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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey: Impressions of a Neophyte - MMORPG.com

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edited October 11 in News & Features Discussion

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Red Thomas steps in the Assassin’s Creed franchise for the very first time and explores his experiences in Odyssey unburdened with all the expectations and frustrations of previous offerings.

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  • ShinobeShinobe Member UncommonPosts: 63
    Nice review and exactly how i felt. The first game after years i have already spend 200 hours and i am not done. Friends rushed thru the story i am still, just half way done, because i can´t leave a "?" unnoticed or let a Athenian Leader live (SPARTA).
    SBFordgastovski1blueturtle13infomatzdurokk34Octagon7711Huntrezz
  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 11,134
    Game of the year for me. Just an incredible experience. 

    (At least until perhaps RDR2)
    MadFrenchieOctagon7711

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  • lahnmirlahnmir Member EpicPosts: 1,866
    MHGU
    MHGU
    MHGU
    Don't like Ubisoft open worlds games at all
    MHGU
    MHGU
    Dragon Quest 11 when back from holidays
    MHGU
    MHGU

    As you can clearly see it is impossible for me to play this game...

    /Cheers,
    Lahnmir
    'the only way he could nail it any better is if he used a cross.'

    Kyleran on yours sincerely 


    But there are many. You can play them entirely solo, and even offline. Also, you are wrong by default.

    Ikcin in response to yours sincerely debating whether or not single-player offline MMOs exist...
  • gastovski1gastovski1 Member UncommonPosts: 28
    like every ubisoft game this is a direct copy.
    thunderCSBFordUNH0LYEV1LSirAgravaineOctagon7711
  • YashaXYashaX Member EpicPosts: 2,351
    like every ubisoft game this is a direct copy.
    Wow, it looks like a mod of Origins with more aggressive monetization and an even bigger grind:


    SBFordUNH0LYEV1LSirAgravaine
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  • WellspringWellspring Member RarePosts: 1,132
    edited October 11


    Game of the year for me. Just an incredible experience. 

    (At least until perhaps RDR2)



    Did you also play Origins? Having played a lot of Origins, I have held off on trying Odyssey because I fear it's just going to feel like the exact same experience. But I'd be glad to be told my fear is wrong.
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  • thunderCthunderC Member EpicPosts: 2,072






    Game of the year for me. Just an incredible experience. 

    (At least until perhaps RDR2)






    Did you also play Origins? Having played a lot of Origins, I have held off on trying Odyssey because I fear it's just going to feel like the exact same experience.


    But I'd be glad to be told my fear is wrong.



    I haven't played it but watched a few streams . I'v owned and played every Assassin's Creed game, This one is gorgeous graphically but , to me, It brings nothing new to the table. Personally can't justify spending 60 bucks for a 5-6 hour virtual tour of ancient greece before i realize I am bored to tears and never touch the game again. Now obviously that won't apply to everyone and I'm sure some if not many will get their money's worth especially if this is your first AC game .

    On my wishlist and I'll give it a spin in 2021 when i pick it up for 8.99 in a summer sale. :)
    WellspringYashaX
    “Those who control the present, control the past and those who control the past control the future.”
    ― George Orwell, 1984


  • WellspringWellspring Member RarePosts: 1,132

    thunderC said:











    Game of the year for me. Just an incredible experience. 

    (At least until perhaps RDR2)









    Did you also play Origins? Having played a lot of Origins, I have held off on trying Odyssey because I fear it's just going to feel like the exact same experience.





    But I'd be glad to be told my fear is wrong.






    I haven't played it but watched a few streams . I'v owned and played every Assassin's Creed game, This one is gorgeous graphically but , to me, It brings nothing new to the table. Personally can't justify spending 60 bucks for a 5-6 hour virtual tour of ancient greece before i realize I am bored to tears and never touch the game again. Now obviously that won't apply to everyone and I'm sure some if not many will get their money's worth especially if this is your first AC game .



    On my wishlist and I'll give it a spin in 2021 when i pick it up for 8.99 in a summer sale. :)



    Yeah, that's what I'm thinking too. After spending a ton of time in Origins when it launched, it just seems way too quick to be diving into another Assassins Creed game -- especially one set in such a similar time period (ancient Egypt and ancient Greece).
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  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 11,134

    thunderC said:











    Game of the year for me. Just an incredible experience. 

