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Which character are you playing as??


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DazzlerIE

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Oct 25, 2017
660
I'm level 30 and I'm about to visit Mikonos for the first time. My playtime is around 30 hours - this game just keeps on giving
 

ClearMetal

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Oct 25, 2017
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I stopped my first playthrough at 160 hours and I was only at chapter 7 of the main story and still had a slew of regions left that I had done little to no questing in. Of course I didn't use fast travel at all, so there are many hours of sailing/running/horse riding. But still. The game is utterly massive and, after healthy 6 month break, still very entertaining.
 

DazzlerIE

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Oct 25, 2017
660
I stopped my first playthrough at 160 hours and I was only at chapter 7 of the main story and still had a slew of regions left that I had done little to no questing in. Of course I didn't use fast travel at all, so there are many hours of sailing/running/horse riding. But still. The game is utterly massive and, after healthy 6 month break, still very entertaining.
I had a lengthy trip around the western continent to get to Mikonos on my ship last night. I had been docked on the north side of Korinthia and had no other way to get there
 

Ricker

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Oct 27, 2017
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Beautiful Province of Quebec.
Guys,how come I cant knock down most of the guys in one shot in the Atlantis DLC...the regular guys are even like 2 or 3 levels lower then me and they turn around and elbow me with almost no HP left...I have to run away and do it another time...I have 24 to do like this,I really whish I could knock them down in one shot(to Liberate)...do I need a special weapon equipped or what(or none at all)...?
 

Freezasaurus

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Oct 25, 2017
19,955
Dystopian America
Guys,how come I cant knock down most of the guys in one shot in the Atlantis DLC...the regular guys are even like 2 or 3 levels lower then me and they turn around and elbow me with almost no HP left...I have to run away and do it another time...I have 24 to do like this,I really whish I could knock them down in one shot(to Liberate)...do I need a special weapon equipped or what(or none at all)...?
Which enemies are they? There are standard enemies, but there are also statue sentries that come to life when alerted. The latter are particularly tough, but if your assassin damage is high enough you can get them in one shot via assassination before they are alerted. As for actual combat, it's just a matter of learning their attacks and how to avoid. They definitely increased the combat difficulty in the Atlantis DLC by adding various enemy attacks and limiting how you can deal with them.
 

ClearMetal

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Oct 25, 2017
4,601
Netherlands
I had a lengthy trip around the western continent to get to Mikonos on my ship last night. I had been docked on the north side of Korinthia and had no other way to get there
You realize once you discover a dock you and just warp the Adrestia to it right? You could’ve just gone from Megara to Mikonos. Not realistic but just thought I’d mention it.
I think DazzlerIE might be talking about the quest to bring that one hetaera from Korinth to Mykonos. I guess she will simply stay on the boat while you run to the nearest dock on the other side of the isthmus, but I can understand wanting to set sail immediately to continue the quest.

I personally think sailing is pretty chill, though, especially southwards since the waves won't work against you. And it can be fun from a role-playing standpoint to make such a large journey. It is why I try to keep fast-travel to an absolute minimum, to stay in-character as someone living in Ancient Greece with all the running and sailing that comes with it. Kind of like how I only used carts for fast-travel in Skyrim.
 

Slackbladder

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Nov 24, 2017
646
Kent
Fast travelling only from port to port would be good for role-playing/atmosphere/immersion.
Guys,how come I cant knock down most of the guys in one shot in the Atlantis DLC...the regular guys are even like 2 or 3 levels lower then me and they turn around and elbow me with almost no HP left...I have to run away and do it another time...I have 24 to do like this,I really whish I could knock them down in one shot(to Liberate)...do I need a special weapon equipped or what(or none at all)...?
Trying to KO enemies can be a real pain once they get tough anywhere in the game as your KO ability doesn't get stronger (from stealth - even if assassin power is increased there's no critical KO). You have to use the KO arrows or the Spartan Kick (using Devestating Shot and KO with good Hunter level may take most down with one hit). I also found that only the weaker male soldiers could be KO'd from stealth easily. The female and Brute soldiers are just too high.
 
