Belief Assassin Valhalla sneaked into Steam last week, but Ubisoft says they won’t be adding Steam Achievements. You can still unlock 70 things through Ubisoft Connect, which automatically launches when you start the game on Steam – so the only functional difference is that all your achievements won’t be available. in the same place. People don’t like it, that’s fair, but let’s stay calm for now.
The news came from Ubisoft’s response when someone politely asked if Steam Achievements could be added. a forum post now filled with 261 pages of bitter history. There are many people who assume they will ask for a refund.
I received an appeal. It’s satisfying to tick the many, many checkboxes in the Assassin’s Creed games, and I can see why you’d want that recorded in the same place as all your other games. I’m not a developer and I know that adding even very simple features can take more time and effort than you think, but it’s hard not to find adding Steam Achievements worthwhile. After all, the previous creeds on Steam had them.
For me, the value of an achievement lies mainly in seeing that little box pop up and say “hah, neat, there’s an achievement for that”. Valhalla mostly sticks to the genre that just marks the progress of the story or completes side activities, although there is one used to pet all the cats in Evreux and another used to throw very far when one of the big guards hit you.
Valhalla’s Steam Review Rating now “Mixed”so the main thing I take away from all of this is a reminder that those ratings can be distorted by people who care about things you might not care about.