Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is looking less like an Assassin’s Creed game with each passing day. As we know more about it, the more we are getting skeptical of it. According to the latest information, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is canon and non-canon at the same time, thanks to its multiple playable characters.
You will be surprised to know the game male lead, Alexios, doesn’t exist in the lore and same should be the case with Kassandra if they are going down this road. However, she does exist in the lore so adding Alexios to Odyssey makes no sense whatsoever. Assassin’s Creed Creative Director did an AMA on Reddit and one of the questions asked by the community was regarding a definitive canon story. To this question, he replied by saying:
Yes, there will be a canon represented in the Novel featuring Kassandra and her Journey. But in the game you decide your own path, there is no right or wrong way.
Assassin’s Creed is a franchise that had a linear story for over a decade. They have now added a new character who isn’t canon at all which means there is no point of adding Alexios as a playable character. If you play as Alexios, the story isn’t canon and you will have to read the novel to understand the true outcome of Odyssey. If you wish to re-enact the true outcome, play as Kassandra.
For a long time fan of the series, there is no incentive for playing as Alexios but that isn’t even the most ridiculous aspect of Assassin’s Creed this year. There is a strong possibility there are no Assassins in the new game.
The story is set 3-400 years prior to the creation of the Assassin’s Brotherhood. But as its own game, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey looks pretty good. An RPG with a 62% bigger map than Origins of 2017. However, one wonders why this is called an “Assassin’s Creed.”