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

  • 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.

  • @sentinel-beach I'm also currently playing this game. My main story is about the same place as yours, but I'm already close to 50 hours mark. Travelling around the world is extremely fun and have so many sights to be seen. Best of all, if you accept a side quest to clear a bandit camp (or something similar) and you already did it, then you don't need to do it again (and Kassandra even says that she did that already). So it never feels like a task list - it's a world you living in.

  • took the bullet and bought the game

  • Youtube Video

    Good game, but there were some issues that I couldn't get over. This video describes a lot of what I had issues with (from a historical standpoint). Also beware that there are spoilers.

  • I just got to lvl 30. I've been playing now, it seems, for 32 hours. Mainly I've just followed the main story and its path(s), but of course in new regions I've investigated the areas and done lots of side quests as well. Anyway, the latest trophy stated that I finished episode 6. I continued a bit into the next one, because

    mother! What a great moment, this reunion. I really liked it after all that searching. Two awesome women together now. I mean Myrrine had an impact on me straight away: she's a powerful leader, very charismatic, and actually very beautiful, too. An outstanding moment in the story, this one. I feel more confident to continue now, just like Kassandra herself.

  • I've reached level 50 yesterday. No grinding, just exploring the world. Still have several regions to visit and I'm still right after chapter 3 for the main story. I wish Ubisoft haven't raised level cap to 70, because I have a lot of epic outfits, but upgrading them to current level each time seems too resource taxing (I still need a lot of wood to fully upgrade my ship as for a long time I was selling old weapons instead of dismantling them).

  • @ffff0 What I did was upgrade them every 5 or so levels, not every single time I leveled up, otherwise it's impossible to keep up with the resources. Make sure you upgrade your weapon as a priority, your damage is more important than defense usually. And actually they patched the cost of upgrades, it used to be a lot higher, I was struggling a lot before the patch, now it feels quite balanced.

    I finished the game a week ago at level 53 with 79 hours played, still have quite a few side quests and regions to explore but I was feeling burnt out, I'll get back to it when the DLCs drop. The game is too big for its own good in my opinion.

  • I changed my crew into all women. The first time they then started to sing sea shanties O_O Like an angel choir! Holy seaweed I like this right now so much.

  • @sentinel-beach Haha did the same, I used the Female Assassins group the entire game, first time I enjoy listening to shanties, they have some seriously catchy songs, love the Ares one!

  • I've finally visited all regions and completed everything I could, besides main quest (still in the middle of chapter 4). 83 hours, level 56, best mercenary, full upgrades to the ship, full epic gear.

    One fantastic thing that I've noticed. When I've started the game, the world felt enormous and dangerous: I was running away even from wolves. Then, as I explored, I was getting a better understanding of the place and slowly gaining courage and skills to deal with progressively bigger threat. By the end I felt that this world is mine and I can easily deal even with several hostile mercenaries simultaneously. I feel that this growth as a player perfectly match the growth for Kassandra as a character - even outside of the main story she changed from just a girl from remote island to a legend that even greatest generals don't want to have as an enemy.

  • Had a fun bug a couple of days ago:

  • I finished the main story. 53 hours are behind, Kassandra's on lvl 43. A really good game, but damn, this is so massive. I've honestly propably only done about half of everything. I expect to double my hours still with the Cult (killed half of them), all the side quests and just generally exploring the archipelago. I pretty much only followed the main path so there are many, many islands still completely untouched by me, especially in NE and SE. So many story lines and people still remain to be revealed.

  • Isn't the first DLC out?

  • Last night I’ve completed a questline that starts and ends in Volcanic Islands region. One of the best payoffs I’ve ever seen in an RPG.

  • @ffff0 How do you go about initiating that questline? I have played quite a bit, am at lvl 47 and have done a lot of side missions, but I'm fairly sure I don't know what you're referring to. Do you remember where you spoke to the initial quest giver?