One of the first thoughts I had when I saw the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok reveal was that Ubisoft missed out on a great opportunity to reach out to new players by not offering the content as a standalone experience. Considering the size of the expansion, it might as well have been a game on its own. But Ubisoft insists Dawn of Ragnarok is very much a part of Valhalla and claims that it’s important for all of the game’s content to remain “connected.”
Speaking to GameSpot, who posed this question to the developer, producer Jose Araiza said that including Dawn of Ragnarok in Valhalla is “the most cohesive way to give this offering to the players.” He added:
Expansions 1 and 2 focused more on the Viking facets of Valhalla, and exploring Eivor as a character under different situations. Now, Dawn of Ragnarok feels like the other side of the coin, where we go deeper into the Norse mythology and more so into Odin/Havi’s back story. And while we have focused on giving players the ability to play all the content in the order they see fit, we also felt it was important to still have these offerings connected. One experience is complementary to the other. Given how important Norse mythology was to Viking everyday life, we felt Dawn of Ragnarok needed to be included in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
What do our readers think of this decision?