Assassin’s Creed Origins Photo Mode Contest Kicks Off Tomorrow
Today, Ubisoft announced that an Assassin’s Creed Origins Photo Mode contest will be starting tomorrow, and the studio is asking all players to submit their best photos in order for a chance to win a bunch of prizes.
The contest, which begins tomorrow, December 7 and runs through January 10, 2018, have a pretty simple set of rules. Each week, the developers of Origins will reveal a new theme over at the Assassin’s Creed website and via the Assassin’s Creed Twitter, and participants will need to submit their best photo based on the theme on the EasyPromos App portal. The dev team will then judge the competition and choose five winners each week. To kick off the contest, this week’s theme is Wild Life, and players should explore the living, breathing world of Assassin’s Creed Origins.
As for the prizes, each runner-up winner will receive a season pass code, or if they already own the season pass, an official Assassin’s Creed shirt. Grand prize winners will receive the same prizes as the runner-up winners, but will also have their photography displayed at Ubisoft Montreal and will receive their own printed version of their photo courtesy of Cook & Becker, a high-quality online art dealership. You can heck out the full rules for the contest over at the contest page.
For more information on Assassin’s Creed Origins, make sure to check out our review of the game:
While I wish that had been the only issue with the game, the other cardinal sin seems to emanate from being overly ambitious. There aren’t really any tent-pole missions in the game besides a somewhat hectic last hurrah. Revelations took the over the top set-piece approach with its most important missions, Unity took the creative approach where villains were placed intricately between dozens of guards and a maze of level geometry, but Origins seems to be content with simply having the player dive onto the main target with the press of the triangle button. Some of these targets have somewhat creative missions, but even they aren’t particularly enjoyable to pull off. There just isn’t anything I’ll remember or ponder over in the years to come from a mission design perspective, and I believe this is due to the amount of resources and care that went into crafting a replica of Ancient Egypt.
Assassin’s Creed Origins blew my expectations away in so many areas, but there’s still something missing that made the likes of Assassin’s Creed II and Brotherhood so special. However, this is most definitely the best title since then, and one that I’ll be jumping back into very soon. The new combat system makes for some incredibly satisfying moments, while the design of the world is only matched by the likes of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Ubisoft Montreal can be proud knowing that they’ve delivered a level of AAA-production that likely won’t be seen again until Cyberpunk 2077 rolls around, but there’s just that last leap of faith that needs to be made to once again deliver a generation defining game.
Assassin’s Creed Origins is available now.