COGconnected: While Assassin's Creed Odyssey might share some similarities with the recent Origins, it is a much bigger and better game that you definitely need to play. Need proof? Here it is.
And in the end Odyssey is a grind just to finish. Origins and my other favorite AC games were not a grind to finish, that's all that matters. Flashiest, but bottom of the barrel in terms of actual quality.
I got no problem with the grind myself but I get it. It’s definitely very grind heavy. But «bottom of the quality in terms of quality»? Naval combat, animations, cutscenes, side quests, rpg elements, stealth, variation and amount of content is all bigger and better. What makes it worse than the rest (except for the grind)?
I have a big issue with a grind. I just hate it (for example jrpgs are definitely not for me) but in this game I see no grind. The only thing that isn't better than it was in previous games is historical accuracy of buildings in the cities (I prefer Unity and Syndicate here) but it is understandable because of the scale.
Ubisoft released a patch last week to adjust the main quest level requirements to help story progression
Origins was a grind. I got sick of it and finished it underlevelled
A grind because you need to complete some side quests in RPG style game to level up? Say it isn't so! They should just let you play the last mission when you boot up the game for the first time otherwise it's a grind!
Yeah because that’s what u want when you spend all that money on a game to breeze though it 5 hours right.
Still haven't played Odyssey, but Origins had an incredible world. Yes, it was grindy, but the world and story made it waaaay better. Not sure if Odyssey has characters like Caesar, Cleo or something like Pompeus story, but ship, exploration mode(!!!), tons of loot and gear look absolutely promising.
I disagree with this completely. I think origins is the best game in the whole series. I loved bayek and his motives for everything he did. I loved the representation of Egypt. I loved how even the side missions were usually worth doing narratively. To me, odyssey is just a reskin version of origins with less compelling protagonists and much more of an unnecessary grind.
Agreed about Origins being the template for Odyssey.
I agree. Odyssey just came too soon after Origins. While they did introduce new things in Odyssey, it still feels like a re skin of Origins
First, I love Origins and Odyssey. They basically took the Assisn's Creed idea and redid with a heavy Witcher 3 inspiration and went all-in on RPG elements. I like Odyssey better because it is even more of an RPG and improved, imo, in every way from Origins. Kassandra is my favorite in Odyssey and overall. I love her sassy attitude and the different wants to take conversations. It's not full-on Bioware or CDPR, but it's a nice change for the series. In 10 years, we will look back and see where Assassin's Creed diverged from its first-gen before Origins, and its second-gen after Origins.
I like them both,Origins is the template for Odyssey.
The combat system was much more fluid in Origins, although I must admit kicking enemies off ledges never gets old.
Ancient Greece is the most fascinating time for history to me so that's why I bought this game and the only AC game I bought since ACIV. Unless they do Ancient Rome. Not interested in the next entry.
Except Odyssey isnt WAY better than Origins..in fact,I think Origins a little better than Odyssey..with that being said,both games are really good and the best the AC franchise has ever been
Well I think both are kinda shit,.. still think Origins is pretty decent,.. maybe I destroyed it for myself with the FF chobo-camel and trying to 100% it,.. it went way too task based repetitive insanity,.. might as well play GTA5,.. (though I hate all protagonists in it,.. I kinda relate to them more)
Why is this game getting such high praise? Everything other than the locale and the insane graphics is garbage. The two main characters are boring asf, combat is not challenging and is very hollow, the story is a joke, zero mission variety and lots of grinding(+ micro transactions). And lets not talk about the awfully cringey "romances" in the game, like wtf...
I hope the story and characters are better in Odyssey, because while I liked the gameplay in Origins, the rest was really quite boring and stale to me.
I'm completely open world game burned out. I ended up returning Odyssey within a couple days. Idk what it is but they just aren't that fun anymore. God of War is the only open world game I completed in the last few years and I think it was bc it was a much more linear open world. And there was an actual sense of purpose. Even the little side quest and activities tied into the main story with them saying how doing a certain thing or exploring something could help out your main objective. Odyssey and Origins were undeniably good games but way too "open world" for me.
i have a theory that a lot of the people who were cold on origins didn’t play very much of it. I think it started a bit slow, but after the initial few hours the game was wonderful.
It’s origins on roids . So if you like origins there is no reason at all not to enjoy this one . I’m 30 hours in and loving ever min . Even story is decent .
10 reasons it's not 1) chicken can kill you 2) unlike most AC games sneaking on ennemies doesn't kill them it depends on ur level. doesnt make sense for an assassin game. u can't assassinate. 3) u r not free to explore. if ur bound by a number on the map. ennemiees 2 level above you will own you. 4) many quests are a rinse and repeat with different dialogue at the start 5) outside of the main quests animations and voice acting is plain bad. 6) u literally can't hit a rock with ur boat. ur always with a training wheel the boat will autoslow down. 7) upgrading ur gear costs way too much u have to give up gear u earn early on just plain grind to upgrade it. 8) the gind ... 9) the "love interests" oh ... u wanna do it... lets do it ... fade to black ... okay we did it let's continue our conversation. 10) they got lazy with the 2 characters .... if you play as cassandra, Alexios is younger. if you play as Alexios cassandra is older. they are just interchangeable not really a choice of 2 diffrent characters. Bonus one... they got sooooo lazy with the climbing. you used to have to have specifc places the hand and feet can stick to while climbing ... now you can climb plain flat surfaces with no grips ....lazy...
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