Assassin’s Creed Origins takes us back to ancient Egypt and shows us the creation of the Assassin’s Creed order. Here, the game sees a reboot of sorts, since everything about the game, especially its combat and exploration, is revamped.
However, these changes have confused many gamers, who feel unfamiliar with the new mechanics of this game. They seem to be having a tough time getting used to the new action-oriented combat system.
To get better at this game and start the right way, read this Assassin’s Creed Beginners guide tips and tricks.
Assassin’s Creed Origins Characters (That You Should Care About)
The main characters of this game are:
There is freedom, and there is the life of innocents. Both must be balanced on the scale.
Bayek of Siwa is one of the last remaining Medjay (protectors of the Pharaoh) in ancient Egypt. He is the main protagonist of Assassin’s Creed Origins.
He goes on to become the founder of the Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, initially known as the Hidden Ones. After his son was killed by members of the Order of the Ancients (the precursor to the Templar’s Order), he swore to take revenge on them, leading to the creation of the Hidden Ones.
The irony of freedom. We are free of each other, yet it brings me no happiness.
Aya is Bayek’s wife. Also known as Amunet, she was a warrior and the personal Medjay of Pharaoh Cleopatra VIII. She helped Cleopatra in the civil war against her brother Ptolemy XIII, and also against Roman Dictator Julius Caesar. She is the other protagonist of Assassin’s Creed Origins.
I loved it all. The power, the challenge, everything. But above all, I loved Egypt.
Cleopatra VIII was the co-ruler of Egypt during the last century of BC. She took the help of Aya and Bayek to gain control over the throne of Egypt, and even fend off Julius Caesar. In doing so, the true identities of the Order of Ancients were unfurled.
The Order Of The Ancients
We men and women of the Order of the Ancients are the natural arbiters of the world. Let all those who oppose us perish in pain. We are everywhere, and we are eternal.
The Order of the Ancients is the precursor to the Templars Order as seen in all the previous Assassin’s Creed games. Their goal is to rule the world by suppressing free will and overthrowing kings by placing puppet rulers in their place.
The primary members of this order and their animal nicknames are:
- Actaeon (The Vulture)
- Berenike (The Crocodile)
- Eudoros (The Hippo)
- Flavius (The Lion)
- Hetepi (The Lizard)
- Khaliset (The Hyena)
- Ktesios (The Ram)
One day I will be able to harness this talent to see into the future. To predict, to correct, to avoid. That would be worth something.
Layla Hassan is the modern-day protagonist of Assassin’s Creed Origins. She is a researcher for Abstergo Industries. On an excursion to Egypt, she finds the tombs of Bayej and Aya. Afterward, she decides to relive their genetic memories using a modified version of the Animus.
Assassin’s Creed Origins Gameplay
Assassin’s Creed Origins has revised gameplay compared to previous games of the series. The new elements are:
Assassin’s Creed Origins features a big open world that is the same size as that of Assassin’s Creed Black Flag, but just on the ground. The map comprises parts of lower Egypt of the upper sections of Libya.
The map is divided into many smaller regions, each having its own distinct architectural style and look.
Combat has been overhauled from previous Assassins Creed games like Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood and Assassin’s Creed Revelations. This time, it uses a hitbox system of combat, where the size and direction of the weapon hit deal equivalent damage. Also, the combat is more action-oriented this time, being less stealth than in previous games.
Assassin’s Creed Origins reviews suggest that the game has been transformed from an action-adventure game to a full-blown action-RPG game, similar to games like the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. This system was introduced in Assassin’s Creed Unity and Assassin’s Creed Syndicate before and is fully embraced here.
There are three skill trees to choose from. They are:
- Master Hunter: This refers to the more melee combat-oriented skills of Bayek.
- Master Warrior: This refers to the more stealth and archery-oriented skills of Bayek.
- Master Seer: This refers to his more exploration and reconnaissance-oriented skills of Bayek.
Assassin’s Creed Origins Beginners Guide Tips and Tricks
To become the first assassin and avenge your son, these tips and tricks will help you out a lot:
Explore More To Synch More
Just like previous Assassin’s Creed games, this game has many high vantage points littered all over the map. These act as such points, allowing you to increase the vision of Semu, your eagle. In addition, unlocking these points will also unlock them as fast travel points.
You Have A Pet Eagle For Reconnaissance
Semu is the pet eagle that you can use for reconnaissance and combat as well. Unlike the previous games of this series, Assassin’s Creed Origins removed Eagle vision and literally replaced it with an actual eagle vision.
Every time you enter an area or try to infiltrate fortresses, use Semu to scout the area ahead first. This will help you mark enemies, whom you will be able to track through walls later on.
Learn More About The Skills That You Actually Want
Since there are three skill trees to choose from, you have to decide what type of playstyle you actually want. If you want a more action-oriented and melee-focused build, invest in the Warrior Tree. If you want a more stealth-focused build that relies on close-up backstabs and headshots with the bow and arrow.
Look At The Power Levels Of Enemies
Since it’s a full-blown action RPG game now, all enemies and Bayek have health bars and power levels. If the enemy is stronger than you, it’s best not to fight head-on. Do some sidequests and come back again after you have better equipment and skills. One-shot stealthy backstab only works against weaker enemies this time.
Loot And Craft As Much As Possible
Assassin’s Creed Origins introduced a crafting system. Here, you can collect items from chests and dead enemies, Use them to craft weapons and other forms of equipment like arrows.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
Assassins Creed Odyssey is more of an action game and less of a stealth adventure game. Though it has better combat, dialogue options, and a bigger map, its prequel Assassins Creed Origins is perfect from all angles.
Yes. By the end of Assassin’s Creed Origins, we see Bayek and Amunet creating the Assassins Order, becoming their very first assassins.
If you want to complete the main story of Assassins Creed Origins, it will take you around 30 hours to do so. To complete 100%, it will take you around 70 hours.
Bayek can level up 40 times, with each level unlocking new skills to choose from. However, most players go to level 30 by the time they finish the main story of the game.
The Beginning Of A New Era
If you read this Assasin’s Creed Origins beginner’s guide, you will learn the best tips and tricks. If you apply them, you will create Assassin’s Creed in no time at all.
Just remember to get used to the new combat system, and focus on your playstyle. Depending on your playstyle, upgrade your skills as you level up that way. Also, explore more to unlock more fast travel points, making exploration faster.