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Dawn of Ragnarok is a powerful expansion of Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Dawn of Ragnarok is a powerful expansion of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

The player returns to the world of Norse gods in Dawn of Ragnarok

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Latest expansion Assassin’s Creed Valhalla He leaves dark medieval Europe behind and sets out in a daring direction: the realm of Norse mythology, continuing the secondary campaign of the original game, in which the player takes control of Havi (one of the names of Odin, the master of Asgard) and encounters giants and Loki’s schemes.

In the original game, this plot served to explain many events in the lives of Ivor and his brother, but ended up capturing the imagination of fans of the series and showing the potential to take the current incarnation of Assassin’s Creed, packed with RPG elements, in a different direction. The most wonderful. This is where things get interesting Ragnarok dawnwith the addition of a spell system, gorgeous landscapes and full of things to discover and do.

Worry for beginners

Although it is ‘End Game’ content, released well after the original game and with challenges for experienced characters (ideally, with at least 340 power levels), this DLC is planned to be played almost independently. About Valhalla: Get the game today and go straight to it, without going through the entire Eivor saga or even the Asgard missions from the original campaign. For this, the game introduces a “boost” of power, increased character traits and “borrowed” high-level equipment – which can only be used in Dawn of Ragnarok. However, all experience, treasure, and items gained in the expansion return to the base game and count toward Evor’s progression.

This interest in new players is great, but ends up making things very slow at first for those already used to Valhalla and within its complex legends: after a tough boss fight against Sutter, at the start of the expansion, he has to go on a long, slow run alongside the two From dwarves that introduce the world of Svartalfheim and some basic mechanisms to the player, such as magical abilities, the complete war between dwarves and the servants of Sutr, their hidden shelters and how to find them.

Dawn of Ragnarok takes Assassin's Creed into a fantasy world worthy of an RPG

Dawn of Ragnarok takes Assassin’s Creed into a fantasy world worthy of an RPG

Photo: Ubisoft / Disclosure

Only after much talk does the game finally leave the player’s hand and give him the freedom to explore the beautiful world of Svartalfheim. The wait is worth it: the scenarios are amazing, and even more so on the next generation consoles. There’s a fair amount of puzzles that include new magical powers, collectibles to hunt, weird characters that offer side quests, and good fights – one of Valhalla’s highlights, untouched – among other possibilities.

Dawn of Ragnarok’s main campaign will take up to 15 hours for the player to travel back and forth through the land of dwarves. Like the main games, all the expansion has been translated into Brazilian Portuguese, with very good voice acting that helps keep the player involved in what’s going on. It’s the biggest expansion ever released for Assassin’s Creed and seeing all it has to offer should take at least twice that time: you can put in about 35 hours to play.

Considerations

Dawn of Ragnarok is Ubisoft’s exciting bet in a more diverse direction for its groundbreaking action-adventure series, leaving aside real-world plots and historical settings to explore a fantasy world, blending well with RPG elements. increasingly present in this series. It’s still Assassin’s Creed, but with a different flavor.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok is available for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S. To play, you must own a copy of the original Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

*This review was done on Xbox Series X, with a copy of the game provided by Ubisoft.

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