Heads up, this story gets into some pretty heavy spoilers!
Assassin’s Creed Origins tells the story of Bayek, a man seeking revenge. But as I wrote when the game came out, the real turn that makes this Assassin’s Creed game different from the others is that it fundamentally cares about building out its world. It wants us to take part in small and interesting interactions with the people, animals, and places that it brings into our path, and for a good reason: Origins wants us to understand that Bayek is but one person in a vast web of relationships that stretches across ancient Egypt and its surrounding region.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/wjg374/assassins-creed-origins-replaces-revenge-with-justice