Assassin’s Creed: The license all the way to the supernatural?
In recent years, Assassin’s Creed has become increasingly interested in the supernatural. An assumed choice can be explained by several reasons
The initial success of Assassin’s Creed
Assassin’s Creed is a recognized license that has lasted for many years now. While it does appear to be on the decline from some players’ perspective, the numbers show the opposite with an Assassin’s Creed Valhalla breaking multiple records. Still, it offers a much different experience than what was expected of the franchise at the time.
The Assassin’s Creed license owes its former success to realistic environments and stunning historical reenactments. With often quality storylines, these are clearly the points that have propelled the franchise to such a level of popularity. The supernatural dimension has always been present with the Precursors and Desmond’s story in the present. However, although much appreciated by players, this aspect has never encroached on or surpassed the heart of the license which was intended to be a real journey through time in a war between two factions.
In recent years, even if history has remained at the heart of games, Ubisoft seems to be making a real shift towards narratives increasingly focused on the supernatural and in particular mythology. A strategic choice can be explained by several reasons.
Why is Ubisoft exploiting the supernatural with Assassin’s Creed?
Without neglecting the historical dimension that is inseparable from the license, Ubisoft has been exploring new screenwriting opportunities a few times. We notice this change from the arrival of Assassin’s Creed Origins with the monster and Egyptian gods fights. By the way, Ubisoft announced a major update on the game more than 4 years after its release.
To come back to these scriptwriting novelties, we could also see them in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey which was interested in depth in Greek mythology with Atlantis and its secrets. Lately, Valhalla has leaned heavily on Norse mythology and seems to be pushing it even further with the announcement of the Dawn Of Ragnarok DLC.
With this new DLC, we are far from the fights between Assassins and Templars at the heart of the French Revolution or the Italian Renaissance. But then why this choice?
First of all, because Ubisoft had to renew itself and reinvent Assassin’s Creed. The last installments before Origins disappointed many fans and the formula so magical in the past seemed to no longer work perfectly.
By choosing to keep its recognized historical dimension and to push on the side of the supernatural, the studio knew very well that it would have many possibilities and it is undoubtedly not for nothing if the last three chosen eras have consequent mythological lore.
Ubisoft is also trying to surf a wave of major hype about the fantastic or even mythology. Whether in the cinema, in series, or in games, productions that are interested in these subjects very often meet a significant audience.
Now is the time to question the future of Assassin’s Creed. Is Ubisoft going to continue its momentum to explore more and more the different mythological lores of history or will it go back to basics in terms of its themes? The question is asked and we will have to wait a while before getting the answer. Assassin’s Creed Infinity isn’t planned for just yet although the studio has said the game will be huge and innovative.
Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon – How to Defeat Jabberwock
Jabberwock is a mid-game boss that you will get to encounter multiple times but you will get to defeat it in Chapter 7: Nest of the Wyrm. Jabberwock is a dragon who is guarding the one of the Elemental Cores in the Avalon Forest and in order to destroy the Water Core, you will have to defeat the Jabberwock.
In this guide, we’ll tell you how to defeat Jabberwock in Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon.
Jabberwock Early Encounter
You will get to fight Jabberwock two times in Chapter 7. The first time that you will get to fight him is in chapter 6 but you will not be able to deal any damage to him and it will be a very small encounter. When you fight him for the second time in Chapter 7, you will get to deal damage to him.
In the second encounter, you need to wait for the icon on its head. When an icon appears on the head of Jabberwock, you need to use the Thorn Bind ability of Cereza to detain him and then use Cheshire attacks to deal damage to him. Once you have depleted half of his HP, it will flee from the fight.
After a while, you will get to fight him again just outside the Water Shrine area. This time, you will get to defeat him for good. The dragon has all types of attacks. It has AOE attacks, projectile attacks, slash attacks, and flying attacks. At the start, you need to repeat the process of the early fight. Use Thorn Bind when you see an icon on its head and then use Cheshire to deal damage to him.
