The Assassin Creed series returns to us with a new version, which is Odyssey from Ubisoft Québec development studio, who previously provided us with the game Assassin Creed Syndicate, and after several parts of varying level, we got last year the game Assassin Creed Origins, which won the acceptance of a large segment with the players, to come this year with a new version of the series It is an Odyssey in a different period of time and a new civilization to live and discover its many secrets.
I do not hide you a secret that I was afraid to try this version, despite my passion for the series, but what I saw of promotional shows did not convince me at the beginning and I was afraid that it would be another version of Origins with some modifications and frills here and there, but the enthusiasm of the developers in their conversation with several sites was ambitious And their desire was very clear to present a different and daring experience while presenting several new ideas presented for the first time in the series, so did they master that and fulfill their promises to the players? This we will discuss in the next lines for our review of the game.
In the beginning, you will have to choose one of the two heroes, so you can play the character, Cassandra, or Alexis, knowing that what controls the change of the story are your decisions and not the character you choose. The choices you make will have direct and indirect effects on you and the game world, which makes every decision you make very important and gave this Choices are a sense of freedom that we have not previously experienced in the series, the events of this part in ancient Greece in a period in which devastation and war spread between Athens and Sparta, and here comes your personality as a mercenary who works for money only, so you are here not seeking to do good or otherwise, and your personality may not care about the supreme goal and what It matters to money, and then you start on an interesting journey with our hero to discover more facts about his world and his family and work by making your decisions by writing storylines and events related to your journey in the game world.
The game offers a distinct story narrative and the game does not cease to present many surprises and unexpected events to make the story more interesting and draw you to finish it, from the first moment in the game you will see new ideas, so you start with the option to choose the style of play that suits you. You can choose the guided mode, which is a traditional experience where signs are displayed Missions and their locations on the map all the time, or choose the mode of exploration, which is a pattern that you must search in the world to reveal the goals, places of tasks, and others, for a different experience full of exploration for those who love this type of experience.
Speaking of the style of play, we can divide it into three main parts, namely the combat system, exploration, and ship battles, as for the combat system, many modifications have been made to it and it has become faster and more interactive, especially by adding many capabilities that you can use to develop your fighting style, as the capabilities are divided into three categories, which are Alasin "and" warrior "and" hunter "and you can choose the abilities that suit your style of play. If you prefer to play in stealth, you can focus on the appropriate abilities for this type of play. Your own while giving you complete freedom to choose the weapon that best suits your style, except that any armor or clothes you will wear to fight will show the change directly in the shape of the hero.
You can wander around the vast world, discover what is hidden, storm the enemy's strongholds and their various fortresses, search for treasures, or even search for bandits and eliminate their leaders and many other things from exploring caves spread to hunting various fierce animals, there are many and many tasks to perform, areas to discover and historical figures to get to know them. There is still a lot to do in this vast world, but we will leave this for you to explore it yourself, one of the most important features of the game is that it offers you a lively world, so sometimes you will see predators hunting or some of the battles that happen in some villages as you pass through them, or even the daily work of carpentry and carving And arts on the side of the road.
Returning to the most important points of the game, the focus has been renewed on ship battles again in this edition, and I found that it was presented in a very satisfactory way and without being exaggerated exaggeratedly, there are many different side tasks to perform if you want to, whether by toppling a certain number of enemy ships or exploring islands Remote in search of new treasures, you will always work to develop your ship to face the continuous rise in the strength of enemy ships, it will work to develop and upgrade the ship, increase damage, develop the arsenal, stamina, and many more, and all this is done through the resources that you will collect on your trip or by destroying enemy ships or even by breaking your old weapons that you no longer need.
The game offers you a large number of various missions between missions for the main story, side missions, and stories of side characters. This apart from the daily and weekly missions that renew and upon completion you get many resources and points to develop your character.
The game offers us a graphically dazzling world with a beautiful diversity of colors and mastery of the smallest details from the reflection of the sun’s rays on water bodies to the expressions of elaborate faces during the dialogues where they witness details of the movement and expressions of the faces that we have not seen before in the series, as well as the game, offers amazing audio diversity as you wander in This vast world of conversations to the sounds of rumbling water and the sounds of birds from a nearby area gives you a feeling of more integration into this distinctive world with a good voice representation for most of the characters and a good overall written translation of the dialogues and excellent for menus and options in Arabic.
Well, our experience was not completely perfect, as we faced several technical problems here and there, especially when running with horses for a long distance, so the movement may stop for a few seconds so that the game can download the rest of the areas, except that you will see the download screen repeatedly before and after conversations with some of the characters and when moving from exploration mode Eagle returns to the normal situation, and although it does not last for only a few seconds, it often occurs during play.
The game offers us tens of hours of fun in a world that is the freest and varied in the series, and a great diversity of fighting and exploration styles, to offer us Ubisoft a game worth trying.