Assassin's Creed Odyssey (PS4/XBO/PC)

  • Yeah I was thinking about that as well. That there will be 100 hours worth of story, not the main story. Meaning all the (side) quests around the Greek Islands included etc. This sounds really intimidating, but I think I'm up to the challenge. The completionist in me is like standing on the foot of a giant mountain, looking up, way up. And then there's a smile.

  • A really great preview from Bloodworth:
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    I really like those dialogue choices, the fact that there seems to be so many of them, no matter how tiny, even. It makes things immediately much, much more personal. (I'll let them kill that sick family. Sorry!) And the new special powers with the four face buttons in combat seems cool, choosing the ones you like.

    This'll be an enormous game, but I'll first play RDR2. Odyssey for Christmas, then. Or from Black Friday sales.

  • Post Launch & Season Pass Trailer
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    Season Pass will include two major story packs (both divided into three chapters): the first one centers around Assassin's legacy/origins, and the second has Atlantis, more supernatural beings and the First Civilization in there as well. In addition AC III Remastered will be included.

  • They had me at exploring Atlanta

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    @dmcmaster Can't wait for the expansion where you can play as Bigboicus and Andreidon MMM.

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    Also, it's coming to Switch! (sort of)

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    @axel I can't understand why a console that has no out of the box option for a wired connection is making such a hard push for streaming games.

    Also, while watching some vids on the tubes I saw an advertisement for this game and was actually kind if confused because it looked almost exactly like Destiny with some sort of ancient Greek overlay.
    I know this game is trying to diversify by trying new stufg, but I just thought it was hilarious how similar it looked to the Deesties. That item menu with the scrolling cursor nearly made me bust a gut.

  • Reviews are pouring in and things are looking mighty. Damn, this'll be an awesome game! I already loved Origins so much.

    The thing is, this will be such a huuuge game, demanding so many hours, and knowing myself being a completionist, there's no way I'll manage to finish this in three weeks before RDR2. And Red Dead is a must, Day 1 purchase. And I'd hate to leave another game hanging for the other, especially since they're both big sandboxes. So this means that Odyssey will have to be my Black Friday or Christmas game. That hurts as a decision, but it is what it is.

  • Did a complete 180 on this game once I started to hear to voice acting. I can't handle 2 hours of this let alone 60+ hours. Those accents are just so horrible to listen to and I've watched a few scenes play out in gameplay demos and I just can't handle the writing with that acting. It isn't 2007 anymore. I forgave Assassin's Creed then, but in a world where The Witcher 3 exists, the acting needs to step up.

  • I decided to give it a shot, I'm about 3 hours in and so far I'm pretty charmed!

    I like the writing and acting, the dialog options really make the game feel like a proper RPG compared to Origins. It's a full-on Witcher 3 competitor at this point. The few side-quests I've done were pretty cool and offered interesting choices, it's just a shame I already knew most of them from previews or reviews, so I'll have to wait for brand new ones to see how impactful they can be.

    The world is gorgeous and I appreciate the "Explorer mode" which removes quest markers in some situations, forcing you to rely on descriptions and directions from NPCs to find your next destination. Very Breath of the Wild!

    I can't say much about the main story yet, feels like I'm running errands waiting for the main plot to find me, unlike Bayek who had a clear drive from the very beginning. But I have no doubt once the story fully kicks in, it'll be great!

    I wasn't planning to play this game so it's gonna mess up my Fall schedule!

  • I don't know man, I've known Greek people my whole life and they don't sound like that.

    I am half Italian and I forgave the accents in AC2 (which were also horrible), but they were kinda goofy and I could laugh at it. So far this has been hurting my ears. Maybe they have Greek voice acting with English subs but I doubt it. Still looks fun though.

  • My game freezed twice on me in less than a day, I'm on PS4 pro and the first time i got a crash report, the second time it's just freezed so i had to close the game!!

  • Only had one glitch so far, sparta kicked a guy, his torso went flying, but his legs still stayed next to me with a weird noodle texture thing trying to connect both halves, during which the frame rate dropped to like 2-3 frames every 4-5 seconds.

    Beyond that I've been enjoying it alot

  • If you didn't reach Korinth in the main story this maybe a spoiler

    I hope that phoibe(the little girl) is cult of cosmos leader just for the twist.

  • Went to a local electronics store first thing this morning and bought the game for 27,95 €. Felt like a really good sale for a game that was released a month and a half ago. This was exactly what I had hoped for.

    I've finished RDR2's story and roamed around the map a lot, and I've got basically the collectables and the animals left there, so this feels like a good time to pause it for another odyssey.

  • @Sentinel-Beach And I'm very close to finishing the game, so I'll be curious to hear your opinion! Don't know how it will feel after playing RDR2, but if you liked Origins, you should really enjoy that one, it improved on pretty much every aspect.

    Get ready for a looooong odyssey though, I'm at 70 hours and far from 100% completion.

  • @axel I did enjoy Origins very much, it's actually my GOTY '17 (instead of HZD, like I've stated).

    A couple of hours in, and man this feels fast after Red Dead! :D Just simply walking and running and riding on your horse. Totally different vibes, almost floaty after RDR2's heavy steps. Takes a moment to adjust to this again, but it's happening.

    I picked Kassandra, no question. Feels good to be in an Ubi world again, as I kind of know what I'm in for. And yeah, I've heard that 100 hours can easily be expected to platinum the game, even longer. I'm fine with that, this'll be my long project now, heading into 2019 even.

  • Kassandra's first bedmate ended up being an older madam with a lustful spirit, and after the session her husband even paid me. Did not see this happening.

  • The cult system opened up for me now. My jaw dropped when I saw that chart with all the masks and faces. Incredibly cool! It'll take ages to cross them all off, but what an epic challenge that'll be.

    Kassandra's story itself is starting to have epic feelings to it as well, even though it's only beginning now after 12 hrs. And dear Lord the map is huge! It's ridiculously enormous. I'm like laughing and crying a bit at the same time thinking about it. :D Holy hell, so much land and seas to cover. This honestly now feels overwhelming for the first time when I'm about to leave further away now, but still in a good way, you know? What a journey ahead.