Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Grants Players the Freedom of Choice
During E3 2018, Ubisoft announced their latest addition to the Assassin’s Creed franchise, which will take us on a journey through ancient Greece. Odyssey will change the way we approach Assassin’s Creed games as for the first time ever, the player is given the freedom of choice, which will ultimately effect the outcome of the story.
First off, players must choose who they want to play as, Alexios or Kassandra. Both characters play through the exact same scenarios, so your decision here won’t have any impact on the story itself. The biggest changes are going to come as you go. One of the revealed choices is who you will align yourself with during the Peloponnesian War: Athens or Sparta. As a mercenary, you are free to do as you please, making the game feels like one of those “choose your own adventure” books. Another new aspect to the franchise is the ability to romance other characters. Interactions will warrant verbal responses, even offering the chance to woo anyone you please, no matter the gender.
After the announcement, the fandom seemed to be divided over whether this was an Assassin’s Creed game or not. Odyssey will take place thousands of years before Assassin’s Creed Origins, which introduced us to the birth of the creed and assassin order. However, this doesn’t mean there wasn’t a sort of birth before that. In Origins, Bayek is presented with a hidden blade gauntlet, but where did his wife get it? Could this be from an ancient brotherhood of assassins? What’s interesting is the freedom of choice. We may not see the beginnings of the assassins, but instead of the Templar order. Your choices can lead you down the path of order or chaos. There could be some twists along the way that make it a truly brilliant entry into the franchise.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will be available October 5th on Xbox One, Playstation 4, and Windows PC.
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