Ahead of E3 proper, Ubisoft gave us a chance to get hands-on with Assassin's Creed Odyssey -- a prequel to the brilliant Assassin's Creed Origins, that gives us control of a Spartan warrior-turned-mercenary some 400 years before the events of Origins, in Ancient Greece.
This is also a far more RPG entry in the series, even over the action-RPG experience that was Origins, with player-choice heavily at the helm. Here's a snippet from our in-depth hands-on:
And the word “options” here is poignant. Because while traditional AC pillars remain in traversal, stealth, combat and more, there’s a greater emphasis on decisive -- and divisive -- action. For example, a new option is Conquest Mode -- here, the player tackles a new Nation Power system (given there are multiple nations you encounter throughout Ancient Greece and the Aegean Sea) where you work to sabotage and weaken a nation’s power (naturally), and when ready, based on decisions you’ve made through the earlier-mentioned conversation and choice combinations, you can enter Conquest Mode -- a true 150 Vs 150 soldier battle where you also join the fight on the battlefield.Click here for our in-depth Assassin's Creed Odyssey hands-on.
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