Our favorite game series from Ubisoft gets a new entry. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s reveal surprised us at E3 2018. The game looks great and fans are hyped. But some are worried about its release so early. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Revealed at E3 2018: Fans Are Excited, But Also Concerned:
All about E3 2018
E3 is a yearly trade event for the video game industry. Every year new games are revealed during this event. This year was also jam-packed with thrilling showcases. All new games for PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch blew us away. Announcements for The Last of Us 2, DMC 5, Cyberpunk 2077, Fallout 76, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, The Elder Scroll 6 etc. sparked hype.
Ubisoft also revealed their new game. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was shown off. It got a release date of October 5, 2018. A one-hour gameplay showed off the story and game mechanics.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey looks Amazing:
The assassin’s creed games are known for their historical settings. Renaissance, Colonial era, Ancient Egypt etc. were explored in past games. This time, players will roam Ancient Greece. Players will choose sides and fight in the Peloponnesian War.
The game is set in 431 BCE. You will take control of Alexios or Kassandra, a mercenary in Ancient Greece. You will take the side of either Athens or Sparta. Through raging battles and heroic actions you will become a Legendary Hero. It has a huge explorable map. You will be able to take a ship and hire a crew. And thus set out to explore the secrets of the game world.
Odyssey retains the new combat system of Origins. Small changes and additions were made to improve it. Our characters aren’t assassins this time. But still, there will be plenty of stealth gameplay. Our blade is forged from the broken spear of Spartan King Leonidas I. The game will have a Skill Tree like in Origins. You will unlock many active and passive skills to use in battle. There’s also an ability bar which gives four different special skills to use. The ship battles are also coming back from Black Flag.
The game has a great stress towards RPG elements. Creative director Jonathan Dumont says the new game “is pushing our franchise into full RPG.” There is a multi-choice dialogue system. There are also side quests and multiple endings. A romantic relationship is possible with some characters. The story is well written. You will have a great experience choosing a side, fighting a war and coming on top.
Fans’ Concern about Ubisoft’s decision
Ubisoft doesn’t have the best repute among fans. They are infamous for how they treat their franchises. Often they rush out one game after another yearly. Resulting in mediocre game quality. Assassin’s Creed was also a victim. The series started in 2007. Since then, it has seen a new game almost every year. This caused the quality of the games to drop. Fans found many entries lacking in story, gameplay, and quality. Many were filled with bugs and glitches. AC Unity was so buggy it was impossible to play.
Ubisoft took a break after Syndicate. And after 2 years of development, we got Origins. It was praised for its quality and gameplay. We got a great game because it wasn’t rushed. But not even a year passes and we see another AC game. We see a pattern again. We aren’t sure that Ubisoft is going back to their yearly formula. But fans can’t but be concerned. Odyssey looks great now, but the full release still awaits. Ubisoft might decide to revert to yearly releases. Thus fans may get worried about the quality of Odyssey and any future games.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey looks great. It might become one of the best games of the year. But we also have to be wary of Ubisoft. We hope that Odyssey turns out great. And also that Ubisoft decides not to rush it or future games. We are excited and hope for the best.
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