For the first time ever, Assassin's Creed is getting romance options. If you didn't already know, dialogue options will play an important role in Assassin's Creed Odyssey, potentially allowing you to change the outcome of quests, branch the story, and, of course, form relationships with various characters.
And where there are relationships in video games, there's usually hot and steamy lovin' -- and that's what you're getting in this year's open world adventure. Well, if you're up for it, at least.
Naturally, you don't have to get physical if you don't want to, but there will apparently be plenty of opportunities for intimacy throughout the game. What's more, your romantic pursuits won't be impeded by your character's sex. Whether you play as male protagonist Alexios or female lead Kassandra, you'll be able to get down and dirty with whoever you want.
What do you make of romance options in an Assassin's Creed game? Don't get too excited in the comments section below.
@get2sammyb Means a lot coming from you Phil
So if you pick the female character you get Asscissoring's Creed
..I'll see myself out
I fapped reading the headline.
That headline coupled with a reference to GamerPoop(?) makes this article perfection.
Mass Effect 2.0
Why not? This series is going full on RPG and I love it!
Very silly headline. More appropriate, puts the sin in Odyssey with same sex relationships.
I will romance kira with kassandra
Going all in on the RPG stuff so this has to be added. Don't think I'll bother with it.
This may just be my first Assassin's Creed game. Everything about it sounds great.
May as well go all in and have Greek bath house orgies.
I think most video game romance scenes will be laughable now after seeing Naughty Dog's tender scene.
@Splat I've never played an Assassin's Creed game, but Odyssey looks to be adding all the features that'd make me give it a try sometime. Less "open-world collectathon" and more "historical RPG" and that's just awesome.
@RogerRoger Never played one? Wow!
As someone who is fond of open world games, I find it sometimes difficult to understand some complaints people have with it. Most of these games are perfectly enjoyable without you going out of your way to do everything. That's kind of the 'open' part of it, that you can choose to do what you want.
Also, this sounds promising. I like how they're experimenting with the Assassin's Creed format. The concept behind it is too good not to.
@Kidfried I've just always had other things to be getting on with. Helps that my best friend always plays them at launch, so I see bits and hear about them anyway.
Her biggest "complaint" is that there's just so much to do. She enjoys all of it, but it claims almost a month of her gaming time. I love open worlds, but we're both completionists, her even moreso than me. Part of me is therefore slightly intimidated by the idea of getting into a new, big franchise like this!
Although, every time I've thought about trying one before, the setting hasn't appealed to me. Things like Victorian London and the French Revolution don't interest my inner historian, but I came incredibly close to trying Origins because of Ancient Egypt... but that was released last year, and we all know how many other amazing games it shared the calendar with.
If I can find the time, I'd consider getting both Origins and Odyssey, but likely further down the line, after release.
while these kind of features are great i'm still confused as to how they are going to explain these kind of things in the AC series and let me explain
in Assassin'S Creed you play as a modern day person who relives the memories of your ancestors, so in the narrative of this universe that has already happened you just reliving them so IF these are memories then HOW can you chose the gender of the character (and before anyone says anything these are literately the same character just one if male on is female, if you chose one then the other is not in the story at all)? how can you choose who you romance, your supposed to be reliving an already set in stone event and thus only ONE of the characters and ONE of the romance options can actually be the "real" or "canon" option especially if this is going to play into or be referenced in future AC games
so again from a game play perspective these are great features but honestly they shouldn't be in a a AC game, if you want people to chose a male or female character then have BOTH in the story and give each one their own separate campaigns that perhaps cross over from time to time
now i'm looking forward to this but i don't want to pick a character and other things like a romance and find out in the next game that wasn't what actually happened in the history/story of the AC Universe
Cool, why not? I was getting this game anyway.
@FullbringIchigo it actually makes perfect sense to the narrative, you are watching the decisions this ancestor made by itself and how the events unfold for him/her.
Choosing the gender of the hero also fits the narrative simply because your ancestor could be either male or female, they give you the option to pick yours this time around.
Remember you said it yourself, this is a recording of what happened... So everything and anything you do its something that already happened, you just see it happening.
Gameplay wise even the kills and battles you do its something that happened, all of the exploring you do...it happened. See my point? From a viewer standpoint (that is watching a movie of sorts) its just perfect to create world and stories, because this viewer will never consider that the actions made at that point in time had anything to do with him/her influencing that ancestors life.
