An Odyssey Worthy of Zeus
HIGH Kassandra is the one of the best game protagonists in recent years.
LOW The mercenary system feels tacked on.
WTF The framing story set in the present day still exists.
GameCritics was invited to a recent preview event featuring Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, and I was happy to attend because the few hours I had with it highlighted one thing for me above all others — Ubisoft is going whole-hog into the mythological side of ancient Greece, and I’m all for it. From semi-metaphysical special moves to fantastical creatures that never walked the Earth, Ubisoft has set Odyssey up to be more removed from reality than any other game in the series, and it’s about time.