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

Which character are you playing as??


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Rhaknar

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Oct 26, 2017
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does the Atlantis DLC have a overarching name like Legacy of the First Blade had? These episodes seem more self containted / named than the previous ones were, maybe its just me.
 

devSin

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Oct 27, 2017
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does the Atlantis DLC have a overarching name like Legacy of the First Blade had? These episodes seem more self containted / named than the previous ones were, maybe its just me.
It's the Fate of Atlantis.

The first 3 episodes all had subtitles as well. As for the structure, I don't think we'll find out the overarching story until the third.
 

rahji

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Oct 25, 2017
762
I am somewhere in chapter 4 after 20ish hours and haven't even explored half of the world. It is really big and I need some days off to explore all of it.
 

ClearMetal

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Oct 25, 2017
4,601
Netherlands
Been 7 months since I played, but this thread gave me the itch to dive back into Ancient Greece. I will probably start a new playthrough, because I don't like going back to the story after being out of it for so long. Shame you can't access NG+ without finishing the story, but oh well. It isn't like I am going to delete my old playthrough.

First thing I did, however, was load an old save file and see if they finally fixed the photo mode bug my version suffered from since release. Lo and behold: skirts of sitting/squatting/lying people don't automatically fly up anymore. FUCKING YES. You wouldn't believe how awful that was when one of your hobbies is to document the daily life of Greek citizens. It was downright creepy when it happened to children.

Edit: This looks hilariously out of place and I kind of love it.



Wish the hair and eyes were tied to the headwear, though, instead of the torso. That way you could wear your regular armor while still looking, eh, intense.
 
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echoshifting

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
1,876
The Negative Zone
Edit: resolved! :)

Hey folks, I'm hoping you all might know something about a problem I've run into with this game on PS4. I'm at the end of Chapter 6 (I only know it's the end because the trophy popped). My character is (end of chapter 6 spoilers) leaving Hippokrates and Socrates to fend for themselves in plague-ridden Athens and hopping on her boat to head off on some new quest. The cutscenes play for a few minutes and then it crashes.

I have encountered my fair share of blue screen crashes with this game, but this is a nasty one. The game autosaved before running the cutscenes, so all I can do is skip through them and wait for the crash to happen at exactly the same spot (before I regain control of my character).

I have tried reinstalling the game as well as rebuilding the database. I even tried cleaning out the fans on the system, all to no avail. Is this a known problem (I did a bit of digging but couldn't find anything)? Am I SOL? I think I'm SOL, and that sucks because I have been loving the game.
 
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ClearMetal

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Oct 25, 2017
4,601
Netherlands
Huh, I wonder if they changed the loot tables. I remember it took me until Arkadia, well on my way to level 50, to loot a common Traveler's Garment (the leg/hip piece). Now I looted one on Kephallonia. I also got a Hunter's Belt as well. These were more common in my first playthrough, but still.

Of course, it could also be simple coincidence.

Hey folks, I'm hoping you all might know something about a problem I've run into with this game on PS4. I'm at the end of Chapter 6 (I only know it's the end because the trophy popped). My character is (end of chapter 6 spoilers) leaving Hippokrates and Socrates to fend for themselves in plague-ridden Athens and hopping on her boat to head off on some new quest. The cutscenes play for a few minutes and then it crashes.

I have encountered my fair share of blue screen crashes with this game, but this is a nasty one. The game autosaved before running the cutscenes, so all I can do is skip through them and wait for the crash to happen at exactly the same spot (before I regain control of my character).

I have tried reinstalling the game as well as rebuilding the database. I even tried cleaning out the fans on the system, all to no avail. Is this a known problem (I did a bit of digging but couldn't find anything)? Am I SOL? I think I'm SOL, and that sucks because I have been loving the game.
That sucks; I wish I could help but it is the first time I hear of this. Dumb question perhaps, but did you already search on the official forums? You could always start a thread there yourself; maybe the tech support staff could help you and if not, they will at least report the problem to the dev team.

