Assassin's Creed is different now. Combat has changed. There are quests instead of a map filled with icon vomit. You have a hawk, and it's your bud. Hell, there aren't even towers anymore, allowing for a far more open and fluid gameplay experience. And we got a chance to play Assassin's Creed Origins on Xbox One X in 4K.
You'll immediately notice how vivid the sand-swept deserts of Egypt look, and we transition seamlessly from horseback to sailing within few minutes (where we get attacked by a dang crocodile). We also get involved in a skirmish between two warring factions, go swimming, infiltrate a village to rescue a Greek landowner, and fight a hulking brute in an arena pit filled with spinning spike traps. You can watch the full video above for nearly a half-hour of raw gameplay footage, read our full hands-on impressions, or you can head on over here to get a quick video rundown of everything that's changed from our hands-on experience.