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Which character are you playing as??


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Ernest

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,048
So.Cal.
I played the last DLC with the option of Kass oiled up and not wearing armor/clothes - it was amusing.
But I went back to the amazon looking armor/outfit, because it was just too weird.
 

Coxy

Member
Oct 28, 2017
1,058
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 :)
 

Gemüsepizza

Member
Oct 26, 2017
903
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.
 

y3k

Member
Oct 25, 2017
133
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 First 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 First 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.

First 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 First Blade has actually hurt my feelings on Odyssey as a whole.
 
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Ernest

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,048
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.
 

Arcade55

Banned
Oct 27, 2017
1,175
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.
 

leng jai

Member
Nov 2, 2017
8,032
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.
 

Arcade55

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Oct 27, 2017
1,175
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.
 

00lsen

Member
Nov 8, 2017
217
For fuck sake, apparently, I just found an item at the bottom of the sea, which spoils who the main leader of the cult is...
 

Plum

The Fallen
May 31, 2018
5,351
So I've only just finished Chapter 5 and I'm already at Level 50. I feel that I've already progressed too fast (which is perhaps my fault as I did buy the XP boost and went through a whole bunch of side quests) because finishing the Odyssey and Cultist storylines now is just going to be a matter of going through the motions.
 

00lsen

Member
Nov 8, 2017
217
The dangers of the open-world game. To be fair, randomly stumbling upon what you did is probably incredibly unlikely.
Don't know if you already finished the main line and the cultist plot, but here's what I found:

At the bottom of the sea I have found a "ship crew item". Particularly Cultists of Kosmos crew, in its description it says that after Kleon's death, many cultists have went to the sea and were available for hire

It's especially baffling that next to the chest where this item was, there was a chest you needed to open to get the location of a minor cultist. I would love this not to be true, but I pretty much made my peace with it already
 

leng jai

Member
Nov 2, 2017
8,032
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.
That's exactly the point though. The base game already has an absurd amount of content so paying money for largely more of the same isn't very enticing.
 

Freezasaurus

Member
Oct 25, 2017
18,017
Kingdom of Mewni
Don't know if you already finished the main line and the cultist plot, but here's what I found:

At the bottom of the sea I have found a "ship crew item". Particularly Cultists of Kosmos crew, in its description it says that after Kleon's death, many cultists have went to the sea and were available for hire

It's especially baffling that next to the chest where this item was, there was a chest you needed to open to get the location of a minor cultist. I would love this not to be true, but I pretty much made my peace with it already
Oh yeah, I had it all done a couple days after Episode 3 was out, so I can't be spoiled. I already found all the clues, though it was kind of a pain finding them in this last chapter.
 

Arcade55

Banned
Oct 27, 2017
1,175
So I've only just finished Chapter 5 and I'm already at Level 50. I feel that I've already progressed too fast (which is perhaps my fault as I did buy the XP boost and went through a whole bunch of side quests) because finishing the Odyssey and Cultist storylines now is just going to be a matter of going through the motions.
Everything levels with you so don't worry you can't really "out level" the story missions. You can't out level anything, and you can level all the way up to level 99 if you want, so have fun bro!
 

Arcade55

Banned
Oct 27, 2017
1,175
For those of you who have finished The Legacy of the First Blade DLC.


What did you think of the ending? I mean I kind of saw it coming but it was still really cool to see the descendants of Kassandra flash by on the screen until Aya appeared. Makes room for some pretty interesting story. What happened in the 400 years between Kassandra and Aya? How did Cleopatra end up with Darius' hidden blade? So much good shit to explore.
 

Bonefish

Member
Oct 28, 2017
1,842
Don't know if you already finished the main line and the cultist plot, but here's what I found:

At the bottom of the sea I have found a "ship crew item". Particularly Cultists of Kosmos crew, in its description it says that after Kleon's death, many cultists have went to the sea and were available for hire

It's especially baffling that next to the chest where this item was, there was a chest you needed to open to get the location of a minor cultist. I would love this not to be true, but I pretty much made my peace with it already
I just came across this by accident as well lol. There was a clue to one of the cultists but there was no mention of the person you brought up I’m pretty sure...? Must have missed it until I read your post lol 😓
 

00lsen

Member
Nov 8, 2017
217
I just came across this by accident as well lol. There was a clue to one of the cultists but there was no mention of the person you brought up I’m pretty sure...? Must have missed it until I read your post lol 😓
So did my post spoil you or the item? :( There are two chests there, one has the clue, the other one has an item which's description spoils the story

I think what I write below is safe for everyone and serves as a warning:

For clarification to everyone else: there is a chance you might get a Cult of Kosmos ship crew way earlier than before you wipe them all off. Do not read the ship crew description as it gives away who their main leader is.
 

