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ASSASSIN'S CREED ODYSSEY

Discussion in 'Games' started by Reaver, Jun 15, 2018.

  1. Reaver

    Reaver Kwisatz Haderach Moderator

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    October can't get here fast enough! This game is going to be more epic than Origins.

     
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  2. Sheilawisz

    Sheilawisz Queen of Titania Moderator

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    Hello Reaver!

    So all of those rumors about a Greece setting were true. I am surprised to see that AC Odyssey takes place in a past even more distant than Origins, since certainly I did not expect Ubisoft to go all the way back to the Peloponnesian War. The game looks very similar to Origins in many aspects, and it sure seems great but...

    There is a great controversy between AC fans, regarding whether Odyssey is going to be a real Assassin's Creed game or not.



    In my very personal opinion, the only real Assassin's Creed is the first one. I do believe that taking the AC games to ancient Greece and Egypt has been a little extreme, but in order to be less of an extremist myself I want to provide my own personal list of characteristics that all AC games need so they can somehow be called AC:

    1- Climb a lot of tall buildings!
    2- Detailed cities to explore.
    3- Historically accurate recreation of those places from the past.
    4- Cool combat systems.
    5- Assassinations, with or without stealth elements.
    6- Leaps of Faith.
    7- Murder of innocent people.

    To me, if Odyssey completes those seven requirements then it's going to be an AC game no matter what. I hope that it's going to be very successful even though right now I have no interest on ever purchasing it, and also I hope that you are going to love it.

    See ya! =)
     
  3. Black Dragon

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    I've been playing Assassins Creed Odyssey since Christmas, and am absolutely loving it. The Greek setting is fantastic, with many mythological references. The combat system has been tweaked since Origins, although it is mostly the same. The skill tree and loot systems have been vastly improved, in my opinion.

    All in all, it's a great Assassins Creed game. In reference to SheilawiszSheilawisz's list above, it has all of the following:

    1- Climb a lot of tall buildings!
    2- Detailed cities to explore.
    3- Historically accurate recreation of those places from the past.
    4- Cool combat systems.
    5- Assassinations, with or without stealth elements.
    6- Leaps of Faith.

    I don't know about number 7, though, as I haven't tried that. I like to play as a virtuous hero. :)

    The biggest change, however, is that your decisions now impact the story. It's a lot like the Witcher 3 in this regard. The story can potentially move in different directions, and the choices that you make determines how it unfolds. My understanding is that there are many possible endings, like in the Witcher.

    Have you had a chance to play it yet, ReaverReaver?
     
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  4. skip.knox

    skip.knox toujours gai, archie Moderator

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    My wife and I played it quite a bit. I had to lay off for a while because of the arthritis in my hands. "Make thousands of micro-movements over the course of hours" rarely appears in the list of arthritis therapies.

    But the game was great. As someone who spent much of his life teaching pre-modern Western Civ courses, being able to "visit" these places was a delight. Especially as the eagle. Being able to see Thermopylae from different angles (and from the ancient shoreline rather than the modern) was a particular pleasure. It was also striking to see, from the deck of a ship, how close and numerous are the islands of the Aegean.

    As for the gameplay, it was fine. Very smooth. I liked that I could, in most cases, choose to engage in a fight or to walk (run) away. It let me choose the level of intensity. God of War was more engaging as a story, but AC Odyssey felt more like a world.

    And you can definitely do the 7 if you've a mind to.
     
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  5. Reaver

    Reaver Kwisatz Haderach Moderator

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    I have, BD, and I absolutely love this game! I've completed it as both Alexios and Kassandra. I bought the Ultimate Edition which adds some new levels and a new cult called The Order of the Ancients. I also really like how your choices affect the outcome of the game and how you can encounter the people they affect later in the story and do side missions for them. I'd love to see screen shots of everyone's character here.
     
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  6. Reaver

    Reaver Kwisatz Haderach Moderator

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    Here's a screenshot of Kassandra in the game I'm playing currently. More to follow. :D


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  7. Reaver

    Reaver Kwisatz Haderach Moderator

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    Like Black Dragon said earlier, there are a lot of mythological references:

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  8. Sheilawisz

    Sheilawisz Queen of Titania Moderator

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    Hello everyone!

    There are so many great reviews of Assassin's Creed Odyssey, posted here and in other sites that I know as well. The graphics are truly beautiful and stunning, thank you Reaver for those screenshots!

    This game remains in my list of possible gaming purchases, but it's still very expensive here and that's why I chose Witcher 3 last December.

