The large and sensible Murderer’s Creed Odyssey will get even greater this month through one other spherical of free missions, one other chapter of paid DLC, and a few long-requested new options.
These new options embrace the flexibility to tinker with the sport’s stage scaling for the primary time – the diploma to which Odyssey ranges up quests and enemies alongside you.
Odyssey is an enormous RPG with a whole lot of missions that may be tackled in any order – and which get more durable alongside you so they do not turn out to be out-levelled and nugatory. However retaining every thing difficult can sluggish the sport and make it tougher to really feel the distinction once you stage up.
As of tomorrow (10th January), a brand new title replace will add 4 choices so you’ll be able to fluctuate stage scaling to completely different levels – with the caveats that issues might turn out to be too simple, and rewards might drop at decrease ranges.
Different new options embrace contemporary mercenary tiers and rewards, and a legendary blacksmith who can improve gear with two new ranges of engravings. Fancy!
Onto the freebies – which embrace two new Misplaced Tales of Greece quests, a brand new Cyclops boss and Origins’ fan-favourite Aya as an Adrestia lieutenant.
The subsequent Misplaced Tales mission, Daughters of Lalaia, sees Kassandra (or Alexios, I suppose) coaching up a village whose menfolk have already left for battle. Ubisoft has dubbed it as a Greek model of the Seven Samurai, the place your decisions decide the destiny of the village.
Later within the month you will get A Poet’s Legacy, the place you’ll be able to take part with a bard’s risqu performances. Seems like enjoyable.
One other Cyclops boss – this one lives in a volcano – is on the way in which. He is stage 50, so an end-game problem, however beating him will reward you together with his legendary hammer weapon.
After which there’s Aya, out there later this month as a free reward through Ubisoft Membership. Her look means now you can reunite her and Bayek on board your ship – collectively once more finally, sniff.
Paid-for issues? There’s a few of that too. A few new beauty packs arrive in January, together with the Dionysos pack (out there now) which features a ridable bull.
And most notable of all – the second story chapter within the Odyssey season cross: The Legacy of the First Blade – Episode 2: Shadow Heritage. It appears like this one will focus extra on naval gameplay, as you struggle towards an Order of the Historical risk named The Tempest.
I discovered initial Legacy of the First Blade chapter enjoyable enough, though I am ready for its story to essentially kick into gear this episode with extra of the connection between Kassandra and Darius’ son (or Alexios and Darius’ daughter, I suppose) revealed.