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Einchy

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Oct 25, 2017
24,016
Spent a whole week playing this and I finally beat it today at around 68 hours played. I loved Origins and this but I especially liked that this one fixed my major issue with Origins: the story and writing. Odyssey's narrative was more engaging, even though the ending sorta felt like it came and went without much of a climax.
 

ClearMetal

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Oct 25, 2017
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Netherlands
Whew. Finally got the Adrestia's hull to level 6. The golden accents make many of the skins look much better. Plus the default skin now has a red sail instead of a white one.
 

Dyno

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
3,014
Spent a whole week playing this and I finally beat it today at around 68 hours played. I loved Origins and this but I especially liked that this one fixed my major issue with Origins: the story and writing. Odyssey's narrative was more engaging, even though the ending sorta felt like it came and went without much of a climax.
Yeah I had the same issue with the endings. No build up or whatever then its over. Tbh it may not help depending on your story. My Kassandra was NOT letting anyone live through this. The start of the game was a good sign I'd stick to it but another character you meet early on solidified my choice.

If you actually kill them, there's literally nothing else to the story at all but that.
 

rahji

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Oct 25, 2017
762
I need to find more stone tablets for my ship upgrades. Those seem super rare and I found them only in ruins. Wood on the other hand is another limiting factor. I grab every bit I can get. I even buy it en masse from the vendors. Maybe I should focus on my mercenary ranking because there is an upgrade that makes every ship upgrade cheaper.
 

DazzlerIE

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Oct 25, 2017
660
I think DazzlerIE might be talking about the quest to bring that one hetaera from Korinth to Mykonos. I guess she will simply stay on the boat while you run to the nearest dock on the other side of the isthmus, but I can understand wanting to set sail immediately to continue the quest.

I personally think sailing is pretty chill, though, especially southwards since the waves won't work against you. And it can be fun from a role-playing standpoint to make such a large journey. It is why I try to keep fast-travel to an absolute minimum, to stay in-character as someone living in Ancient Greece with all the running and sailing that comes with it. Kind of like how I only used carts for fast-travel in Skyrim.
That's exactly the situation I was in. I had to physically sail the boat around the continent as I couldn't progress the mission otherwise. I didn't mind, it was pretty chill
 

Bluebot

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Oct 25, 2017
314
Japan
So I was looking at the antiquity pack on sale on PSN. I’m wondering if I could grab that and buy the season pass later when it goes on sale. Is there any advantage to playing the game from the start with the season pass? I don’t care about super gear much either, also I don’t own Origins or Odyssey so the Origins gold edition looks good too.
 

Fjordson

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Oct 25, 2017
2,646
Kassandra's voice actress does such an incredible job. Even the mundane quests are fun for me because I just enjoy hearing her dialog and responses to other characters.

Part of me wishes we could get a Brotherhood-esque sequel starring her.
 

regawdless

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Oct 28, 2017
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EU
Kassandra's voice actress does such an incredible job. Even the mundane quests are fun for me because I just enjoy hearing her dialog and responses to other characters.

Part of me wishes we could get a Brotherhood-esque sequel starring her.
Agree, I love her voice acting. Her delivery is a lot of fun, some lines are just hilarious.
 

rahji

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Oct 25, 2017
762
I always wondered about the Lions in this game because I never heard about Lions in Greece. Turns out, there were really Lions there back in the day. Love this attention to detail.
 

ClearMetal

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Oct 25, 2017
4,601
Netherlands
The AI can be so weird in this game.

Three Spartan soldiers fight a lion while I run past them. I get pulled into combat. I assume the lion is the cause so I kill him (while hitting no one else). The thee Spartan soldiers cry foul and turn on me.

Shortly thereafter I spot a mercenary I want to recruit. I approach her, but to my surprise she automatically aggros. The mercenary standing next to her follows suit, meaning it is now two against one. I pull them out of the city to fight them, when a third mercenary passes us by. He immediately jumps from his horse and joins the fight against me.

