Assassin’s Creed is a franchise that seems to have hit the road running with the last few iterations of the games. Assassin’s Creed: Origins was a spectacular game that had you roaming about in the streets of Egypt and traversing the universe with more freedom than you had ever seen before. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey seems to be no different in the regard that it is planning to change the series for the better.
Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey Changes
Odyssey is set in ancient Greece at the time of the Peloponnesian War. This already means that the characters and the enemies will all be brand new. Apart from that, here is what you can expect from the game.
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2 Main Characters
Consistent with almost all of the other titles that are being shown on E3, there is a female playable character in the game. This seems to be a first for the series as you will have an option to select 1 of the 2 main characters depending on who you prefer.
Right at the beginning of the game, you will be given a chance to select either Alexios or Kassandra. From what we can tell so far, both of them have the same story and there does not seem to be any difference apart from the aesthetic one.
This one has us particularly excited. The fact that games nowadays do not have a single ending but rather multiple ones that can be influenced by the words and the actions of the players is something that definitely can add to the replay value of the game.
The fact that Odyssey has dialogue options which the player will be able to select means that we might also be getting to see various different endings in the game that can be shaped by our very own words.
Your other actions also seem to have consequences. An interesting choice in the demo is when we have to decide on how to deal with a rebellion. We can either use a subtle approach in which we stealthily try to steal the weapons and the supplies of the rebels or we can go forward with the all-out attack in which there will be naval combat missions to deal with all those who had decided to rebel.
Lastly, there also seem to be various different romance options for the player and it will be interesting to see whether Ubisoft once again decide to kill whoever it is that the hero is interested in.
More Naval Combat
Although fighting on ships is by no means a new concept in Assassin’s Creed games, Odyssey seems to have an abundance of it never seen before in other games of the series. It is important to remember that Greece itself is a collection of various different islands and it makes sense that you will be treading water for a fair part of the story.
To that effect, there will be naval combat like there was in Black Flag. You will also have the option to loot various different ships once you have whittled down their health to 0. Of course, you will still need to take care of all of the inhabitants that reside on the ship using the traditional hand-to-hand combat that all players of the franchise will be accustomed to.
New Combat Mechanics
Even though it is sort of expected that the guys over at Ubisoft try to overhaul the combat system of the game to a small extent so as to keep the games interesting with every release, it is still interesting to see what kind of changes they bring forth every time they release a new AC.
For this year’s iteration, we will get to see a brand-new set of Combat Abilities and a skill tree to accompany all of them.
The left shoulder button allows you to use abilities while the trigger button allows you to use all of the bow-and-arrow abilities. This means that you will have access to a total of 8 different abilities.
This means that you will have up to 8 different abilities at your disposal and they range from multi-arrows to healing abilities to abilities that can penetrate the shields of the enemies.
The More the Merrier
As we stated at the beginning, the game is set at the time of the Peloponnesian War. This means that the game will have large-scale battles of a massive proportion for the very first time since its inception. As you will be a Spartan warrior, you will be able to help people of your city take out the Athenians.
You could either go ahead or take down the soldiers so as to help the army with the battles, or you can take out the commanders or the heroes to make a huge impact as to what happens.
One more really interesting feature that we got to see in Odyssey was the fact that we will have mercenaries for the very first time. Ancient Greece did not have a police system for the protection of its people so the citizens could hire various different mercenaries to protect themselves.
These mercenaries may be hired to target anyone that is alive. This means that they could be targeting an enemy or they could be targeting you. This makes the game very interesting as it adds a survival aspect to it. You constantly need to be watching your back or someone may surprise you.
Those are Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey 5 Biggest Changes. Let us know if you have something to add using the comments section below!