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  • Summary: Write your own epic odyssey and become a legendary Spartan hero. Forge your destiny in a world on the brink of tearing itself apart. Influence how history unfolds in an ever-changing world shaped by your choices.

    Features: * LEGENDARY SPARTAN HERO - Embark on your journey from outcast to
    Write your own epic odyssey and become a legendary Spartan hero. Forge your destiny in a world on the brink of tearing itself apart. Influence how history unfolds in an ever-changing world shaped by your choices.

    Features:

    * LEGENDARY SPARTAN HERO - Embark on your journey from outcast to legendary Spartan hero.
    * ANCIENT GREECE AWAITS - Explore an entire country full of unexpected encounters in untamed environments and bustling ancient cities.
    * CHOOSE YOUR PATH - Your choices shape the world around you. Play in a living world that constantly reacts to your every decision.
    * FIGHT EPIC BATTLES - Charge into epic clashes between Sparta and Athens in battles pitting 150v150 soldiers against each other.
    * SAIL THE AEGEAN SEA - Recruit crewmembers and customize your ship as you explore and battle your way on the open seas.
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Dec 31, 2018
    100
    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]
  2. Oct 1, 2018
    96
    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.
  3. Oct 31, 2018
    90
    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.
  4. Oct 20, 2018
    87
    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.
  5. Mar 6, 2019
    85
    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.
  6. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Nov 21, 2018
    80
    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]
  7. Dec 2, 2018
    60
    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.

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  1. Mar 17, 2019
    10
    This is the best game i've ever played! AC is back with a gorgeous world, a giant campain and a lot of this to do, im completly impressed withThis is the best game i've ever played! AC is back with a gorgeous world, a giant campain and a lot of this to do, im completly impressed with the evolution from the Origins to the Odissey.
    For the persons how never played an AC game before like me and for all the fans of the AC series i completly recommend this game, you need to play it!
    People need to stop with that idiot hate "It's not an AC game..." play it and you will see that you are wrong
    #1 My favourite game of all time
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  2. Jan 22, 2021
    10
    I generally disdain games with gratuitous violence. A recent exception is Assassin's Creed: Odyssey. It has an interesting plot, the sceneryI generally disdain games with gratuitous violence. A recent exception is Assassin's Creed: Odyssey. It has an interesting plot, the scenery is gorgeous, there's a wide range of difficulty, voice acting is good and gives me a better sense of what the Greek language sounds like, there's a sense of connecting with important historical characters and places that have always seemed dim and distant to me, movement feels natural and vigorous including running, walking, swimming, horseback riding, and piloting boats large and small, there is an abundance of varied quests, none of which is of the "kill 30 wild pigs" variety, combat options include rogue, bowman, and melee options (and you have to learn all of them), the adversaries are mostly bad guys and gals, and the Greeks depicted really look like they are from the eastern Mediterranean rather than northern Europe. There's plenty of innuendo but no graphic sexuality. You can inhabit a male or female avatar. Your in-game choices certainly affect your progress in the story. The setting is during the Peloponnesian War, which was a moment of high drama in that part of the world. Be warned that the Great Plague of Athens features in a few scenes. So if you've ever wanted to meet Socrates, Herodotus, and the like, or if you've been wondering where those "gods" all came from, or where they went, it's worth a look. Certainly it's one of my favorite RPGs to date. Expand
  3. Oct 2, 2018
    10
    This is may not play anything like the old games but is that such a bad thing? What you're getting here is a huge beautiful game world toThis is may not play anything like the old games but is that such a bad thing? What you're getting here is a huge beautiful game world to explore on both land and sea set in the best setting: Ancient Greece. And you get to play exactly the way you want. Choice is the biggest addition here, allowing you choose dialogue options and make decisions that affect the story, choose your own playstyle; combat or stealth, you even get to choose to play as Alexios or Kassandra who have totally different personalities. I'm glad This franchise went full RPG because though it may be as good as the witcher, it comes pretty damn close.

    One of the games of the year. 10/10.
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  4. Dec 11, 2019
    8
    Long lost interest in the Assassin's Creed series. But Assassin's Creed Odyssey was able to hook me. Loved the atmosphere of ancient Greece.Long lost interest in the Assassin's Creed series. But Assassin's Creed Odyssey was able to hook me. Loved the atmosphere of ancient Greece. Beautiful graphics and an interesting living world. And I think that RPG elements have benefited this game. Expand
  5. Jan 11, 2020
    5
    First of all, Assasin's creed shouldn't have any continuation after Black flag. I felt that Black Flag was like a last one that actuallyFirst of all, Assasin's creed shouldn't have any continuation after Black flag. I felt that Black Flag was like a last one that actually builds any further story. After Black flag almost none of the further Assasins were changing the game mechanics - all the time the same(small changes), all the time from the start. Moreover the way the story is told in Assasins is a bit clamsy. Repeatable story, stiff dialogs, so I gave up with the series.

