Through out the years we loved even more the Assassin’s Creed games and Ubisoft this time created their most beautiful and magnificent open world adventure we have ever seen. This time we are traveling back 2,400 years in ancient Greece at the onset of the Peloponnesian war. which was between Athens and Sparta. After the 60 plus hours of gameplay fighting, sailing and slicing through Greek history, legends and myths you will come to see why this beautiful country was worth fighting for for so many years.
The Assassin’s Creed Odyssey not only is the longest in duration game of the series but it also has the biggest and the most beautiful world as well. Much of its play time you will be sailing through the Aegean sea with its beautiful blue waters and the rest you will be exploring small white-stone islands, eternally autumnal forests, endless expand of beach and cities decorated with large statues made out of bronze or stone which will make you just stop and enjoy its beauty. After so many hours in the game i still find myself just stoping on top of a hill with my jaw-dropping, enjoying the beautiful scenery and taking a quick picture.
In Assassin’s Creed Odyssey for the first time you get to choose if you want to play exclusively as a man called Alexios, or as a woman called Kassandra which are siblings. They are likely the same character as far the story’s concerned but you can spot the difference between them when there is a dialog in the game. I believe that Kassandra’s voice acting is more consistent than Alexios. As far as face expressions go, they absolutely nailed it and most of the time before they even speak you can sense their disgust or confusion.
Alexios and Kassandra are easily the most diverse characters in the Assassin’s Creed game series up to date. For instant while playing as Alexios from the different answers i gave during the story’s dialogs or decisions i made during the game i could be a mercenary with a conscious, a one track mind horn dog or a ruthless murdering psychopath.
During the game i committed a lot of crimes and this set a bounty on my head making a lot of relentless mercenaries starting to hunt and track me down. At the beginning the mercenaries hunting me were easy to surpass but while leveling up they began to get harder and harder and i had to start avoiding them till i leveled up to get stronger and face them off. While i was beating mercenary after mercenary the bounty on my head became high enough and at some point while i was trying to siege a fort, a bounty hunter would join my battle and try to take me down as well.
The combat style in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey continues as at the Origins game with its free flowing movements and its heavy attacks. With its variety in weapons such as swords, daggers, axes, maces and spears just to name a few, you can have a different experience during a battle because of the different behavior each weapon has while equipped. Because of the amazing battle system i find myself most of the times picking battles against some of the Greek legends just for the fun and joy of it. All this amazing selection of weapons can be upgraded and engraved with powerful perks while leveling up.
Leveling up in the game is a seamless experience which slows down the higher you get but, not that much that you will have to spend a lot of time before getting rewarded. In the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey game there are three skill trees where you get some powerful abilities for your character. The Warrior which is for melee attacks, the Hunter which are for your archery abilities and the Assassin which are for your silently stealth attacks. You can focus entirely on one skill tree but there are abilities in each one that can be devastating on the battlefield. Those of you who are aware of the Sparta Kick, you already know that is one of the most devastating but at the same time fun ability you can add to your arsenal in the game.
You can also upgrade your ship’s ramming power or even upgrade your arrows thrown to the opponent’s ship to have a more devastating effect on them and sink them much faster.
While the side missions and battles are a lot of fun and you can spend most of your time getting hooked up into those, you must move on with the main story of the Odyssey game. The main story is enjoyable as well with a lot of family drama, which will make you feel for the characters involved. With a lot of twists and turns the main story kept me very invested in it. The main story is filled with missions and errands that get you built up before getting to face the strong and main character of the story. Exploring the Greek world before getting to battle a major character just gets you more pumped up for it.
After completing the main story there is still so many things left to uncover that you are overwhelmed. You keep wondering where to go next and what to do first. There are three main story pillars in the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey where you have quests from each one that you can complete after finishing the main character’s family story. Whether i am hunting down the Cult of Kosmos, searching for relics, fighting mythological monsters or hunting down the great beasts of Greece, there is a large amount of content in the game left to be discovered.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is an outstanding achievement and has set a new bar for the Assassin’s Creed games. From its engaging battle system, to its incredible and breath taking recreation of ancient Greece (which all of you will just go back to enjoy after finishing the main story) the Odyssey is probably out there to be considered as one of the best open-world experiences ever made. Pick up your copy now at Great Games for your Playstation 4, Xbox Oneand PC.