Brendan Meharry at GameCloud writes: "While it’s certainly not perfect due to the glitches you’ll sometimes encounter (though nothing of Unity proportions) and the samey gameplay which feels very familiar, Origins is still an experience I enjoyed wholeheartedly. This all comes down to the characters and setting. It’s obvious a lot of research has been put into the time and place. As an example, remember the recent news of a new void found in a pyramid? That was already in Origins before the news broke. The devs based the level design of how they were built by a theory devised by a French architect named Jean-Pierre Houdin. I guess it’s no longer a theory since Houdin was seemingly correct with his hypothesis, but it’s a great example of the research that went into Origins. So please Ubisoft, keep the several year development cycle for Assassin’s Creed – it’s doing wonders for the series."