Use Stone Cheshire for this fight to deal the maximum amount of damage to him, especially with the stomp attacks. When you deplete a quarter of its health, it will destroy the arena and you will get to fight him above water. There will be several platforms above the water on which you have to fight him. You have to be careful because the platforms will go down when he uses an AOE attack so, try to move as much as possible and keep Cereza on the platforms.
You need to aggress on him with Stone Cheshire and hit it with slashes and stomp attacks to continuously deal damage to him. But when he flies, you need to keep Cereza safe because if she dies her journey ends. So, move her far from Jabberwock and after it has done his projectile attacks, you need to use Thorn Bind and deal more damage to him. Once you have depleted half of his HP, Jabberwock will change its nature and will shoot red energy across the arena.
At this point, you need to be behind one of the large rocks that came from above. Once his attack is over, repeat the process of aggressing him with Stone Abilities and Thorn Bind to deal damage. Jabberwock will do the red energy attacks a couple of times so make sure to keep Cereza behind the rock so she does not die. Other than that, you need to keep Cheshire on Jabberwock. Once you have depleted all of his HP. A sequence will start in which you will have to use Cereza to help out Cheshire.
You need to go up two different towers using the ladder and drop the cage on Jabberwock. First, go to the tower on the left and use Witch’s Pulse to grow the plants. Once the Plants are grown, use the bombs on them to explode. After that, come down the ladder and move to the right side. Be careful because Jabberwock will shoot at you as well. So time it right and move to the next tower. Use Witch’s Pulse again to drop the cage on Jabberwock and then you need to press the R Button repeatedly to attack Jabberwock with the cage. After that, you need to use Witch’s Pulse again on the bombs on Jabberwock’s tongue to explode them.
Once you have successfully completed the Witch’s Pulse, Jabberwock will explode due to the bombs and it will be defeated.
Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon – Chapter 7: Nest of the Wyrm – Walkthrough
In this guide, we’ll be covering the seventh chapter of Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon.
Nest of the Wyrm – Walkthrough
Follow the wolf’s track on the path to reach a lantern. Save the progress and keep following the path until you reach a weakened platform. Use Stone Cheshire and stomp on the platform to drain the water. Keep going along the path to reach the ground. Break the roots to see an illusion area. Go under the door to enter the illusion and make your way along the path to reach the portal.
Nest of the Wyrm (Dark Projection) – Walkthrough
Go up the staircase and use the Witch’s Pulse at the gate to unlock it. Go ahead and you will get to fight the enemies. Defeat the enemies and go ahead on the opened path and loot the chest. Go up the staircase to reach the bridge and then go ahead to use the Witch’s Pulse on the platform. Use Cheshire’s slash attack after the Witch’s Pulse to break through the portal.
Nest of the Wyrm (Wyvern Falls) – Walkthrough
You will come back to Wyvern Falls and rest at the Sanctuary to save the progress. Follow the wolf’s tracks to go down the ladder. Go ahead and you will be encountered by enemies. Clear the area from enemies and absorb the stone power to remove the stones. Now, go up the ledges next to the platform and jump to the other ledges and you will get encountered by enemies again.
After defeating the enemies, go down the ladder on the right side and pull the lever to pull up the platform. Stand on the platform to go down and follow the wolf’s tracks. Use the Witch’s Pulse to grow the plants and then go up the ladder. Go to the right side and dodge the plants. Stomp the weakened spot on the path to drain the water. Go inside the area and use Witch’s Pulse on the plant and jump on the plant. Use Wood Cheshire to pull the plant to the right side and toss Cheshire on the white ledge. Move Cereza to the platform on the left and Cheshire to the platform on the right.
