Building On The Best Bits Of Origins

The next episode of Behind The Odyssey, Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Odyssey video series, is all about combat customization and mechanics. All indications suggest that a good thing has gotten that much better, with new moves and new systems galore.

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While the basics of combat are modeled after Origins, Odyssey’s fighting is much more mobile and aggressive. Between this and the 30 or so new abilities, the developers are really trying to raise the bar in terms of combat. So far it looks like they’re succeeding. If nothing else, it seems like you can be pretty particular about what sort of combat you can focus on.


I’m fully on board with any system that abandons reliance on shields. Turtling requires the sort of patience I simply can’t muster up, so this aggressive focus is perfect. Plus, there’s a lot of stealth and ranged options to mess with as well. Full disclosure: I barely played Origins at all, so I have literally no idea how new all of these badass features actually are. Either way, the combat in this Odyssey video looks absolutely delicious. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC on October 5th, 2018.