Assassin's Creed Odyssey RPG-all

So I finally did the pirate island stuff in the main quest where you have to raise 15k or more. Maybe this is what everyone talks about having too much money? Finally broke 10k, and then 20k and then 25k just doing the 3 quests from that chain. I also gave up upgrading any gear after level 21.

So we'll see if I feel weak as I get closer to 28-30 but I probably won't. Have been able to fill in a couple slots with drops at 25-6 today. I've ran into too many active powers so I think I need to reexamine my build and maybe respec again. A few assassin powers I'm not even using. Can't decide if I want to branch more hunter or warrior. Tempted to just try out that ghost arrow and still be stealthy.

I think the last cultist I killed is enough for spear 4 but I probably have a long way to go for 5. Not sure if I need to get back to story to unlock more or really hunt around. Feels like I've explored too much already as so many areas are reading the same min-max levels.

a lot of the cultists are revealed by doing the side quest paths on the various islands. You can technically kill them if you find them naturally I think, but the cult is behind most of the problems in the region so eventually you'll discover some so-and-so is causing problems just by doing the yellow exclamation mark quests. There's at least one that requires destabilising a region until you unlock the regional battle thing, and a few of them I encountered during ship battles in specific regions that i just happened to wander into, I think.

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I've been mopping up the locations and quests I missed in Elysium, Hades and Atlantis and i'm surprised at how low the percentages are on the achievements as they unlock. Even on the easy automatic story based ones. I guess not many people got through the main game or just never got around to the DLC.

Odyssey requires a pretty extreme level of commitment. Remember that very few players make it to the end of even 20-30 hour games!

Getting 100% of the trophies on PS4, beyond just the Platinum, was a good feeling. There are a couple of missable ones too, which would have grated.

There were a couple of Cultists I just stumbled across and killed, and I thought it was cool the game allowed that to happen.

kazooka wrote:

I did my victory lap a little later in the thread.

Mostly I just figured the triremes and ocean travel would be easily transcribed to longships in a Viking setting. Got no idea what they're doing after this, though I suspect that they almost have to go to a non-European setting.

Incan/Mayan New World or SE Asia (most likely Japan) would be my guess.

Ooh AC: Samurai.

If I was forced to bet, Japan would be my guess. That said, I feel like there's been a fair bit of Japanese historical samurai stuff lately, and it might feel like they were treading a familiar path, even a couple years later. So I might think that they're going to do something a little bit out of left field.

Assassins Creed: Area 51
“Murder dem aliens.”
Coming in 2023.

vypre wrote:

Assassins Creed: Area 51
“Murder dem aliens.”
Coming in 2023.

3rd act twist: you ARE the aliens!

They used to say Japan wouldn't work with their gameplay systems, but that's probably less true now with the super open world RPG style of game they've had for three games in a row now. But after three games in a given style they usually switch things up. Especially with a new console generation here, I expect the next AC will change up the formula yet again.

Mechanically speaking, I group the games this way:

Spoiler:

* 2, Brotherhood, and Revelations
* 3, Black Flag, and Rogue
* Unity and Syndicate
* Origins, Odyssey, and Valhalla

beanman101283 wrote:

They used to say Japan wouldn't work with their gameplay systems, but that's probably less true now with the super open world RPG style of game they've had for three games in a row now. But after three games in a given style they usually switch things up. Especially with a new console generation here, I expect the next AC will change up the formula yet again.

Mechanically speaking, I group the games this way:

Spoiler:

* 2, Brotherhood, and Revelations
* 3, Black Flag, and Rogue
* Unity and Syndicate
* Origins, Odyssey, and Valhalla

I do find myself wondering what would have happened if Unity and Syndicate hadn't been so absolutely broken on release. I like this move toward the RPG in some fashion, but definitely miss being able to scale more modern cities.

I've mentioned this before, but my dream Assassin's Creed would be set in WWI with a zeppelin base and a fairly robust biplane mechanic. But I think this about most games.

kazooka wrote:

I've mentioned this before, but my dream Assassin's Creed would be set in WWI with a zeppelin base and a fairly robust biplane mechanic. But I think this about most games.

Spoiler:

With Kassandra returning as the main character! Because that's a thing that can (and should) literally happen!

in fact make her the main character in every game going forward you cowards!

For all of you saying Japan, you realize we already had that game this year. It even skipped the worthless "modern" day filler.

lunchbox12682 wrote:

For all of you saying Japan, you realize we already had that game this year. It even skipped the worthless "modern" day filler.

I was just going to say that. If anything, Ubisoft might take a pass on Assassin's Creed: Japan because of Ghost of Tsushima. Or they'll try to offer the multiplatform store brand version like they're doing with Breath of the Wild.

I had a BotW moment when Kassandra was scaling a cliff in the rain the other night. Haha, suck it, Link.

Stele wrote:

I had a BotW moment when Kassandra was scaling a cliff in the rain the other night. Haha, suck it, Link.

lmao. Holy lord did I cuss out Link when he was all "but there's a wet rock!"

Also would play the sh*t outta AC Area 51. It could be just one giant fortress that you slowly clear for 150 hours. One of the side quests could be to stock the vending machines without being seen.

Hobear wrote:
Stele wrote:

I had a BotW moment when Kassandra was scaling a cliff in the rain the other night. Haha, suck it, Link.

lmao. Holy lord did I cuss out Link when he was all "but there's a wet rock!"

