The Assassin’s Creed franchise had delved heavily into wildlife, especially in the previous three games Assassin’s Creed: Origins, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey and Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla. As a result, it had me wondering, which one of the last three Assassin’s Creed games have the most deadly wildlife? Excluding mythical beast’s or gods? I have answered, in my opinion, which game has the most dangerous animals and I’d love to hear your thoughts too.
Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
Let’s be really honest here, when we exclude mythical creatures that are half animal/half human or just stupid beasts and stick to regular realistic creatures, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey’s only real animal threat were those ridiculously powerful chickens, which killed me way too many times. With the hidden temple snakes being annoying early one but not really affecting you after raking up a bit. In addition, the ability to level-up, which over-powered your animal opponents and made them more of a nuisance rather than a challenge. As well as the skill that enabled you to control the animals, made them significantly less challenging.
Assassin’s Creed: Origins
Assassin’s Creed: Origins took the games wildlife and terrain to a whole new level, which we had not seen in an Assassin’s Creed game prior to it. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t the first game to host animals but man they were dangerous. I loved watching a swarm of crocodiles attempting to maul a group of hippo’s before a lion ran in and finished off the injured survivors. The game hosted numerous deadly exotic animals and yes, there was a ranking-system in this game as well but I found the ranking in this game to not be as ridiculously over-powering. This made these wild beasts very challenging.
Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
Thus far, while playing through Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, I’ve tried to avoid animal confrontations. Why? Well, because there is no more ranking system, which means these animals are powerful all the time and you need to out-skill them, not just reach a certain ranking number anymore. Furthermore, your health doesn’t regenerate at the rate of previous games, where hiding from your opponent for a bit allowed your health bar to replenish, readying you for a recommencement of the battle you just had. You need to use resources to heal and the amount of resources your carry has a maximum. Putting all of these factors into the same game means that these animal’s are not a group you want to f$%k with.
If you want to check out my first encounter with a Polar Bear in Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla on my Twitch stream you can, in the video below. Spoiler, it didn’t go down well and it was a little brief.