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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey review-in-progress

Steven Messner
 

Of all the Assassin’s Creed games, Odyssey is the most aptly named. It's a roleplaying game of mythic proportions, a world so vast and intricately detailed I feel lost in it all. This isn’t just Ubisoft’s usual style of open world draped and stretched over the Aegean Sea. Sure, there’s still that familiar scattering of icons that covers each of its 30ish zones, but Odyssey’s myriad of distractions weave into a satisfying web of systems that make most pursuits feel worthwhile beyond just checking items off a list.

More importantly, my time exploring even just one area of this vibrant imagining of ancient Greece has left me with plenty of memorable stories that, as I continue to progress further, are beginning to weave together into an odyssey all my own. Odyssey sheds so much of what Assassin’s Creed is traditionally known for to fully embrace the core concepts of a roleplaying game. Once I took the helm of my ship, the Adrestia, and began

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