Assassin's Creed Odyssey RPG-all

What?! Where?

Though it doesn't feel that needed. Very few enemies right now can survive a stealth attack + hero attack . With a full set and engravements, I assume all non-bosses die instantly.

https://steamcommunity.com/app/81214...

You do have to evade high level sharks, so keep that in mind.

Gods be praised. I ended my game today at the island right beside that spot.

BadKen wrote:

https://steamcommunity.com/app/81214...

You do have to evade high level sharks, so keep that in mind.

Just a tip for those that haven't figured it out yet: you can usually stand on cliffs or your boat and shoot sharks with your bow from safety. After discovering this, I never found a situation where I couldn't, but it's possible that some may be at depths where this won't work.

vypre wrote:
BadKen wrote:

https://steamcommunity.com/app/81214...

You do have to evade high level sharks, so keep that in mind.

Just a tip for those that haven't figured it out yet: you can usually stand on cliffs or your boat and shoot sharks with your bow from safety. After discovering this, I never found a situation where I couldn't, but it's possible that some may be at depths where this won't work. ;)

Sharks are easy targets for spears. Just keep on swinging when they get near.

Nice. Had my first crash to desktop. My PC apparently also thought that

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I'm your father

reveal was immensely stupid and didn't want to be part of it anymore.

Edit: spoilered.

I'm 12 hours in and am not sure what you're talking about, so I'm guessing your comment about the reveal should be spoilered?

My favorite part of the game so far is

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Your interaction with Cyclops and his eye

"You want it...

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go and get it!"

p.s. I'm replaying the game on PS4 now, because it was on a PSN sale I'm an idiot.

The only real differences I'm noticing are the frame rate (not a big deal for me in this kind of game), the water effects aren't quite as good as PC, and rarely I'll notice a slight difference in shadows or textures. The similarity to the PC version on High (which I used for 60 fps on a 1070ti) is pretty amazing. The best part is that the PS4 Pro, like the Xbox One X, always renders at higher than 1080p, so playing on 1080p I get downsampling antialiasing for free. Based on what I've read, base PS4 and Xbox One have a fairly significant hit in terms of resolution (dynamic resolution can go as low as 900p), textures, shadows, and shader effects.

Still, it's a gorgeous game pretty much anywhere.

New best moment:
Meeting the two spartan

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kings. Oh my, am I going to kill them both later? Yes! unless the game cheats me. Story-wise it seems a bit silly to reveal who you are, I'd be slightly surprised if one of them aren't a cultist

Sure is a pretty game. I still have a hard time understanding how good faces look. It is one thing to have a few main characters in a game you can throw all your effort at, but in a game with so many characters, it is quite impressive. Not exactly used to it in the so-called AAA RPGs I play (yes, I mean you Bioware, and you Bethesda)

DeThroned wrote:

My favorite part of the game so far is

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Your interaction with Cyclops and his eye

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But have you gotten it back yet?

Chaz wrote:
DeThroned wrote:

My favorite part of the game so far is

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Your interaction with Cyclops and his eye

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But have you gotten it back yet?

Is that really a thing? If it is, I hope it's an optional quest

It's a thing. I can give details if you want.

And there is an achievement for it.

This was one of the first open world games in a long time that reminded me of early days in WOW and other MMORPGs -- that sense of scale, and stuff to explore, and always more over the horizon. I think what really helps that so much of the map is islands, which allows for very self-contained environments and stories. Every island has a interesting set of things to explore, and many of them are connected in some way or another.

Just read a message on the official AC forum that was really disappointing. Despite the fact that the main game lets you choose whatever sexual relationships you want, the DLC forces a heterosexual relationship on the player. This is particularly annoying after the pre-release hype one post pointed out:

"Giving players their choice of love interests and their character’s sexual orientation was a decision that narrative design director Mel MacCoubrey said to IGN was integral to creating a more unique, personal experience for each player"

Since the story is choice-driven, we never force players in romantic situations they might not be comfortable with,” Dumont says. “Players decide if they want to engage with characters romantically."

BadKen wrote:

Just read a message on the official AC forum that was really disappointing. Despite the fact that the main game lets you choose whatever sexual relationships you want, the DLC forces a heterosexual relationship on the player. This is particularly annoying after the pre-release hype one post pointed out:

"Giving players their choice of love interests and their character’s sexual orientation was a decision that narrative design director Mel MacCoubrey said to IGN was integral to creating a more unique, personal experience for each player"

Since the story is choice-driven, we never force players in romantic situations they might not be comfortable with,” Dumont says. “Players decide if they want to engage with characters romantically."

I'd say there's a good chance it was a different team working on the DLC - particularly since it's a totally different storyline. That would easily explain why certain design choice made in the main game got overlooked and didn't carry forward to the DLC.

Yup, that was my thought too. It's super common for the main team to move on to something else after a game ships, and a secondary team or external studio is brought in to do post-release support.

It's really unfortunate that it happened. I haven't played any of the DLC yet, but the summary article I read makes it sound like they painted themselves into a corner, and it's going to be tricky to get themselves out of it in a satisfying way.

