Ubisoft has taken a bold direction with Assassin’s Creed franchise like turning it into an action RPG with a focus on combat instead of parkour or stealth. Despite that, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey limb dismemberment is still years behind compared to a lot of the modern video games.
In anticipation of the game’s launch, Ubisoft rolled out a launch trailer for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. The launch trailer sets up the premise of the game perfectly, however, the same trailer also reveals how outdated the Assassin’s Creed limb dismemberment system is.
As you can in the gif below, our protagonist is engaging in combat and is brutally attacking the enemy. While this scene showcases the beauty of the combat but, it also reveals the ugly side of it.
Limb dismemberment system is almost non-existent over here. The sword strikes that were supposed sever the enemy’s body parts are just phasing through the body with a bit of a blood splatter.
By the end of the combat, the enemy should be in pieces but, instead, he is dead flying through the air indicating the outdated Assassin’s Creed Odyssey limb dismemberment system.
The same was the case with the last year’s Assassin’s Creed Origins. This isn’t a baseless criticism as developers these days boast how realistic their games are and ignore certain things that help immerse players even more.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt launched in 2015 and that game features limb dismemberment along with Fallout 4 and even a poorly optimized game like PUBG features limb penetration system.
What is more embarrassing for Ubisoft is the number of resources at the studios’ disposal with approx. 1000 developers working on a single game. On the other hand, CD Projekt Red is a very small studio but is quite advanced when it comes to in-game visual tech.
I do hope that Ubisoft will fix this with its next Assassin’s Creed title as there won’t be any in 2019 and the studio will probably have ample time to implement a proper limb dismemberment system. Until then, we will have to make do with the outdated Assassin’s Creed Odyssey limb dismemberment system.
Speaking of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s combat, if you think the combat of the game looks and feels familiar then there is a good reason for that as the combat in the upcoming title is inspired by Prince Of Persia.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is an open-world action adventure game developed by Ubisoft and is scheduled to launch on October 5, 2018, for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.