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Good news for Linux desktop and Steam Deck players! Assassin's Creed Valhalla is coming to Steam on December 6th.

Yet another company who tried vanishing to their own launcher, or to the Epic Store, is returning to Steam. Not really surprising though, considering Steam is still the biggest PC store around. I'll be giving it a run on Steam Deck when it releases, so I'll let you know what to expect from it.

This is not the only title coming to Steam, as Ubisoft confirmed to Eurogamer that Anno 1800 and Roller Champions will also be getting a Steam release.

Hopefully Ubisoft Connect won't be too problematic for Proton, so that players on Linux desktop and Steam can get to play them too. Considering how big a title like Assassin's Creed Valhalla is, I've no doubt if there's major problems that Valve would promptly look into getting it working.

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wvstolzing 3 days ago
Quoting: ForgeAssassin's Creed ended with III. The main story writer left and it shows, all the metaplot just dried up and blew away. All the later games are just stabbing-simulator with more weapons/outfits/etc added periodically. The new settings/times are neat, and I own them all, but I resent them.

Uplay has been running fine on my Deck, though, so this should be a net win.

Absolutely; they're sticking to the established 'brand/franchise name', though I really doubt if they'd sell fewer copies if they called the games 'Open World Stuff: Ancient Greece Edition', & the like. AC4 was a genuinely good game, & a genuinely good romanticized pirate history game, & perhaps it would've become a bigger phenomenon without being part of the 'franchise'. If they love their crazy backstory/lore so much, they could've kept the references to it in name drops or whatever, like hints at the so-called 'Cthulhu mythos' that are sprinkled through not just Lovecraft's own stories, but those of R.E. Howard & others.

They started with a fun variation on possibly the most hackneyed entertainment plot around; i.e. '2012 Apocalypse/Atlantis/Hidden History/Ancient Aliens' stuff (even DOOM is on the bandwagon nowadays). Some people got hooked on A.C. because they take stories like that seriously, as they're pumped 24/7 from fraudulent so-called documentary channels; the blandness of the game formula, & the half-baked-to-nonexistent stealth mechanics became notorious. I got hooked because of the authentic environments, & the Forrest Gump style interactions with historical personalities. It's not much of a game; but there's no other series where you get to fist fight the Pope, become Karl Marx's bodyguard, beat people on behalf of Charles Darwin & Lorenzo de Medici alike, stab Julius Caesar, become buddies with Blackbeard & Da Vinci, climb the Hagia Sophia as well as the Eiffel Tower, etc. etc. etc. either.
slaapliedje 3 days ago
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Quoting: chris.echozshame I already bought this on uplay due to a bug that gave me the $100 version for $10
Ha, that happened to me with Rayman on the Jaguar. Didn't realize it until I got home with multiple games that were on sale, but it was marked as $10 dollars and I got it for $1.
slaapliedje 3 days ago
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Quoting: wvstolzing
Quoting: ForgeAssassin's Creed ended with III. The main story writer left and it shows, all the metaplot just dried up and blew away. All the later games are just stabbing-simulator with more weapons/outfits/etc added periodically. The new settings/times are neat, and I own them all, but I resent them.

Uplay has been running fine on my Deck, though, so this should be a net win.

Absolutely; they're sticking to the established 'brand/franchise name', though I really doubt if they'd sell fewer copies if they called the games 'Open World Stuff: Ancient Greece Edition', & the like. AC4 was a genuinely good game, & a genuinely good romanticized pirate history game, & perhaps it would've become a bigger phenomenon without being part of the 'franchise'. If they love their crazy backstory/lore so much, they could've kept the references to it in name drops or whatever, like hints at the so-called 'Cthulhu mythos' that are sprinkled through not just Lovecraft's own stories, but those of R.E. Howard & others.

They started with a fun variation on possibly the most hackneyed entertainment plot around; i.e. '2012 Apocalypse/Atlantis/Hidden History/Ancient Aliens' stuff (even DOOM is on the bandwagon nowadays). Some people got hooked on A.C. because they take stories like that seriously, as they're pumped 24/7 from fraudulent so-called documentary channels; the blandness of the game formula, & the half-baked-to-nonexistent stealth mechanics became notorious. I got hooked because of the authentic environments, & the Forrest Gump style interactions with historical personalities. It's not much of a game; but there's no other series where you get to fist fight the Pope, become Karl Marx's bodyguard, beat people on behalf of Charles Darwin & Lorenzo de Medici alike, stab Julius Caesar, become buddies with Blackbeard & Da Vinci, climb the Hagia Sophia as well as the Eiffel Tower, etc. etc. etc. either.
For Odyssey, it's argue with Sokrates, listen to Herodotus speak of history, and booting people off of roofs like a proper "THIS IS SPARTA!" Which is why I am thoroughly enjoying it!
Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: Purple Library GuyAfter all these years I still know very little about Assassin's Creed. The impression I get, though, is that in the later games
  • You don't play an assassin