What. The. Fuck.

At least they were all three slightly above me in rank so I advanced to the next tier. Currently 6 and aiming to get to 4 so I can further upgrade the Adrestia.
 

ClearMetal

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Oct 25, 2017
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Netherlands
Went to do the Minotaur quest on Krete.

The real one.

Still great fun, but I am somewhat baffled they set the entire quest chain at level 29 - 30 only to put the boss at level 40. I didn't check the quest log for the level requirement so I got bodied by it. Guess I will have to return later...
 

Delphine

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Mar 30, 2018
764
France
Just finished Part 2 of The Fate Of The Atlantis, aka The Underworld.

I have mixed feelings about this. Visually, it was very tiring to play through 8/9 hours of just the same old grey/beige/brown-ish hues everywhere, and it became stale very fast. I feel like a lot of quest are barely interesting in the first place gameplay-wise, Kassandra is just here to play fetch for the Gods, and while it usually doesn't bother me much, it became so redundant from Part 1 of the DLC that even I grew slightly bored of it now.

Also, what's up with SO MANY DAMN FUCKING CAVES??? Like, I know this is Hades' world, but, ugh, still? Should have renamed this DLC "The Fate of Atlantis Part 2: Cave Story", that would have been more accurate, truly. I'm not a huge fan of the caves in general but give them a pass, but in this one, there just were way too much of them, they really went overboard with the caves.

However, I absolutely loved loved loooved the quest with Phoibe! Watching her die in the main story truly touched me and made me so sad for a very long time. I was so happy and sad to be able to see her again, just the moment her name popped up and Kassandra said in exclamation "Phoibe!" and I was already in tears. I loved everything about her quest. Except that sadistic narrative designer moment trying to make us believe she died in the Underworld by reenacting the way she died in the real one, I literally felt like cursing, really. Ubisoft toying with my emotions like that, I'm angry, but then, guess it worked. I managed to get her to Elysium, and to wait for Kassandra there. It was a beautiful send-off to one of my favorite characters, an excellent closure we all needed and deserved. Or maybe just me, but either way I'll take it.

I took some videos of Phoibe's cinematic scenes with my mic on, enjoy my sniffing and fangirling:

When we first meet her again:



When Ubisoft's narrative designers are sadistically toying with my feelings:



When Kassandra and Phoibe finally part ways in the most perfect way possible:




Elpenor's quest was interesting, although I never vibed with the character, but it was nice to allow him to redeem himself and somewhat forgive him.

Brasidias' quest is one I enjoyed a lot, it felt nice to be able to fight beside him once more. I felt conflicted about his fate, but was determined to send him to Elysium as well. And he did, even though that might backfire at some point.

Overall, Hades lost all his bets he placed on my Kassandra with Poseidon, and ugh, haha, that amused me. I enjoyed his character design and personality, more than Persephone I'd say. And I enjoyed beating his ass down at the end.

So yeah like I said, mixed feelings. Also this DLC felt way too long for what it had to deliver, and I think that was already Elysium's problem for me? But that also might be because of the map topography that can be super annoying to navigate (high peaks and SO MANY CAVES) and also, having quests making you waste time coming back to areas you'd already cleaned once. Same old, tbh.

I can only hope that Part 3 will really deliver and manage to make all this a bit better, but so far I guess The Fate Of The Atlantis can't hold a candle to The Curse of The Pharaohs, aka my fave AC DLC ever.
 
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ClearMetal

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Oct 25, 2017
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Netherlands
Whew, got the spear at level 5. I thought I would need 12 shards for it, but it turned out you "only" need 9. This meant I could do levels 4 and 5 almost back to back, since I made sure to kill every cultist I came across.

Luckily for the cultist below, my spear had just been upgraded to level 5 when I encountered them. So I let them live for the time being.


The Eyes See All, indeed.

