What's So Great About Assassin's Creed Odyssey, and Why Change Is Important [Analysis]

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#1  Edited By WSGAGaming
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Hello everyone! My name is Jackson, and I analyze why certain games stand out more than others. I wanted to look into how Ubisoft's recent changes affected the Assassin's Creed series, making improvements for games in the future.

What do you think of the re-invented Assassin's Creed format seen in Odyssey (and quite a bit in Origins)?

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#2 Litchie
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@wsgagaming said:

What do you think of the re-invented Assassin's Creed format seen in Odyssey (and quite a bit in Origins)?

Hated it. I was already annoyed by Ubisoft's copy paste way of designing games. Now they added a shitload of samey loot on top of that which was just annoying to go through and manage. Wasn't sure on how to make AC even worse, until Ubisoft went "hold my beer".

Awesome graphics though.

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#3 NickBasile
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I was not a fan of it either -- far too forgiving. On the hardest mode, I'd hide in bushes, get people's attention, and stealth kill entire camps. If I alerted someone, I'd gallop away and come back shortly and resume. The series has always been fun to explore and discover new areas and the story is decent, but the gameplay has never been executed well in my opinion to be a great experience.

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#4  Edited By RSM-HQ
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Change is a funny word to throw around now with Assassins Creed. It's original games was known to be simplistic but offer an experience like no other at the time. Over time they over-saturated the formula, even creating other IPs with basically the same gameplay structure. Ubisoft now with the last few titles are tacking-on elements from other genres/ franchises. And doesn't particularly do any of them better than what they mimic_

I would state in trying to stay relevant has lost its identity.

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#5  Edited By DaVillain-  Moderator
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Assassin's Creed: Black Flag is still the best AC game to date. I did enjoy AC: Origin but haven't gotten around to purchasing Odyssey myself and judging by most reviews I read about it, it seems I'm not missing much. I'm not much of a huge fan of the series, I just play them whenever my convenient time lets me.

Edit: @wsgagaming Also, I have to remove your channel due to it's advertising but the thread itself does have a good discussion, so I'll leave it open.

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#6 Archangel3371
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Not the place to advertise your YouTube channel.

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#7 DaVillain-  Moderator
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@Archangel3371: Thanks. I was on mobile while typing my original comment which is hard to notice stuff like this.

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#8 hrt_rulz01
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I was a fan of the series after Black Flag, but AC Odyssey actually turned me off the series... it's just too bloated for me. Got bored.