The fate of Númenor
Atlantis is pretty much a popular myth: its glamor goes back centuries. The motive of an advanced civilization that has flown too close to the sun (another Greek parable) is not only mysterious, but also relative, as mankind often fears being a victim of their own success, and always a good warning story enjoy. Stories of Atlantean origin have been adapted by pretty much all the media arms, from Warner Bros. to Disney to Disney Lord of the rings Author J.R.R. Tolkien.
You can also add Ubisoft to this long list.
Assassin & # 39; s Creed Odyssey – The Fate of Atlantis: Fields of Elysium (PC, PS4, Xbox One [reviewed])
Developer: Ubisoft Quebec
Released: April 23, 2019
MSRP: $ 24.99 for all three chapters; $ 39.99 for the season pass
I will not spoil the main presentation of Odyssey here, but suffice to say that if you read this and have seen the title, you know that Atlantis exists in this world. The key point is that you have all the pseudo-myth concepts of Assassin's Creed Series and actual scientists head-on in Elysium, a "simulation" of the real thing of Aletheia, an Isu (basically the gods of the AC Universe). Yes, it's basically an animus inside an animus.
Amazingly, you now have the chance to create a character and pick up directly at the DLC. I can not stress how much of an improvement in the quality of life this is, as I often came across people who just wanted to get into the first premium add-on. Legacy of the first swordand could not until they fulfilled some late game requirements. This newborn figure is not only Atlantis-ready, but also high enough (52) to turn it off heritage and most endgame content. Of course you can use your character as long as you have completed the quest series "Heir of Memories". If you use the link, you will not get it also excited. The guy from the A-ha video will not immediately take your hand and whisk you into the wild world of Elysium: you'll need to do some open-world work first.
Once you are here, you are in the, Elysium is a paradise, a new hub to explore. Your magical horse can be summoned at any time as you navigate a small but spirited circular map. The first episode is a satisfying Who's Who of Greek mythology, and you have a lot of close-up and personal encounters with famous gods, humans, and animals that are grateful and devoid of Hokey. Their ultimate goal is to gain control over Elysium through multiple open targets (killing overseers, destroying places or objects) that are punctuated by cut scenes.
It's pretty much what I want from you Assassin's Creed DLC. Give me a new sandbox to play with, more toys and more puzzles, and I'm fine. Soldiers with magical powers and metal men are a nice break from the tired enemy archetypes of Odyssey right (which most of us have seen for around 100 hours, if you've done it all), and yet maintain the measurable, satisfying, humanoid fighting spirit. The chance to tap into four crazy magical powers is also the only skill that excludes the previous DLCs (which you built with your character).
My only true hangup is that some of the best parts of Elysium are segmented by a teleportation device that leads you to an acropolis-like area that dominates the rest of the map. But since it's easy to jump off them and back into combat (say, in the end everything is still connected) and there are other subterranean places to be thrown into the mix, this is a small compromise.
Legacy of the first sword It was a nice quest line, but it often relied too much on nostalgia while liberalizing the existing world map. Fate of Atlantis In comparison, it actually feels like a premium creation while falsifying its own identity: it does not require any limitation on which it builds Odyssey, I'm not cautiously optimistic, I'm ready to dive into the rest with both feet.
[This review is based on a retail build of the game provided by the publisher.]
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Assassin & # 39; s Creed Odyssey: The Fate of Atlantis – Episode 1 reviewed by Chris Carter
Impressive effort with a few noticeable problems that hold him back. Not all amazed, but worth your time and money.
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