Over the next couple of weeks, Ubisoft is about to drop two massive games. You know what these are, Watch Dogs: Legion, and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. One is the latest entry to an incredible series about the Assassin order. The other is the third entry in an open world hacker franchise that focuses on DedSec. Either way, you’ll be investing hundreds of hours in a new online world, possibly even with friends. However, there’s barely any time between each of them launching. Watch Dogs: Legion is out on October 29, and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is out on November 10. So, which one are you going for?
Watch Dogs: Legion
I certainly wouldn’t blame you if you went for Watch Dogs: Legion. It’s an awesome-looking game. It drops you into a futuristic London that’s oppressed by a private military company and gives you the option to control any NPC in the game. This is at the core of what makes this game incredible, and it’s why I want to play it on day one. I don’t want to have my experience ruined by everyone posting listed what each NPC does and which ones are the best. I want that sense of discovery for myself, so I think I’ll need to be playing this one from the day it launches.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
The latest Assassin’s Creed game is possibly the most exciting entry to the series there has ever been. It takes everything that made the past games great and builds upon them with more and more new features. This game, more than any other, is the ultimate Assassin experience. There are hidden blades and open-world RPG gameplay, and all of it looks like it blends seamlessly together. On top of that, it puts you in the shoes of a Viking, a genuine fantasy for so many people around the world.
Realistically, this is only an option for games journalists and those with a lot of time on their hands. I don’t think I’ve got time to smash both games at once, but if I get the chance, you can bet I’ll give it a good go. A launch like this doesn’t happen very often, and I’m just excited to be on the front lines as they get into our hands.
What about you?