Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Needed These 4 Changes to Be Perfect
Make Player Choice Actually Matter
Now, don’t get me wrong. Ubisoft did a phenomenal job with branching narratives and story progression in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, especially for a first real attempt. Your choices and dialogue options during the main quests actually do matter, and they play a large part in determining the kind of ending you’ll get. However, Ubisoft really dropped the ball when it came to choosing your player character at the start of the game.
In Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, you get to pick between Alexios and Kassandra as your main character. They’re siblings who got separated at a young age, and they both exist within the game world at the same time. That said, aside from the different character models and voice actors, there’s virtually no difference between these characters at all, which is a huge shame.
Deciding who you should play as really just comes down to whether you’d like to play as a male or female (though Kassandra’s the only right choice here, really) and it’s not a very meaningful addition to the game.
It would’ve been nice if there were some key differences between the characters, whether it’s a difference in personality or gameplay styles. Kind of similar to how Ubisoft handled Jacob and Evie back in Syndicate.