Not sure what to think of the level 5 prerequisite to unlock the last tier of many abilities. It feels too steep in comparison to the amount of abilities there are (and how many you will actively use). I am only level 32 and I already needed to pick abilities I knew I wouldn't use just to spend the ability points on something, as all the useful abilitie tiers were locked behind that level 5 spear.

So on one hand it is a good incentive to keep hunting those cultists; otherwise they would be easy to disregard as an extra "gotta kill them all" side-quest. But I think level 4 would have been enough?
 

skeezx

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Oct 27, 2017
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Just finished Part 2 of The Fate Of The Atlantis, aka The Underworld.

I have mixed feelings about this. Visually, it was very tiring to play through 8/9 hours of just the same old grey/beige/brown-ish hues everywhere, and it became stale very fast. I feel like a lot of quest are barely interesting in the first place gameplay-wise, Kassandra is just here to play fetch for the Gods, and while it usually doesn't bother me much, it became so redundant from Part 1 of the DLC that even I grew slightly bored of it now.

Also, what's up with SO MANY DAMN FUCKING CAVES??? Like, I know this is Hades' world, but, ugh, still? Should have renamed this DLC "The Fate of Atlantis Part 2: Cave Story", that would have been more accurate, truly. I'm not a huge fan of the caves in general but give them a pass, but in this one, there just were way too much of them, they really went overboard with the caves.

However, I absolutely loved loved loooved the quest with Phoibe! Watching her die in the main story truly touched me and made me so sad for a very long time. I was so happy and sad to be able to see her again, just the moment her name popped up and Kassandra said in exclamation "Phoibe!" and I was already in tears. I loved everything about her quest. Except that sadistic narrative designer moment trying to make us believe she died in the Underworld by reenacting the way she died in the real one, I literally felt like cursing, really. Ubisoft toying with my emotions like that, I'm angry, but then, guess it worked. I managed to get her to Elysium, and to wait for Kassandra there. It was a beautiful send-off to one of my favorite characters, an excellent closure we all needed and deserved. Or maybe just me, but either way I'll take it.

I took some videos of Phoibe's cinematic scenes with my mic on, enjoy my sniffing and fangirling:

When we first meet her again:



When Ubisoft's narrative designers are sadistically toying with my feelings:



When Kassandra and Phoibe finally part ways in the most perfect way possible:




Elpenor's quest was interesting, although I never vibed with the character, but it was nice to allow him to redeem himself and somewhat forgive him.

Brasidias' quest is one I enjoyed a lot, it felt nice to be able to fight beside him once more. I felt conflicted about his fate, but was determined to send him to Elysium as well. And he did, even though that might backfire at some point.

Overall, Hades lost all his bets he placed on my Kassandra with Poseidon, and ugh, haha, that amused me. I enjoyed his character design and personality, more than Persephone I'd say. And I enjoyed beating his ass down at the end.

So yeah like I said, mixed feelings. Also this DLC felt way too long for what it had to deliver, and I think that was already Elysium's problem for me? But that also might be because of the map topography that can be super annoying to navigate (high peaks and SO MANY CAVES) and also, having quests making you waste time coming back to areas you'd already cleaned once. Same old, tbh.

I can only hope that Part 3 will really deliver and manage to make all this a bit better, but so far I guess The Fate Of The Atlantis can't hold a candle to The Curse of The Pharaohs, aka my fave AC DLC ever.
i thought it zipped by pretty fast, personally. wasn't anything to write home about but map seemed more filled out whereas Elysium felt like they had an idea for a full game, dropped it midpoint and filled some sporadic stuff in there. and less reliance on the 'elevator' transportation things was welcome, not sure what they were going for with that other than wow cool look at the verticality

and i hated that i had to equip that stupid armor to pass those fog gates. guess they had to do it as you have enough tacked on "abilities" as is but felt like i was playing an NES game or something
 

Garwoofoo

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Oct 28, 2017
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Whereas I really, really liked Torment of Hades - I thought it was easily the best of the 5 DLC packs so far. The whole idea of descending into the Underworld and meeting up with all the characters who'd died in the main game was a great one, and the caves felt like proper hand-crafted dungeons rather than the simple procedurally-generated ones from the main game. The environment was less tedious to navigate than Elysium, Hades himself was a great Loki-like presence throughout, and it didn't outstay its welcome like the first part did.

