Fans Don’t Want Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok to Feature Odyssey-like RPG Mechanics

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey might have been crowned as one of the best, but fan’s want old-school gameplay…. with improvements

Not a lot is known about the next installation of the Assassin’s Creed series, but it’s rumored to be called Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok. Rumors and leaks have indicated that it may have a European and Norse setting that will take place between the first Assassin’s Creed (you remember Altair, right?) and Assassin’s Creed: Origins.

Word even has it that the game’s map will include Scandinavia and the U.K. while the overall plot and focus of the game will be on the aforementioned Norse religions and rise of Christianity. It certainly sounds interesting, but the one thing we haven’t heard about is the mechanics of the game. Will Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok feature RPG-style gameplay?

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was Ubisoft’s first foray and experiment into RPG territory with the Assassin’s Creed series and it turned out to be a big hit. In fact, it’s even been crowned as one of the best in the series, but die-hard fans seem to not like the style of gameplay and would instead prefer for the next game in the series to go back to the old-school style of play.

In a Reddit thread, someone asked the question of what people actually want in AC: Ragnarok, and the results are written as clearly as possible on the wall.

“Absolutely no dialogue choices, no high fantasy stuff unless it makes some sense, I’d like to see RPG/customization mechanics scaled back to [Assassin’s Creed Origins/Unity], no vast empty world that has zero life in it.”

People want a more intiuitive and active map that offers something new once part of it has been explored. Characters need to be more in-depth with each having their own personality, and the insane and persistent grind needs to be addressed as well.

“[I don’t want] a gigantic sprawling map that has nothing new to offer once you’ve explored 25% of it.”

Unfortunatley, Ubisoft probably won’ listen to the diehard and highly vocal fans, and for one simple reason – Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was a hit and the company would be taking an even bigger risk if it deviated from its newest tried and tested formula. So, even if it does feature a lot of RPG mechanics, at the very least Ubisoft should be able to address the problems with characters and overall story dynamics. There’s no official confirmation for Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok at this point, so a release date is an even bigger mystery. With any luck, the game will launch sometime in 2020, but if it does it’ll be closer to the end of the year.


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Jerry Martin
Jerry Martin is an avid gamer and prefers to spend his time playing first-person shooters like Call of Duty and Halo. His all-time favorite game is Modern Warfare 2, but Assassin’s creed 3 comes in a close second, and he’s a huge fan of the Legend of Zelda series. He is a co-founder of and spends as much time coding as he does shooting people online. Jerry prefers playing on his PC, but also owns an Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as he takes pride in being a non-discriminate gamer.

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