Ubisoft has changed the course of the game with Assassin’s Creed: Origins. After the positive feedback taken from the gamer, they decided to turn the game into a RPG version. Announced after a year, the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey brought the story of the assassins back to Ancient Greece in 431 years before the game’s roots. At first glance, the Assassin Creed Odyssey seems to be no different from Assassins Creed Origins. Choices and choices … The biggest difference of this game, your choices will change the fate of the game, Ubisoft said, how right is this? Did the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey manage to make a difference?
In Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, the story goes further than the origin of our famous assassins. With Origins, we saw how the famous Assassin’s organization was established. In Odyssey, we go even further in the story. The Odyssey, 480 BC; The victorious commander of the famous 300 Spartans begins with a battle scene in which we control Leonidas. Leonidas is an important character for the Odyssey. The whole story revolves around Leonidas’s ‘’sacred “spear. The spear, which reaches to the characters of Kassandra or Alexios, which we will control in the end, is reserved from the father to the son. Then we understand why the lance is as important as the story unfolds. One of Odyssey’s key innovations is that we choose one of two playable characters and start the game. This character selection situation is then laid on a foundation in the story plot.
After the character selection, as another novelty, the game asks you how you want to experience Odyssey. You start the game by selecting one of the Guide or Exploration modes. In Guide mode, all auxiliary icons in the game are turned on. So we know the familiar Assassin’s Creed icons, map indicators, icons showing your destination is completely open. In Exploration mode, these icons are off. You have to find your destination with the help of hints or tips. It is also noted that you can take out the Odyssey’s gaming experience with this mode. You understand what is meant by that when you enter the game later. You can find out where the task is in detail from the characters you are talking about. Speech options are also meaningful here. You can ask the person you’re taking on where to go. He will tell you where to go. So the Exploration mode makes the dialog options meaningful. In Guide mode, you don’t feel the need to ask where and where to go there because the place is already on the map.
In the story, we go further than the roots of the assassins. We are starting to learn the story of our main character, Alexios, after the short introduction we played as Leonidas. Alexios was raised as a warrior by his father at a much younger age, but had to walk away from his home country with a makeshift boat that fell apart from his family after one night of events.
In ruins, he straddles the shore on the island of Cephalonia in the Ionian Sea under the patronage of a merchant named Markos. Our first mission in the game is to save Markos from trouble. Later, Alexios, who met a mysterious merchant, would be rewarded for hunting, leaving the small island to go after a general who was Spartan, nicknamed Night of Spartan, and to explore the mystery of ancient Greece and its roots. This journey will not bring answers to Alexios, but rather larger questions. In fact, a mysterious organization called the Cosmos Cult has spread killers all over the world in order to kill politicians, artists philosophers, and important people in the state level, spreading all over ancient Greece to realize their bad ambitions. To solve the mystery of both his family and fight against the Cosmos cult, Alexios will start to travel from ancient Greece.
‘’Not an Assassin, but a Warrior.’’
There is only one word represents the game in the game’s name. That is Odyssey, which means journey. You no longer feel like an assassin, nor are you bound to a country in the direction of a faith. Alexios is literally a warrior and a traveler. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is a game designed to literally explore this world, to make you feel like an adventurer while doing the tasks that are interspersed with the map. Alexios was drawn as a character that would not be difficult in this discovery. Fun character, strong soldier. Alexios’ voice actor has done a pretty good job. Alexios is a very good warrior with his genes. With Origins, there was a transition to a different combat mechanics. Odysseys continue this way. Again with the R1 key light attack, with the R2 key can do heavy attack. Unlike Origins, Odyssey, R1 and L1 key when we press the right time to stop the opponent’s attack. When we press the square button at the right time, we can dodge and slow down the time instantly. In this way, we can quickly attack the defeated enemy. It is important to do these movements, especially because the shielded enemies can be quite challenging. A second and more effective way of defeating enemies is to use our special ability to assign L1 plus square round x or triangle keys. This mechanic is also new with the Odyssey. As you increase your level of talent points in the talent tree; privacy, near distance and long distance warrior can use to develop your features. You can assign new features to the keypads that you can activate during the war. In particular, I would say that your ability to temporarily fire and give damage to your weapon is very useful.
Ubisoft has added a new dynamic to the game to make this poison and fire dynamics more tactical. Enemies may have a resistance to fire, or poisonousness or weakness. According to the enemy’s weakness, you need to set your weapon and special ability. So you can shoot more damage to the enemy. It is useful to use this dynamic while hunting the cult of the Cosmos members. Especially if your level is low, it can be very challenging these struggles. If you start killing too many soldiers in wars, you are starting to attract people’s attention. As the Spartans and the Athenians are in the war, as long as they damage the enemy, someone wants you to be abolished and put money on you. The mercenaries are coming after you. As you can eliminate the mercenaries you are after, you can find the person who puts the money on you and you can get away with this escape chase by killing him. It can be very hard for you to keep someone coming after you, to go to places you go, and to attack you with dogs and archers. You can see the mercenaries in your wake from the Mercenaries menu similar to the Nemesis system of Middle Earth Shadow War, which weapons you can see which features are weaknesses; you can hunt them before they hunt you. I can say that this dynamic brings a different kind of mobility and coercion into the game.
‘’War is not a choice.’’
In ancient Greece, there is a raging battle between Athenians and the Spartans. You can be involved in this war somehow. Seizing the territory, suppressing enemy bases and sabotaging enemy supplies reduce the level of that region called National Power. When National Power reaches zero, Conquest Mode is active. In the Conquest mode, which I can call a challenge war, the two unions are fighting against the battle, the more men you cut, the more likely you are to win the battle. If you win the battle, you gain valuable armor, weapons and experience points at the end of the war. Armors and weapons are important. What I like about Odyssey was the variety of armor. There are so many different armors in the game. You can wear armor in different areas such as headgear, body armor, shoulder armor and waist armor. Unlike Origins, different combinations are a positive development.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, which includes the game mechanics of many other games like The Witcher, did not go far in terms of ship wars. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’s ship mechanics have been made more arcade and transferred to the game. As the game map is across the Aegean coast, the ship battles are an important part of the game. Since you’re always wandering around this island, you’re in a state of war with the ships you meet at sea. Of course, because the cannon is not yet invented, you can take down enemy ships by carrying arrows or spear attacks, or you can jump to ships and jump to the other ship to pillage valuable items. From the Ship menu, you can improve your ship and increase your damage power. When you sneak up to an enemy from behind, of course, you have the option of killing the enemy or adding them to your team. After a brief convincing conversation, you can add the enemy to your ship as a crew member. If you have a high-ranking enemy ship, this new sailor can give your ship extra health as well as extra strength.
As a result, the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey seems like a different game with a few novelties coming from combat mechanics and not too deep selection mechanics, but it doesn’t feel like a different game than Assassin’s Creed Origins. Although we pursue members of the Cosmos Cult, we can say that the theme was completely removed from the Assassin theme. Odyssey, as the name suggests, reinforces this situation. Odyssey is completely a traveler hero game. Explore ancient Greece, pursue mysteries, do hundreds of tasks, chase new armor weapons, launch military bases, join wars, discover the mysteries of caves, open to the sea … Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, will be loved by the Assassin’s Creed game players more than they expected.