Is that another trailer for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey on YouTube today? Whether that makes you groan or gasp for joy (or whether you are just emotionally dead inside) is your choice, and Odyssey will be serving up plenty of opportunities for you to choose as you play.
The latest trailer focuses on some key points at the beginning of the game, so there may be a few spoilers. You start by choosing whether you will kill two thugs working for the local gangster. I am paraphrasing here, but that’s what you are doing. After you beat them, you can choose to let them go with a little blood and bruises, or you can choose to stop being a quitter and send them over the River Styx.
It’s a small choice that leads to consequences and more choices. Another mission charges you to steal something from that same leader of wayward men I mentioned earlier. If you use stealth, he doesn’t know it was you. If you go in stabbing everything that moves, he might take offense to killing his hired help and taking his stuff.
Some choices have more dire consequences. I’ll be purposely vague to avoid spoilers, but you have to choose whether a group lives or dies. Your decision will impact their lives and others in ways you might not understand. All of these decisions throughout the game can lead you to one of multiple endings.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is one of our most anticipated games. With all the good titles this year and more yet to come, that’s an accomplishment. Ubisoft is setting the game in ancient Greece. You will be able to take part in giant battles on land and sea, make choices as either Alexios or Kassandra, and make your mark on the fates of Sparta and Athens, while fighting Medusa and a Cyclops.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will release on October 5th.
Jason became terminally addicted to videogames after receiving the NES at an early age. This addiction grew to include PC gaming and was cemented with the launch of the PS2. From then on, he was afflicted with epic RPGs, tense shooters, and deep strategy games, never becoming skillful, but never able to quit. He continues to play games (poorly) and share his passion for them to anyone willing to listen.