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Average User Score: 6.0Oct 22, 2018Good visuals, adequate combat system and a great representation of Ancient Greece. However, Ubisoft will never learn. While the main plot isGood visuals, adequate combat system and a great representation of Ancient Greece. However, Ubisoft will never learn. While the main plot is decent this time around, the world is full of useless fetch quests and checklists(get this, kill that, clear that fortress etc) and the interesting side quests are very few. The map is too big for its own good. Not only it is filled with the same repetitive activities, but there are reused assets everywhere. See that nice temple over there? Now every temple you'll see for the rest of the game will be the exact same temple. Odyssey clearly favors quantity over quality,
And now to the really bad stuff - grinding and level scaling. Want to follow the main story? You can't because if you are one level below the required level(and believe me you'll be far below the required level if you didn't do any fetch quests) you have no hope to beat the mission because the level scaling is crap, the enemies are health sponges and they can kill you in 1-2 hits even if the level difference is 1-2 levels. The more you level up, the more difficult leveling up gets. If you wanna beat the main story, you gotta GRIND the endless fetch quests, no way around it. If you are one of those guys that likes to spend 100 hours on doing everything even if it's pointless and repetitive, then good for you man, you're gonna enjoy the endless grind. For the rest of us, thanks but no thanks. Let's move on to the microtransactions, shall we?
Microtransactions. The bane of modern gaming. You'll reach a point in Odyssey after 15-20 hours that you realize leveling up takes too much effort, and then, you'll remember that nice EXP booster you saw in the store "50% more exp permanently for 10 bucks". What a freaking deal? amirite? Sure, you don't need to buy it. That's what every fanboy and Ubisoft tells us. And I gotta agree, you don't have to, you can spent dozens of hours doing repetitive tasks and quests instead, so you can finish the main story and be done with the game, while in the same time wondering why you even bought this game in the first place. Did Ubisoft designed the game a certain way making it a bit too grindy as to tempt the players to buy their xp/gold/item packs? or not? I don't know. You don't know. But I gotta ask the question. It doesn't take a genius to realize that maybe that is indeed the case here.
Concluding, I can't give Odyssey higher than a 6. I can't really recommend this game except to those Ancient Greece enthusiasts, because this may be the best visual representation of Ancient Greece in any video game ever. Odyssey was fun the first 15-20 hours, then it got old fast and the grind basically killed the game for me. I believe that is the case for most people who wrote a negative review. I also hate microtransactions because they make me questioning the game design choices the devs made. Was it on purpose designed this way? or coincidence? I can't stop wondering. Anyway, in a 60 dollar game, these practices have no place.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.7Apr 4, 2017The best Persona game, one of the best SMT games and probably the best jrpg we will see this generation. Beautiful art, beautiful soundtrackThe best Persona game, one of the best SMT games and probably the best jrpg we will see this generation. Beautiful art, beautiful soundtrack and a new improved battle system that builds on an already great battle system. Good plot and interesting characters as always. Easily over 80 hours of gameplay. We waited too many years for the 5th entry and oh boy does it deliver. If you are a fan of anime and jrpgs, just buy this game. If you are a fan of anime, just buy this game. If you are a fan of jrpgs, just buy this game.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.9Mar 24, 2017Ugly females, crappy animations, crappy writing, uninteresting characters, fetch quests, glitches, bugs. This is all it comes down to. Full ofUgly females, crappy animations, crappy writing, uninteresting characters, fetch quests, glitches, bugs. This is all it comes down to. Full of SJW propaganda and ultimately an underwhelming Mass Effect experience. I hope Bioware learnt their lesson or Dragon Age 4 will go down the same way as Mass Effect Andromeda.… Expand