The Best Part of 'Assassin's Creed Origins' Has Nothing to Do With Killing


Assassin’s Creed Origins wants to end. It is a quest for vengeance, after all, and vengeance itself is the yearning for an ending, a putting to rest, a knife in a heart. Yet the protagonist of the game, Bayek of Siwa, does not seem to immediately match up to the demands of a vengeance plot. He’s a Medjay, a sort of anachronistic sheriff in Ptolemaic Egypt (circa 43 BCE). He likes to laugh, and he’s the friendliest main character we’ve had in an Assassin’s Creed game.

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