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Redmess Redmess from Netherlands
Redmess
May 16th 2019 at 7:44:19 AM

It's kinda crazy though that a game set in an era known specifically for it's sword and shield combat does not have shields for the PC, while a lot of guards DO have shields.

Ghilz Fight It Out! from The Moon, Or Canada Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Fight It Out!
May 16th 2019 at 7:59:02 AM

True that, though AC protagonists have always been a bit eclectic in their weapon choices.

And the spear+shield combat style was designed to be used in formation (Not that the AI ever does form a phalanx) so it makes sense that a solo warrior wouldn't fight that way.

Redmess Redmess from Netherlands
Redmess
May 16th 2019 at 8:01:22 AM

Yeah, those conquest missions are just an extended melee with zero structure. Notice how at the start of each conquest, Spartans and Athenians are all neatly and evenly mixed in little groups, so each NPC has a chance to be in active combat at any given time.

blkwhtrbbt The Dragon of the Eastern Sea from Doesn't take orders from Vladimir Putin Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
The Dragon of the Eastern Sea
May 16th 2019 at 8:03:27 AM

A solo warrior COULD still fight that way they would just have to drop the spear very quickly after the enemy gets in range.

Although not with the sarissa. Those are too long to use outside of phalanx period.

Say to the others who did not follow through You're still our brothers, and we will fight for you
May 18th 2019 at 12:07:09 PM

Okay, so I know Walthrough Mode is frowned upon here, but after reading an online guide on the Silver Islands questline, I wanted to show what I know about getting the best ending to make sure I'm not missing anything:

  • Do not kill Padrokles until you actually get the quest telling you to do so.
  • Complete Thaletas and Kyra's personal quests before the Conquest Battle.
  • Do not romance Kyra or Thaletas (I read once that you can romance Thaletas without Kyra turning on you, but I don't want to risk it.
  • Kill the insane rebel in Sokrates' quest, or, alternatively, decline to give a goodbye speech during the final quest if you do let him go.
  • Do not expose Kyra being Padrokles' daughter to the Resistance.
  • Be nice to Kyra when she's having her Heroic BSoD at the cliffs in the final mission.

That pretty much it, or are there other factors I should be aware of?

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Tarlonniel Superfan from Metropolis Relationship Status: Tweaking my holographic boyfriend
Superfan
May 18th 2019 at 5:31:23 PM

I think that's it. Though I did kill Padrokles before getting the actual quest to do it and still got the 'good' ending. I think it locks you out of Kyra's quests, though.

Gone to Faerie, no forwarding address.
fredhot16 from Baton Rogue, Louisiana. Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
May 19th 2019 at 6:48:20 PM

Alright, I had to go back to Gamestop to switch my disk so it can actually download on my Playstation Four. Now, from midnight to two, I'm going to give Assassin's Creed: Origins a try!

Edit: Bugger that, I'm scooting it for Wednesday.

Edited by fredhot16 on May 19th 2019 at 9:09:04 AM

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May 20th 2019 at 2:48:21 PM

Woot! Not only did I get the best ending for the Silver Islands, but I also landed Barnabas a girlfriend!

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Dirtyblue929 Armchair Developer from A Very Deep Hole Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
Armchair Developer
May 20th 2019 at 2:56:43 PM

I've been playing Odyssey after more or less abandoning the series after the Unity fiasco (I loved Black Flag and figured it best to leave on a high note) and I find it weird and amazing how a major AAA videogame franchise managed to do a complete Genre Shift from Stealth-Based Game to Western RPG and make it work, and damn well at that.

Edited by Dirtyblue929 on May 20th 2019 at 6:36:41 AM

"Oh no, I'm not brave enough for politics."
blkwhtrbbt The Dragon of the Eastern Sea from Doesn't take orders from Vladimir Putin Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
The Dragon of the Eastern Sea
May 20th 2019 at 3:16:10 PM

They had Origins to help them do it.

Say to the others who did not follow through You're still our brothers, and we will fight for you
Redmess Redmess from Netherlands
Redmess
May 20th 2019 at 3:41:09 PM

Syndicate helped, too. It was a pretty good game, all in all.

Redmess Redmess from Netherlands
Redmess
May 26th 2019 at 4:03:50 AM

Next DLC is named Torment of Hades (unsurprisingly), and will be out June 4th.

It's going to be a barren, desolate wasteland this time around, it seems.

Edited by Redmess on May 26th 2019 at 1:06:34 PM

BadWolf21 The Fastest Man Alive
The Fastest Man Alive
May 26th 2019 at 5:42:46 AM

Iím surprised weíre still getting story expansions. Usually at this point itís just cosmetics if anything. E3 is next month, and the next game is presumably out in five months or so.

Redmess Redmess from Netherlands
Redmess
May 26th 2019 at 6:08:33 AM

No it isn't, they are taking a year off for the next one, so that will be fall of 2020, probably. Hence why they spread out the DLC so much for this one.

BadWolf21 The Fastest Man Alive
The Fastest Man Alive
May 26th 2019 at 6:14:54 AM

Do we know that? I havenít seen that announced anywhere.

May 26th 2019 at 8:15:38 AM

The Odyssey season pass is on sale on Steam for twenty bucks. Is it worth it for that price?

Redmess Redmess from Netherlands
Redmess
May 26th 2019 at 8:31:19 AM

Absolutely, if you haven't had a chance to play the DLC before.

Redmess Redmess from Netherlands
Redmess
Jun 3rd 2019 at 4:34:48 AM

New DLC for Atlantis is out tomorrow, for those still playing.

Jun 3rd 2019 at 5:11:27 AM

I got sidetracked so didn't finish the first part yet. Really should do.

I think I'm getting bored of the samey combat though. Plus lack of Adrestia is a bit weird.

rmctagg09 The Wanderer (he/him) from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer (he/him)
Jun 3rd 2019 at 3:39:30 PM

On Part 2.

Hugging a Vanillite will give you frostbite. "The wheel will turn ever more, but I see pain. I see victory, but pain.
Redmess Redmess from Netherlands
Redmess
Jun 3rd 2019 at 3:48:17 PM

I love how the trailer demonstrates Chronos' Time Shit ability with a shot of the player... completely missing his target. grin

fredhot16 from Baton Rogue, Louisiana. Relationship Status: Too sexy for my shirt
Jun 3rd 2019 at 5:06:11 PM

Chronos' Time Shit ability

...What?

I have many potential ideas to write about but only eight slots left.
Dirtyblue929 Armchair Developer from A Very Deep Hole Relationship Status: Don't hug me; I'm scared
Armchair Developer
Jun 3rd 2019 at 6:47:27 PM

[up] Guessing he meant "shift." Though "Chronos' time shit" is one hell of a mental image.

"Oh no, I'm not brave enough for politics."
Jun 4th 2019 at 3:04:58 AM

"A titan, red faced, screaming for eternity in a toilet cubicle."

- A definition of Celestial Fascism

I'm feeling a bit underwhelmed tbh. Odyssey was amazing but... it's a finished thing? I think that's the best way to put it. Trying to make it the ONLY game I play is... exhausting. And it hasn't got enough variation to keep going. Fun to log in and do things but the missions are VERY repetitive and the animations all a bit stilted.

Redmess Redmess from Netherlands
Redmess
Jun 4th 2019 at 6:45:29 AM

"And when he is finished, the universe will be flushed."

Yeah, these DL Cs have a bit of a diminishing return.


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