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Assassin's Creed Odyssey review
by Anton

Ok, so, here's a thing. I never expected anything from Odyssey, and now, when I'm watching the last of the main questlines reach its conclusion i'm completely blown away by a game that might even be the only singleplayer AAA game I actually beaten in 2018/2019 so far (on PC, that is). And that is really surprising since i never beaten an AC game since Brotherhood, or smth like that.

I played a bit of Origins before, but it was full of little things that kept interrupting the overall flow of the game, so even one of my favorite settings (ancient Egypt) didn't make it for me. But Odyssey is basiclly Origins streamlined.

If I had to sum up the game's feel in a couple of words, those would be: quick and comfortable. Everything just felt "right" to me, and that's neither something I experience often these days, nor did I expected it from a Ubisoft game. All the systems just work well together, which makes playing the game very enjoyable.

The story can be hit or miss at times, but I would say that it was good overall, and at times I was rushing through some of the world just to get to the next story piece. There are a ton of things to do in Odyssey, many characters to follow and interact with, a lot of mysteries to discover and every part of that felt great!

Don't know how you did it, Ubisoft, but my hat is off to you. Thank you for 60+ hours of some damn good gameplay and amazing visual experience, can't wait for the Atlantis DLC!
«Liked before it became a hit»

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By far my favorite assassin's creed game, and that's saying something because origins and black flag were very good. The game strays away from the traditional assassins vs templars in favor of taking down a cult. The main storyline took me 45 hours to complete, and another 10 for the 2 other storylines. The only downside for me would be the fact that the side quest are just fetch mission.
my playtime: 100h 32m
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So I haven't got through yet, but must say so far for me the best Assasins Creed alongside Black Flag. At That time I particularly liked Black Flag because of the Trip on the high Seas and spent Hours with it. Odyssey, on the other hand, impresses with its beautiful Greek Islands, a good Mix of Main Story, Side Quests and Naval Battles. I can play Pirate again hrhr ... I personally do not understand that People give the Game a "Not to recommend" just because of the Shop. The Game is not unplayable or incomplete by the Shop. The Shop is not necessary, but it is not necessary at all. Only if you want to have beautiful Skins or want the Supereasy quick level fashion, then yes. But hey, leave Time, enjoy the Islands and then it all goes great. And by the way ... I even think it's good that you get through certain Quests to a special Ore, 20 of them collected and you can buy an Amphora through which you can also get to Shopskins. I think that's a good thing that they built that in .. This Means Grinding, but it is just possible to somehow get to the Skins by chance without Ever having to pay Real Money. BaNo only Staying Power. And, of course, is not a Must have ... But a Nice to have:D So far, this is the case for me that I usually do these Quests so side by side and then look at the Stand of the Stones again and realize that some have come together again ... So go to spend. But yes.. Nevertheless, I agree with the People who don't like a Shop: Real Money shop shouldn't be real Money shop. And that's why there's never anything bought from me in it:D So far, I think the Story has been done quite well. Some Places have certainly kept me on the Hook and have not tireded me, as in some other Titles. With the Figure Cassandra, however, I am sometimes not so sure whether I like it or think it is rather unsympathetic. She Sometimes reacts a bit very own ... But yes, it is probably also because of their Culture. Who is brought up groupily ... I also find it interesting how they incorporated the mythological Things. Tjaja ... The Fight against a Minotaure .. Is it now a real or a Human in Costume or ... (Play and find out:D) I noticed the Fights a bit. Especially the genes. In Humans it works quite well with the Attack, in Animals I often have it that I stop and actually meet visually with the Spear, but the Wolf, for Example, does not get any Damage, does not even give way, but is in the Spear and sometimes joins ... Not so great. Generally, I feel a little Bit that the Combat System wants to annoy the Player a little bit. And what I don't like either: The Battles. In this Mode you are forced to fight in a very open Way. But If you want to be more of the real Assassin, an open Battle is the Last thing you want to be. I ignore those for the most part at the Moment. Just Doesn't fit my other Style of play and I don't really need it, because I doubt it will change what big about the Story. Bugs I've had 3 Pieces so far (in almost 90h Game time) ... 1 Crash, 1x Boat went down and pinned down in it, so reload again ... And once a really mean bug, Buying from the above-benign Amphorae, Crashing the Game ... Newloaded Game, Ore away, items too. I would have liked to have had the 60 Ore back:( But well ... Conclusion: I like the Game and I can recommend it to anyone who likes the Greek World and Assasins Creed with some Role-playing Conclusions. But It is still more Assasins Creed than Role-playing:D So not completely comparable to The Witcher or anything. But I think this Mix is really suitable here. It doesn't need any more. I have pure Fun and am really addicted to it.
A good follow up to Origins. 

Only complaint is that the climbing feels awkward and slow. Everything else was great.

......except the big bad is obvious the first time you meet [pronoun]