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We bloody love Assassin's Creed Origins here at Push Square, but those modern day segments were, in a word, awful -- and they're returning in Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

Okay, so the modern day story stuff made up about two per cent of the whole game, but they've always felt so unnecessary. One minute you're exploring this huge, lush world and absorbing all the historical context -- the next you're having to faff about as some supremely boring nobody. Even if it's brief, we reckon it's an annoyance.

"Assassin's Creed Odyssey is a continuation of the modern day story from Layla, so players will pick-up right after Assassin's Creed Origins," creative director Jonathan Dumont confirms, much to our disappointment.

Just please let it be brief, Ubisoft. Or better yet, make it entirely optional.