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Which character are you playing as??


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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.
 

rahji

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Oct 25, 2017
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Just finished the questline in Olympia yesterday. It was a lot of fun and very well made. On to arkadia now!
I think the main difference between origins and Odyssey is that Odyssey goes full rpg. More customisation, dialogue options(!), a more thought out skill tree, deeper loot and mercenary systems. I like both games and if I have to choose I would say ody because of the phenomenal performance of Kassandra. I catch myself exhausting all dialogue options regularly and even going for odd choices just to put her in a weird spot. I really like the way she was written, cocky and always a funny thing on her tongue.
 

ClearMetal

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Oct 25, 2017
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Wow, I had no idea the sails of the Adrestia changed once again once you upgrade the hull to legendary level. That black/red/gold scheme of the hull itself was already the GOAT and the new black/gold/red sail makes it look even better.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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On part 2 of the Atlantis dlc and
I'm mad at this dummy Alexios for letting Phoibe go off on her own again. Thought he would've learned this lesson by now with her previously dying and all.
 

regawdless

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Oct 28, 2017
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Had two hours to play yesterday. Wanted to finally progress the main story because I'm level 34 and just reached Athens. Ended up killing three legendary animals from a side quest and not even touching the story. Again.
This game has just so much stuff around every corner.
 
Apr 30, 2018
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Ok so I completed the june Tales of Greece 'Every Story Has An Ending' but no trophy.. I already completed the main quest and all quests involved so no luck in that as well.

Anyone encountered this problem?

Of and the finale tales will be included next week I assume?
 
Oct 30, 2017
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Playing this on PC in 4k with HDR enable there are times were the visuals blow me away like nothing before. Honestly feels like what Id imagine next gen will be like.

Sorry for the hyperbole but the game is unreal looking at times.
 

regawdless

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Oct 28, 2017
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Playing this on PC in 4k with HDR enable there are times were the visuals blow me away like nothing before. Honestly feels like what Id imagine next gen will be like.

Sorry for the hyperbole but the game is unreal looking at times.
Agree. Now add MXAO and clarity via reshade and it will look even better. MXAO is amazing and adds a lot of depth, especially on the vegetation. I will post a comparison when I'm back from work.

Have to turn it of in caves though because it can't deal with the fog.
 

Rex_DX

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Oct 28, 2017
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Agree. Now add MXAO and clarity via reshade and it will look even better. MXAO is amazing and adds a lot of depth, especially on the vegetation. I will post a comparison when I'm back from work.

Have to turn it of in caves though because it can't deal with the fog.
That seems pretty inconvenient to turn off for every instance of fog.

How big a performance hit is MXAO? As it is I can’t even come close to maxing this game out at 4K with a 1080 Ti and 6700.
 

Clefargle

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Oct 25, 2017
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Incredible title

Been watching my SO play for 200+ hours now and I can safely say that an open world game hasn’t blown me away this much since BOTW.
 

Arcade55

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Oct 27, 2017
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Playing this on PC in 4k with HDR enable there are times were the visuals blow me away like nothing before. Honestly feels like what Id imagine next gen will be like.

Sorry for the hyperbole but the game is unreal looking at times.
Even on the consoles this game looks amazing. I think it's one of the most natural looking and detailed games ever made. If the character models were just a little better I'd say it would be up there with Red Dead 2.
 

Macello

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Oct 25, 2017
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Ok so I completed the june Tales of Greece 'Every Story Has An Ending' but no trophy.. I already completed the main quest and all quests involved so no luck in that as well.

Anyone encountered this problem?

Of and the finale tales will be included next week I assume?
From PlaystationTrophies.org: "If you are having trouble getting this trophy to pop, there is a final quest called "Moving Forward" that will only appear after the completion of the Socrates quest "We Remember" that appears in Athens."

You also have to have completed the main quest, I think.
 

regawdless

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Oct 28, 2017
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That seems pretty inconvenient to turn off for every instance of fog.

How big a performance hit is MXAO? As it is I can’t even come close to maxing this game out at 4K with a 1080 Ti and 6700.
It's a hit, but you can turn down the quality of the MXAO. I have a 1080ti and a 8700k and am playing at 1440p 60fps nearly maxed out. But I'm inserting SMAA and FXXA through reshade as well, turned down the ingame AA. Am happy with the IQ, added some clarity, now it looks sharp and clear.

Here you go:



Original quality pics:

Vanilla


Reshade (MXAO, clarity, some sharpening etc.)
 

Freezasaurus

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Oct 25, 2017
27,104
I feel like every normal person would say BOW is on both accounts, but I’m inclined to agree with you, and it’s crazy.
Wait, you mean Breath of the Wild, right? Man. I guess I liked BotW in hindsight, but as open-world games go it's bare-bones as fuck. Doesn't hold a candle to Odyssey.
 
