Up For Debate - Assassin's Creed Origins or AC Odyssey, Which is the Better Game?

Written by Stuart Thomas on Wed, Dec 26, 2018 5:00 PM
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A few months have passed. The Egyptian sand has settled. It’s time to put our heads together and decide once and for all which was the better game - Assassin’s Creed Origins or Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.

AC: Origins launched in 2017 following a year’s break for the franchise. It was genuinely refreshing not to get yet another Assassin’s Creed game, particularly after the hectic run that saw AC Unity, AC Syndicate and AC Rogue all release within 12 months of one another.

Ubisoft used that time well, giving Assassin’s Creed the biggest kick up the butt its ever had. Gone was the usual structure, in its place was a sprawling Ancient Egyptian RPG featuring full-blown questing, loot precious loot, and an expansive world that wasn’t confined to a single, claustrophobic city. AC had become an historical Witcher 3, and we loved it for it.

And then, but 10 months later, along comes Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Reusing the same formula as Origins, for the most part, AC Odyssey was better in a lot of ways but also treading dangerously near to ‘more of the same’. What we did get was a Grecian adventure of truly epic proportions, swapping Egyptian pyramids for gargantuan Greek temples. Comfortably the largest Assassin’s Creed world we’ve ever had the pleasure of exploring, there’s so much game in here it can blow the mind.

AC Odyssey also introduced two playable characters to pick from, as well as branching conversational choices and multiple endings, leaning even further into its new action-RPG nature.

Ubisoft has gone on record to say there will be no new Assassin’s Creed game in 2019, so that’s your lot for a while. Out of the two though, which is your favourite out of Assassin’s Creed Origins and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and why?

Which game do you prefer?

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19:25 Dec-29-2018

Each new Assassins Creed is essentially an upgrade on the previous game. Odyssey is the most complete/polished iteration by far.

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16:23 Dec-29-2018

I haven't played Odyssey yet so I can't really tell but... it's really hard not to see the similarities between Origins and this..

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11:49 Dec-29-2018

I haven't played both but I'm planning to get Odyssey before Steam sale ends. its a battle between MHW and Odyssey for me, still cant decide though.

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03:56 Dec-29-2018

i think Odyssey is better..But still ranks 3rd on my list next to


Black Flag
Unity
Odyssey

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06:29 Dec-29-2018

Sorry to say, but black flag i can understand.
May i ask why Unity is second? I dont think unity was that bad, but still there were quite some others that were great too, and better imo, like 3 (if you forget the horrible controls) 2, and even i liked syndicate a bit more tbh

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12:54 Dec-29-2018

unity is great game i only dont like combat which i stoped liking after black flag and rogue as as after them y can no longer fight with hidden blade which was terrible for me i never used any other weapon even in ac 1 where y couldnt even parry with it i still used it, but after that it only became stealth takedown weapon which sucked and now it canot even kill bec of rpg elements..

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11:15 Dec-29-2018

lists are a bit different for casual gamers. Lots of them have 3, rogue, syndicate and odyssey as their favourite games

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01:17 Dec-29-2018

Both are good in theyre own ways. Origins was just big enough to finish in not that much time, even when doing everything.
Odyssey is a big too big tho, altho im sure i will finish it eventually.
Origins didnt had that of a good story compared to Odyssey, but you can also say Odyssey's story isnt that great cause its only about uniting your family.
Amongst couple other things that are same for

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01:18 Dec-29-2018

me, i cannot tell the difference to be honest

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09:34 Dec-29-2018

It's not really just about uniting your family,but the cult plays a pretty huge role in the stability of greece and destroying them means they won't fuel even more wars.

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11:18 Dec-29-2018

but they still did

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23:32 Dec-28-2018

I really can't tell... Both games went off course a bit if you look behind all other AC games.
Maybe it's just my opinion, but that's how i see it.

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08:05 Dec-28-2018

Is Odyssey really only a reskin of Origins? Double the size, 30k hours of everything in the game. If i listened what every pleb in the game said i would count myself with an average of 300 hours of game time. Major quests and side quests are something else.
Gameplay wise, pretty much the same, grind and grind but you quickly come to 70 if you haven't screwed up and just rushed the game.
People need to remember something. This is Ubi we are talking about. They can make 2 brothers kill each other via Internet :D

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05:53 Dec-28-2018

Again a game ruined idk why every game is rpg these daysss the freedom to choose everything just kills all the adventure makes the gameplay dull...and make the story complicated....

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14:19 Dec-28-2018

as most people would say opposite as it gives more freedom to a player to customise theyr characters instead of being forced to go one route decided by devs, but i dont like choice dialogue to be in ac game its simply not its place here as that may screw story(or make it better as some games manages it)

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14:31 Jan-03-2019

Maybe iam wrong but how can u justify an assasin who doesnt kill anyone just because he can avoid all the combat lol..... And slowly its lossing its story line....no assasins no templars... The previous parts doesnt add up...anywhere just strecthing it to mint money

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04:15 Dec-28-2018

both are pretty much the same but i vote for Odyssey as my rig has less issues running it

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23:50 Dec-27-2018

Honestly...3, 4 and Rogue hands down my favourites. Fantastic combat meachanics for just sitting back and watching animation after animation of kills - especially if you actually know how to get the special ones

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21:20 Dec-27-2018

I would say Odyssey. I mean it is just straight up taking what Origins did and adding improvements to that. It is more of evolution of that formula. Unlike Origins, which was revolution with new formula by going in RPG direction, compared to titles before Origins.

