“Assassin’s Creed Odessy” has negative reviews by fans

Ana Mata, Staff Writer

The hype is real as a new “Assassin’s Creed” game is set to launch this week on Oct. 5. The game was teased on May 31 on “Assassin’s Creed” Twitter page, but was given confirmation and a release date at this year’s E3 event.

This newest game, “Assassins Creed Odyssey” serves as the 12th installment in the long franchise, but is the 11th major installment. “Assassin’s Creed” is an RPG-based game centered on action-adventure and stealth in an open world format. The video game series was created by Patrice Désilets, Jade Raymond and Corey May.

The game is developed and published by Ubisoft.

For the first time in “Assassin’s Creed” you have a choice of playing as either a male (Alexios) or a female (Kassandra). A legendary broken spear and a spiritual lineage are all you have to guide you on your crusade. You grow up in Sparta, where you are surrounded by a loving family, and were trained in combat to become a true warrior. Tragedy strikes, so you set off on an epic journey, going from outcast mercenary to legendary Spartan hero. In your odyssey, you can sail the entire Aegean Sea, making both friends and enemies alike.

“Assassins Creed Odyssey” shares similarities with its predecessor, “Assassins Creed Origins” but contains many new elements added to it as well. Players are now able to climb anything in the game, AI – guided NPCs run on their own schedules, and the game will show lists of missions when you get close to certain areas. “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey” is full of large bright flowers and tall cliffs near the sea.

Scott Philips, game director for “Assassins Creed Odyssey,” looks forward to showing the game to the fan base.

“Assassins Creed Odyssey” will take things even further, bringing dialogue options to the series for the first time. The game even incorporates the sailing elements from “Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag” and some game graphics from “Assassins Creed Origins.” Choices matter in this installment, meaning the choices you make in-game will affect the game world and ending.

Creative Director Jonathan Dumont felt pleased at bringing ancient Greece to life.

“It’s such a beautiful world, and the rendition that our world team and art team did is marvelous,” said Dumont. “It’s probably the biggest world we’ve ever done.”

It has been almost one year since the “Assassins Creed Origins” came out, and though “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey” hasn’t been released yet, it has received some positive, but mostly negative reviews from the fan base.

IGN Editor Branden Tyrell held confidence for the game and its fan base.

“While there are definitely rough edges, ‘Odyssey’ sets a new bar for “Assassin’s Creed” games and holds its own in the eternal debate over the best open-world roleplaying games ever,” Tyrrel said.

Polygon commenter Juri Marsh, however, felt disappointed with the game.

“This is ultimately my biggest hurdle with the series. It treats the audience like they’re too stupid to understand what a video game is. But the Animus is used to relive the main characters genetic past. It’s a video game! It can do anything it wants! Have trust in the audience that by now, they don’t care about the modern crap and want a cool setting in ancient [insert civilization here].”

I personally am excited about the game and am looking forward to the release date this week. The game has wonderful graphics and shows different elements that not even “Assassin’s Creed Origins” had. I look forward to exploring the new story and world the “Assassin’s Creed” team has made.

There are quick gameplay videos and demos of the game on Youtube with the director of the game and a few others who worked on the game playing it and showing off some of the new game they have created.