Monday, March 19, 2018
"Assassin's Creed Origins: Curse of the Pharaohs" DLC Review
Ubisoft has continued to build out "Assassin's Creed Origins" with memorable swatches of story expansion DLC, following the solid yet unspectacular "The Hidden Ones" with the more adventurous, risk-taking "Curse of the Pharaohs."
Focusing on Egyptian afterlife myths, the storyline has you go to Thebes, where you confront the first of several monarchs who have risen from the dead. Jumping headlong into the supernatural rather than skirting around the concepts as window dressing.
The result is a headlong dive into increasingly bizarre and exhilarating side story that highlights the best of what the game has to offer.
While the mission structure sticks to the established recon, targeting and assassination suspects, but colors the action with spectacular flights of fancy.
While the base game was memorable for robust visuals, intricate map design and challenging objectives, the latest add-on ramps up those qualities to new heights. A worthy pickup for those who have either burned through the previous "Assassin's Creed Origins" content or anyone looking for a changeup before taking down the myriad sidequests. This "Curse" ends up as far more of a blessing.
Publisher provided review code.