Games That Influenced Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey takes inspiration from the Destiny franchise in a number of ways. Most notably, though, is the ability to upgrade your favorite weapons and armor in a way to keep them viable late in the game. In Destiny, if you like an armor piece or a weapon, but find loot that is better, you’re able to transfer some of the stats of the new to the old.
For the first time in Assassin’s Creed, you’re able to do this. To do so, you engrave your weapon or armor — presumably something you want to continue using — to increase its stats and make an otherwise under-leveled piece of equipment viable for higher level encounters.
This isn’t revolutionary by any means — in 2014, Destiny wasn’t the first game to do this — but it’s a welcome addition. Nobody likes to get rid of something that looks really cool because it’s not strong enough, so this feature alleviates the stress of those situations.
Odyssey (and Origins) also borrowed the same color variations denoting different levels of rarity and damage –only a small similarity but it’s another example of following the trends.