I’m mixed on this one. Of course it’s stunning, large world. Lots to do.
Combat is ok, but when shield break and parry come in it gets ruined a bit. Adreneline moves are good though, some weapons could use some changes/tweaks.
The stealth is meh. Stealth tools aren’t that good imo. Poison from weapon should be different than applied poison. Applied poison should tic faster. Climbing anywhere gives a lot of advantage in this category.
Story regarding just Origins, i.e. Bayek’s life is decent. Story regarding overall AC series was disappointing. Addition of new protagonist was a good move, too long coming. Don’t particularly like the choice of an abstergo defect, I think an outsider being courted by both may have been better, but that’s subjective.
Story regarding First Civ was most disappointing for me. What contact there was in the tombs (also disappointing) was too vague. Considering what we’ve learned in the series I expected a lot more in this category, especially with how mysterious a place Egypt is. We should be past the point of mystery and more into individual First Civ people, plots, etc…
If I was new to the series I’d be more impressed. I personally feel too much went into the world and not enough into the story and tombs. They have really been skating on the story since Desmond. It seems to be getting back on track with new protagonist finally though at least.