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Assassin's Creed Odyssey

2 years ago

Feature: Classical photography

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey travelogue

Much like its predecessor, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has snared me with its marvellous camera. With it, I’ve been exploring and snapping Greece, all the way from the Ionian Islands in the west to the Cyclades in the east. I know I should be worrying about wars and parents and magical spears, but that’s all ancillary to the scenes and vignettes playing out on the paved…

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Halloween 2018 Special: round up of very nice things

I bet you thought that what with all the spooky stuff we’ve had on the site over the past while, we were leading up to a big horror extravaganza of Halloween-themed stuff today. “Someone is going to use the word ‘spoopy’,” you thought. Well you’re wrong!All our special Halloween features are about nice things today. We are wall-to-wall niceness. Dare I say suffocatingly cute. Guaranteed…

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Steam Charts: Red Dead Redemption 2 Edition!

OK, look, it isn't a Red Dead Redemption 2 edition, because Red Dead Redemption 2 isn't out for PC yet. But if I keep typing Red Dead Redemption 2 into this Google is going to be SO TRICKED and the clicks will pour in and Graham will give me a promotion!

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Everything that’s right with Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

John's already told you everything that's wrong with Assassin's Creed Odyssey. But you should stop listening to grumpy old men. You should listen to me, so I can inject you with youthful pep. I completely get where John's coming from. After reading his piece, in fact, I had a week long wobble where I barely touched the game. Then I came back and had a…

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Feature: The end times are pricey

Steam Charts: Up Is Down Edition

Please check to see if your cats are laying down with dogs, and if your downs are presently up, because it'll only further confirm this week's Steam Charts' signs of the end times. SEVEN new or re-entries, no GTA, no Counter-Strike, no Witcher 3 - and please, look, sit down, make sure a relative or loved one is close by - Plunkbat is at #6.…

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Feature: The worst babysitter in Greece

Kassandra might be cute with kids, but she’s still a monster

Kassandra sure is keen to soak her hands in blood. Of her enemies, or those of anyone who chucks her a few drachmae.The Assassin’s Creed games have always been about killing people. Duh. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, though, is the first since the series started that's got me asking if those people deserve it. And I only had to care in the original because of my…

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Feature: Sibling similarities

The subtle differences between Kassandra and Alexios in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

The argument raged for millennia. Titans clashed on an appropriately dramatic field, with internet armies raging between their massive feet. “Will you choose to play as Alexios or Kassandra?” my local grocer cried, eyes wild with suspicion. "They’re both the same!" screamed a man set aflame. “Yeah, I’m picking Kassandra,” said literally everyone else.However, after playing through the three-hour opening of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey nearly…

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Podcast: What makes you panic?

 To experience this #content, you will need to enable targeting cookies. Yes, we know. Sorry. Manage cookie settings Whoa whoa, calm down, breeeathe. Now, explain it to me slowly. The RPS podcast did what? They talked about the games that make them panic? Hm. That does sound like something those scoundrels of the Electronic Wireless Show would do. They’d probably talk about Subnautica and…

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Everything that’s wrong with Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Assassin's Creed Odyssey is clearly a very good game. Or at least, a very big game with an awful lot to do. The line is getting increasingly blurred in AAA's current obsession with impossibly large open worlds, that took everything we learned about compulsive playing from last decade's MMOsplosion and put them into single-player icon-tickers. It's a game I don't want to stop playing, certainly.…

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An underwater tour of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

I, like so many people, spent most of yesterday playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Except that by "playing" I mean "taking thousands of pictures of," because it is extremely pretty and has a good photo mode, and because I am very easily distracted. Thanks to Greece's gorgeous coastline, a lot of that photography took place in and around the sea. Come on in - the water's…

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Feature: Listen now or be punted

Podcast: What game has the most satisfying kick?

 To experience this #content, you will need to enable targeting cookies. Yes, we know. Sorry. Manage cookie settings Can you kick it? Yes, you can. Can you punt a ram? Yes, you can. Can you listen to the RPS podcast, aka the Electronic Wireless Show, as they talk about the best kicks in videogames? Yes, I already told you, of course you can. From…

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Feature: Eros in the time of cholera

Romances in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey are hilarious and messy

When I wrote about Assassin’s Creed Odyssey on Monday it was mostly centered around the awesome power of Kassandra’s kick. It was a little bit undisguised thirst for Kassandra. I asked Graham if my review of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey could just be Kassandra fan fiction and he said he would love to publish fan fiction on RPS, which isn’t a no but isn’t a yes…

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Feature: Greeks on film

A tour of regular people having regular jobs in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

In Assassin's Creed Odyssey you play a stone cold bad ass. Kassandra (because let's be real: you're playing as Kassandra) walks without fear through Greece. Any person that steps to Kassandra, that person is getting a kicking. This confidence may account for Kassandra's healthy scepticism of some of the more bizarre aspects of Ancient Greek religion (e.g. is that lady really an Oracle delivering genuine…

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Feature: This! Is! (Legally distinct) Spartaaaaaaa!

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey impressions: kick backwards into hell

I haven’t had a lot of time to play Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (a weekend and a bit) and it is also a very big game. Soon I will be able to give you an appropriately epic review, with a Chorus and mistaken identity and children murdering their parents. All that great Ancient Greek stuff.However, there are already some initial impressions that I think it’s important…

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Steam Charts: Prematurely Spooky Edition

It’s Halloween (month)! I don’t know about you lovely lot, but there’s nothing I find more spooky or chilling than charts detailing what the most popular video games are in a given week. That's me, Fraser, filling in for John who is on holiday. A terrifying holiday, I bet.

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Feature: Well, like a solid 60% of them

I reviewed every animal at EGX

At the end of my first day at EGX, I looked at my notes. I'd jotted down thoughts about eight games, and all but one of them revolved around a cute animal. Does that say more about me, or the volume of developers that place animals at the centre of their attempts to lure in players and press coverage? Let's set that question aside for…

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Feature: Don't let us down

10 PC games we’re still looking forward to in 2018

As we stare into the weary, craggy face of the final quarter of 2018, there is still a glimmer of hope. The games are not yet done. They will never be done. And the impending release of them, some close, some a little further away, stirs something within us. The delicate, easily crushed butterfly of excitement. We may catch it yet, to keep in our…

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