Assassin’s Creed Odyssey |OT| Ἄνδρα ἢ γυναῖκα μοι ἔννεπε, Μοῦσα

Which character are you playing as??


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Oct 28, 2017
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Quick question - I'm not that far into the game (seeing the Oracle) and I keep coming across enemies where my 'take shield away' ability won't work against.

Am I doing anything wrong? Am I supposed to be able to tell who's shield I can rip off and who I can't?

Thanks :)
 
Oct 26, 2017
790
Quick question - I'm not that far into the game (seeing the Oracle) and I keep coming across enemies where my 'take shield away' ability won't work against.

Am I doing anything wrong? Am I supposed to be able to tell who's shield I can rip off and who I can't?

Thanks :)
You probably need to upgrade the ability so you can also destroy big shields.
 
Oct 25, 2017
112
Assassin's Creed Odyssey was my game of the year last year. I spent over a hundred hours in it and I loved it.

Here I am an hour and a half into the last episode of the Hidden Blade DLC and I just turned off the game because I don't care. I just don't care. Maybe I'll burn through it when Atlantis drops, or when more of the free quest updates drop, but right now I don't care.

The gap in quality between the main game and Hidden Blade is astounding. It's not even the forced romance to the whiny-ass cardboard cutout (I hear Alexios' companion is better(?), but Kassandra's is TERRIBLE). It's not even the removal of your freedom of choice to tell your character's story. It's not even the problematic aspects of the story they're forcing on you.

Hidden Blade has nothing to offer. There's no new areas, very few new assets, and one of the blandest stories with the blandest characters in a game BRIMMING with amazing quests and people. I get through a grueling hour-long intro to this episode complete with one of the biggest bullshit fights imaginable only to be told I need to clear three forts I already cleared back in the base game. And I just don't care.

That's all this DLC is. It's replaying the base game. It's replaying stuff I've already done. Maybe if the story grabbed me at all the lack of new material wouldn't matter--certainly, I've enjoyed all of the Lost Tales so far. But right now I just don't care.

God, I hope to hell Atlantis is better than this, because Hidden Blade has actually hurt my feelings on Odyssey as a whole.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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So.Cal.
Yeah, while Odyssey's base game is arguably better than Origins, Origins DLC, both of them, shit all over Odyssey's DLC. At least this first one. We'll see what they do next.

They have teased that with there being no AC game in 2019, that we'll be getting more Odyssey DLC beyond Atlantis.
I just hope they don't fall back on the excuse of the base game's world being so huge as to not offer new areas.
 
Oct 27, 2017
892
So I finally got around to finishing act 3 of the hidden blade. I gotta say this DLC was pretty much a disapointment. It was more of the same for the most part, which wasn't necessarily bad. Just not what I expected. Origins two DLC had new areas, a great story and new likable characters. Hell it even had some new gear and horses to ride.

So far Hidden Blade is basically a new side quest. No new areas, the same enemies (for the most part), and Darius and his son/daughter are not the best in terms of characters. None of it is bad, but it's a very bland 7/10 in a game I thought was a 9/10 previously.

Atlantis better be on par with Curse of the Pharohs in terms of amazing new content or I'll have to pass on the next games DLC.
 
Nov 2, 2017
7,637
So I finally got around to finishing act 3 of the hidden blade. I gotta say this DLC was pretty much a disapointment. It was more of the same for the most part, which wasn't necessarily bad. Just not what I expected. Origins two DLC had new areas, a great story and new likable characters. Hell it even had some new gear and horses to ride.

So far Hidden Blade is basically a new side quest. No new areas, the same enemies (for the most part), and Darius and his son/daughter are not the best in terms of characters. None of it is bad, but it's a very bland 7/10 in a game I thought was a 9/10 previously.

Atlantis better be on par with Curse of the Pharohs in terms of amazing new content or I'll have to pass on the next games DLC.
I knew from the start the first expansion was going to be disappointing, that's why I never bought the season pass even though I'm very interested in AC3 and the second one.

Without a new area it just literally feels like it's more of the same when the base game already had way too much content already. I really hope they go all out with Atlantis and do something great.
 
Oct 27, 2017
892
I knew from the start the first expansion was going to be disappointing, that's why I never bought the season pass even though I'm very interested in AC3 and the second one.

Without a new area it just literally feels like it's more of the same when the base game already had way too much content already. I really hope they go all out with Atlantis and do something great.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying Hidden Blades is bad. If you liked the structure of the base game then you will probably enjoy Hidden Blades as well (minus the shitty forced choices). It's just nothing new and exciting and I expected more after Origins had some of the best DLC ever made for a game.