As we said, the endings are influenced by how many family members survive. Kassandra is hardened, but she always tries to do The Right Thing (TM). Please be advised that we may not reply to every individual feedbacks. I believe the game just continues to generate them indefinitely and they don’t provide meaningful I focused on the gold icon side quests (I think the game refers to them as Character Quests). There, you will decide whether to kill the head or to let them go. The Minotaur Island stuff was a highlight. Introduced in last year’s Origins, Ubisoft has now given Assassin’s Creed an RPG-like level system where the more you play, the more you do and the more quests you complete, the higher your level. Chances are, if you got this ending, you were so close to being … Everything comes to a head when you reach the final quest on Mount Taygetos, the very place where Kassandra and Alexios were tossed off the cliff as kids. This is representative of one of Odyssey’s wider problems: it’s just too big. Your feedbacks will be checked by our staffs and will be attended to accordingly. So for the first time in the entire series, I’m walking away from an Assassin’s Creed game without having “finished” the story, and that’s really bummed me out. Each new boundary is broken down the moment you reach it, the…. Endings in Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Unbeknownst to him, however, Kassandra ends up sleeping with the blacksmith (who is his dad) for the swor, and kills a bandit leader (who is his mom) for the shield. In a heart-wrenching moment, Alexios fakes us out and stabs Myrinne mercilessly before crossing swords with Kassandra. There's no stopping players from doing the endings in any order. I eventually wound up the Cultist storyline, and it did indeed fill in some gaps that might have been better filled in the lead-up to the main quest’s conclusion. In a final breathtaking shot of Mount Taygetos, we see Kassandra fall to her knees in tears, covered in blood and surrounded by the dead bodies of her only remaining family. However, it’s in the game’s ending itself where Ubisoft actually excels. But because Alexios doesn’t have the chance to deceive Kassandra and Myrinne, Myrinne ends up living in this ending. All amazing stuff. And as you play through the game, you get to make choices and choose dialogue options to decide whether you think Alexios is worth saving or not. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is huge. Kill the 43 members of the Cult of the Kosmos and you will get the location of the head of the cult. To avoid griefing, you will not be able to post or report for the first %d hours upon visiting this forum for the first time. I finished all of the main story quests within about 80 hours (I did not buy the XP booster, to be clear). One of the most interesting things about Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is the way it incorporates some classic Greek stories into its main and side quests. However, the game also manages to use these Greek elements in heavier and darker ways in the story as well. Seal off the knowledge that Atlantis keeps and find out what happens to Alexios / Kassandra in the future. I’ve got no issue with the amount of stuff here to climb over or sail around. Major choices in the main quest will affect the outcome of this ending. Unfinished side quests and other missions will still be available for you after finishing the endings. Yet reminded of what Heather had said in her review. For instance, we’re all familiar with good ol’ Oedipus. My first time through the game, I played Kassandra as a hardened mercenary who wouldn’t work for free. I’d guess at least 20-30 of those hours were towards the end as I ground my way through busywork to reach level gates, and I had to do that instead of finding out what happens to Kassandra? There’s a huge assassination killboard made up of the game’s bad guys, the Cult of Kosmos, and there’s a whole other series of quests based on ancient Greece’s magic and mystical elements. Major choices include letting Nikolaos live and never giving up hope on Deimos. Everything’s all fine and dandy, but it also doesn’t feel appropriate for Odyssey’s story. As we come across the different endings, we'll link them for you here. This will also show the part Layla will play in bringing back the Assassins. It’s as though instead of just handing me a piece of paper that tells the story of Kassandra and her family (and leaving secondary tales for secondary quests), Ubisoft ripped it up, took it up in a helicopter and dropped the scraps all over Greece. The only real readjustment I made was giving up on those...I don’t know how the game refers to them, but black-and-white icon side quests. Having to complete them isn’t making me a better player, or allowing me to have more fun, it’s just making me do more Assassin’s Creed, seemingly for the sake of it. Kassandra is a joy, and the game’s seamless open world—combined with its gorgeous water and lighting effects—made every session spent with Odyssey feel like a holiday. By clicking Submit you are agreeing to the Terms of Use. But still more stuff, hinted at in a cutscene playing after murdering the last Cultist, was now waiting for me in the Atlantis content. But because Alexios doesn’t have the chance to deceive Kassandra and Myrinne, Myrinne ends up living in this ending. Complete the main quest to see them either with their whole family or without them depending on their choices. Doing everything to distance yourself from your family in the main quest will end with your character sitting alone in the dining table. Be warned that we’re about to spoil the plot and ending for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, so turn back now if your eyeballs aren’t ready. If you haven’t played the game, Odyssey gives you a lot of stuff to do. Assassin’s Creed tried something unique this year with its story, splitting its best moments across a main campaign, some substantial smaller ones and a bunch of hidden sidequests. Supideo’s adoptive parents then look at you and say, with a straight face, “You killed his mater and fucked his pater!”