Tagged With assassins creed odyssey

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s newest downloadable content, The Fate of Atlantis, focuses on the strange and magical. From ancient gods to hidden paradise worlds that may or may not be holographic prisons, Fate of Atlantis embraces the more far-out science fiction elements of the franchise.

The first episode is a web of scheming alien gods and improv roleplaying that’s finally taking the weirdness of older Assassin’s Creed games and cranking it up to a level it should have reached ages ago.

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As I battled the final boss in the new and final chapter of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s first big episodic expansion, a chapter that happens to be all about parenting, I heard my two-year-old daughter cry out for me and her mum. It was half past midnight. She was down the hallway, three rooms away, wide awake and very upset. I paused the fight and rushed to the baby monitor to try and parse her cries.

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Writing well rounded characters can be difficult, but once in a while a game will rise to the challenge and produce some outstanding individuals. For international women’s day let’s take a look at some of the best female characters in video games.

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Nominees for the first ever gaming category in the annual GLAAD awards were announced today, honouring The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset, Guild Wars 2: Arena of Fire, Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire, The Sims Mobile and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey for their representation of LGBTQ characters.

The nomination of that last game included an additional explanatory note addressing a controversial required romance in the most recent downloadable expansion.

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A day after apologizing for surprising Assassin’s Creed Odyssey players with a mandatory in-game relationship that seemed to contradict the game’s pre-release promise to let players define their character’s own sexuality, the game’s creative director offered a fuller apology and explanation of what his team was trying to accomplish and what they got wrong.

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s first expansion, Legacy of the First Blade, started strong, introducing players to the first Assassin and offering a self-aware take on the series’ mythos.

The second episode in Legacy of the First Blade, Shadow Heritage, aims to continue the experience. It provides a strong villain and exciting ship combat. But it is ultimately most notable for forcing the player’s hand in a major way — one that I found disappointing.

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In 2018, I enjoyed playing some excellent games from, uh, 2017. It’s too bad that 2017 Maddy didn’t play Assassin’s Creed: Origins and Hollow Knight when they came out; if she had, they would have been on her 2017 best-of list. Luckily for current-day me, 2018 also had several great hits. Here are ten of my favourites in alphabetical order.

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I received a PlayStation 4 Pro for Christmas, taking a glorious step into a high definition world that I’ve sometimes felt guilty about wanting to enjoy. Sitting down to set up the console this afternoon, I was filled with apprehension. Would all my data transfer over? What about that copy of P.T. I had on my hard drive? Turns out the process was surprisingly painless and I was being a total wimp about the process.