Also would play the sh*t outta AC Area 51. It could be just one giant fortress that you slowly clear for 150 hours. One of the side quests could be to stock the vending machines without being seen.

So Control plus AC... I like it!

ClockworkHouse wrote:
lunchbox12682 wrote:

For all of you saying Japan, you realize we already had that game this year. It even skipped the worthless "modern" day filler.

I was just going to say that. If anything, Ubisoft might take a pass on Assassin's Creed: Japan because of Ghost of Tsushima. Or they'll try to offer the multiplatform store brand version like they're doing with Breath of the Wild.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
lunchbox12682 wrote:

For all of you saying Japan, you realize we already had that game this year. It even skipped the worthless "modern" day filler.

I was just going to say that. If anything, Ubisoft might take a pass on Assassin's Creed: Japan because of Ghost of Tsushima. Or they'll try to offer the multiplatform store brand version like they're doing with Breath of the Wild.

A new AC is likely at least another year or two away; I don’t see GoT releasing this year as too great an impact on future direction, but if it does end up going to SE Asia, I would hope to see Cambodia, Korea, maybe even China, or some such. In the meantime, I’ll keep my fingers crossed for the Incan/Mayan/Aztec New World.

Oh yeah meant to post about my session last night. Finally finished up the 3 quests that I was given way back at the Athens symposium. I'm way over-leveled at 30, but hey I like exploring.

Sometime the last day or two I ventured down to the arena. Fought the first challenger. Then I noticed I had a merc with an arena icon that was only one level higher, so I fought her too. Then I went back later when I was 29 for the 2nd in the quest. And I think somewhere in there I got another challenger. I also got 3 bounty for merc quests out of the message boards. One was below me but the other 2 were above. So all of that is to say, I'm up to tier 5 on merc now. Really want to get to 4 so I can upgrade my ship some more.

Also the money really kept flowing in after that pirate island stuff, and I'm sitting on like 40k now. Whew, finally, I can stop stressing about that. Can buy whatever upgrades when I need them now. Or just replace a piece of gear if something nice is in the blacksmith shop.

Finally, somewhere around 25 or so, when I started arena stuff, I respeced again. Took off some assassin powers I wasn't using, got all the skills 2/3 or 3/3 that I could, upgraded the armor/weapon passives in warrior, and finally delved back into the hunter tree. Devastating shot, ghost shot, and tame animal mostly. I think I'll add the multi-shot for pirate ships and conquest (and arena) group fights. I had a lot smoother time after that. Some of the arena fights I backed off and used Devastating head shots to really hurt them while I waited for Hero Strike to charge. Picked off guys in conquest. Also used overpower bow a few times and it seemed to clear groups with the explosion. Expensive skill but fun to mix in some. And having a lion alongside me was pretty awesome for a while. They disappeared when I fast traveled to the arena for a challenge. But when I went to conquest, and most other missions, my lion stayed with me. I also got a bow, from arena or bounty hunter, that had 50%/100% pet damage/health engraving and that really made the pet a lot better.

I feel like this is the build I'm going to stick with for a while. Need to track down 7 more cultists for rank 5 spear and level 3 skills. So I can probably just roll with this and save up points for when I do upgrade the spear next time.

The only other warrior power I was looking at is the DLC one (I think?). Fury of the bloodline, the multiple attacks that actually generates adrenaline. That seems like it could be very useful to build up and then overpower (or multishot, or whatever), for group fights or even a tough enemy. Worth a couple points and a spot on my melee bar? I think I have room for it now, if it is worth it?

Fury of the Bloodline is definitely worth it. You may eventually come across a weapon that gives you an engraving which makes overpower cost only 2 adrenaline. Then you can really slice & dice.

I don't think I stopped and did much upgrading weapons until late game. I got gear left and right and just kept swapping it out.

Fun fact: in case people don't realise, you can customise the appearance of whatever you have equipped so that it looks like your favourite armour design or weapon, no matter what it is. I only realised this late in the game and now I'm sporting my aesthetically pleasing Isu laser armour all the time.

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Also I'm attempting to clear every single major map icon, one island at a time. Because why not.

I get that daily report in the Ubisoft connect, and it's interesting. A few days ago it told me I was 20% through story, then 30% the next day. After that it switched and told me I had 30% of viewpoints. Then today it changes again and tells me 50% of map discovered.

I really want to know the story % again though. I'm sure I can find it somewhere in the stats.

Actually I wasn't done with all 3 of those quests I thought yesterday. Still some Korinth stuff to finish tonight.

I did pick up fury... On my last level up and just used it when boarding a ship. Had already used hero strike and had to fight the captain. Fury gave hero a chance to recharge and then that pretty much took him down. Fun stuff.

pyxistyx wrote:

Fun fact: in case people don't realise, you can customise the appearance of whatever you have equipped so that it looks like your favourite armour design or weapon, no matter what it is. I only realised this late in the game and now I'm sporting my aesthetically pleasing Isu laser armour all the time.

IMAGE(https://smackfolio.files.wordpress.com/2020/12/20201202065832_1.jpg)

Also I'm attempting to clear every single major map icon, one island at a time. Because why not.

Do you still get the set bonus or do you actually have to wear the items to get it?

no you'd need to wear the actual items for set bonuses, sadly

You do still get the set bonus even if you change the appearance of it. Right?

Yes, but you don’t get the set bonuses of the items whose appearance you’re using.

Yeah, I didn't discover the vanity armor option until late in the game either.

They patched it in later at some point, so it's possible it wasn't there depending on when you started the game.