Also, do you have any older save files you can load? You might lose some progress, but maybe doing some quests in a different order will help.
 

echoshifting

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
1,876
The Negative Zone
That sucks; I wish I could help but it is the first time I hear of this. Dumb question perhaps, but did you already search on the official forums? You could always start a thread there yourself; maybe the tech support staff could help you and if not, they will at least report the problem to the dev team.

Also, do you have any older save files you can load? You might lose some progress, but maybe doing some quests in a different order will help.
I appreciate the suggestions, including trying a more official route, since it hardly ever occurs to me to contact official support! In this case I thought of it just after posting this, and the tech's very first suggested fix solved the issue. :) (Lower the display resolution on the console to get past the hitch)
 

rahji

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Oct 25, 2017
762
End of chapter 6 right now and the story really got to me. Especially that scene with chrysis. I didn't expect to be that invested in the story. Kassandra is such a good character, I really could feel her anger. So good.
 

ClearMetal

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Oct 25, 2017
4,601
Netherlands
Since I already know the game so well I decided to turn the compass off. Felt a bit weird in the beginning, but it has been pretty great so far. I did actually get lost one time in Phokis, haha. I was running up a path, thinking it would lead me to the crossroads near the northern fort, only to end up at the Kalydonian Boar arena. Oops...

Visual customization also continues to be a godsend.

End of chapter 6 right now and the story really got to me. Especially that scene with chrysis. I didn't expect to be that invested in the story. Kassandra is such a good character, I really could feel her anger. So good.
Yeah she is really great. I just ended the Megaris story line and her voice acting in that final scene is so intense.

I am already looking forward to everything that happens at Delphi.

The Deimos introductory scene in particular. Alexios as Deimos was so good in that scene... (And only in that scene, sadly...)
 

drewfonse

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Oct 28, 2017
1,380
One really really bad day might be my favorite quest in the entire game
Chikaros was one fierce eagle
Game is fabulous. Just finished the Minotaur, I’ll play that quest you mention before I jump into the DLC. Im seriously considering a new game plus run. I got a pretty terrible main quest ending. Like, pause the cutscene in shock ending.
 

rahji

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Oct 25, 2017
762
Just visited thera and holy hell the game keeps getting bigger and bigger and there is no stop to it. I never expected this turn of events which started in a tiny Sidequest that made me curious. Now I have so many more quests. This game is truly an Odyssey.
Currently lvl 29 and I can't wait to reach lvl 30 to do that air stomp.
 

Arcade55

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Oct 27, 2017
1,439
Just visited thera and holy hell the game keeps getting bigger and bigger and there is no stop to it. I never expected this turn of events which started in a tiny Sidequest that made me curious. Now I have so many more quests. This game is truly an Odyssey.
Currently lvl 29 and I can't wait to reach lvl 30 to do that air stomp.

Glad you are enjoying the game so much! Once you finish the game you should check out the new DLC!
 

ClearMetal

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Oct 25, 2017
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Netherlands
I have been spending the evening praying to the RNGoddess for a Hunter's chest piece, you know, the one with the cool body paint. No luck yet, sadly.

You know what I did yet? A dozen Athenian Linothoraxes. Remote bandit camps, ancient underwater ruins, Spartan army encampments... Linothorax after Linothorax after Linothorax. All grey quality, just to rub it in.
 

ClearMetal

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Oct 25, 2017
4,601
Netherlands
There are actually two different body paint patterns with those Hunter's pieces.
I know. A white cloth one and a brown leather one, both with their own pattern.

I wonder if it really is completely random or if they maybe have a higher chance to drop from, say, high ranked Daughters of Artemis. Then again, I got the belt from a chest on Kephallonia and multiple bracers and boots from forts and the like.
 

ClearMetal

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Oct 25, 2017
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Netherlands
I got one!

Not proud of it, but I ended up resorting to good ol' save scumming. The Sanctuary of Eleusis contains five chests, two epic and three normal, which are all unguarded to boot. Two don't even count as stealing for some reason. The perfect spot to reload until you finally get what you want.
 

