The Gold version of Assassins Creed Odyssey comes loaded with bonuses and extras, as we are used to with Ubisoft. This edition, in addition to the original PC game in digital format, also includes the Season Pass, which will give us access to all the DLCs that will be released for the new Assassins Creed franchise. As for the game mechanics, it will be very similar to Origins, more focused on being an RPG than an action game, so we can customize our character, equip it with better skills and equipment, weapons, armor… In addition, in this episode we will travel to ancient Greece and play the role of a Spartan soldier.
Also, as the most outstanding novelty, the massive battles are being introduced, where we will be able to enter into large-scale combat between Athens and Sparta with hundreds of soldiers on screen.
An excellent and beautiful game from ancient Greece. Maybe it’s very different from the first game, however this evolution benefits the brand. [Issue#290]
So as the story unfolds, along with your map and you get into this gathering, parkouring and hunting rhythm here comes the main reason that has me rate Odyssey right up there with Origins. Next to Kassandra herself and animal taming, it’s the Naval component that really makes this Assassins Creed epic.
Despite my few complaints, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey truly is an incredibly entertaining game that proves Origins was no fluke. I’m back on the hype train, baby, and I can’t wait to see where the next stop is (even if I wish it’d rest at the same station for another year or two). No longer a simple stealth game, but instead a massive, detailed, sprawling roleplaying game, Odyssey just might be one of my favorite games of 2018 so far.
Undoubtedly, AC: Odyssey as a game has quite a few issues: bad AI, the strangulation of the player with hundreds of missions and missed opportunities on the RPG level. But it does something also very important: it includes a huge and impressive world, capturing successfully the Ancient Greece aesthetic and it manages to be truly entertaining and unimaginably addictive.
The latest addition to the Assassin's Creed franchise is truly a wonder and a fresh take on a stale idea. The excellent execution, gameplay and story is only overshadowed by greedy micro transactions, paid XP and awful optimization.
As expected, Odyssey is basically Origins 2.0, bigger and better in almost every regard, from leveling options to wide open world with procedurally-generated mercenaries to keep you entertained for hours and hours. [Issue #233, p.54]
While AC: Origins was packed with interesting stories, Odyssey is a generic ’Ubisoft sandbox’ in the worst sense, with hundreds of the same-looking places, dozens of ”kill-fetch” quests and almost zero motivation to grind further.
January 9, 2019
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey reveals the calendar of its upcoming content. Watch video
November 28, 2018
The first Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Expansion will be released next week. Watch video
October 31, 2018
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey cancels again its weekly event. Read more
October 18, 2018
First Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey weekly event has been canceled. Read more