Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will revitalize the series
After beginning to turn stale, Assassin’s Creed took a year break in 2016 to revitalize the series. This concluded with the 2017 Assassin’s Creed Origins, an epitome of the forthcoming sprawling adventure to advance the franchise through embracing the RPG-like direction. The RPG elements in the origins were used as a baseline in developing Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
Taking place in the ancient 431 BC, Sparta and Athens are in a battle to control Greece. The game provides an option to play as the disgraced descendants of Leonidas The King inheriting the head of the spear, which effectively replaces the hidden blade. On paying close attention, one may note that the Odyssey has more to offer than just being the prequel to Origins, which is set around 49 BC with an incredible setting and a fascinating story experience.
The game gives a player an option to choose between playing as Kassandra or Alexios giving a choice to have the same experience and story as either a hero or a heroine. The male or female mercenary can exponentially sail from island to island freely and save people they choose to for selfish gain or the right reasons.
There’s a lot to adventure in Greece
Assassins Creed Odyssey is action packed with a setting that makes it impossible for a player to avoid getting into a fight. It features fair-sized islands with hours’ worth of content to explore, including the assassination targets, collectibles, treasures, side missions and so much more.
The experience of sneaking into lordly buildings, tactfully starting wars between rebels and the oppressors, getting into a fight with hostile locals and enemies offers a great experience and overwhelming urge to make a move on every single object of interest in a player’s compass. The need for survival, win battles, and save lives makes Assassins Creed Odyssey engages the player thoroughly on the entire game.
Combat takes the central role in Assassins Creed Odyssey with soldiers as the main characters. They are well skilled and comfortable on the battlefield with capabilities of fighting off an entire army of enemies in hostile environments. The game provides an option to earn an upgrade on combat abilities, including Spartan kick and a shield break.
It is sufficing to say that Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is Assassin’s Creed in name but with a broader focus on thrilling battles, fewer assassinations and adventurous experiences around Greece. In fact, the game is about successful wins against powerful enemies where colossal wars between the Athenians and the Spartans intertwine with battles between the player and the enemies while saving civilians and fighting his or her way out of dangerous battlegrounds.
Helming a ship return takes the game to another level above the others in the franchise. Manning or “womanning” own ship and sail from one Greek archipelago island to another plays a significant role in the main gameplay by acting as some sought of a hub. It can serve as a base of recruitment of soldiers as crew members and offer solid backup to players. The ship also provides a great addition to the game with more weapons and soldiers on the boats attack that are used for tactical formation, sieging and overcoming enemies and pirate vessels.
As with any great Assassin’s Creed game, history is the Odyssey’s playground. It is actually inspired by non-fiction locations, events, and people. Some footnotes from the much adored Greek history will revitalize the series through activities such as interacting with great icons such as Socrates, the great philosopher. A change of the brown and sandy vistas found in the Origins prequel to the beautiful greenery environment of ancient Greece gives a subtle twist and a gentle turn to the game.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has focused on making enough meaningful improvements to drive the series forward while still maintaining the feeling of an Assassin’s Creed game. The Greek mercenaries add more life to the game, which seems to be the next evolution of the Assassin’s Creed game series with a handful of familiar elements and hordes of surprises, new features, and a return of fun favorite to keep it fresh. This revitalizes the series into its 11th installment with lots of enemy combat, exploring Aegean’s islands, delving into battles, and taking on the adventure-filled open waters.
Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey takes you back in 431 BC where the Peloponnesian war between the Spartans and the Athenians are at your fingertips. With some similarities in style to Assassin’s Creed: Origins to give you a heads up in the game, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey has enough of new stuff to keep things spicy and interesting. They include:
1. Ability to choose your character
Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey lets you choose who to play as so as to further personalize your experience without really affecting the game. You can pick between Kassandra, the female protagonist, or Alexios, the male protagonist, both of whom are descendants of Leonidas I.
2. New combat abilities
Odyssey spices up the series’ combat a notch higher with new amazing abilities. Amidst fights, a player builds up an ability meter that he or she can spend on a couple of abilities like a powerful Spartan kick that swiftly sends enemies flying, a ranged attack that allows a player to launch several arrows in a single shot, and a melee move where a player steals enemies’ shield and bash them with it.
3. Ships are back in a big way
Taking a keen note from Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, naval warfare is back to revitalize the series. With the Aegean Sea and the entire Greece islands at your fingertips, it become natural that ship battles are a feature of the landscape. Players can build up crews, storm pirate ships, board other boats, and kick enemies into the sea to watch them being devoured by sharks.
4. Choices have a tremendous impact
Players’ inputs and behaviors in Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey play a significant impact on the entire game. They can make decisions about how to confront certain predicaments and the kind of relationships to form. Such choices have a domino affect how the game develops and ends.
5. Mercenaries and big battles
Odyssey has its own system to keep people safe, which include hiring mercenaries. The setting lacks a formal law enforcement system and citizens are forced to depend on mercenaries to avenge any wrong doing. The Peloponnesian war have involved large-scale battles that have never been experienced before in the series. The players try to turn the wars to favor Sparta by taking out key soldiers and commanders.