Assassin's Creed Odyssey RPG-all

I'm glad I opted to play this game the way that I have. I've been slowly going back to it over the course of a few months, dropping in every couple weeks to go to a new zone, clear it of all the permanent icons, and then move on to a new one the next time I return to the game. I'm about 40 hours in now and just reached Attika.

It's given me a real appreciation for the scale of the game: the world is huge and there's so much to do. I've also managed to hit a lot of the little side stories and quest chains that I honestly likely would have skipped over if I were just focused on the main story quests.

It also means that I have stayed consistently about two levels over the recommendation for whatever area I'm in, so I've held a pretty consistent level of power relative to my opponents. This has really solved one of the biggest issues I have with other RPGs: you enter a new area, and suddenly your badass warrior who can pull a spear through a dude's head suddenly can't deal damage to random bandits in rags.

At this rate, I feel like I'll finish this game sometime in December. Then I'll have to decide if I want to play the copy of Origins that I already own or jump over to Valhalla.

I popped back in one night and tracked down another cult member. Started a side quest that is supposed to lead to another. But then I dropped back off and haven't played for a week again.

Probably because I'm actively playing Fenyx Rising, this isn't enough of a palette cleanser. I'm still curious about Atlantis too... Maybe someday I'll finish.

My daughter was studying ancient Greece in 2nd grade and got to try out the explore educational level. That is equally huge. Holy crap there is so much to this game.

Hobear wrote:

My daughter was studying ancient Greece in 2nd grade and got to try out the explore educational level. That is equally huge. Holy crap there is so much to this game.

You know, that was one thing I had intended to check out, but totally forgot about until a few seconds after I clicked "uninstall". I should watch a YT of it or something. Is it neat and/or nifty?

merphle wrote:
Hobear wrote:

My daughter was studying ancient Greece in 2nd grade and got to try out the explore educational level. That is equally huge. Holy crap there is so much to this game.

You know, that was one thing I had intended to check out, but totally forgot about until a few seconds after I clicked "uninstall". I should watch a YT of it or something. Is it neat and/or nifty?

They're great because you can wander the entire world without having to worry about aggro'ing guards or animals. Purely for being able to explore at your leisure, I recommend it. The educational content is really well done, and while I certainly didn't watch all of it (there's a LOT!), I liked what I saw.

I really had no clue that some of the stuff in the game was real. I guess they actually had giant statues and everything all over. Thing of it is it's another 10s or 100 hours of content. So it's like hearing there are 10 more courses after thanksgiving is done. But you REALLY want those 10 courses you're just full.

I was impressed with the educational content. There are basically two types of content in that mode: there are icons you can find all over the map that unlock concept art or photos and a brief blurb about the inspiration behind that location; and there are guided tours where you walk between stations inside the cities and get fully voiced presentations from Herodotus at each station about what you're looking at. I did the one for Delphi and found it really interesting. It greatly increased my appreciation for the work the developers and artists did.

If you really wanted to get the most bang for your buck in the educational mode, you could just do the guided tours. I would guess that they're all about thirty minutes long, give or take, and there's one for each major city in the game.

So they just dropped a 60fps next-gen patch. IMAGE(https://emojipedia-us.s3.dualstack.us-west-1.amazonaws.com/thumbs/240/apple/285/film-frames_1f39e-fe0f.png)

trueheart78 wrote:

So they just dropped a 60fps next-gen patch. IMAGE(https://emojipedia-us.s3.dualstack.us-west-1.amazonaws.com/thumbs/240/apple/285/film-frames_1f39e-fe0f.png)

Aw dip! Is that a free patch? Do I have another 200 hours to do this again?

I don't see double-dipping on PS5 at this point. No way I want to start over. But I was thinking of playing Valhalla there at some point when it's on sale.

Stele wrote:

I don't see double-dipping on PS5 at this point. No way I want to start over. But I was thinking of playing Valhalla there at some point when it's on sale.

Looks like its $25 at Amazon.

I guess this is what I was waiting for before finishing Atlantis.

I forgot I have DLC and whatnot. A whole world full of questions marks and quests. I completed the main game and have plenty to do.

Agathos wrote:

I guess this is what I was waiting for before finishing Atlantis.

Oddly enough, I wasn't kidding! I powered through it in about a week. I am now Done with this game. Unless I want to go back and take some more pictures (two of the three Atlantis chapters look absolutely jaw-dropping), or maybe try that Discovery Tour? Damn, I should probably keep it installed...

I'm surprised how much I warmed up to the goofy sci-fi history as I went through Atlantis. But I never warmed up to the modern day framing. It's a mood breaker every time it comes up.

Damn I haven't done Atlantis either.

The discovery tour is arguably as big as the original game. I have tried to go through it with my daughter but it's almost too big!