  • You don't have a creed


um . . .
Both Odyssey and Origins literally make me want to visit these places in real life (Greece and Egypt) though I suspect Greece still has some of the beauty left over from the game, whereas Egypt looks very different now.
But yeah, you do still play an Assassin... sort of. Because the Hashshashin, from which the word Assassin comes from did not exist until the late 11th century.

So if you really had been called an assassin, it would have been historically inaccurate.
Isn't there one where you're a viking or a pirate or something? Just because a character kills people, that doesn't make them an assassin.
slaapliedje 2 days ago
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Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: Purple Library GuyAfter all these years I still know very little about Assassin's Creed. The impression I get, though, is that in the later games
  • You don't play an assassin

  • You don't have a creed


um . . .
Both Odyssey and Origins literally make me want to visit these places in real life (Greece and Egypt) though I suspect Greece still has some of the beauty left over from the game, whereas Egypt looks very different now.
But yeah, you do still play an Assassin... sort of. Because the Hashshashin, from which the word Assassin comes from did not exist until the late 11th century.

So if you really had been called an assassin, it would have been historically inaccurate.
Isn't there one where you're a viking or a pirate or something? Just because a character kills people, that doesn't make them an assassin.
Well the story from the beginning of the games is basically there are two warring secret societies (basically ones whom have ancestral links to the Assassins (Hashshashin) and the Knights Templar.

Your character in the first 3 games was Desmond, who had actual DNA from one of the Assassins, and so they could put him in this thing called the Animus, which basically puts him (you) into the body of an Assassin from the 12th(?) century, and you have to find some weird egg (if I recall, it's been many moons since I played the first one). So there, you're an actual assassin, but not like 'some random dude who gets paid to murder people' sort of way, but a 'I'm part of what essentially is the first known 'terrorist' group, that decided it was more strategic to take out military leaders instead of just losing thousands+ of lives by going off to war.

I mean really, if you think about it, it's basically the same as Spock's "The good of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one." Wack one dude to save many.

The games are all centered around this concept of 'perform actions through someone who is from the past, to try and gather information for the future.' Like say if they did one where you played a follower of Moses, you could try to figure out where the Ark of the Covenant is hidden, then in the modern times, go dig it up.

In Odyssey and Origin, you play characters who join what can only be considered as older cults along the same line as the Hashshashin, eliminate leaders of an opposing cult (in Odyssey it is the Cult of Kosmos) so as to relieve oppression and cruelty.

So yes, regardless of the actual official name the group you join (Origins has one, Odyssey you're on a personal quest for your own history so to speak) you are technically still what we would define today as an Assassin. One who plans out the annihilation of specific targets to take down an organization. Or you know, just sneak through an entire fort, silently picking off soldiers and stealing their loot.

But yeah, I'd actually qualify the ones I've played as you are playing an Assassin.
einherjar 2 days ago
According to the reviews I saw, the game is very beautiful but also boring and the story not well made.
Senseless quests and boredom in a beautiful environment does not make me wanting to buy it.
scaine about 22 hours ago
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Quoting: mylka
Quoting: scaine
Quoting: BlackBloodRumDid they remove Denuvo yet?

According to Augmented Steam (extension for Firefox)... nope.


this info is right above the languages. you do not need an addon


nice to have ubisoft back. i like AC and FC. splinter cell remake and hopefully a new prince of persia
but i hate the launcher. just a waste of DISC and RAM. especially on the stream deck you do not need more junk wasting RAM

Yep, of course. I wasn't intending to give the impression that you needed the plugin for that.

But as someone who won't buy a Denuvo game, ever, I appreciate that the plug-in puts that information on the store page in a way that I can't overlook. It also does, way, way more than just alert me to various DRM. I particularly like the link to ProtonDB, and also the price matching you get for stores like Fanatical. The colour-matching on wishlist and library items is also great. I pretty much can't browse the store using the client these days - web all the way for me!
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