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How Assassin’s Creed Valhalla finally fixed the series’ combat – Polygon

Assassin’s Creed’s combat didn’t quite come together in Origins or Odyssey, but Viking inspiration helped make Valhalla’s combat the best in the series so far.



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The combat is what made me love the first few Assassins Creed games. There was a simple joy in getting surrounded by enemies, waiting for them to attack, then countering them to death one by one. Then Ubisoft started to overcomplicate things.
Some of the complications were probably necessary. The simple counterattacks of the earlier games were already wearing thin when Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag came out in 2013. By the time the series got to ancient Egypt in Origins four years later, change…

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