Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Origins has been criticized by some for not being quite as accurate to its historical depiction of ancient Egypt as some had hoped. Well, in the Discovery Tour located within Assassin's Creed: Origins, you'll be able to find out exactly what the game got wrong.
The Discovery Tour is a new mode designed so that players move through the game world and explore history rather than stealth combat. This will include tips and information about certain elements of the game that deviated from real-world history. Why was the history deviated from? Well, according to a feature on Game Informer featuring historian Evelyne Ferron and Ubisoft creative director, Jean Guesdon, it was explained that some of the deviation came from certain restrictions and limitations that had to be considered when actually designing the gameplay. According to Ferron, she explained to Game Informer that it was important to create separation in the modes so that gamers are informed about the differences between the game's historical fiction and the historical fact...
That's good for the people who play, because students sometimes think that because it's in a movie or in a game it's reality, and it helps them to have a critical mind, to realize that sometimes we have to play with historical reality
This happens a lot of times with some games based on historical events in order to keep the game fun and entertaining. EA's DICE and Activision's various studios do this all the time with World War-based games such as Battlefield 1 or Call of Duty: WW2, where both games are based on historical events, and also may even feature real-life battles, but the encounters play out differently in order to accommodate the gameplay pace and entertainment values that players expect from the experience.
A lot of history buffs and fans of the Ptolemaic era of Egypt are excited about the new Discovery Tour that will be available freely for gamers who own Assassin's Creed: Origins.
The game originally came out back in October for PS4, PC and Xbox One, with a lot of controversy surrounding how accurate to the history of Egypt it would be. There were plenty of threads, discussion boards and videos filled to the brim with anticipation, criticism and praise based on what people perceived Ubisoft would do with the game.
The Discovery Tour for Assassin's Creed: Origins will definitely open the game up for more discussion and give historians more information and details to sink their teeth into.
Some gamers were fascinated by the architecture and structures featured in the game and were thrilled at the idea of being able to dive into the title with fresh eyes using the Discovery Tour to learn more about some of the architecture, cities, designs, and culture of the Ptolemaic era of ancient Egypt.
Of course, if you wanted to use the mode as a means of bypassing the story just to engage in combat and sword fights, you'll likely be disappointed to know that the combat has been completely disabled and you won't be attacked by any of the animals either. However, like many Ubisoft titles (such as Far Cry) you will be able to witness how the animals behave in Assassin's Creed: Origin's Discovery Tour, given that the real-time ecosystem will still be in effect.