Game Review - Assassin's Creed Odyssey on Xbox One

Written by VilkaTheWolf on April 26, 2019 @ 4:51 am

Ubisoft went full RPG with Odyssey, featuring branching dialogue options and romanceable characters. The Modern day story follows Layla Hassan again, this time reliving the memories of Kassandra, a mercenary in 431 BCE Greece. Kassandra has to defeat the Cult of Kosmos (the ancient Templars), who are set on destroying her and her family. Combat is fitted into three different categories; Warrior, Hunter, and Assassin, each with their own skill tree. Warrior focuses on melee combat and dealing as much damage as possible head-on. Hunter is the archery class, dealing damage from a distance. While third class, Assassin, is stealth based - encouraging players to be aware of their surroundings to sneak past enemies or silently take them all down. With the free DLC Lost Tales of Greece and the episodic paid DLC, this game will be supported for a long time to come. I?ve logged over 115hrs in this game and am still finding new things to do.

PROS
- Improved climbing mechanics
- Playable modern day story returns
- Combat is fluent with a variety of weapons to fight with
- Massive open world to explore
- Amazing soundtrack
- Customisable skill tree means you can play how you want
- Over 80 achievements that are feasibly possible to get
- First Assassin?s Creed game with difficulty levels, allowing players to try Nightmare difficulty for an added challenge
- Essentially functions as a stand-alone game, no need to play the other games in the series to understand this one

CONS
- Stale dialogue delivery
- Removed memory corridor sequences
- Parrying is hard (for me anyway)
- Doing quests out of order can be confusing later on
- Some side-quests are trivial and tedious
- Micro-transactions (can be ignored however; have no impact on gameplay)
- Some glitches still not patched out

Gameplay Rating: 8
Story Rating: 10
Graphics & Visuals Rating: 9
Sound Rating: 10
Overall Rating: 10

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Game Information

Platform
Xbox One
Developer(s)
Ubisoft Québec
Publisher(s)
Ubisoft
Genre(s)
Action, Adventure, Stealth
NA Release Date
October 5, 2018
JP Release Date
October 5, 2018
EUR Release Date
October 5, 2018
AUS Release Date
October 5, 2018
ESRB Rating
M
PEGI Rating
18+
CERO Rating
Z
ACB Rating
MA 15+
MVGL User Score
8.2
Composer
Filip Oleyka
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