Review: Assassin's Creed Siege of Paris

I'll start by saying I'm not a fan of the franchise Assassin's Creed. I tried the games early on and wasn't a fan. I only came back to them when Assassin's Creed Valhalla was released because I'm a big fan of sword adventure stories. And when I found out my character could be a badass Viking warrior woman I was on board. The game fast became one of my favorites.



I only finished up Valhalla's quests recently (the game is like 900 hours long!) so I didn't have to wait as long for the expansion pack Siege of Paris as some others did. But, there was enough of a wait time for me to anticipate more adventures.


I'm sad to say that it was a let down :(


The earlier DLC expansion story Wrath of the Druids, held the same quality of the original game in terms of story, action and subplots. But Siege of Paris just felt flat to me. The side missions that the character Pierre offers are lifeless. There's no sense of accomplishment with them it's just mindless killing. And the main story arc is lackluster. Also, I hate to be this chick, but where's the freaking romance angle?! At least in Wrath of the Druids they had Cira (as shallow as that relationship was) but in Siege you've only got a quick booty call.



From the trailer, I expected epic battles in a long fight for power over Paris. But main character Eivor pretty much plays diplomat the entire time and has a few encounters that are ho-hum. Where's the tracking of the shady group like you've had in all the other games? The Bellatores are just one and done. Nothing special there. All in all I'd say it had a few interesting moments but Siege of Paris wasn't worth the wait. Good thing I have Assassin's Creed Odyssey to try!

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"Original Cyn" Cynthia Vespia is an author and athlete covering fantasy fiction, writer wellness, and motivation.

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