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  • 6 months later...
On 20/02/2021 at 17:25, pledge said:

Was nice to hear someone say "Oh this was in Assassin's Creed Odyssey" on University Challenge the other day. Unfortunately still didn't get it right.

 

In Our Time, the highbrow R4 discussion show with Melvyn Bragg had the most colossal spoiler for Assassin's Creed Odyssey (as in, one of the ahistorical plot points) which was quite unexpected to say the least. It was a program about Ancient Greece, but still. Unexpected! Melvyn's frosty lack of response to his guest bringing up a video game was amusing too.

 

Anyway, nice news about the patch (although the loading is the killer not the fps). I'm past the main story but I'm still occasionally playing it. In fact I imagine I could wring another 30 hours out of it, and that's without the DLC. Not to complain about value, but I feel the game is just a little too bloated really.

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On 22/03/2020 at 19:54, Skull Commander said:

Since this was on free play I decided to give it a spin. Always fancied it because I'm a sucker for the Greek setting but could never justify it as I have Origins sitting on my pile of shame as it came with my Xbox one X. 

 

Anyway after giving it a spin it's really good. So much in fact that I have stopped playing it so I don't spoil it for later. It's convinced me to dig out Origins and play through that so I can justify a purchase of this at a later date. 

That later date has come! I played through about 60 hours of Origins and finished the main part of the game so thought I'd use some of my rewards credit and treat myself to the ultimate version (or whatever they call it). Restarted the game playing as the female character (as had done a few hours of the free trail as the male) and I'm getting well into it. The frame rate improvements are amazing and the game looks mostly stunning. While not too different from Origins, that isn't an issue as it's such an amazing setting and I love the exploration. All my childhood Jason and the Argonauts/Clash of the Titans love has finally been presented in game form. 

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I bounced off this back in the day. Decided to pick it back up and its just so much better at 4k/60fps on SX. 

 

I just can't play at 30fps for action games anymore. 

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I really enjoyed this, and Kassandra is great but paradoxically I think it'll be the last AC game I play. I used to love them for their historical tourism but it's kind of gotten away from that. I felt the sense of place in Ancient Greece wasn't there in that same way that it was for Renaissance Italy or Revolutionary Paris. It is all too spread out.

The additional quests felt like padding, and weird padding. "Hey my favourite prostitute has a new best customer, will you kill him?" "Why sure thing!"

"My wool shop can't make any profits, will you murder my competition" "Why certainly!"

"Will you kill a few Spartans for me?" "Well, I'm a spartan and just won a war for them, but absolutely!"

Even when they do something with a bit of flavour like staging a play or something, it just has to end with a load of people storming the stage and a big fight.

 

To be honest, I think a lot of this is just its incomprehensible length burning me out on it. But if I was to pick up Valhalla I think it would seem like just a continuation, not a reset.

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I flew to Cyprus last year or so, and I recognised where we were flying over at some point directly from the AC Odyssey map. That's obviously not quite the same point you were making, but I also didn't think it suffered from a lack of sense of place.

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I’m really enjoying it, the game play is super smooth and whilst not too taxing it’s challenging enough to be satisfying, and I enjoy equipping new armour, weapons etc. 
 

Trying to get the right balance of brightness and HDR as it seems a bit too bright at times, and the HDR settings are a bit opaque. 
 

Overall it’s a good game, like a more streamlined Witcher III or RDR2. 

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1 hour ago, Boothjan said:

I think I'll get the DLC done on this - I've not touched it for ages but know I can make use of the enhanced visuals, I think it's worth returning to it.

 

The Atlantis DLC is really good, possibly the best DLC ever created for an Ubi game. 

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2 hours ago, Ry said:

I bounced off this back in the day. Decided to pick it back up and its just so much better at 4k/60fps on SX. 

It's mint, isn't it?

 

I poured hours into Origins, then picked this up and didn't look near it. 

 

Since the update, I've ploughed through a good bit of it. 

 

Smooth as butter and looks gorgeous. 

 

Not sure about some of the dodgier 'outfit' choices, though...

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Does anyone else occasionally get a wee glitch where the clouds seem pink and slightly glitchy looking? Happened a couple of times and backing out of the game to the main xbox screen and going back in seems to sort it out. Was getting slightly paranoid that my Series X is going to throw a wobbler, but all my other games are running perfectly. 

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Back on this following the boost for the Series X - tons of DLC to get through. 

 

It really is utterly glorious and vast - I'd forgotten just how much I enjoy the combat, and Kassandra is such a badass. 

 

The FPS boost is a big improvement too. It looks incredible on my OLED - I must have another 30-odd hours left to enjoy here.

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I accidentally finished this during the week. Thought I had a lot more to do as I was only lvl 43 and have quests that are at lvl 50 in my journal. Nope, main story done. To be fair I didn't bother much with the quests you pick up in the towns and only done stuff like the Tales of Ancient Greece, but even then I haven't exposed more than half of the cult and I haven't done any of the Atlantis stuff! I'm happy to keep playing though as I've really enjoyed. Checked my save file and I'm already at 55 hours!

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