Blackthorn

Member
Oct 26, 2017
643
London
So did my post spoil you or the item? :( There are two chests there, one has the clue, the other one has an item which's description spoils the story

I think what I write below is safe for everyone and serves as a warning:

For clarification to everyone else: there is a chance you might get a Cult of Kosmos ship crew way earlier than before you wipe them all off. Do not read the ship crew description as it gives away who their main leader is.
While that ship crew does spoil a cult member, it doesn’t spoil the leader.
 

WhySoDevious

Member
Oct 31, 2017
2,202
Question... I’m siding with Athens in battles. After I win it, every time I do a fort, I start lowering the influence of the side I just fought for.

Is this normal?
 

jtb

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,138
The game doesn't exactly hide who the leader of the cult is.

Question... I’m siding with Athens in battles. After I win it, every time I do a fort, I start lowering the influence of the side I just fought for.

Is this normal?
Yes. Now Athens controls the region so you're killing Athenian guards. None of the conquest battles have any impact on the game storyline so explore and grind to your hearts content.
 

WhySoDevious

Member
Oct 31, 2017
2,202
What’s the best Helix store gear you can get?

And when’s the best time to get it?

I know you have to keep upgrading it to use it, so is that a reason not to get them?
 

just_one

Member
Oct 26, 2017
315
Just starting the game now...please tell me i can block when i get a shield because this parry is horrible
 

Zero-ELEC

Member
Oct 25, 2017
3,918
México
For those of you who have finished The Legacy of the First Blade DLC.


What did you think of the ending? I mean I kind of saw it coming but it was still really cool to see the descendants of Kassandra flash by on the screen until Aya appeared. Makes room for some pretty interesting story. What happened in the 400 years between Kassandra and Aya? How did Cleopatra end up with Darius' hidden blade? So much good shit to explore.
It was bad.

First a pyramid and the sphynx being built in the background? When all pyramids and ancient monuments where built thousands of years before the game's time period? Like that's basic shit. Other than that it makes the entire game pointless, because Layla in Modern Day already has Aya's DNA, so she didn't need to do the whole spear thing. Not only that, but they established in II that the Animus could find ancestors, so the idea that it wouldn't discover the Aya-Kassandra connection is ludicrous. Not only that but I'm like 90% sure the writers for the DLC were thinking "Oh, I read that Aya gave Bayek the Hidden Bladein the last game, and she was half-greek so let's give her a reason to have it" without realising the other game had said that it was given to her by Cleopatra and that half-greek means half greek. It's a retcon plain and simple and a clumsily handled one.
Honestly the writing for the entire DLC was actual garbage.
 

Arcade55

Banned
Oct 27, 2017
1,175
About 30 min and Kassandra is such a lovable character.
Enjoy the ride my friend! After a hundred plus hours I still find myself coming back to this occasionally. The more I play it the more I think it's one of the best looking games ever made. Not from a straight technical stand point but from an attention to detail and how large the game is. It's like they actually created ancient Greece.

I'm jealous, I wish I could experience it all for the first time again.
 

SaiST

Member
Oct 25, 2017
57
Is the Surgical Sniper Achievement broken? Been getting streaks of headshot kills, full health gauge and otherwise, Golden Harbinger equipped as primary and secondary weapon, and it's just stuck at 90%
 

Dphex

Member
Oct 27, 2017
6,368
Cologne, Germany
i just can´t understand why there is no FOV/zoom in option on consoles...the character is so fucking tiny on a big screen, especially when running that it is hilarious. you can´t even appreciate all the armor because well, the character is too small.

in a game which can last over 100hours, an option to zoom in/out on the character should be a no brainer. if not seamless a 3 option choice would have been a minimum, character cam low/middle/far and it would be fine, no option just sucks.
 

CaptNink

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Oct 27, 2017
949
B.C, Canada
i just can´t understand why there is no FOV/zoom in option on consoles...the character is so fucking tiny on a big screen, especially when running that it is hilarious. you can´t even appreciate all the armor because well, the character is too small.

in a game which can last over 100hours, an option to zoom in/out on the character should be a no brainer. if not seamless a 3 option choice would have been a minimum, character cam low/middle/far and it would be fine, no option just sucks.
Totally agree - it zooms out way too much when you're running at full tilt.