Jul 06 2020

The end of an odyssey

Published by at 2:01 am under Games,Software

202 hours and 17 minutes of net playing time. I finally finished Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and its two huge DLCs.

To make this short:

Yes, I still think the game is too big for its own good.

But:

In July 2020, this game is among the three best computer games ever created: Half-Life 1, Uncharted 4, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. And not necessarily in that order.

Kassandra is the ultimate heroine, throughout the history of computer games – and movies or novels for that matter – no other female lead character was ever conceived that would match her. You have to play and finish the game if you want to discuss this. And should you finish the game, trust me, you will not question my statement. At all. Full stop.

Ancient Greece is — by far — the most beautiful location ever depicted in a computer game. Barnabas is one of the loveliest side-kick characters ever imagined in a computer game; at worst, he’s second only to Victor Sullivan in the Uncharted series. (And boy, do I get thirsty when Victor Sullivan smokes a cigar and holds a tumbler of Singe Malt in his hands…)

This game alone justifies buying an Xbox One X.  I paid 254 Euros for mine when it was on sale a few months ago. Odyssey was also on sale. So for less than 300 bucks, I was perfectly entertained for around four months. A brand new console title is sold for 70 bucks. Even should I never play another game on the One X, I think the console and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey were worth every damn penny that I paid for them. The Series X is due around Christmas, so you could tell me that I was nuts buying that console only a few weeks before its successor was released. But hell, I don’t regret buying the One X and Odyssey one bit.

This game is fucking awesome.

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