Assassin's Creed: Odyssey - Looks like a reskinned Origins as opposed to a whole new, made from scratch game

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PostRe: Assassin's Creed: Odyssey - Looks like a reskinned Origins as opposed to a whole new, made from scratch game
by BOR » Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:00 pm

Pedz wrote:Black Flag a spin-off? or do you mean Freedom Cry?

I ask, as Black Flag was AC4 and also linked with 3 and Rouge.

Yes. You’re right. Freedom Cry.

My apologies.

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PostRe: Assassin's Creed: Odyssey - Looks like a reskinned Origins as opposed to a whole new, made from scratch game
by Parksey » Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:00 pm

I meant spin-off more in a sense that it took a sub-section of 3 and span it off into its own game. Black Flag and Rogue are still sort of own their own in terms of their focus on a nautical setting too (though Origins did have one or two ship missions I think).

Though I would wager though that Black Flag didn't start life as AC 4, given there was only a year between it and 3, compared to the 2 and 3 years between the previous numbered sequels.

EDIT - Thought that was about my comment that "Black Flag span-off 3's naval parts".

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PostRe: Assassin's Creed: Odyssey - Looks like a reskinned Origins as opposed to a whole new, made from scratch game
by BOR » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:36 pm

It will release on the 5th of October.

A protagonist that you can play as - Kassandra (female) or Alexios (male).

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PostRe: Next AC confirmed to be Assassin's Creed: Odyssey - Will officially debut at E3 '18
by Hime » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:14 pm

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Tafdolphin wrote:Loks almost exactly the same as Origins, almost like a reskin.


My thoughts exactly.

Aren't all same gen sequels a reskin to some degree?

Origins is still one of the best looking games around so it's not a bad thing from that point of view, my problem is that the narrative and dialogue will be absolute garbage again.


Just to be clear, I'm not saying it's completely a bad thing that it's a reskin. I really enjoyed Origins and so it sharing many of its mechanics (if that happens to be the case) will mean that I am more quickly able to get into it and enjoy myself, but that familiarity could also turn into a negative, as it did with me with the latest Far Cry.

Parksey wrote:It's a weird one. Even when the games were annual, they were still different enough to avoid being called a reskin. Black Flag was spun off from 3's naval combat but had its own identity. Unity took it back to a big singular city and Syndicate was hardly a carbon copy of that game. The all had a slightly different interface, control scheme or whatever.

This one looks exactly like Origins. Unlike the other annual entries, which were developed concurrently and by different teams, I wouldn't be surprised if they've just rapidly knocked this out after Origins got a lot of plaudits. They couldn't resist the money involved in going back to annual release, clearly.


I think Parksey's nailed it with that.

I totally agree with you, it's just that 'reskin' is nearly always used as a pejorative.

Parksey did indeed, nail it.

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PostRe: Assassin's Creed: Odyssey - Looks like a reskinned Origins as opposed to a whole new, made from scratch game
by BOR » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:33 pm

Details leaked.

Game set in 431 BC - Peloponnesian War
Time of war and peace, contrast behind land and sea
Ancient Greek culture
Two characters: Kassandra and Alexios; same story for both characters
Both Spartan characters; raised as a spartan warrior as a child
Tragedy rips family apart while young
Story pick ups 17 years later on island of Kefalonia
Trained to be a mercenary, contract comes that opens up whole world to them and sends them on their odyssey
Descendant of the First Civ bloodline
First Civ intertwined with mythology
Present Day returns; continues to explore story of Layla
Layla searching for First Civ knowledge and artifacts
Ideologies of order vs freedom are both presented as grey
Naval system is a seamless experience, upgrade boat, recruit new people, ram into other ships, cleave ships in two
Ships have specific abilities
Can recruit just about anyone in the world, characters can provide buffs to ship like increased health
Gear is customizable and upgradable with you
Choice is fundamental - interactive dialogue system
Historical events pan out the way they're recorded in history
From a personal story standpoint, choices dictate outcomes of what is happening
Biggest map in the franchise
October 5th, 2017
PC, PS4, Xbox One

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PostRe: Assassin's Creed: Odyssey - Looks like a reskinned Origins as opposed to a whole new, made from scratch game
by Moggy » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:37 pm

BOR wrote:Details leaked.

