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What Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Gameplay Trailer Disappoints With Lack Of Gameplay

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The Assassin’s Creed Valhalla gameplay trailer that was exposed in the May 2020 Inside Xbox is lost something kind of important: gameplay. The next big disclose of happy for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla seems to totally be a cinematic trailer, disappointing fans and rising YouTube dislikes at a lighting-fast pace.

Understandably, fans are rather upset about what appear to be a bait-and-switch. At the time of writing, the trailer sits at 1.8K Likes and 4.1K Dislikes on YouTube — a clear indication that fans aren’t happy about how clothes turned out.

The /r/xbox subreddit was equally anxious about the cinematic trailer we saying today.

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“WAIT UP. Where was the Valhalla gameplay??????” exclaimed one comment. “How the hell is that guy and the director saying that was gameplay. That was it?!”

“AC Valhalla ‘gameplay[,]’” another comment began. “[Do] they not know what gameplay means? We saw a 3 minute long cinematic. Not a single second of gameplay despite different people talking about gameplay showcase.”

And lest we not recall, the /r/AssassinsCreed subreddit seemed mainly disappointed with the trailer.“My hype is still on top, but we were [misled] on the gameplay part of the announcement…” yet another let down Redditor said in a comment. “I’m gonna go watch [The Last Kingdom] for a while … I loved the [Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2] trailer[,] though[.]”

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As Assassin’s Creed has been a long-running franchise, some people are naturally comparing today’s trailer to a reveal of an earlier game. Assassin’s Creed Origins, for example, instead debuted with a 5-minute trailer that actually included in-engine gameplay.

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