Assassin's Creed: Odyssey is a must-have game of 2018. I think everyone who has a passing interest in history should pick it up or at least try it, and that especially goes for any AC fans. Ubisoft has created magic on a massive scale, infusing a world with incredible visuals and awe-inspiring ancient cities that make you feel like you're living through history itself.
Combat is fun, intuitive and actively engaging, and the RPG mechanics are robust to ensure more meaningful gameplay experiences. Everything in Odyssey feeds itself and your time never feels like its spent in vain--even if you spend a few hours just roaming around the Aegean.
Once again Ubisoft has one-upped itself and created something special that redefines the series while pushing its own skillset ever higher. We don't know where the franchise will go next, but if it's anything like Odyssey, I'm sure it'll be absolutely amazing.
+ Amazing atmosphere
+ Incredible visuals breathe life into ancient Greece
+ Next-gen dynamism--NPCs, world events, etc
+ Combat is massively enjoyable
+ Spartan Kick
+ New mercenary system keeps things interesting and chaotic
+ Unique blend of legend and history
+ Ship combat and exploration brings adventure to the high seas
+ Cultist system ties history with intrigue
+ Hunting mythical beasts transports you into a fable
- Glitches and bugs froze my game up and inhibited progress
- Can be grindy at times
- Enemy lock-ons can be finicky during larger-scale combat
Last updated: Apr 7, 2020 at 12:34 pm CDT
The Bottom Line: Assassin's Creed: Odyssey is a must-have game of 2018 that blends ancient myth with historical splendor. It's a sprawling achievement of freedom and adventure.
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