I’ve been a fan of the Assassin’s creed series for a long ass time, since Assassin’s Creed 2. I followed Ezio has went on his quest for vengeance and Desmond’s fight against the Knights Templar. Things were much simpler back then. As the story evolved and expanded, I became more and more invested to the story of Ezio and Desmond. However, once both those characters finished their story, thing started getting a bit complicated. The war between the the Assassins and the Knights Templar — and their indirect relation to an ancient species pre-dating humanity was always the center point of the story, but now that seems to have taken a massive back seat in these recent installments.
The reason why I’m bringing this up is because of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. After the amazing Origins, it’s natural that I’d be interested to see what Ubisoft has to offer. After looking into the game something struck to me. The “realism” of Assassin Creed seems to have taken backseat. Now I wouldn’t have had any issues with it but it kinda makes you wonder, where the narrative of the AC series is going in the future. After Desmond dies to ensure Earth’s survival, his memories, which have survived through genetic samples of his DNA, are accessed by Abstergo, which hires a new subject to enter the Animus. Since then, we’ve seen less and less of the modern world and just been randomly time travelling across history.
This was expecally true for Origins. They introduced a new agent but how many of you guys remember her? She just exists in the universe. According to GamingBolt, game’s director Scott Phillips said:
“We are not directly connected in terms of the story of Origins. We are 400 years before Assassin’s Creed Origins. So the brotherhood hasn’t been created, which allows us to focus the story on choice.
“You’re not driven by the Assassin’s Creed, you’re your own internal creed that you created. And the world feeds that back to you if you’re killing people, or lying, or stealing. The world is going to send mercenaries against you so you’ll feel that those choices have an impact. And then your choices within the story as well will have a big impact.
“Do we have a present day? Yes, we do have a present day, and we’re continuing that sort of philosophical “order versus chaos,” structure that’s always been there in Assassin’s Creed. And there’s a lot of other stuff for fans. I think people that dig into the game and love Assassin’s Creed, will love Odyssey.”
I don’t know about all that now. Don’t get me wrong, it all sound amazing for sure and I know I’ll be picking up the game day 1! Still, I hope that thy’ll do something with the war
Most of us started this series BECAUSE of the war. Anything else came after! So with Odyssey taking this direction, can we really call this game Assassin’s Creed? I just hope, this won’t be a recurring thing! I like the story and I want to learn what happens with the war in the modern world and maybe have a game set in the modern world. Let me know what you guys think?