If you’ve ever played Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, then you’ll know what I’m talking about when I say it got me excited about visiting Norway for the first time. The game starts in Norway, presenting you with a huge map to explore. It’s a vast area of islands to travel between, all of which have things to collect and enemies to kill across them. It’s one of the most exciting game worlds I’ve ever come across, and it’s basically a tutorial.
Noway isn’t an area of the world that has ever fascinated me before this game. It presents a world of mountains, snow, and a harsh environment that’s incredibly difficult to eke out a living in. While that all seems horrible, it’s also one of the best game worlds I’ve ever been in. It fits perfectly in the Assassin’s Creed franchise as well. There are mountains to climb and far-off places to go and see. There’s so much to explore, and that’s the essence of what makes a great entry to this franchise.
I think what I love most about this version of Norway, and what makes me want to visit it, is that it’s based on the Norway that Vikings lived in. This is a world that is filled with bloodshed and honor. It’s a world that we can only get a glimpse of through relics of the past today. Modern-day Norway is very different. For example, online slot games are popular in Norway today. So much so that sites like casinofavoritter.com offer people the chance to read tips and tricks on how to win them. That’s a crazy transition that I don’t think anyone could have expected.
I’m sure I’m not alone in saying that I’d like to visit Norway based on what I’ve seen in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla alone. The things that stand out to me are climbing, exploring, and seeing the northern lights. These are all things that I’ve got very few chances of catching in my home in the UK. Not unless the sun does something crazy and causes the northern lights to travel pretty far south.
For a game to make you want to visit a real-life location, I think that just how well-made it is. Ubisoft always puts a lot of effort into creating its game worlds. Teams travel around the world to research than and learn about them to accurately portray everything. Hopefully, Ubisoft will continue to do this with the Assassin’s Creed franchise, and we’ll all want to visit more places thanks to the games we play.