Game set in 431 BC - Peloponnesian War
Time of war and peace, contrast behind land and sea
Ancient Greek culture
Two characters: Kassandra and Alexios; same story for both characters
Both Spartan characters; raised as a spartan warrior as a child
Tragedy rips family apart while young
Story pick ups 17 years later on island of Kefalonia
Trained to be a mercenary, contract comes that opens up whole world to them and sends them on their odyssey
Descendant of the First Civ bloodline
First Civ intertwined with mythology
Present Day returns; continues to explore story of Layla
Layla searching for First Civ knowledge and artifacts
Ideologies of order vs freedom are both presented as grey
Naval system is a seamless experience, upgrade boat, recruit new people, ram into other ships, cleave ships in two
Ships have specific abilities
Can recruit just about anyone in the world, characters can provide buffs to ship like increased health
Gear is customizable and upgradable with you
Choice is fundamental - interactive dialogue system
Historical events pan out the way they're recorded in history
From a personal story standpoint, choices dictate outcomes of what is happening
Biggest map in the franchise
October 5th, 2017
PC, PS4, Xbox One


Release Assassins Creed Origins, then release a prequel set 400ish years before. :lol:

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PostRe: Assassin's Creed: Odyssey - Looks like a reskinned Origins as opposed to a whole new, made from scratch game
by Alvin Flummux » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:40 pm

This series is a bloody mess, isn't it? Time was, you could at least count on the next game relating somewhat to the last, chronologically. Now we don't even have that.

Reboot it in the heyday of Babylon, the Hittite Empire etc and move forward from there, through Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas. If this were my property I would demand it.

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PostRe: Assassin's Creed: Odyssey - Looks like a reskinned Origins as opposed to a whole new, made from scratch game
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PostRe: Assassin's Creed: Odyssey - Looks like a reskinned Origins as opposed to a whole new, made from scratch game
by KK » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:47 am

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Standard Edition

Includes 1 copy of the game.

Standard Edition Pre Order Edition

Extra story mission 'The Blind King'

Deluxe Edition (PC Uplay Exclusive)

Extra story mission 'Blind King' (pre orders only)
Additional pieces of armour, weaponry, mounts, unique ship design, temporary XP boost.

£61.99/$79.99

Gold Edition

Steelbook case
Early access
Season pass

£79.99/$99.99

Ultimate Edition (digital-only exclusively for PC and Xbox One)

Early access (from 2nd October)
Season Pass
Deluxe Edition content

£95.99/$119.99

Medusa Edition

Pre-order exclusive bonus mission
Soundtrack
64-page artbook
Kronos Pack DLC
World map
Fallen Gorgon statue.
First 10,000 orders will receive a medal necklace

£99.99

Spartan Edition

Digital Deluxe DLC pack
Season pass
Exclusive lithograph
Spartan Leap statue

£144.99/$159.99

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Pantheon Edition

All of the above software and extras (see photo)
Nemesis Diorama statue

£219.99/$219.99

- Kassandra statue sold separately. £50.

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PostRe: Assassin's Creed: Odyssey - Looks like a reskinned Origins as opposed to a whole new, made from scratch game
by Trelliz » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:51 am

I'll get the "receive the base game for christmas and by the time i get round to it pick up the dlc in a sale for less than the season pass which includes loads of pointless tat anyway" edition.

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PostRe: Assassin's Creed: Odyssey - Looks like a reskinned Origins as opposed to a whole new, made from scratch game
by Photek » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:24 pm

I’ll get this when it’s half price, it may be a slight evolution on Origins but that’s ok for me.

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PostRe: Assassin's Creed: Odyssey - Looks like a reskinned Origins as opposed to a whole new, made from scratch game
by Moggy » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:56 pm

Photek wrote:I’ll get this when it’s half price, it may be a slight evolution on Origins but that’s ok for me.


I love Origins, but I waited for that to be on sale. AC games usually drop in price pretty quickly after release, it’s always worth hanging on a month or two.

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PostRe: Assassin's Creed: Odyssey - Looks like a reskinned Origins as opposed to a whole new, made from scratch game
by Squinty » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:22 pm

Moggy wrote:
Photek wrote:I’ll get this when it’s half price, it may be a slight evolution on Origins but that’s ok for me.


I love Origins, but I waited for that to be on sale. AC games usually drop in price pretty quickly after release, it’s always worth hanging on a month or two.


Still waiting for Origins to hit that magic 20 quid mark.

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PostRe: Assassin's Creed: Odyssey - Looks like a reskinned Origins as opposed to a whole new, made from scratch game
by Vermilion » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:23 pm

Origins was almost certainly the best game of 2017, so the fact that this looks to be more of the same is a good thing as far as i'm concerned.

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PostRe: Assassin's Creed: Odyssey - Looks like a reskinned Origins as opposed to a whole new, made from scratch game
by imbusydoctorwho » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:33 pm

I still haven't even completed Origins yet as I thought we'd have a years break of AC. Will certainly go for this but only in the sales.


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