Shroud explains why Assassin's Creed Valhalla isn't his game of the year - Dexerto
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Shroud explains why Assassin’s Creed Valhalla isn’t his game of the year

Published: 13/Nov/2020 13:45 Updated: 13/Nov/2020 16:28

by Lauren Bergin


With the hype around Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla at an all-time high, gamers across the world are debating whether or not it’s worthy of being called game of the year. Shroud, however, isn’t convinced.

With Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla finally dropping earlier in November, the gaming universe has went wild. The newest instalment of the popular franchise has been a while in the making, and for a lot of fans it’s some welcome respite to a turbulent 2020.

Across the board critics and gamers have praised the game’s beautiful graphics and masterful storytelling, sparking discussion as to whether or not the game might be the best to be released this calendar year.


Former CSGO pro player Shroud has now given his two cents, as to whether or not he thinks the game should be made game of the year.

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is visually beautiful, but is it anything more than that?

Shroud not convinced Valhalla deserves game of the year

While he was playing Valhalla on Twitch, one member of the chat pressed him on the idea. As soon as he saw the message, though, he said: “No, absolutely not” whilst laughing off the comment.

He describes the direction of the game as being “cash money”, stating that “the direction of the game isn’t to like, polish everything, be perfect, make sure all the lipsyncs are good, make sure all the animations are good”


He goes on to state that the devs could easily achieve a better game experience, but that just ” isn’t the name of this game – the name of this game is to get something out there relatively quickly that people can spend hundreds of hours on.”

Instead, he cites God of War and Cyberpunk 2077 as game of the year worth games, despite the fact that Cyberpunk ‘isn’t even out yet’.

Shroud’s experience of the game has hardly been overwhelmingly positive, as the popular streamer discovered a hilarious collection of bugs and glitches while playing. Though, even those he decided to laugh off while playing, and that’s why people watch him – the unpredictable moments.


While it may sound cynical, it appears that there’s a good bit of logic to shroud’s statement. Maybe as he progresses further into the game he’ll change his mind, but currently he’s determined that the idea of Valhalla as game of the year is laughable.