My rant for the Assassin’s Creed Origins

I’m on the holiday (right now it’s 4 days to internship, RIP my free time), which means I can play the console game. And the game I’m playing right now is the Assassin’s Creed Origins. I’m really hyped for this game since it’s in Egypt, the country which I longed to travel to (started since I read the Agatha Christie). The ratings are also amazing, around 9, so I bought the deluxe version, LOL.

With the deluxe version, you can get the add-ons for gears, weapons, and also the mount. Besides that, you get missions, the whole-printed map for this game, and the soundtrack in the form of a disk.

I’m really excited to play this game since it’s the first time I play directly after the game released. In the past, I always played the game after two-five years the released. Because of this, I can follow around with the people that play ACO together, and hype together.

I’m going to tell you first about the story setting. Assassin’s Creed Origins is about the MC tried to defend his motherland after the Greeks forced their way to Egypt. You can say this game is about the nationalism that the MC had and at the same time, he tried to avenge his murdered son.

The story setting for this game starts when the Ptolemy ruled and the Cleopatra being exiled. In this game, the MC (Main Character), Bayek, which was the last Medjay (the elite warrior who protect the Pharaoh), with his wife, was supporting the Cleopatra to get her throne back.

The interesting part, but also the saddest part is we all know, historically how that ends. Cleopatra did a suicide after Anthony killed in a war, her son, Caesarion, murdered shortly after he claimed the throne, and finally, the Rome had full control over the Egypt, which means, Egypt lost. So, our MC in this game, we can say, all of his efforts were fruitless attempts to defend his origin, which was Egypt.

Based on this story setting, you can get Egypt, not pure Egypt, since the Greeks are half-way to colonized Egypt. With this setting, there are many statues or monuments that represented the Greek, like the statue of Alexander the Great, etc. And there are many people who moved their belief to the Greek’s Gods, so don’t be surprised when the conversation contains Hades or any Greek’s God mixed up with other Egypt’s Gods. And yes, in this story, the Greeks are dominant in the streets, which sometimes with the slaves from Egypt. Also, the Greek’s culture is being dominant in the Egypt, which is the race with the chariot.

Let’s move to the game set up. Since Desmond already died, there’s no more Eagle Vision. The Ubisoft changed it to the REAL EAGLE. In this game, the MC has an Eagle to use for the scanning, tracking, and helping the MC. In my opinion, I prefer this real eagle than the eagle vision. Senu—the MC’s eagle—has a broader vision, which sometimes can be too easy for the stealth. Not only the enemy, Senu can track the treasure and also the tunnel. And if you upgraded the skill, you can get the Senu which can track the movement of the enemy, which is really cool, because you can see where the enemy will go.

The weapons are also different. We obviously know there’s no gun, so the Ubisoft changed it to the bow which can shoot really quick like the gun. There are also other new weapons, like scepter (even I don’t know what that is because I’ve never seen that in other games), heavy axe, heavy hammer, spear (long live the spear!). The usual weapons and tools are also in here, like swords, smoke bombs, etc. Don’t forget the hidden blade, because it’s the characteristic of the Assassin.

The thing that irks me is that there’s only one hidden blade. With only one hidden blade, I can’t make any double assassination, which really annoys me so much, because I’m always on the stealth style, not the frontal battle style.

And maybe because this story is in the ancient time, so there’s no other way besides hunt, sell, or loot to get money. It’s really a shame because I really enjoy earning money in the Assassin’s Creed Revelations.

By the way, if you want to play this game, I suggest that you read first about this era since the intro is really abrupt, there’s no clue whatsoever. I’m really confused first, I was like, “Why the hell is there even Hades in here,” because I thought it’s in the much more ancient Egypt, but nope.

The intro is really made me confused that made me search in the google. Fortunately, I’m not the only one who felt that LOL. Apparently, this game has flashback plot, which is the past will be revealed later on when the targets were killed in the form of a scene. And I think this game has the longest scene after we killed the target. I took a long time to watch the after-kill scene rather than to kill the target.

AND ALSO, this game is the biggest exploration map I’ve ever played, really bigger than the Skyrim. When I played in the first area, which is in Siwa, I was like, “RIP, how long will it take for me to explore all of them,” because I’m more on the exploration and doing the quest missions than the main missions.

There’s a cute feature that I really like, YOU CAN PET CATS in here. It’s useless, but relaxing to hear the meow, LOL. The cats keep tailing you everywhere, even when I’m in the stealth mode. And also, there’s a photo mode, which is really helpful for me, because the panorama is really beautiful that I want to capture everything, LOL.