    (At least until perhaps RDR2)









    Did you also play Origins? Having played a lot of Origins, I have held off on trying Odyssey because I fear it's just going to feel like the exact same experience.





    But I'd be glad to be told my fear is wrong.






    I haven't played it but watched a few streams . I'v owned and played every Assassin's Creed game, This one is gorgeous graphically but , to me, It brings nothing new to the table. Personally can't justify spending 60 bucks for a 5-6 hour virtual tour of ancient greece before i realize I am bored to tears and never touch the game again. Now obviously that won't apply to everyone and I'm sure some if not many will get their money's worth especially if this is your first AC game .



    On my wishlist and I'll give it a spin in 2021 when i pick it up for 8.99 in a summer sale. :)



    Yeah, that's what I'm thinking too. After spending a ton of time in Origins when it launched, it just seems way too quick to be diving into another Assassins Creed game -- especially one set in such a similar time period (ancient Egypt and ancient Greece).
    Yeah I can see if it has been recent with Origins you may want to wait for this one. 
    They have a deeper rpg systems in place with this one. Choices, loot and questing is more fleshed out. Plus the Merk system is their take on the nemesis system from Shadow of War. 
    Artistically the game has a much more varied color palette. No surprise considering the natural beauty of Greece. 
    Also the sailing is more like black flag but even deeper and better imo 
    I mean it is an Ancient Greece action rpg. Not really much to dislike about that. Lol 
    also this AC is developed by another team than Origins was. 
     26 hours in and I can’t get enough. 

    thunderCYashaXSBFordWellspringlaserit

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  • PiscorePiscore Member UncommonPosts: 263
    Spartans without shield's.................................
    OG_Zorvan

    l2p

  • gastovski1gastovski1 Member UncommonPosts: 28
    edited October 11

    YashaX said:



    like every ubisoft game this is a direct copy.


    Wow, it looks like a mod of Origins with more aggressive monetization and an even bigger grind:





    and Origins is a total conversion mod for The Witcher 3.
    Post edited by gastovski1 on
  • TyserieTyserie Member UncommonPosts: 146
    Awesome Game!
  • plescureplescure Member UncommonPosts: 396
    For those saying it's no different from Origins, i was bored of Origins after 10 hours. This game; 50 hours in and still loving it. Awesome game
    YashaXinfomatz

    If someone is talking in general chat in a language you dont understand, chances are they're not talking to you. So chill out and stop bitching about it!

  • TacticalZombehTacticalZombeh Member UncommonPosts: 238
    edited October 11
    Loving it so far. There's definitely two camps of people. One for people like me who love roaming around, doing sidequests, exploring and getting into fights. For people like me the time-saver MTX are a non-issue from a gameplay standpoint.


    For other people who prefer mainlining the story, especially when the story is really good, all the side content will be seen as unnecessary grind.


    Digging deeper, considering most of the content scales with you (from what I've seen), if there is indeed level gated content late-game, that's a fail that can be entirely laid in Ubi's lap. They could have added a story-mode.


    So while the gameplay is entirely my type, I can see the frustration from the other side of the table.


    Now from a non-gameplay standpoint... jebus cristo Ubi... enough with the overload of versions. I do think it's funny when they had an 'Ultimate' version then proceeded to make it not-so-ultimate.

    And don't fall into the same design scheme that Shadow of War did, even people like me thought the grind in that game was egregious. (I never bought it.)


    And on a side note hearkening back to someone calling the game world "soulless", when I first set sail on the ship and saw the dolphins escorting us out to sea it nearly brought a tear to this old submarine vet's eye.

    Dolphins escorting sub
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    YashaX
  • YashaXYashaX Member EpicPosts: 2,351
    plescure said:
    For those saying it's no different from Origins, i was bored of Origins after 10 hours. This game; 50 hours in and still loving it. Awesome game
    What makes it better? I got a bit bored of Origins too, although it had some great elements imo.
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  • moosecatlolmoosecatlol Member UncommonPosts: 1,433
    I gotta say, I am absolutely not a fan of Scoobysoft's open world formula, this game seems more Wildlands than it does a creed game.
  • YashaXYashaX Member EpicPosts: 2,351

    YashaX said:



    like every ubisoft game this is a direct copy.