The weirdest thing was that because it had to stand alone, it didn't make any reference at all to Legacy of the First Blade. We've played three episodes based entirely around certain characters (no spoilers) being incredibly important to Kassandra, yet they were literally never mentioned here. That felt really odd.
 

Delphine

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Mar 30, 2018
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France
i thought it zipped by pretty fast, personally. wasn't anything to write home about but map seemed more filled out whereas Elysium felt like they had an idea for a full game, dropped it midpoint and filled some sporadic stuff in there. and less reliance on the 'elevator' transportation things was welcome, not sure what they were going for with that other than wow cool look at the verticality

and i hated that i had to equip that stupid armor to pass those fog gates. guess they had to do it as you have enough tacked on "abilities" as is but felt like i was playing an NES game or something

I'm a completionist, I cleaned the entire map, so maybe that's why. Also I started a lot of quests and kept on doing them until I finally realized I should probably do the armor one first, which probably led me to waste some time here and there, having to go back to places I couldn't reach before to properly clean them because of that damn armor.

And I agree, this DLC is easier to navigate than Elysium which was a nightmare in hindsight. But it was still extremely tiresome at times, I honestly grew bored of so many damn caves (that are unpleasant to navigate into just for the sheer fact they're caves, as well as getting easily lost in them trying to loot everything, I don't know it just tired me). I think it was a bit of a lazy move to resort so heavily on caves in order to shape the Underworld, I feel like other things could have been done, more beautifully. Compare it to the world of Anubis in Origins (Duat), and one has creativity and a beautiful and original art direction which is surprising at times but lovely, with a diversity of places and environment, and one is just dull and cliché and gets boring very very fast.
 
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Freezasaurus

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Oct 25, 2017
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I think it was a bit of a lazy move to resort so heavily on caves in order to shape the Underworld, I feel like other things could have been done, more beautifully. Compare it to the world of Anubis in Origins (Duat), and one has creativity and a beautiful and original art direction which is surprising at times but lovely, with a diversity of places and environment, and one is just dull and cliché and gets boring very very fast.
I think the DLC for Origins was on another level entirely. Not only in terms of aesthetics and level design, but the Egyptian mythos doesn't seem to be nearly so overused in entertainment as that of the Greeks and Romans. Having all of those new regions to explore in Origins, each representing different parts of the afterlife was a rather inspired decision.

Comparitively, I also think the episodic releases of the Odyssey DLC may be hurting it as well, compared to how we received less frequent, but much more substantial expansions for Origins. Though I understand why they did what they did. The aim in this case was to provide more consistent post-launch support on a more frequent basis. And the episodic release schedule allowed them to do that.
 

Fjordson

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Oct 25, 2017
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Whew, got the spear at level 5. I thought I would need 12 shards for it, but it turned out you "only" need 9. This meant I could do levels 4 and 5 almost back to back, since I made sure to kill every cultist I came across.

Luckily for the cultist below, my spear had just been upgraded to level 5 when I encountered them. So I let them live for the time being.


The Eyes See All, indeed.

Not sure what to think of the level 5 prerequisite to unlock the last tier of many abilities. It feels too steep in comparison to the amount of abilities there are (and how many you will actively use). I am only level 32 and I already needed to pick abilities I knew I wouldn't use just to spend the ability points on something, as all the useful abilitie tiers were locked behind that level 5 spear.

So on one hand it is a good incentive to keep hunting those cultists; otherwise they would be easy to disregard as an extra "gotta kill them all" side-quest. But I think level 4 would have been enough?
Yeah, I thought the level 5 spear requirement felt a bit steep as well. I ended up banking a handful of talent points after a while because I didn't have anything I wanted to spend them on pre-level 5 spear.
 