That's interesting. It's funny, I guess I never think of myself as choosing an orientation for my character in games that allow relationships, as I typically will pursue as many relationships with as many people as the game will allow, but I suppose that's an orientation of sorts too. My favorite example of this was the way I managed a love triangle in Dragon Age: Origins between Leliana, Morrigan, and Zevran. Some awkward conversations were had, but it worked out!

Has anyone else found that the game keeps forcing you to look at the ad for this DLC? Last night when I was playing, every time I went to the pause menu, and even when I switched between sub menus (Maps, Quests, Inventory, etc.), I kept getting shown the ad and given the prompt to close or purchase. I assume this has to be a bug, or were they this aggressive in pushing past DLCs too? It's kind of annoying to have to click past it every time I want to look at the map or set a new objective.

Finished the main game yesterday, both the

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Atlantis thing and the cultist cleansing.

Really enjoyed it overall. Certainly consider it a better game than Origins. Story and setting is more of a wash, I like Egypt as a setting, but Greece is a bit easier to fill up with places to go. Also think I'd liked Egypt more, if it has been set further back in time.

Want to play the DLC... when it gets cheaper.

And kinda want to go back and finish those last %s of Origins too, and maybe the DLC. Was the Origins DLC any good?

I didn't get any DLC ad yesterday at all. Other than it showing up in a small box on the main menu.

Shadout wrote:

And kinda want to go back and finish those last %s of Origins too, and maybe the DLC. Was the Origins DLC any good?

Yes, very. The Hidden Ones had some nice narrative moments (some of it hidden away in a couple side quests), but felt a little bland to play. It's basically "more of the same" but it didn't take long to play. You get some good Aya scenes, some good Assassin's Creed music, and a lot of very vertical areas to stalk and explore.

Curse of the Pharaohs is really excellent. I was skeptical of the overtly fantastical premise, but they tie it into the series lore, and the new environments are beautiful. There are some great characters, and I even *gasp* actually enjoyed the boss fights.

mrlogical wrote:

Has anyone else found that the game keeps forcing you to look at the ad for this DLC? Last night when I was playing, every time I went to the pause menu, and even when I switched between sub menus (Maps, Quests, Inventory, etc.), I kept getting shown the ad and given the prompt to close or purchase. I assume this has to be a bug, or were they this aggressive in pushing past DLCs too? It's kind of annoying to have to click past it every time I want to look at the map or set a new objective.

I did see a video on reddit of someone showing it and complaining.

The thing I would find really infuriating is that apparently it even happens if you have bought the DLC!

mrlogical wrote:

Has anyone else found that the game keeps forcing you to look at the ad for this DLC? Last night when I was playing, every time I went to the pause menu, and even when I switched between sub menus (Maps, Quests, Inventory, etc.), I kept getting shown the ad and given the prompt to close or purchase. I assume this has to be a bug, or were they this aggressive in pushing past DLCs too? It's kind of annoying to have to click past it every time I want to look at the map or set a new objective.

Yep, I played for about an hour this morning and I saw this. It's gross.

farley3k wrote:
mrlogical wrote:

Has anyone else found that the game keeps forcing you to look at the ad for this DLC? Last night when I was playing, every time I went to the pause menu, and even when I switched between sub menus (Maps, Quests, Inventory, etc.), I kept getting shown the ad and given the prompt to close or purchase. I assume this has to be a bug, or were they this aggressive in pushing past DLCs too? It's kind of annoying to have to click past it every time I want to look at the map or set a new objective.

I did see a video on reddit of someone showing it and complaining.

The thing I would find really infuriating is that apparently it even happens if you have bought the DLC!

Definitely sounds like a bug to me, then.

I encountered it all last night and it was aggravating.. but this morning it was shown once and then never again.

Second on thumbs up for the Pharaohs DLC for Origins. I was hesitant because it sounded combat focused, but it's not. There's definitely boss fights, but they're not that hard, and there aren't too many. The settings more than make up for them, and the settings are spectacular.

I had the DLC ad bug but it went away after I closed and opened it again.

I’m legitimately surprised people like this story or consider it close to Origins. Happy for you all but I play this and it reminds me of a studio figuring out how to make a narrative with choices and haven’t got it down yet. I am having a better time after I stopped comparing the story to Origins and just let it be a corny adventure.

Curse of the Pharaohs is outstanding. The things they did with the duat fits in so well thematically and allows for breathtaking visuals. Hidden Ones is more impactful on the overall Origins and AC story but Curse of the Pharaohs brings more.

I didn't like the story, but didn't really like Origins story either, hence making them close. Wasn't expecting anything from either when going in.
Both games had the 'kill this group of people' thing, but I think Odyssey made a good change by moving most of it to 'side-content'. Felt too much like the main story in Origins was about taking names off a list.
Bayek and Aya were much much better than any relationships in Odyssey though.

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The brother was for the most part a silly Trump baby. It was kinda hard to take him serious as a threat, and likewise hard to care about saving him.

Side-quests generally felt more varied and interesting than I remember them from Origins on the other hand.

Thanks for the DLC recommendations. Bought! At a nice 67% off even

RIP Project Stream Oct 2018 - January 2019

We'll see if I ever touch this game again. I want to keep doing stupid stuff in game but Project Stream made it so easy.....

If you played at least an hour you get a free copy of the game. It should be added to your account or an Email sent in about 2 weeks.