Assassin’s Creed Odyssey: Passing Muster

Chris Burns - Oct 5, 2018, 11:22am CDT
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey: Passing Muster

Our Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Review isn’t entirely necessary – we’ve already reviewed this game time and time again. The existence of a new Assassin’s Creed each year is like what Star Wars became with its purchase by Disney. Each time a new one comes out, I’m gonna go see it, just like I’ll buy each Assassin’s Creed. It’s not as if each new year is going to deliver something strikingly different or less good.

With Assassin’s Creed Odyssey we get another trip into history. It’s not entirely historically accurate – there are a few fables and impossibly awesome occurrences here. The thing about ancient history is: we don’t know everything. We have to rely on colorful historical stories to carve out some shreds of truth. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey takes what we know and creates a believable universe – legends made real.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey once again opens the doors to a more awesome and inclusive universe, too. One in which you’re able to roll as a woman by the name of Kassandra. This isn’t the first time we’ve been able to play as a female character in Assassin’s Creed’s entire history, but it is the most grand. Not only is this the most well-developed female character in this game’s history, it’s the most realistic-looking.

It’s as if the developers at Ubisoft suddenly got deadly serious about making a hyper-realistic looking female face, in this game. I’d even go so far as to say the Kassandra character looks more like a real human being than the male character choice in Alexios.

ALSO you start the game as Leonidas fighting with the 300 Spartans at Thermopylae, which might well be worth the $60 (the game’s cost) on its own. Now if only we could get Gerard Butler onboard for the movie. WAIT! Actually this game makes several very obvious references to the movie 300 within the first 10 minutes of the game – and it’s epic!

Is this game worth the $60? Easily. It still has the (rare) appearance of a glitch or two, but nowhere near what we’ve seen in some past disasters. This isn’t Assassin’s Creed Unity. In the many hours I’ve played of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, I’ve only seen one massive pyramid head glitch, and it was striking the sky from the body of a dead peasant anyway – no worries!

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