ClearMetal

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Oct 25, 2017
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Netherlands
The Heart of Stone quest on Seriphos stays great. Either I forgot or it didn't happen in my first playthrough, but I love that the victim actually puts a bounty on your head like a minute after storming out. I stayed at the party for a bit to see if any unique dialogue would happen and I suddenly see a bounty symbol pop up above one the soldiers' heads in the customs warehouse below. (They were still tagged from when I raided it earlier.) I actually began cursing at the game for being a buggy piece of shit since I made sure to hide the one soldier I killed. Then I looked at the bounty and it said "Crime: Deception".
 

ClearMetal

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Oct 25, 2017
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One of the better photos I made, even if I do say so myself:



Edit: Yooooooo, the Master Artemis set actually has body paint now? I had no idea they added that. The colors look a bit different as well. It all looks less... yellowy? I like it.

Before this I never actually used it, sticking with the regular hunter armor because of the paint. Now there is a reason to use the legendary look.
 
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rahji

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Oct 25, 2017
762
I met testikles yesterday. One of the most funny guys in the game so far. Chapter 7 is really long, almost a tad too long.
 

Dmax3901

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Oct 25, 2017
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Just wanna say that I'm enjoying Atlantis Ep 2 more than the first one. The underworld may be drab to look at, but the story and characters are way more focused and interesting. The environment is used in a cohesive way that's fun to explore, compared to Elysium which was very samey and just kinda a chore to get around in. Chasing down the fallen and encountering familiar faces is actually pretty fun. Interested to see where it goes next.
 

Linus815

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Oct 29, 2017
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The weirdest thing was that because it had to stand alone, it didn't make any reference at all to Legacy of the First Blade. We've played three episodes based entirely around certain characters (no spoilers) being incredibly important to Kassandra, yet they were literally never mentioned here. That felt really odd.
And Legacy of the first blade outright ignores whatever ending you got in the main game. You'd think your family would at least be present in a couple of scenes given you settle down and all............

But, it seems that ubisoft is determined to keep the main game and the dlc's somewhat seperate from eachother. Which, in my opinion, straight up sucks. It would add so much if there was more continuity between these stories.
 

Baccus

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Dec 4, 2018
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But, it seems that ubisoft is determined to keep the main game and the dlc's somewhat seperate from eachother. Which, in my opinion, straight up sucks. It would add so much if there was more continuity between these stories.
It's just a case of different studios, different priorities.

As stated by Ubisoft, they're targeting the DLCs to more hardcore fans, and such the first one was developed alongside the main game by a separate studio in Europe (I believe?). That's why it's pretty much standalone and focused on tying Odyssey with Origins-The rest of the series.

Meanwhile, Atlantis is developed by the main team, and such it narratively continues some plot threads in a way LOTFB doesn't. Some.main game choices carry over to Atlantis so that's their intent.

Ubisoft just needs more communication between the ancillary studios and the main ones so the package feels more cohesive.
 

DazzlerIE

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm level 32 and trying to get the spear up to level 5, it's a grind. Think I only have four shards and no uncovered cultists left to take on. Going to start following the clues to find the rest
 

Fjordson

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Oct 25, 2017
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Can any of the DLC be enjoyed in the midst of a first playthrough? Maybe just for some new scenery and cool items? Or do they all spoil stuff from the base story?

For context: I'm level 58 and about 60% through the main family story, have killed 20 cultists and I've been through the introduction / reveal of the third main questline.
 
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ClearMetal

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Oct 25, 2017
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Strange question maybe, but what happened to all the dolphins in this game? I remember a dozen dolphins swimming in the Adrestia's wake everytime I sailed somewhere. Now only occasionally does one (and only one) follow me and even then he's like "screw you, I'm going home" after a few seconds.
 

mf.luder

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Oct 28, 2017
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I just started the first Atlantis mission with the 3 symbols. The content for this game just doesn’t end! I haven’t done the legacy of first blade things either. Really love the game.
 