    Than I have heared that "latest"(Origins, Odyssey) Assasins have changed the gameplay mechanics, so I decided to give it a try. I haven't finished the game yet, but I made like 25 hours in the Odyssey and I can say some words about it.
    Pros:
    - We have skills both for the close-combat weapons(sword, etc.) and a range weapon(bow).
    - We have a big, beautiful world with islands
    - The world is divided into zones ment for specific lvls
    - We have "ships module" from previous games, adjusted to the timeframe. (bows, instead cannons, etc)
    - We have a visual branch of people to kill, and when you kill them, you get tokens for upgrades, it's a nice mechanics.
    - You don't get desynchronized when you kill NPCs, instead your crime meter rises and you're being hunted while still having a chance to survive(and kill the hunters for rewards).
    - RPG mechanics is a breath of fresh air in this game, you have lvls, upgradeable skills, equipable items
    - The combat is quite good, avoids, blocks.
    - We have army vs army mode, where you can support one of the side and for the win you get items

    Cons:
    - The story - as it is another assisn... I cannot unite with my character, I just don't feel it, the character is not a part of something big and every next assasin game is made for no reason, how many times can we go thorugh the game with the same background? If the game wasn't assasin, this could be all different.
    - The lvl scalling - This part pains me the same as the story one - the world lvl is scaled up to your lvl, the zone you're in cannot be lower than you -4 lvls, so basically all you do in the game, all the upgrades you make, you feel all the time like you don't progress at all, as you deal the same dmg oveer and over, the skills dmg doesn't really change much too.
    - Even though we have ships, it doesn't feel that good like in Black Flag. You just sail to another island, because there is a quest... and I don't feel like fighting other ships, because even when you get resources for upgrades, still there is lvl scalling or stronger enemies and you do the same dmg all over again.
    - Even though we have a big world, the world is empty, I mean it's filled with a lot of boring repeating quests like: go-and-kill, open chest, find a piece of paper, clear a cave, that don't bring anything to the story and the bonuses(exp) you get, etc. is getting "lost" due to lvl scalling.
    - The "synchronizing towers", srsly? again? Just to unlock fast-travel? And a flying eagle effect for 10 seconds?
    - You get slots for skills over time. You get 4 per-weapon in the beginning, than you get more. Some may like it, but I didn't feel good with being limited to 4 skills, when I had bought 12, because in that part of the game, I could spare only 1point per skill.
    - Opening menus animations are annoying for me, even though the UI looks nice and intuitive, they take too long (3secs to open),
    - The map tab and quests tab should be somehow combined together, because switching between it, checking where the quest is, going back is just not handy.
    - "Heart" dialogs, we can have sex, but whatever, when you don't feel the character you play.
    - Items lvls - each item has its lvl, which can be increased to the lvl of your character, no matter what rarity type is the weapon, so if you are stubborn you can loot one piece of crap and upgrade it through the whole game - the dmg doesn't count anyway, due to scalling.
    - Even though the combat system is quite good, the opponents moves are repeatable, the enemies are repeatable, which just don't fit to such big world.

    To summarize, the game is playable. It is even exiting for the first 20 hours, than you get border or repeating things and a lack of progressing. Dear Ubisoft if you read it, please close the series, call your game something else, change the background, maybe at least I won't be so negative about starting another piece of tapeworm and having the stiff story I can't relate to, because I'll have another game in the series with completly different characters. (Unlike AC II) Also please decrease the world size, or at least please fill it with more valuable unqiue content, like quests with unique stories - you can take an example from The Witcher 3.
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  6. Dec 7, 2020
    3
    After playing Red Dead Redemption 2 this game felt so childish and fuzy. Just a boring loop of fighting and dizzy paper horse ridingAfter playing Red Dead Redemption 2 this game felt so childish and fuzy. Just a boring loop of fighting and dizzy paper horse riding experience. The game shouldn't be that long. Expand
  7. Dec 17, 2020
    0
    BIG BIG AC Fan since the very first up to Black flag then I stopped playing for a while until Origins

    I would not recommend for many
    BIG BIG AC Fan since the very first up to Black flag then I stopped playing for a while until Origins

    I would not recommend for many reasons.

    Main reason is that it is not an Assassin's Creed that we used to know.
    assassination are barely big heavy hit before a fight, the whole game is a warrior game now where you spam space bar and LMB clicks and sometimes some spells
    The fighting mechanic is boring as hell.

    Discovering the environment is not very interesting since it all looks identical.

    Big step down from Origins.

    The eagle is still there, most hate it but some like it. ( the targeting seemed to be a little better but still very bad.

    GRIND GRIND GRIND that is super simple and not rewarding

    You also keep leveling up super simply for some tallent and abilities but it feels lost

    same thing for ships, it is cool like Black Flag but no fishing and much more simplistic so get Black Flag if you want naval fun.
    You also barely use the boat.

    I played 2 hours and then uninstalled the game.
    Graphics are also to be upgraded, many blurr moment.
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