Though Odyssey was long into development by the time Origins released, the success of Bayek’s Egyptian romp almost revitalised the Assassin’s Creed franchise, breathing new life into a series that had grown somewhat stale. This enthusiasm has carried over into Odyssey, both for fans and critics, as the open-world of Ancient Greece recaptures what makes Assassin’s a lot of fun while introducing a few tricks of its own.
One of the game’s big talking points was the choice given to us at the beginning of the game. To play as Alexios or to play as Kassandra. It might not seem like a lot, but it’s a progressive step forward for a series that has seen twenty entries to date. Inclusion is vital to our great medium and Ubisoft continue to dig into the frontlines of that often uphill battle for everyone to get along.
In his review, James said: “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey successfully builds upon the already strong foundation that Origins set to provide yet another Assassin’s Creed experience that still feels fresh and, more importantly, fun to explore and dive into. Even better, it does all this without the typical bloat you’d expect, although Conquest Battles do feel like a missed opportunity. Despite this minor letdown, Odyssey eclipses Origins in practically every way, and is easily the best Assassin’s Creed yet.”