Graydon Webb – The Contrarian American

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Game Screen
Credit: Ubisoft

Allow me to bring the room down a little bit. 2018 was a really dark time for me; I’m not ashamed to admit that. After breaking up with the longest-term girlfriend I’d ever had – seeing as she was arguably the first – I fell into what I’d consider depression, and the first time I really felt like life didn’t have much to offer me. Do you ever feel like that? Yeah, I’m sure some of y’all get what I mean.

Anyway, while that year brought us quite a few amazing games, I had my sights set on one in particular: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. As you probably know by now, I’m a massive fan of Ubisoft titles, and honestly, the game series I’m most thankful for in general is Assassin’s Creed. These games have built me into the type of gamer I am today, and on top of getting me the closest to cosplaying I’ll ever experience, they are the only games that will consistently fill me with joy on the regular.

So in 2018 – a year that I’d expected to bring us a new Watch Dogs installment – Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was set to release. Coming off of Origins and the changes that the game brought to the series, I was ecstatic about this next addition. The inclusion of dialogue options, a deeper RPG system, and the setting of Ancient Greece made for what was bound to be the greatest Assassin’s Creed to date!

Assassin's Creed Games
Credit: Ubisoft

While the final product may not have been the most perfect AC title, I’m nonetheless grateful for the entertainment Odyssey provided. I fell in love with the world and its characters, and it kept me wanting more from these new gameplay mechanics. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey gave me something to look forward to when I was at my lowest. I told many people at the time that I was only hanging on for this game, and thankfully it did not disappoint.

I will say that, undoubtedly, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey saved my life. That’s certainly something to be thankful for.

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