Hi guys! Today I will talk about Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. As always, the review will have four parts, firstly I will talk about the storyline, then, about the gameplay, afterward, I will talk about the visuals and finally, I will tell you my personal thoughts and give you a rating for the game from 0-10 (10 being the best).
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In Assassin’s Creed Odyssey you choose to play as Alexios or Kassandra, the two of them are siblings. No matter who you choose the story and dialogue will be the same.
The story takes place in Greece during the Peloponnesian War where Athens and Sparta are the two opposing factions. You are a misthios which means you get paid to kill people, and that’s it for the story, I don’t want to spoil anything for you.
Now let’s talk about game mechanics. The game is an RPG; each time you level up you get an ability point that you can use to unlock or upgrade a skill. You have three different skill trees to choose from, the Assassin, the Warrior, and the Hunter, which means that there are a lot of builds for you to choose from.
Additionally, you have many gear stats and you can engrave stats to your gear. As you can see this game has a lot of RPG elements and not all Assassin’s Creed fans will like it, since it isn’t an Assassin Creed game like the ones they are used to, many will say that this isn’t an Assassin’s Creed game at all.
One of the things I like in this game compared to the Assassin’s Creed games before Origins is the combat system. The combat feels fast and there is a fluidity to it.
The only thing that I don’t like about the combat is the Parry, for me it is badly implemented and I never use it, I only dodged through my 60 hours gameplay with 2-3 exceptions where I tried to parry, but I soon realized it wasn’t for me and I have beaten Sekiro 12 times(four of them with the hardest possible difficulty) where I deflected all the time and I can tell you parrying in Odyssey is bad.
There is a variety of weapons for you to choose, so if you get bored with one weapon you can pick another. The game has a lot of content and DLCs are still released for it so it will take you a long time to beat it.
It took me almost 60 hours to beat the base game in the hardest difficulty. The map of this game is huge and the biggest map in all of Assassin’s Creed games that were released until now. The problem with a big map is that it takes a lot of time to travel from one point to the other. You can travel faster thanks to a horse that you are given at the start of the game.
You can also travel and fight through the sea though I didn’t like sea battles and sea travel in general, not because they were bad, they were pretty good actually, but I personally don’t like to fight in the seas using a ship.
The good thing is that the game doesn’t force you to travel through the sea all the time. It only forces you the first time you visit a new island and once you unlock a travel point, you don’t have to travel to that island again.
The game does force you to fight in the sea though but what can you do, it’s part of the game.
The graphics of this game are astounding. If Ubisoft is good in one thing, that is to create open worlds. It feels like you actually walk in Ancient Greece and I like the fact that you can choose if you want to play Day or Night.
The characters in the game look realistic and you have a lot of customization options, you can even change the appearance of your gear and keep the stats that it had.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is for me the best Assassin’s Creed game I have played. There are a lot of things to do in this game and you can play it the way you want to, the game doesn’t force you to play a specific build because that’s the most “optimal”, on the contrary, it gives you absolute freedom.
The graphics are some of the best you will see today and the only problem for me is the poor optimization that it has for PC, meaning that it needs very good specs to be played in at least 60 fps.
General Rating: 8.8
That’s it for my review guys, I hope you liked it. If you liked the game leave a comment down below and tell me what you liked the most about this game. See ya in the next article.
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