Ubisoft borrowed a lot of features from The Witcher 3 in their previous Assassin's Creed games, but it looks like they are taking it to another level with Valhalla, which looks almost identical to Geralt's adventure in certain scenarios.
Last night, Ubisoft finally revealed a hefty chunk of Assassin's Creed: Valhalla gameplay and it is safe to say that the reactions are mixed at the moment. A lot of players are more than satisfied with the footage and cannot wait to start raiding and exploring gorgeous England while others are still disappointed with the game, saying that it does not look like a massive improvement over previous titles - Origins and Odyssey.
There's one thing that both sets of players agree upon, though. Assassin's Creed: Valhalla really looks like The Witcher 3. To be fair, both games are set in similar parts of Europe - The Witcher 3's Skellige is obviously inspired by Norse countries while a big part of Valhalla's map is icy and desolate Norway.
However, it looks like Ubisoft also borrowed the Witcher Senses mechanic from The Witcher 3. In a deep dive video , which was available after the show last night, the devs showed us a lot of new footage and mechanics and how players can use this new feature to find their targets or spot animals easier.
You may remember that in previous Assassin's Creed games like Odyssey and Origins, your eagle was ideal for scanning the area, highlight enemies and animals. In Valhalla, it seems that you won't have to rely on your flying companion that much.
Of course, there is nothing bad in borrowing mechanics from other games, especially such masterpieces like The Witcher 3. Yes, some players may find that annoying since Assassin's Creed franchise was way different in its early days but overall, memorable characters and story, fun gameplay and open world to explore are all that matters and we have no doubts that Ubisoft will deliver once again.