Philtastic

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Jan 3, 2018
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Hey guys! I took a long hiatus from this game after beating the family main quest to mostly play The Division 2, but I've come back now that a lot of the DLC is out. Looking forward to wrapping up the Cult and Atlantis main story lines and then tackling the DLC!

I remember early on that a lot of people complained about how you apparently could not assassinate many enemies in one-shot, and I spent a lot of time trying to debunk that, particularly that your spec/build was very important. I just happened to get a bounty quest last night to take on a level 99 mercenary while level 69 and said, "What the heck, let's try this!" I was pretty satisfied with the result:
 

ClearMetal

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Oct 25, 2017
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Almost level 47. Time to hunt the last beast and finally finish the Daughters of Artemis quest line. The Adrestia just isn't the same without them as my crew.

Beautiful pic.
Is it just me that thought this was HZD, for just a sec?
Thank you!

It does give off that vibe, yeah, although I am not sure why. Maybe the colors?

Speaking of HZD: That was one game I just couldn't get into when I played it two years ago. Mostly because of personal reasons (I was basically too tired to enjoy the game) rather than game related issues. I should give it another chance after I am done with Odyssey. One of the things I disliked about HZD at the time—the lack of focus when you are sent to Meridia (I think it was called) and the game turning into something like a 'quicksand box'—is what I like about Odyssey. I now find myself actively avoiding story bits and large sidequests just because I find the freedom of going anywhere I want, doing anything I want much, more appealing than being locked into a questline. So hey, maybe I will like HZD better this time around.
 

JediTimeBoy

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Oct 27, 2017
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Almost level 47. Time to hunt the last beast and finally finish the Daughters of Artemis quest line. The Adrestia just isn't the same without them as my crew.


Thank you!

It does give off that vibe, yeah, although I am not sure why. Maybe the colors?

Speaking of HZD: That was one game I just couldn't get into when I played it two years ago. Mostly because of personal reasons (I was basically too tired to enjoy the game) rather than game related issues. I should give it another chance after I am done with Odyssey. One of the things I disliked about HZD at the time—the lack of focus when you are sent to Meridia (I think it was called) and the game turning into something like a 'quicksand box'—is what I like about Odyssey. I now find myself actively avoiding story bits and large sidequests just because I find the freedom of going anywhere I want, doing anything I want much, more appealing than being locked into a questline. So hey, maybe I will like HZD better this time around.
Tbh, I still haven't even got half way into HZD (life keeps getting in the way lol), but it's a great game. I haven't played Odyssey yet, but in some ways HZD reminds me of Origins (including the gorgeous art and HDR).

I'm sure I remember being able to do weapon configuration in HZD, like the different types of arrows etc, and I'm hoping that the next AC will allow us to do the same thing.

Btw, can I ask what the differences are between Origins and Odyssey? E.g., I've heard a fair few people mention that Odyssey is rpg / rpg-lite.
 

ClearMetal

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Oct 25, 2017
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Tbh, I still haven't even got half way into HZD (life keeps getting in the way lol), but it's a great game. I haven't played Odyssey yet, but in some ways HZD reminds me of Origins (including the gorgeous art and HDR).

I'm sure I remember being able to do weapon configuration in HZD, like the different types of arrows etc, and I'm hoping that the next AC will allow us to do the same thing.

Btw, can I ask what the differences are between Origins and Odyssey? E.g., I've heard a fair few people mention that Odyssey is rpg / rpg-lite.
I haven't played Origins, so I can't tell what the differences are between it and Odyssey. But yeah, Odyssey is pretty much an open-world RPG with a big focus on the stealth and parkour the franchise is known for. Not that stealth is mandatory, but the way the bounty system works I feel it is definitely encouraged. There is also a ton of loot to collect, if that is your thing. The armor customization system, unlocked after a few hours, gives you access to all the armor pieces you have collected, so there is a lot of freedom to look the way you want.

As I mentioned, I am personally not a fan of the (side-)questlines. But that is not to say they are badly done. On the contrary, actually: whenever I really push myself to do them, they are very entertaining.