December 2017's TA Playlist is Live with Assassin's Creed: Origins

By Kevin Tavore, 11 days ago
Today marks the beginning of the ninth TA Playlist and the final in our inaugural year. Following up on two months of space with Alien: Isolation and The Turing Test, we'll now be visiting a far more archaic setting. Our goal this month was to provide a list of choices that might take advantage of the holiday season's big releases and big sales, and the community has spoken: Assassin's Creed Origins is December's game to play.

Assassins' Creed Origins

We all know Assassin's Creed, and you likely have heard that Origins was Ubisoft's attempt to change things up. With a longer development time and, in a first for the mainline games, a move back into history as its setting, Assassin's Creed has finally made it to Egypt in the Roman era. With influences from games like The Witcher and Dark Souls, Origins is certainly a game that's got people talking and that makes it a perfect candidate for TA Playlist.

It's the story of Bayek, an Egyptian warrior during the Ptolemaic era of Egypt's history. This sets the game at about 50 B.C. We'll meet famous historical figures like Cleopatra and Julius Caesar and get a feel for the era and its people. Offering a story about the birth of the Assassins to boot, it's certainly got potential. Meanwhile, back in the present day, Ubisoft has also made some effort to revitalize the story there.

You can join us in the TA Playlist Hub to compare stats and discuss the game with everyone. With a ton of depth and plenty of new ideas, there's certainly going to be a lot to discuss as we try to figure out whether this rebirth is going to be the fresh start the Assassin's Creed franchise needed. If you're still interested in The Turing Test, you may have noticed we haven't released November's podcast — fear not, it's in final preparation and should be out to listeners soon.
Kevin Tavore
Written by Kevin Tavore
Kevin is a lover of all types of media, especially any type of long form story. The American equivalent of Aristotle, he'll write about anything and everything and you'll usually see him as the purveyor of news, reviews and the occasional op-ed. He's happy with any game that's not point and click or puzzling, but would always rather be outdoors in nature.