Assassin's Creed Odyssey: 5 features we can't wait forLast updated on Aug 09, 2018, 10:33 pm
Assassin's Creed Odyssey is the latest addition to Ubisoft's successful 'Assassin's Creed' franchise.
The game is scheduled to release on October 5, 2018.
Fans are undoubtedly excited to play the new game which is set in 431 BCE during the Peloponnesian war and will see the protagonist(s) as mercenaries in the battle.
Here's a look at some exciting features of the game.
Why should boys have all the fun?
In a welcome move, 'Odyssey' will allow players to play as Alexios or Kassandra. This seeks to make the gameplay more gender inclusive.
Notably this isn't the first time AC had female characters- the 'Assassins Creed Liberation' saw the first female assassin Aveline de Grandpre, and 'Syndicate' had Evie Frye.
But Odyssey puts Alexios and Kassandra on equal footing.
Go gender neutrality!
Nothing is true, everything is permitted
'Odyssey' brings the Role Playing Game experience to a whole new level- the game choices will affect the game progression and end.
It is likely to include choices in how situations are handled - with stealth or force, and dialogue choices will allow the protagonist to lie, joke, and even flirt with other characters.
This makes the free-form gameplay even more exciting.
Fight the war on land and seas
Fans of 'Black Flag' have a reason to rejoice as naval warfare is back in 'Odyssey'.
The inclusion is only natural with the proximity of the Aegean Sea and players can board pirate ships and battle enemies on water.
This highly improves the gameplay because unlike 'Black Flag', where most action took place in water, this game brings the best of both the worlds.
The dog-eat-dog world of ancient Greece
Players in 'Odyssey' have to watch their backs as citizens might hire mercenaries to take out those that wrong them, including the protagonist.
All the Assassin's Creed games have had checks and balances in the form of the law. However, keeping with originality, ancient Greece will have no organized law-enforcement, just mercenaries who'll stab first and speak later.
This will make things more challenging.
This is Sparta!
'Odyssey' has largely improved on their combat moves.
The game introduces eight power slots, four of which are reserved for melee attacks and the other four for bow and arrow.
Needless to say, that the skill updates will influence the attacks.
The move that has us most excited is the Spartan kick! Remember Leonidas in '300', well you can do that kick in 'Odyssey'.