Nope, I didn't do any of those "mission of the week" things for the platinum. Honestly, the 25 hit combo in the air is easy when you have the right equipment as some of them give bonuses to the combo counter. And the other one you can get in the arena vaults...just whittle down their HP to not that much and then bait them into the lasers or spikes.canedaddy wrote: ↑Tue Aug 10, 2021 12:28 pmHey j, are the side missions where you get gold, silver or bronze for your completion time part of the platinum?
Eh, never mind. I just saw that it requires stuff like this...
It's A Bird!
Perform a 25 hit combo while in air.
Look, No Hands!
Defeat 10 enemies using traps inside the Vaults of Tartaros.
No thanks. I will try for 100% though.
Yeah, my bad.
I also agree with that guy and your notes. I don't know if I'm of the opinion it's not an AC game, because when you get to game #12 in a series then sometimes it's fine to be different from the earlier entries. This seems to be the direction they're going. Bottom line = Odyssey is great.Phaseknox wrote: ↑Sat Aug 07, 2021 2:41 amI agree with this guy...
Playing Assassin’s Creed Odyssey again after Valhalla has proven to me how much better of a game that it is IMO, perhaps not a better AC game (Valhalla purposely feels more like AC due to complaints that Origins and Odyssey were too big of departures from the original AC formula) but a better game in general. However, that’s the thing about Odyssey - it’s not really an AC game. Despite having the AC name attached to it (and the modern day sci-fi stuff that cane loves so much) it’s more like a standalone game that I like to call The Adventures of Kassandra the Eagle Bearer.
I personally like it more than the previous AC games, and it’s the best third person open world action/adventure/RPG that I’ve played (Ghost of Tsushima, Ghost Recon: Wildlands, Mass Effect: Andromeda come close). It might even be the best game that I’ve played in general, but I haven’t played Lawn Mowing Simulator yet.
It’s a blend of some of my favorite genres such as action, hack-and-slash, adventure, RPG, stealth and open world, and the loot aspect of it is great. Frequently obtaining better armor and weapons (something that Valhalla pretty much lacks) is rewarding/satisfying, and the abilities and skills that you’re continuously unlocking/upgrading are really cool.
It has some of the best melee combat that I’ve experienced in a game, and there’s a good variety of enemies that you fight. And constantly having bounty hunters/mercenaries coming after you is exciting as they’re like mini-bosses. Hunting down and assassinating cult members is a lot of fun, too. Not to mention clearing out/looting bandit camps/soldier forts, as well as caves/ruins.
The mix of seriousness and humor throughout keeps it from having one tone the whole time (like Valhalla), and it offers a colorful cast of characters. Not to mention a big beautiful world to explore both on land and sea, and a staggering amount of quests that are all fun with their own mini-stories. The main story might not be the strongest (the one thing that Valhalla does better), but it’s still entertaining and never boring which is what counts.
The fact that I’m playing it again just a few months after finishing it and enjoying it just as much if not more speaks volumes about it. It’s easily one of the best games that I’ve played, and stands out amongst the plethora of games that are available these days.