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Which AC do you recommend?

Origin 8 38.10%
Odyssey 13 61.90%

I played Odyssey after finished RDR2, there's been a while that I can't handle properly the shift from the extraordinary experience in wild west on horse ride to those much worse horse riding, buggy facial expression, glitchy NPC behavior and weird sounding voice acting and so on in ancient Greece, it is just like nothing in Odyssey is comparable to RDR2. But Odyssey itself is not supposed to be compared with a game like RDR2, I know that, and actually when I was forced to spend hundreds of hours on the game to get the platinum trophy, I got used to it, all the shortage just became not annoying anymore, but still I can't feel the feeling I got the first time I played Origin, it was purely stunning with the new graphic style, new combat system and Egypt background which I liked a lot, presented almost perfectly in one AC game. Everything in Odyssey to me is just generic, like characters, stories, technologies, etc. A lot of people praised it for the so called RPG system, which I think is unnecessary, it doesn't help the game improve much. Recently I replayed Origin, still enjoy it and love it, but about Odyssey, I'm afraid there's no reason for me to touch it again.

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trasharmdsister12 said:

Scoobes said:
They're both very good but the question you should ask is how much do you like wRPGs?

Origins takes influence from Witcher 3. Odyssey goes heavier into the RPG with more player choice and extra naval combat (if you liked Black Flag then Odyssey is an evolved form of the ship combat).

Personally I prefer Odyssey. Story is just as good and I like both settings, but Odyssey has taken the ideas in Origins and run with them.


Darc Requiem said:
Depends on your stance on RPGs. Unless you dislike RPGs, Odyssey.

I absolutely love RPGs. I put 250 hours into the Witcher 3 and pretty much did everything but the hardest mode in God of War. I just don't like RPGs that outstay their welcome. With those two games everything was so tightly knit and there was value in the extra side missions and content. I slipped away from AC because a lot of side content just seemed like busy work. That's my big concern with jumping back into the series. Do Odyssey or Origins rectify this?


Hmmm... not as tightly knit as Witcher 3 or God of War, but far better than DA: Inquisition, Final Fantasy XV or ME: Andromeda.

Side quests tend to have narrative arcs but it does have some activities that are purely 'side' that require you to repeat similar tasks. It's generally better than the series used to be though. Odyssey is probably slightly worse than Origins in terms of annoying side content as it has a regional war between Sparta and Athens which the story forces you to engage with at certain points. Having said that I actually found the territorial battles fun to engage with. 

Maybe just play them in order of release? They're both very good and well worth playing, plus Origins is probably cheaper at this point. If you enjoy Origins then you know you'll enjoy Odyssey.