Stomp the platform to raise the platform of Cereza and then move to Cheshire. Jump on the left side by using the plant and you will see Jabberwock above you. Keep walking to the left side and go up the ladder. Toss Cheshire up on the ledge and move him to another weakened spot on the path. Stomp on the spot to drain more water. After that, a cutscene will start and you will get to fight Jabberwock for a short time. You will have to use Thorn Bind when an icon appears on its head and then use Cheshire to deal damage to him.
When you have depleted almost half of its health, it will fly away. Go along the path and stomp on the weakened spot to drain water. Enter the area and go along the path. Go up the ladder and go ahead to fight “Jabberwock” for real this time.
Nest of the Wyrm (Water Shrine) – Walkthrough
After defeating Jabberwock, go along the path and climb the ladder to reach the Water Shrine. Go near the Elemental Core and use Cheshire’s Slash Attacks to destroy the core. Watch the cutscene and then absorb the water power to drain the water ahead. Go along the path and eliminate the enemies. Follow the wolf’s tracks and you will enter the Chalkroot Hollow area.
Nest of the Wyrm (Chalkroot Hollow) – Walkthrough
Follow the wolf’s tracks and get on the green plant in the water. Use the Water Elemental Abilities of Cheshire to get to the other side. Take down the enemies and go up on the path. Switch Cheshire to Water Form and dive into the water and get on the plant. Now, move the plant to Cereza and move Cereza on the plant. Use the ability again to get the plant to the other side.
You will be encountered by the enemies and after clearing the enemies go up on the structure and use the water abilities of Cheshire on white sails to go up. As you go ahead, a cutscene will start and after the cutscene, the seventh chapter will be concluded.
Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon – Chapter 6: Fear and Frustration – Walkthrough
In this guide, we’ll be covering the sixth chapter of Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon.
Fear and Frustration (Windy Knot) – Walkthrough
Chapter 6 will start in the Windy Knot area and you will have to go ahead on the path and jump on the swinging plant to get to the other ledge. Go ahead on the platform and jump on the swinging plants to get to another platform and then stomp on the mushroom with Stone Cheshire to go up. Follow the wolf’s tracks and dodge the plants to go ahead. Walk on the vine and dodge the shooting portals to reach an illusion area.
Go into the illusion area and go up on the path to fall down on the lower path. Dodge the plants to go ahead and you will reach the portal. Interact with it to go inside the portal.
Fear and Frustration (Stomping Grounds) – Walkthrough
Save the progress at the lantern and move Cheshire to the right platforms and move Cereza to the left platforms. Now, use Stone Cheshire to stomp on the platforms to raise the platforms for Cereza. Move both characters ahead and stay on the same side. Do the stomps again on the right side to make the path for Cereza on the left side. Go ahead and toss Cheshire on the right side and move Cereza to the left side.
Now, stomp on both of the platforms to make the path for Cereza to cross to the other side. You will have to stomp both of them a couple of times. Go ahead to the black gate and use Witch’s Pulse to open the gate. Go ahead and toss Cheshire on the left side and stomp on the first platform to make a path for Cereza on the right. Move Cereza ahead on the path and then stomp Cheshire on the second platform to make the rest of the path.
Move both of the characters ahead and move Cheshire over the bridge to the platform. Stomp on the platform to make a path and move Cereza on the path. You will have to time it to dodge the laser and cross to the other side. Once you have moved Cereza to the other side, move Cheshire to the next platform and stomp on it to make a path for Cereza. Move both of the characters ahead and go up the staircase.
Clear the area from the enemies and go ahead on the opened path. Go up the staircase to get to the bridge and use Witch’s Pulse on the platform. After that, use Cheshire’s Slash attacks to break through the portal.
You will be back at the Windy Knot area and move to the nearby sanctuary to save the progress. Go ahead on the path and jump over the plant and then move to the mushroom. Stomp on the mushroom to go up and you will get to fight more enemies. Clear the area from the enemies and go ahead on the opened path to start a cutscene. A small encounter with a boss named “Jabberwock” will take place and you only have to fight him for a moment and another cutscene will start which will lead to the end of the sixth chapter.