You're convinced the answer to the question is fully disclosed. I'm not.
Opinionshminion. A six year old might think Knack is the best game ever. Doesn't change the fact that it is mediocre.
I gotta say. Odyssey is actually as pretty solid game. I'm not super far into it yet but I'm finding it pretty enjoyable, more than I have for any Assassin's Creed game between ACII and the present. Maybe it's because I started playing it six months after release but I haven't encountered a frustrating bug yet. I don't see why anyone would think its "far from being a great game". It appears to do what it intends to do pretty welll so far.