaohs” won’t be available until the 6th March. Sop hopefully I can keep my self pre-occupied ingame until then. Ubisoft have announced that is a flurry of content on the way such as the Discovery Tour which is available from the 20th February.
Overall, it’s been fun so far and will chip away at the rest of the story over the next few days. Be sure to follow us over on Twitch as I will be doing a live play-through of the rest of the story.
If you have played the latest DLC, please let me know what you think so far in the comments below!
Missed my recnent live stream? Catch my first hour of The Hidden Ones below!
Also we have a number of first impressions planned for the beginning of the year. Including Secret of Mana, Shadow of the Colossus (PS4 Pro), Spider-Man and God of War. So stayed tuned!
As always stick with GoneFullGeek for more gaming reviews and first impressions. Until then, I will see you next time!
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