Like many Assassin’s Creed fans around the world, we lined up for the immediate release of the next installment of the Ubisoft franchise. Eager to get our hands on the first Assassin’s Creed game in two years and thus far, after streaming my first encounter of the game on Twitch (CruzTseros21 if you want to see more of my Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla journey), the new game hasn’t disappointed me at all.
I have so far enjoyed the different land-scape, in-game tasks, improved sea battles and the differences in combat. However, instantly, as fun as dodging and parrying is, I immediately missed one key feature that I have enjoyed so much over the past two years from Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey.
What was the feature? It was the famous kick of Leonidas in the movie 300 and probably the only good thing about that movie as well if you’re a history nerd. Yes, the Spartan Kick made its way to Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey in 2018 and it was a hit.
I don’t think I have enjoyed a single attack in a game as much as I enjoyed the Spartan Kick. Booting your enemies into other enemies, kicking your horse/bear/lion into a hoard of soldiers and destroying an unexpected guard at the top of a cliff was just too much fun to simply forget.
I don’t mean this in a negative way towards Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla and maybe as I progress through the game there will be a similar skill but for now, I really miss the Spartan Kick and I’d love for it to be included in the game later on if possible.