RPGs often have fetch-quests that are an epic waste of time and aren’t all that interesting either. You typically need to gather some items for a character and once you deliver these items, the character vanishes. Ubisoft has confirmed that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will not have such time-wasting fetch-quests.
Ubisoft’s Darby Christopher McDevitt talked about the upcoming game (Official PS Magazine) and he mentioned that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is not going to waste the player’s time with fetch-quests. He talked about how everything is going to be important. The following is what he had to say regarding the matter:
The story structure is a little bit different in this game and I’m really proud of it. The goal again is to feel like you never have a wasted moment. We wanted to make sure that the character you meet in this game are more memorable than that (characters that vanish after fetch-quests), you are more likely to remember them for a long time.
McDevitt also talked about the format for some sidequests. The talked about them taking a Shakespearean five-act approach. A simple task can turn into an epic saga. The following is what he had to say regarding the matter:
That produced really fantastic results where we have these great stories in our game, multiple-part stories that really feel like they have a rise and fall just like a proper Shakespeare play.
The advantage of this is that the problems of NPCs are going to feel like actual problems. McDevitt mentioned, “You’ll feel invested in their problems”. Furthermore, the NPCs that give you these quests are going to be around in the world and can even join your settlement.
While we are on the topic of Valhalla, we did a piece on how the game could lead to the reboot of the franchise. That is something that we would love to see in the coming years. McDevitt also talked about the different overlapping parallel storylines in the game.
Ubisoft has also confirmed that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is going to bridge the Assassins and the Templars. Which could be very interesting to see.
Let us know what you think about Assassin’s Creed Valhalla not wasting your time with Fetch-Quests and whether or not you are interested in playing the game when it comes out.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will release on Xbox One, PS4 and PC later this year.