Matush

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Oct 25, 2017
332
Slovakia
Finished the game yesterday after 80+ hours. Still a lot of side-quests and Lost Tale of Greece tales left to uncover. Odyssey is definitely in my Top 3 AC games along with ACII and Brotherhood (which are timeless for me).

Can't wait for truly next-gen AC game in 2020 as foundations are laid and I can only imagine what they can do with this formula.
 

Rixan

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Oct 25, 2017
337
So I think I’m finally diving in here

Is the consensus definitely Kassadra > Alex?

(Apologies for spelling)
 

ClearMetal

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Oct 25, 2017
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Netherlands
I personally think Kassandra is fantastic, although Alexios has his fans as well. If you aren't sure who to pick, you could always play through the first hours with both and see who you like best.
 

Slackbladder

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Nov 24, 2017
646
Kent
If anyone wants to try out my Story, it's called An Aegean Rhapsody. 5 quests, should take around 30 to 50 minutes I guess. Tries to keep with the game canon but as you have to use unique characters (and as everyones playthrough is a bit different) obviously it's not going to be accurate for most people. Still, I try to keep it within the themes and atmosphere of the game. Writing is a bit sketchy as I did it on the fly whilst making the quests. So apologies if it's a bit crap. Plenty to do though!
Oh and probably not to be played until end of game lol as it could be spoilerish. And it's set partly on Samos which is miles from Kephallonia.
 

Arcade55

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Oct 27, 2017
1,439
Fully finished the Underworld DLC. Really enjoyed it more than I thought I would given it's dark tone. Looking forward to the final chapter!
 

Fjordson

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Oct 25, 2017
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Number 1 mercenary, hell yes. Though apparently the previous number 1 had a demon horse? Lol.

Guess I’ll go back to the main story. 50 hours now and I’m only like 40% done with it.
 

Rixan

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Oct 25, 2017
337
Really digging the combat - seems like a slight improvement on origins - my one annoyance is trying to close distance on archers - wish I could sprint at them so they couldn’t kite me like they seem to be doing now
 

Rixan

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Oct 25, 2017
337
The inventory screen in this game is impressive - well spaced with that awesome character model in the center - just super clean and super clear and I dig that music as well
 

Freezasaurus

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Oct 25, 2017
19,956
Dystopian America
Oh wow I just realized there’s actually not a trophy for getting every location - that’s surprising - I know Origins had one
There are too many locations this time for anyone to bother with that and Ubi knew it.

They do have a "set foot in every region" trophy which is also extremely annoying, as some regions require you to zoom way in to determine if the map has an accurate texture indicating that you've been there, or the foggy, general map texture you see in areas you haven't visited. This was the last trophy I got before the Plat, and it took a few hours. I thought I missed one or two areas, and it turned out I missed closer to eight.
 

Arcade55

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Oct 27, 2017
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Making the DLC episodic is such a terrible way to do it.
I haven't minded it. This game is incredibly long and if they just dropped another 30+ hours of content on me at once I am not sure I would have finished it. I didn't come back to Origins until almost the time Odyssey came out because I wasn't sure I wanted to spend so long playing that game again.

While having to wait always sucks, at least I can still play other games after spending a few hours on the DLC every couple months.
 

Maxime

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Oct 27, 2017
931
Btw, any plans regarding content Post-Atlantis DLC and post-Tales of Grace (Unless they have more, it seems according to trophies that there are only two or three left)?
 

Catsygreen

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Nov 1, 2017
624
The Lost tales of Greece, here we go: Herodotus' quest is ready!
It's time to resume the game, take command of the ship and... "There's much to do and many unknows on the horizon".
Stop it, Herodotus!!!

 

Arcade55

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Oct 27, 2017
1,439
Only just got my ship but this game seems utterly massive

Honestly based on size, detail and amount of things to do I would guess it's one of the largest open world games ever made. Especially if you count the new DLC.

I'm sure some would argue other games are larger but I think Odyssey is the most stunning example of the lot.