@CidMaik and like i also said what if i pick say the male character and the next game in the series says the "true" character was the female one and say i picked the female one and romanced one person but in i the next game she married someone else
like i said as game play mechanics they are fine but they don't make sense story wise, if you could dive into your ancestors memories you couldn't have your great great great great great great great great grandmother live and do all the events of your great great great great great great great great grandfathers life because then it's not what really happned
Nice title but it missed the perfect caption - "Bugger all". 😆
@rjejr Haha, very good.
@Wesker @rjejr As a gay man in this modern age of tolerance and sensitivity, I feel it is my obligation to point out that the jokes you're making are incredibly...
...funny, keep up the good work!
Same-sex relationships in ancient Greece?! Couldn't they have at least tried to maintain some historical accuracy?
@naruball Same here! I've always thought Assassin Creed games looked kind of cool, but at the same time dull and unfulfilling. Odyssey has me very interested though. And the fact that I won't have to play as a female character to romance guys is icing. I'll still wait for the price drop since I have a huge backlog.
@Mathieu_B My thoughts exactly. Origins looked cool too. I may start with that one.
@Sondheimist haha! Nice one
@RogerRoger Yeah kinda forgot about the whole buggery illegality lock them all away and throw away the key stuff. I was busy trying to figure out if buggery still even translated that way to a young PS audience b/c "bugger all" pretty much means "nothing" (though I really see it more as "fugedaboutit") over there. And really I've seen sammy say "bugger all" on numerous occasions. At least I think I have, maybe he says something else? Glad you weren't offended though, I kinda liked the joke for it's double entendre.
So is this an Assassin game at all? If it is before ORIGINS....how can it be Ass Creed?
I'm up for the banging though
@rjejr Nobody should be offended when a joke is delivered from a place devoid of malice, especially a clever one like yours!
But it's the internet, so I'm checking my watch.
@RogerRoger You're a lot more level headed than these people. I just read this article and I'm still not sure exactly what the problem is. Incest? Insult? Pedophilia? Cultural misappropriation?
What time does it say on your watch? 😉
@rjejr It's five minutes to me stopping the world and getting off.
@RogerRoger Funny, my watch seems perpetually broken on that time. Actually more sad than funny I suppose, but we gotta laugh.
@AFCC Hahahahaha! Best one so far.
@ApostateMage hush little boi
@Sondheimist it's a game not a documentary
@Undead21 Who p*ssed on your chips, fella?!
@FullbringIchigo At this point I think the plot of AC has long gone off the rails. Do like do: As far as I'm concerned the actual series ended with III and the rest of the games are "inspired by AC".
Granted, if a game is going to introduce romance subplots I'm grateful for games that recognized that not everybody is heterosexual. More gaming for everyone. I do feel like AAA games are getting samey though. Everybody wants to be an openworld, action rpg with romance and dialogue options.... That hat doesn't fit everyone as well as they think.
@Ryu_Niiyama yeah although i do feel it's out of place in the AC series, it's a feature that the games just didn't need and it feels like they put in it just because other games do it
same with the selectable protagonist unless it's done like in AC Syndicate where both are in that game and part of the narrative but you can choose which one you want to play as and see it from their side
@FullbringIchigo I totally agree, which was the point I was trying to make, but at this point Ubisoft is more about the brand than the story of the AC world. So trying to hold them to the old rules of the AC narrative won't help...they are getting rid of the innocent murder soft game over penalty for instance.
I mean sure I like some of these changes (a game that allows for a male and female protag is more likely to get greenlit than a female only game, poor poor liberation...and if I want to play as a woman I have to take my small victories where I can. And anything that allows for me to play my character as a homosexual is a plus), but I also wanted to see the narrative of AC be maintained until its conclusion...but we are past that point now I think. Ubisoft is more interested in I think maintaining the popularity and mainstream appeal of the brand...which means story is the first to get ...um modified. Heck if openworld games had faded, they would have made it a shooter (ala the AC Ghosts recon mock up they did years ago) I'd suspect.
Djinn out of the bottle and all that...
@Ryu_Niiyama yeah i guess
now i'm still going to get the game because i'm sure it will be fun but if they would just finish the story they set up though it would be nice
either that or drop the modern day side stuff and actually set the game in the whatever time period your in so instead of reliving a memory your actually doing those events then build into a game set completely in the modern day
in fact they should have used Origins as a reboot and ignored the previous games completely
it looks like we was right and both characters are in fact the same character so i'm still how unsure this works if your meant to be reliving memories unless they explain it as a new function of the animus, of course then the game gets into the rewriting of history territory, unless that's the point
IGN even put up a video to show how it's pretty much the same experience no matter which one you play, i would have preferred each character have unique moments but whatever
@naruball You kinda forget about the Assassin's Creed when you got Ass available
@ApostateMage the cute guy in assassin's creed
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