Finished Assassin's Creed: Origins. Great game. They tried to fix what wasn't broken with an overhaul to the combat system; I got used to the new, arcadey combat but I never liked it as much as the polished system they had in Black Flag and Syndicate. I also could have done without all the RPG elements; every goddamn game does not need a skill tree. Just let me do things. I don't need eight thousand bows to choose from. I don't want to have to keep upgrading my sword every couple levels. Just let me play a goddamn Assassin's Creed game. Those complaints aside, it was absolutely tremendous. The vast map was full of content -- fun side missions, lots of locations to interact with, and absolutely gorgeous scenery. It's one of the most breathtakingly beautiful games you'll ever see. I only wish they hadn't dropped the Codex, so everyone could know what everything is. Bayek is a great protagonist, a father and husband who makes for a much more mature, wise protagonist than the angry kids we usually get. And his wife, Aya, is also playable and is a really great character, too, and they enjoy great chemistry. One of the best depictions of a married couple you'll get. I have a quibble here and there with the story as a hardcore AC fan, but it's quite well-written and the plot is engaging, building to a slightly rushed climax, but that's par for the AC course. Great gameplay, great writing, just an incredibly fun game. I can't wait for the DLC, and I really look forward to sequels.