Assassin's Creed Origins: The Hidden Ones
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Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Genres: Action, RPG
This first expansion brings new content to Assassin's Creed Origins with a mission that takes you deeper into the story of the Brotherhood's formation. Explore the beautiful region of Sinaï and meet new characters that will show you a whole new perspective of the Brotherhood.
- Improve Bayek with a higher level cap and new gear
- Explore a new region - Sinaï and the Red Sea
- Find new legendary weapons with special attributes
- Customise your assassin with unique outfits and mounts
Assassin’s Creed Origins: The Hidden Ones - Launch Trailer
A lot of what The Hidden Ones gets right is its ability to take familiar concepts from Assassin's Creed Origins and make them feel new again by means of a new purpose, a new story, and a new creed. A new direction to the story that makes Bayek more relatable, high-level combat keeps quests challenging even when you're fully leveled up, and a more rewarding pace of loot provide an opportunity to feel something new without straying too far from what I loved about Origins in the first place.
Assassin's Creed Origins' first downloadable content, The Hidden Ones, takes players to a brand-new region and continues Bayek's story. If you were expecting something vastly new and different from this DLC, temper your expectations, as The Hidden Ones is just more of the same. More fortresses, more targets to kill, more Stone Circles, more treasure, and more levels. It's good enough for the price, but it lacks something new to make it really great.
It's more Assassin's Creed Origins, almost to a fault. It's an already-big game getting a little bigger. But it's worth seeing through because it eventually makes one of the more salient points in all of Assassin's Creed. The title's fitting considering how the poignancy and moral nuance stays hidden until the end.
If you liked Assassin's Creed Origins, then you'll like this The Hidden Ones DLC. You just won't like it for very long though, as you'll have it wrapped up in an afternoon. It's an add-on that is sadly both lazy and derivative, and when players are being charged around £30 for a season pass, I don't think its unjustified to expect a little more bang for our buck.