7 gameplay surprises in Assassin’s Creed Origins

2. Combat has been overhauled

Will Assassin’s Creed feature truly satisfying combat this time around?

One thing that will surely please Assassin’s Creed veterans is that Ubisoft has overhauled the combat for Assassin’s Creed Origins, meaning it will be better than the boring sludge it sometimes was in the earlier games. So things will likely be more exciting in Origins combat-wise, and not only due to the wide array of weapons you will be able to pick up and use during the game, but also due to the fact that enemies wielding different weapons will behave differently and require different strategies to defeat.

Also, those not fond of melee combat can resort to the bow, which like in the Zelda games has a slow-motion effect for aiming. Plus, like the Far Cry games this will also let you shoot animal cages open in order to create a distraction. And given Bayek’s wide variety of moves which will enable you to stagger and knock down enemies and switch between light and heavy attacks with a variety of weapons, it is clear Origins could be the best Assassin’s Creed game yet when it comes to going toe to toe with enemies.