. And this comes through especially well in one of Odyssey’s worst main story endings. If you complete the 3 endings, you can still play the game after. Y’know, the guy who killed his dad and married his mom? Odyssey starts you off with a great framework for a Greek Tragedy, and that’s why the game’s best ending feels off and inappropriate. And yet, her words don’t quite carry the same weight as … Okay, okay, we’ve almost made it to the very best ending in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. The Cultist targets had been my favourite diversion during the main storyline, but once they became the sole thing keeping me interested it became a terrible grind, and yet another example of how Assassin’s Creed’s new levelling system is a bit of a mess. I did the best I could and picked the options that I thought would convince Alexios that the Cult was using him. I’m a longtime fan who is embarrassingly invested in this series, and I’m also a predominantly singleplayer-focused person, so resolving Kassandra’s quest was my primary motivation throughout most of my time with the game. You can explore different dialogue options and story branches. In this ending, you will unmask the head of the cult and decide their fate. In fact, it’s actually kinda jarring and off-putting. Which is a fun and different way of different way of doing things, but it also completely robbed the game’s ending of much of its potential punch. Now, the interesting thing about the game’s ending is that Myrinne’s last words here are exactly the same as if you had chosen to kill Alexios instead of trying to convince him again on Mount Taygetos. With her dying breath, Myrinne tells Kassandra to always move forward. Whether you have chosen Alexios or Kassandra (it doesn't matter), you will go home alone. Learn all about the 3 endings you can find in Assassin's Creed Odyssey in this guide! Ubisoft plays off Greek myths in sometimes satirical and tongue-in-cheek ways, and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey ends up being the most unabashedly hilarious and witty game in the series as a result. His deliberate act of making the player think that he’s had a change of heart is genius; it makes the ending that much tougher to swallow because it’s the player’s naivete that led Myrinne to her tragic death. There’s a mercenary system that’s a little like Shadow of Mordor. That’s why the worst ending is as impactful as it is, and why it effectively elevates this from “just another Assassin’s Creed game but with good RPG elements,” to “possibly one of the strongest Assassin’s Creed games with a fantastic personal story.”. All throughout Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, the hero’s sibling is set up as the main antagonist of the game. That’s a mark of good storytelling. Really? It’s just a shame that it’s so easy to miss if you make a single misstep. This is bullshit! And I loved it all so much. Odyssey riffs off that myth in a hilarious side quest where a man named Supideo hears about a similar prophecy in which he causes the death of his parents. And that really sucks, because it’s not like it’s an entirely separate and optional questline; it deals with the identity of Kassandra’s father and the fate of Kassandra herself, which are two of the pillars of the main storyline! Assassin's Creed Odyssey: Walkthrough & Guide. And as a consequence, certain items, quests and enemies are locked behind a level gate (each Cultist, for example, has a requisite level you need to be at or near to challenge). Get revenge on the Cult of the Kosmos for what they have done to your family by finally taking down their organization. Instead, breaking the story up into pieces meant the order and speed at which I recovered and read them was important, and thanks to its level wall Odyssey gets that all wrong. As well-done as the RPG elements were in this game, it’s far too easy for players to get an ending that just isn’t as satisfying or on the same level as the Greek Tragedy one they’ve crafted here. In order to thwart that, he gets Kassandra to retrieve his sword and shield and put them away. By using our site you agree to our privacy policy. By the end of my first playthrough, I was exhausted. Done with the way I had to grind out repetitive little quests just to get enough XP to progress the story, as though this were Destiny or some MMO. Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. This eventually leads to Alexios killing his own mother (even more bonus points for matricide), and Kassandra having to put him down herself (more family murders). Getting this ending would mean being hostile to your family members. You can romance NPCs. I’m genuinely curious how you spent those 138 hours if you didn’t hit max level. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is a very fun video game to play, but it’s also an emotional rollercoaster that’s utterly relentless if you make the right choices. There’s a sprawl to the game that gets away from you only a few hours in, and while absolute obsessives will appreciate it while they rack up 500 hours sailing the Mediterranean, for everyone else it’s just too damn much. Xbox Series X/S Launch Is The Largest in Xbox History, Yakuza: Like a Dragon Review – A Worthy Successor, Here’s How Big Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s Map Is (Measured), Demon’s Souls Celebrates PS5 Release With New Trailer Showing a PlayStation Classic Remade, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Gets Patch Notes Before Launch, NieR: Automata Getting 9S Play Arts Kai Action Figure in Two Editions, GameStop to Offer Limited PS5 Console Bundles Tonight, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s “Worst” Ending Is Actually its Best. By clicking Submit you are agreeing to the Terms of Use. Given the lack of enthusiasm for this element, Ubisoft has … I don’t think I’m being some kind of crybaby here fretting over a few hours here or there. You can finish the Cultist ending before the Atlantis ending or vise versa and it won't be any problem. Yet, despite trying to do The Right Thing, or perhaps because of it, she fails to see that Alexios is irredeemable. However, she also had a soft spot for her friends and family, and there was nothing she wouldn’t do to see her family reunited once more. Perhaps the biggest blunder Ubisoft made with Odyssey’s story was allowing players to pursue different endings with dialogue options.