Tue, 30 October 2018
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
What is it?
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is an action role-playing game developed by Ubisoft Quebec, the 11th major instalment in the popular series. Set in the year 431BCE, the plot tells a fictional history of the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta. Players control a male or female mercenary who fights for both sides as they attempt to unite their family and uncover a malign cult.
The game brings a fresh makeover to the series, and places more emphasis on role-playing elements. It contains dialogue options, branching quests and multiple endings. The player can also develop romantic relationships with non-playable characters of both genders, regardless of which one they choose. This all helps to make the world, and the people who inhabit it, feel like a living, breathing environment.
The player character, Alexios or Kassandra, is a mercenary, and a descendant of the Spartan king Leonidas I. They inherit his broken spear, which is forged into a blade to become a weapon that grants the player special abilities in combat. Along with a skill tree system that allows the player to unlock new abilities, it allows for the most diverse and intricate fighting the series has seen yet.
Odyssey’s world is the biggest and most vibrantly colourful of the series. Even though much of it is blanketed in the fickle blue waters of the Aegean Sea, its playable acreage is immense and rivalled only by its sheer jaw-dropping beauty. Greece is a stunning series of picturesque locales: white-stone isles, eternally autumnal forests, sun-blasted desert islands, an endless expanse of beach, alabaster cities defended by titanic statues of bronze and stone, and the inviting, rolling waves of the open sea.
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