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

  • Recently watched some game play of this and I am really excited for the RPG elements in this. I am glad that they decided to change their model for the AC games. I heard Origins was amazing, but never had the time to play it. Should I skip Origins and go straight to this since it releases so soon? I love ancient Greece and the history behind it.

  • @cptcobblepot These games are so huge that I wouldn't play them too close to each other. And the way you're writing about Greece makes it sound that that should be your next goal, Odyssey that is.

    But do keep Origins in your mind as well! I loved the Egypt there and the new approach to the whole series it provided. It's my GOTY 2017, essentially, I've come to realize. It's a shame EZA didn't warm up to it too much. The way they reacted to Odyssey's many intricacies during E3 made me yell in my head "that was already in Origins, guys!". Well, better late than never, I guess, if Odyssey is now what gives the series a new spark in many people's mind.

  • @sentinel-beach That was the issue I was debating. The games take a lot of time to invest in, which isn't a bad thing, but I have other games I want to play.

    It is a shame that people were 50/50 on this. From what I hear, Origins is the game that truly redefined the AC games. Watching game play shows that Odyssey takes the majority of its mechanics from Origins. I will probably give it a shot once I play/finish Odyssey. I heard they are skipping releasing a game next year, so I could always go back.

  • @cptcobblepot Origins is amazing. Tons of fun, and tons to do.

    But I would say at this point to just wait and play Odyssey. Once you finish that, and you want more, then there's always Origins for later.
    Assassin's Creed games are so much about the location, so go with the one that appeals to you the most.

  • @faaip From what I've been reading, it seems like that might be a mistranslation, that what was intended to be said is that a completionist route through the game will take around 100 hours - which to be fair is still a lot, but it sounds way more reasonable than the thought of an AC's game story lasting that length.

  • @sabotagethetruth Yeah I was wondering that. A hundred hours to completion makes more sense for sure

  • 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!!