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21:23 Dec-27-2018

Though you do have to admit,there still is a lot of that old classic Ubisoft open world formula,which seems to be getting changes with AC Origins/Odyssey and Far Cry 5.Though good news is that they are at least trying to change it a bit.It used to give it bit too much of reskin of same game feel with a tweak or two.

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00:11 Dec-28-2018

tho i have no problems with reskins at all(i am one of those people who dosnt like changes)

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21:23 Dec-28-2018

Sorry to say, I get tired of it after a while because it just feels the same. I mean at least make fundamental changes between franchises. I understand people wanting AC game to be AC game, I have nothing against that. But when you have so many franchises in exactly same style, it gets boring after 20th game.

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21:29 Dec-28-2018

Don't get me wrong,I have nothing against people liking it.I can understand argument of stability and security.Still,can't jump out of my skin and I personally just like to discover new things. Like before this year I thought I would never like turn based combat in RPG,then I tried Divinity Original Sin 2 and loved it.

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12:14 Dec-28-2018

what improvements are you talking about exactly?

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14:20 Dec-28-2018

i would like to know that to

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21:18 Dec-28-2018

Choice between two characters to start with, less UI assisted Exploration Mode, romance options, bit of ability to influence outcome of quests, few improvements to combat and move further to RPG style, improvements to stealth progression, enemy scaling from beginning, interactive dialog, gear compliments playstyle,...

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20:39 Dec-27-2018

Haven't played either so I'll refrain from voting.

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16:07 Dec-27-2018

Origins for the story, setting and the GOLD acting.

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15:35 Dec-27-2018

Black Flag - Pirate's Creed. Odyssey - Sparta's Creed. Rogue - Templar's Creed. AC III - A Dad-Son duo.

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14:57 Dec-27-2018

Gameplay - Odyssey
Story- origins

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13:38 Dec-27-2018

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is the better game in my experience

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12:23 Dec-27-2018

Odyssey for sure :-)

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11:37 Dec-27-2018

Both games suck in my opinion. I don't even consider them Assassins Creed games to be honest. They ruined what actually made assassins creed- Assassins Creed. I wish that they would go back to the old formula.

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13:42 Dec-27-2018

These are much closer to what assassin's Creed should have been to begin with in terms of assassin(hashashin)

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14:15 Dec-27-2018

but in other ones y are assassin while in origins and odyssey y are not, while i do like both games as a game on theyr own, i dont look at them as assassins creed game

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14:34 Dec-27-2018

wow
gamers: assassins creed is the same every year , we need something different
ubisoft: Ok
Ubisoft: here is origins and oddyssey
Gamers: wtf is this , this is no assassin creed anymore why did you change it , give us back the old one
Ubisoft: wow

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15:32 Dec-27-2018

@Drangongod Another reason it's hated is because they release it every fukin' single year. Over exposure makes it boring. Old formula included Desmond story. Something like that could've been done in other titles too. But they kept milking it. Assassin's Creed used to be a creed, an emotion, people used to have quotes from those classic. Now, it's overdone.

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16:24 Dec-27-2018

Overexposure? Bruh if I can get a great sequel to a franchise I like every year with as good as or better quality then I'm all for it, if they can't match the quality on an yearly basis then they should take their time.


It's not like they release a new one every month.

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00:14 Dec-28-2018

  • they dosnt make it only 1 year as origins started in the same time as black flag i think

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14:12 Dec-28-2018

True, I said that if they can release them on an yearly basis with the same quality I'd be happy, didn't state how long they took to be developed.

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16:48 Dec-27-2018

i didnt sayed that i dont like them or that i wish ubisoft make same games over and over tho i wouldnt have a problem with like completly same combat mechanic, theme and everything else and they just make different storys i would be fine with that

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15:55 Dec-27-2018

@Drangongod people are dumb

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11:36 Dec-27-2018

they need to fix optimization issues first

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11:20 Dec-27-2018

The two are great games, and I think Odyssey is the evolution of Origins ... But I have to say, Ubisoft (for a change) did a terrible job in optimizing the two games.

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13:41 Dec-27-2018

They are demanding games, not perfectly optimized either. Poorly optimized games would be crysis 1 and 3, GTA 4 and 5, Skyrim for example. There is a difference between poorly optimized and demanding.

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14:17 Dec-27-2018

GTA 5 poorly optimized? Whaaa?

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15:32 Dec-27-2018

GTA V and poorly optimized ? My pc runs GTA V better than GTA IV

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16:27 Dec-27-2018

Just because GTA V is better optimized than GTA IV doesn't mean it's well optimized, especially with the simplified gamplay, AI and graphics rendering.

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