Assassin’s Creed is one of the most successful franchises in gaming ever. With this in mind, it should be no surprise to see that Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was really well-received. However, the success of the game was not high because of re-using the same formula of the past. Assassin’s Creed games always had something special and Odyssey is no different, being set before the time of Origins.
If you ever wondered why Odyssey is so successful, it is because of many great things the game offers, including those mentioned below.
You Get To Choose What Character To Play At
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey allows you to play as Kassandra or Alexios. This is a great new feature of the game as you have access to a choice that was not available till now. Players feel like they choose what happens right from the start. It is also a great thing to see a lead female in the Assassin’s Creed series as this offers increased gender equality, which is something that is lacking in gaming.
The Best Stealth In The Series
A huge part of the success of the Assassin’s Creed franchise was the use of stealth dynamics. In Odyssey you use stealth in a highly strategic manner. It is a huge part of the gaming experience. You use bow-and-arrow headshots, free-climbing and basically have access to so many ways in which you can kill enemies with the use of stealth. Unlockable abilities simply make the entire experience better.
Be A Part Of History’s Epic Feuds
In this game you can be a part of history. You land right in the middle of the fight between Sparta and Athens, with a character that can make a difference in the fights. In Assassin’s Creed Odyssey you can be a part of events that had a huge impact on the conflict. Practically, you control an important historical event. While this is something that is often portrayed in the Creed games, ancient Greece is highly special and unique.
The Story Is Really Good
In Assassin’s Creed games you always see a fight between Assassins and Templars. This is what made the franchise move forward. However, the plot did get tired at some point. In Odyssey things change as the focus is put on something completely different. We cannot disclose the storyline, but there are so many authentic emotions that will guide you through the story. You will need to go through some meaningless missions but this still makes everything worthwhile because of how the game was created.
Your Choices Mean Something
Last but not least, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey does feel like an RPG. This is not something that everyone will appreciate but many will love it. You get to choose how characters develop. They can become incredible warriors or compassionate heroes. What is particularly interesting is that even some small decisions can have an impact. For instance, if you do not bury eliminated soldiers at one point in the mission, the rival groups become more alert and you have to face larger packs of foes. The AI in the game is highly intelligent.