    Wow, it looks like a mod of Origins with more aggressive monetization and an even bigger grind:





    and Origins is a total conversion mod for The Witcher 3.
    Um, not in the slightest ...
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  • RefloxReflox Member CommonPosts: 8
    Graphics are just brillant
  • der_bayer36der_bayer36 Member UncommonPosts: 18
    The women looks like Cassandra from Dragon Age Inquisition.
  • laseritlaserit Member EpicPosts: 5,735
    YashaX said:
    plescure said:
    For those saying it's no different from Origins, i was bored of Origins after 10 hours. This game; 50 hours in and still loving it. Awesome game
    What makes it better? I got a bit bored of Origins too, although it had some great elements imo.
    For me I think its the story telling, there is a lot more mystery and intrigue. There is more progression too. I enjoyed Origins but so far I'm liking Odyssey a lot more.
    YashaX

    "Be water my friend" - Bruce Lee

  • cheyanecheyane Member EpicPosts: 5,811
    How is the combat ? I suck if I can mostly manage Witcher 3 can I manage this game .Afraid of buying and then wasting money by not being able to fight and achieve objectives.
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  • DrWookieDrWookie Member UncommonPosts: 263
    edited October 12

    YashaX said:



    like every ubisoft game this is a direct copy.


    Wow, it looks like a mod of Origins with more aggressive monetization and an even bigger grind:





    Honestly it feels like what Origins should have/could have been. Kind of wish they just spent the extra year to add the additional layers that Odyssey adds.

    The biggest change for me from Origins to Odyssey is the story. Odyssey seems to break up the story into three parts (Our family story, The Cult hunting story, the Ancient Civilization story). I finished the Origins story and to this day I still don't quite understand why our son was killed in the opening. It seemed to imply him (or our bloodline?) was somehow special, but it never really felt like it. I didn't feel at all connected to the assassination targets in Origin. The only one that was really compelling for me was the one that included a "betrayal" of sorts. The rest were bleh.

    In Odyssey the cultists are equally "bleh" (at least so far) in that I feel very disconnected from them. But they are a side show and not our main purpose. It is still fun finding clues and revealing who they are. The main story is a much more basic one about family, but it at least makes sense (compared to Origins).

    Then the other additions are appreciated. It expands on the Phylakates (sp?) by making a much larger number of them and a "bounty" system (Ala GTA style games). The ship upgrading is another extra layer beyond origins, which makes ships more entertaining. While it's not on the level of Black Flag, it is mostly limited by the time period than anything else (Pirate ships have more going for them).

    For those who got bored in Origins - I would strongly consider giving it a try. The storylines are better, the world is more varied, and activities are more varied. So far it hasn't suffered from the horrible pacing issues of Origins either (the ending of Origins seemed incredibly rushed).

    The only thing that Origins does better for me is the inclusion of a shield option. I have literally zero clue why they removed shields. If anything it makes more sense in Greece. I loved spear/shield as a weapon combo in Origins...now we just have spear/spear essentially. Many of the enemies have shields and I'm just envious. EDIT: Oh and if RDR2 ends up being as good as it looks like it is going to be, this won't win the major awards. That doesn't mean it isn't good, that just means it happens to be releasing only a month ahead of an even better game. The open world in this game is gorgeous, but it doesn't take the genre to the "next level", which is what the hype seems to be suggesting RDR2 will do. Level of interaction with the world is far more limited (you can't break into houses, most NPCs you don't talk to etc...)
    Post edited by DrWookie on
    YashaX
  • YashaXYashaX Member EpicPosts: 2,351
    Thanks for the info @laserit and @DrWookie sounds like its worth picking up. 
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  • YashaXYashaX Member EpicPosts: 2,351
    Angry Joe has done one of his best reviews in quite a while on this game. Unfortunately it confirms that the grind is real :(

    What he says about the "chore like" feeling of the side quests is basically the main thing I disliked about Origins. Its so far from the formula they delivered with Black Flag, where all the side quests felt optional, but were also epic and totally fit the mould of the character and his story.

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  • cheyanecheyane Member EpicPosts: 5,811
    I asked this question before but if someone would be kind enough to answer I would appreciate it. 

    I played Witcher 3 and also played Mass Effect 3 on normal difficulty how difficult would this game be for me. Mind you I am a poor player if the game requires active dodging and blocking stuff. Is there a class I could play that would make fighting easier? For instance a pet class or ranged that is forgiving. It is rather expensive for me to buy and find out if I can play it.
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