AusGamers own Stephen J. Farrelly is currently in Cologne, Germany for Gamescom 2017. With the J here standing for Jerk, because he left the rest of us here in Australia. Anyway, moments ago he got to spend considerable time with the latest build of Assassin's Creed Origins. The impressive and long awaited return of Ubisoft's flaghsip open-world franchise. And it sounds awesome.
At the beginning of our hands-on, I’m standing on a raft just outside of the city state of Memphis. It is a sprawling city replete with incredible architecture, lush greenery, farms and homesteads. There’s wildlife everywhere. And so, naturally the first jerk thing I do is fire off an arrow at a flamingo. I nail it and it falls to water’s surface in a pool of blood. But before I can even jump into the water and collect my prize, its carcass is snatched up by the claws of an eagle who’d watched the event unfold to claim an easy meal. I immediately thought to myself, “Okay, this is going to be interesting”.
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