    I am not very fond of this story-heavy RPG formula seen in Witcher, Horizon Zero Dawn and the most recent AC games, but I am trying to get used to it!

    Their worlds are huge, the graphics are dazzling beautiful and combat is fun, that's for sure.
     
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  9. Reaver

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    Here's one more of Kassandra wearing the Hades armor. I'm hoping to see other players post their character screenshots here, Come on folks, don't be shy. :D

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  10. Reaver

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    You're welcome, Sheila! The great thing about AC Odyssey is that you can take your time playing through the story. By that I mean there are literally hundreds of side quests, bounties, politicians and other people to assassinate, Legendary animals to hunt, conquest battles, shipwrecks and sunken cities to explore... I could go on. I hope that you'll get the chance to play it soon. :)
     
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  11. Black Dragon

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    I'm thinking of getting the Season Pass for Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Is it worth it? What all does it include?
     
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  12. skip.knox

    skip.knox toujours gai, archie Moderator

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    This is from PCGamer

    The first story arc, set to go live in December, will be a three-episode adventure called Legacy of the First Blade. It will introduce the first character to wield "the iconic hidden blade" (that'd be the wrist dagger) and reveal more about the history of the Assassins. The second arc, The Fate of Atlantis, is slated for the spring of 2019, and will set players off on a journey to the fabled city of Atlantis, where they'll square off against supernatural creatures and uncover its sunken secrets. (Remember that despite the series' historical trappings, Odyssey is not "shackled to history.")

    The Assassin's Creed Odyssey season pass will also include Assassin's Creed 3 Remastered, with a new graphics engine, higher resolution textures, 4K and HDR support, and the Benedict Arnold Missions, Hidden Secrets, and Tyranny of King George DLCs, plus Assassin's Creed 3 Liberation Remastered, a "full HD" update of the originally PS Vita-exclusive companion game that was released for PC in 2014.


    Odyssey is already huge. This looks to add to the huge-osity.
     
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  13. Black Dragon

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    Thanks for posting that, Skip. I wonder if the expansions add any new skills to the skill tree?
     
  14. skip.knox

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    Reaver Kwisatz Haderach Moderator

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    I have the Ultimate Edition which comes with a Season Pass. Here's a screen shot of the skill tree taken today:

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    The first new skill is the skull in the top right of the Assassin column. It's called the Death Veil and with this skill, enemies killed by assassination automatically disappear and cannot be detected by anyone. ( It's awesome.)

    The second new skill is lightning-bolt shaped winged sword in the top left corner of the Warrior column. It's called Fury of the Bloodline. With this skill you unleash a flurry of five attacks against a single enemy doing 120% Warrior Damage and you generate three Adrenaline Segments.

    So far that's all the new skills until the new update.
     
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  17. Black Dragon

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    Thanks for sharing the screenshot, Reaver. Death veil does sound extremely useful.

    The character build in the screenshot: is that your preferred build for this game? If so, how is it working for you? What is your play style?
     
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  18. Reaver

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    You're welcome BD. I've been experimenting with builds and for me, this one is definitely my favorite. I prefer to play as an assassin, avoiding fights as much as possible.

    That being said, when the time comes to fight ( bosses, bounty hunters, etc) you can't go wrong with abilities like Bull Rush ( bottom left in the Warrior column) when maxed out, does 400% Warrior Damage and ends with a heavy smash (one that sends enemies flying once your spear is fully upgraded).

    There's also the Second Wind ability ( located above the Bull Rush ability on the skill tree), which can, when maxed out, restore up to 50% of your health.

    I prefer to use these abilities for two reasons: 1) They're effective in combat and 2) they've gotten me out of a lot of jams in this game.
     
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  19. skip.knox

    skip.knox toujours gai, archie Moderator

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    And it's hard to find anything more fun than the Spartan Kick. It's a real cliffhanger. ;-)
     
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  20. Sheilawisz

    Sheilawisz Queen of Titania Moderator

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    I am so sad that you guys do not play Bloodborne!

    It would be great to play together and team up against the bosses, or perhaps just invade each other and duel to the death. I used to be extremely happy with Bloodborne online, but very few people still play this game and it's already very difficult to find any beckoners these days. Too bad, it's a wonderful game seeing the last of its fantastic online glory.

    Still no plans to purchase AC Odyssey, but it's still an option for me.

    How much disk space does Odyssey need in total? Any troubles with motion sickness like that Witcher 3 crap? Are the skills tree and leveling system similar to those of AC Syndicate?

    Any heating issues for the PS4 system similar to AC Unity?
     
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