The last but not least is the host. Our Animus host is called Layla Hassan. This is the first time I played the present time outside the Abstergo (I’ve never had a chance to play AC Unity and the Syndicate, so I don’t know about that). This is the first time I feel really shook—I saw the real corpse of the ancestors of this game—that the MC that I played is already dead at the present time. Hellooo, Layla even used the Animus across the Mummy’s MC. However, I kind of missing the Abstergo Company, the hacking game, looking for computers, und so weiter.

Yeah, that is my rant for today. I think this game is the best in the main installment (Senu and the cats played the important roles in my judgment). There’s also the Discovery Tour Mode, the combat-free one. I think I will head back to there, once I finished the main story.





P.S.: I heard this game is historically accurate?

P.P.S.: I suggest to use the subtitle even though you use the English audio. I don’t even know what they are speaking in English—the accent killed me, so I ended up with Deutsch audio (for my learning) and the English subtitle.


I don’t know what to do

Do you ever feel like what you did is never enough? That your effort in the past was not good enough? That thinking that makes you afraid to take another step? This is what happens to me in the past and it’s still here, getting stronger.

I did an internship before, to fulfilled the requirement of my major. In the end of the internship, the people from the company asked me to do a presentation about problem-solving in the department. After I did my presentation, I know my opinion was not something that they want. They told me nicely even they didn’t judge or critique me harshly. They just told me indirectly that “Your opinion is really good, but we all have already done it. We want something else, deeper to the problem.”

That sentence really haunted me until now, made me like I’m not a good person to do something. That experience is really pressured me. They offered me to work in the company after I graduate, but I’m really scared to face them.

Besides that experience, my friends are also made me overwhelmed by everything. There is my classmate, who got a thank-you letter from a stock trader, said that my friend’s prediction about a stock in the future was right. The stock trader got a rise in the stock which my friend predicted. Another friend, my friend from research cluster already plan ahead what he will be going to do after graduating. He already had an extensive plan to go abroad to get a master degree, he already knows the university he’s planning to enroll to, knows the exact cost, living cost, etc. And there’s another friend who before we were graduated, already did interviews for a job. Meanwhile, me… I don’t know what to do after graduation. I feel really confused about my future, about what will I do.

My friends and my parents see me as a cheerful-smart-ambitious-confident girl. However, this feeling… this thinking… always haunted me every time I’m alone. This makes my chest aches a lot. I can’t share my feeling with others because I know that I’m going to cry.

About crying, I experienced it once when I had to talk to the psychologist for the career planning workshop. I ended up crying really hard in front of her, which was not I supposed to do because it’s supposed to be an easy talk about the future. That time—and it’s still happening until now—I was really scared that I ended up not doing enough and not doing well like what parents doing now. I bottled it and ended up crying for half an hour in front of her. Her answer really scares me to share my problems with others, because if the psychologist didn’t really understand, then what about the others?

My uncle said, “Relax. Just take a break after graduation. I applied for job after 4 months of a break after graduation and still got a job faster than my friends.” However, I can’t digest that statement. My uncle is really smart, his first job was in PwC and all of my friends already busying themselves with browsing and applying for the job.

My friends said to me, “You are really ambitious and smart. You already writing a thesis in the 7th semester and here I am still struggling with my drawing. While you graduated with above 3.5 GPA next year, I just start doing my thesis.”

There are also people that said, “You are crazy, you took part as the student assistant in research cluster while at the same time you have to write the thesis. You have two courses also. And you are planning to graduate in this semester.”

However… I never see myself as ambitious. I did all of it, because… I don’t want to be left behind by my friends. The one who said that I’m ambitious and smart is struggling because she enrolls an architecture major. It’s common to finish that major in 4 years, while my major… it’s common to finish in 3,5 years. I also don’t see myself as smart because, let’s face it… I’m in a business administration major, which is more easy to study it compares to my friend’s major. The people who said that I joined research cluster in the busiest semester was because I had to do it cause my thesis advisor who offered me the job and I couldn’t reject it.

Today is 6 days after I officially graduated. I still don’t know what to do. My only plan is to apply as a civil servant. And here I’m confused. I feel belittle for myself because when I thought of this, all of my friends who already graduated plan to applied in the corporate companies, which is more suitable for my major. I have a thought “You graduated from the business major. What would your friends say if they know that you only applied for state-owned companies, which is not suitable for us?”

Today also the day that my mother said to me that her friend offered me an internship after she saw my mother’s photos of my graduation. She said that I’m smart to graduate only in 3,5 years and also got cum laude. She also said that the company needs smart millennials like me… I’m feeling scared, really, really scared. My parents urged me to take it, but I don’t want to disappoint the company and also the woman who offered it. I don’t want them to regret to waste their time and money for me. I really feel burdened.

When my friends said that they are jealous because I’m already graduated, I feel bitter inside. They still have an easy life, trying to finish and graduate from the university. Sometimes, I regretted that I graduate sooner. I feel really scared to do anything. And I know I reached my lowest self-esteem in this period.