With last year’s Assassin’s Creed: Origins, the franchise took a pretty big step towards becoming a full blown action RPG. This year, with Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Ubisoft continues to work towards that goal with a slew of new gameplay tweaks and narrative changes.
Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey takes place in Ancient Greece in 431 BC (about 400 years before Assassin’s Creed: Origins, for those who are taking note). You’ll be able to play as either Alexios or Kassandra (a male or female) and follow a narrative path that is slightly altered depending on your protagonist choice. While I only got a chance to play as them in their adulthood, I also got a glimpse of Odyssey’s beginning – with the pair as children who’d been betrayed by their family. As far as the modern day storyline goes, this follows the story of Layla Hassan on her quest for artefacts.