I liked the new one very much Assassin’s Creed Valhalla DLC, Siege of Paris. Exploring the new map was great and the storyline was perfect. Good stuff! But there is one part of the DLC that sucks: the cavalry soldiers. They’re annoying and because of the way Valhalla works, these assholes aren’t fun to deal with.
Siege of Paris sees the main character of Valhalla, Viking assassin Eivor, go on a great adventure in France. There she has to deal with a mad king, tearful royals, helpless farmers and desperate Viking clans. So the usual things. But before leaving for France, some characters tell Eivor to be careful. They warn them that the French army is impressive, both well armed and expertly trained. I rolled my eyes when I heard this.
“Yeah sure, whatever you say buddy,” I speak to my television.
And my skepticism that one of the soldiers in France could defeat my overpowering, high-ranking Eivor, for the most part, turned out to be correct. I was almost inviolable. Then I met a couple of armored bastards riding horses and thought to myself, “Oh … so this were the people you warned me about! “
The cavalry units are torture in my armored ass. For starters, these bastards are quick and have pikes or sticks that you can easily hit from a distance and do a lot of damage in the process. They have a turn where they impale you and throw Eivor across the battlefield. It sucks. God help you if more than one of these units shows up. During the World Series, you get tossed around like baseball.
These assholes take too much more Damage than I expected. I attacked several times and they just kept kicking my ass. Another annoying fact is that their horses almost don’t seem to kill while riding. I don’t kill a horse to make my life easier, but either these horses are gods or my main weapon, Thor’s hammer, isn’t as powerful as I thought. But once I killed the rider, I could easily knock the horse down with a single blow. (And I did this a lot because I wanted my revenge.)
Some guides suggest using fire arrows and poison to hide and pick them up. This strategy eventually works, but it’s not much fun. You can also do what I did and just run around like a ferocious Viking with ants in your pants and try to use skills and melee attacks on the rider. This isn’t a great strategy, but it’s a little more fun than using a bow and arrow to hide and destroy health.
In theory, these could have been funny enemies if Valhalla let yourself fight with your main weapons on horseback. But you can’t. You can only use your bow on horseback. Whenever you try to use your sword, Eivor kicks weakly and slowly instead. An exciting duel on horseback cannot be carried out with these cavalry units. Instead, you have the following options: A. Hide and shoot, or B. Walk around in circles, take hits and try to kill the horse or rider as quickly as possible. There’s an option C, but that’s just running away and ignoring those fuckers.
In a DLC that did such a great job mixing up the old, secret action of the past Assassin’s Creed Playing with the thrill of being a mighty Viking, these mounted enemies will feel like a major misfire. Fortunately, since this is the internet, I get some answers that explain how easy these enemies are to fight and what I’m doing wrong. So you can look forward to that, I think.