Anyone who has been in the world of games for a long time has undoubtedly heard of the Assassin's Creed series. This week, Ubisoft announced that Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is now available. As the title of the game already reveals a bit, the big trump card within the newest part of the series is that you as a player experience a personally formed story. The Assassin's Creed Odyssey throws you right into the world of ancient Greece, where you as the oldest child of a Spartan general travel throughout the country and experience a personal story full of intrigue and violence

Know the game

In the game, you make choices between dialogues that are held with other characters.

You sometimes get to deal with difficult decisions that have an impact on the further progression in the game. Therefore, nothing feels predictable and you can prepare yourself for an action-packed adventure full of plot twists and memorable moments. Exploring the world is also a big part of the game and in that area, Odyssey's digital Greece is convincing.

No matter where you go, there is always something going on. Many activities can occur here. The basis of the game has many similarities with its predecessor "Assassin's Creed Origins," so the fighting system from the previous game is back, where timing is crucial. Furthermore, the boating from previous Assassin's Creed games is more prominent this time.

A role-playing game

Add up all the above and you'll get an Assassin's Creed game that feels very fresh on the one hand, but also has many similarities with previous adventures. It is clearly visible that Ubisoft has started to build on the successful new base that many a gamer managed to enjoy last year. Thus many elements feel pretty familiar again.

Fighting is again challenging and requires precise timing to be the winner. The biggest difference here is that you cannot wear shields this time, so you depend on your own talent.

The further core of Odyssey is also known territory. The latest Assassin's Creed is again a role-playing game in heart and soul, which means that you can raise your character level by defeating enemies and completing assignments.

The same level also determines how easy or difficult a particular challenge is and thus forms the red thread. Choosing the right weapons, skills and armor plays a big role and so you not only form your own story, but you also create your own unique character as you progress. Meanwhile, according to Forbes, "It's hard not to play this game without thinking of The Witcher 3, CD Projekt Red's epic yarn that remains an industry touchstone for open world RPGs. "

That Assassin's Creed Odyssey is a game of proportion has been made clear. Unfortunately, with such a big adventure, the necessary cosmetic flaws come around the corner and Odyssey cannot get away from it. The voiced voices, for example, are of varying quality, from convincing to absolutely torturous.

In addition, the facial mimicry of most characters in the game is not something to write home about. And moments when a mission does not load well or assignments cannot be completed can also be missed as much as a toothache.