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Norton F

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Oct 31, 2017
774
The mercenaries are really start to piss me off. Guess I'll just start paying my bounty all the time so they stop screwing up my missions.

Do they show up more frequently based on the game's difficulty? Cuz I might lower it if they are related.

Is the one thing in the game that I'm really not liking.
 

erlim

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Oct 26, 2017
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The mercenaries are really start to piss me off. Guess I'll just start paying my bounty all the time so they stop screwing up my missions.

Do they show up more frequently based on the game's difficulty? Cuz I might lower it if they are related.

Is the one thing in the game that I'm really not liking.
They show up when you misbehave, like the police in GTA. Once you start progressing in the game, it’s kind of advantageous to fight them for gear and xp. The worse is when you’re sieging a fort and two mercenaries drop in to team up on you while you’re fighting 10 guys already.
 

ClearMetal

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Oct 25, 2017
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They show up when you misbehave, like the police in GTA. Once you start progressing in the game, it’s kind of advantageous to fight them for gear and xp. The worse is when you’re sieging a fort and two mercenaries drop in to team up on you while you’re fighting 10 guys already.
Yeah I hate when that happens.

I think forts and the like should render you immune to mercenaries/bounties for as long as you are in the hostile zone. So the game should still keep track of your crimes, the bounty just shouldn't kick in until you leave the area. This should give you time to prepare for the coming fight, evade the mercenaries or pay off your bounty.

Another thing I don't like about bounties and mercenaries is how the bounty level stays the same no matter how many mercenaries you kill. If you kill a mercenary who is hunting you, the wanted meter should drop by 1 level.
 

erlim

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Oct 26, 2017
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Yeah I hate when that happens.

I think forts and the like should render you immune to mercenaries/bounties for as long as you are in the hostile zone. So the game should still keep track of your crimes, the bounty just shouldn't kick in until you leave the area. This should give you time to prepare for the coming fight, evade the mercenaries or pay off your bounty.

Another thing I don't like about bounties and mercenaries is how the bounty level stays the same no matter how many mercenaries you kill. If you kill a mercenary who is hunting you, the wanted meter should drop by 1 level.
It’s also kind of fun to defeat the weird looking mercenaries non lethally and make them lieutenants on your ship.
 

Norton F

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Oct 31, 2017
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They show up when you misbehave, like the police in GTA. Once you start progressing in the game, it’s kind of advantageous to fight them for gear and xp. The worse is when you’re sieging a fort and two mercenaries drop in to team up on you while you’re fighting 10 guys already.
That's exactly why I don't like how they work. Yesterday I was at a fort and needed to kill a leader. I assassinated him and no one saw nothing. As I was leaving, two mercenaries just popped up behind me and killed me.

It felt so cheap that I stopped playing.
 

erlim

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Oct 26, 2017
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London
That's exactly why I don't like how they work. Yesterday I was at a fort and needed to kill a leader. I assassinated him and no one saw nothing. As I was leaving, two mercenaries just popped up behind me and killed me.

It felt so cheap that I stopped playing.
When you go to town and take out everybody plus the mercenaries, it feels nice. That said, you can always just pay them off as you’re racking up murders.
 

rahji

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Oct 25, 2017
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I really like it when mercenaries join the fight because it gets crazy really fast. What I don't like is when a high level mercenary joins the fight because he is a show stopper and I have to flee.
 

erlim

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Oct 26, 2017
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I really like it when mercenaries join the fight because it gets crazy really fast. What I don't like is when a high level mercenary joins the fight because he is a show stopper and I have to flee.
I get that sentiment for sure, but I do like how it changes up the gameplay to have to like, bail out and hide, and maybe wait until that mercenary is isolated and then make them pay dearly.
 

rahji

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Oct 25, 2017
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Yesterday I finished the family story quests and the emotional payoff was really good. I don't know how they did it but the emotional elements in this game are so well made that you almost have to get invested in. I guess it is a combination of really good actors (all hail Kassandra) and powerful face animation technology. It took me around 55 hours and I am lvl 46. Next goal is reaching lvl 50, get the number one spot of the mercenaries and win the arena. There is still so much to do it is crazy.
 

Slackbladder

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Nov 24, 2017
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Kent
Remember you can kill the Bounty sponser to get rid of bounties. I often purposely get a 5 rank bounty, kill a dozen mercs then kill the sponsor (sometimes there's 2). Only time it's tricky is when the sponsor is also the Region Leader.
 

Freezasaurus

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Oct 25, 2017
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Remember you can kill the Bounty sponser to get rid of bounties. I often purposely get a 5 rank bounty, kill a dozen mercs then kill the sponsor (sometimes there's 2). Only time it's tricky is when the sponsor is also the Region Leader.
Depending on how far in the game you are and how much money you have, it's easier to just pay the bounty.