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    Default Re: Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    How are the secondary quests and the minor characters ? Are they better written than the main one ? And what about the main character Alexios/Kassandra ?

    Edit : At this point I think I may just buy the game and see it myself
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anna_Gein View Post
    How are the secondary quests and the minor characters ? Are they better written than the main one ? And what about the main character Alexios/Kassandra ?

    Edit : At this point I think I may just buy the game and see it myself
    From what i see and read, its pretty bad. Very grindy game, very repetitive side quests, customization is full of micro transactions according to angry joe review. The main thing for it according to them is that is a pretty game. The rest quite mediocre.

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    I'm currently playing it (level 18). There's surely a lot of grinding and I feel less attached to the characters as in the previous game. This one is very similar in looks, but has some improvements, mainly regarding the naval battles and further customization of the ship (you can, for example, recruit people for it). There's also stuff "stolen" from other games as Witcher 3, like romancing (with rather clumsy dialogue so far). It's also pretty ridiculous that you (while playing Alexios) can romance at least two bearded guys over 20 .... I mean in old Greece .... The combat is also similar as in Witcher 3, since you can't fight with a shield anymore, so you have to block with your weapon or quickly dodge.

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    I don't even have a problem with the romance (though it's part of dialogue options which SUCK). Alexios or Kassandra can do it with whoever

    It's the fact that it is SO clumsy and awkward. I'm playing as Kassandra (canon) and when she flirts its weird. And no matter how many times to answer no it still keeps happening. And it's like 70's porn level of dialogue bad.

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    I brought the game Friday. I played for 6 hours and started messing the Athenians in Megaris.

    Concerning the writing style, the first difference I noticed with Origins is the tone. Odyssey is happier and more funny. It is distinctly different from the dramatic tone of Origins where you are immediately submerged by Bayek's grief over his dead son.

    As expected I dislike the combat. It is worse than Origins as you can not hold your guard posture. It feels grindy too. Frequently I just push repeatedly the attack key until one of my opponent dies. Combat is also difficult and punishing. It should become easier now that I am level 9 and I unlocked a skill allowing to heal myself during combat.

    In Origins I was a bit overwhelmed by the amount of combat gear loot. It is even worse in Odyssey. I kind of dislike it as scrolling over menus and wasting time selling unused equipment is not the most entertaining thing to do imo. The bright side is that you find many nice looking equipment. No matter what are your personal style.

    So here I present you my misthios with his current gears :

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    I am fairly happy about this set. I will probably do as I did in Origins : stick to normal equipment as they are way cheaper to improve.

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    Don't get too happy with sets...You will be continuously switching things in and out as you go

    I'm still on chapter seven, about 53 hours in. I MAY do all the side stuff before the end cause it apparently changes the ending.

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    I was going to post about how much great the game is and how much fun I am having currently. Alas the game decided to corrupt all my saves after 17 hours of game. I am pissed-off.

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    No backups outside of the game itself?

    On PS4 and XBOX(?) I know the systems back up saves to the servers

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    Finished all three main quest lines.

    Not a huge fan of the way things ended. This game could have been so good but they sold themselves short with the different ways you can complete the game, not linking the three main lines together, and just in general.

    A shame they wasted such a great setting on this little experiment.

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    To be fair, nobody else is trying what AC is. They probably aren't going to drop the 'Assassin' tie in due to it being their brand, but to me, it doesn't really feel that much like an assassins creed stealth game due to a lack of focus on stealth.

    However! First person historical (relatively) RPG's aren't really a thing, at least they weren't until AC started trying it. So, what they're doing is actually a good thing. I hope they perfect it by the time they get around to Assassins Creed Ragnarok. (not sure they actually will make one, but it sure would be cool)
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    The "Assassin's Creed" part of the series has definitely taken a downwards turn (honestly only Altair and Ezio's games feel Assassin-y), but I still like the games.
    I'm about 40 hours into the game and level 32. I'm playing as Alexios, but due to the latest update it sometimes just randomly starts using Kassandra's voice lines which is weird as , but pretty funny.

    I was using King Agamemmnon's armour set for quite a while, but I've decided to change it up and I'm using
    Common Eyepatch
    Rare Assassin's Gauntlets
    Rare Hunter's Outfit
    Legendary Slithering Belt
    Common Patched Bandit Greaves

    I'm lucky that the gear I got gives me +42% Warrior Damage, but I'd honestly still use it even if it didn't suit my playstyle at all.
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    Here are my Assassin's Creed Odyssey screenshots: https://www.flickr.com/photos/caligu...57699283865002
    And here's the SweetFX preset I use: https://sfx.thelazy.net/games/preset/9774/




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    I managed to get back my save minus 15/20 minutes. Right now I have 55 hours of gaming on Odyssey. I am about to travel to Sparta as requested by the main story line. The game it great. I am taking my time to explore every area.

    It is true Origins and Odyssey kind of set aside the whole Assassins vs. Templars stuff. As far as I am concerned it is ok. I never liked except with Altair and Ezio. I would not mind if Ubisoft stopped making AC games but kept this formula of story led RPG in open wolrd historical setting.

    You were definitively right TheDarkKnight. Despite my best effort to keep a few equipment setup, I am overwhelmed by different equipment. It is harder to stick to the same equipment and improve it in Odyssey as we do not only need money but ressources too

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    Default Re: Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    DLC for Odyssey drops this week and I couldn't be any less excited

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