NeoGAF's greatest poll ever: WHich was better and Why: AC: Origins or AC: Odyssey?

Which AC game was better?


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JohnnyFootball

The Last of Us may be third person, but it is hardly third person.
Jan 20, 2014
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Let's be real folks, this is the only poll that matters. It has two very simple choices. If you prefer another AC game, still just pick the one you liked best between the two.

Which AC game did you like better and why?

From a gameplay perspective, I think AC: Odyssey wins as it has tons to do and a never ending supply of questlines. The ship battles were a welcome return. Greece was well built although could be bland at times. I enjoyed the Cult of Kosmos storyline.


Despite all of that, I have to give the edge to Assassins Creed Origins, because quite simply I felt it told a better story and the world of Egypt was far more memorable to me than Greece. Don't get me wrong, Greece was beautiful in locations like Sparta, Athens and Elis, but the locations took on a certain bit of sameness to them. Ptolemaic Egypt on the otherhand, every location felt unique, and true to Egypt. Memphis, Siwa, Alexandria, Fayam Oasis and Cyrene all had a distinct look and feel to them. Even empty locations like Qattara Depression felt like you were visiting a real world.


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Aug 13, 2017
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wow the only AC games I haven't played yet
I feel incredibly excluded, can you make a new poll between Unity and Syndicate pls

But um, Origins interests me more. Not that those feelings mean much, actually playing is a whole 'nother experience.
 

JohnnyFootball

The Last of Us may be third person, but it is hardly third person.
Jan 20, 2014
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wow the only AC games I haven't played yet
I feel incredibly excluded, can you make a new poll between Unity and Syndicate pls

But um, Origins interests me more. Not that those feelings mean much, actually playing is a whole 'nother experience.
Play Origins first and if you have a high end PC play it there as it is incredible at 4Kish/60 fps.
 
Sep 26, 2014
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Odyssey only because I like ancient Greece more than Roman ruled Egypt. I would have preferred ancient Egypt over what we got. I was so pumped when the rumors came out that it was going to Egypt. It was a big turn off to me once it was revealed.
 
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Feb 9, 2018
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I have both, but I've only played Origins. And it was very good, I thought the combat was considerably improved. It was too big, though. Which is why I've yet to start Odyssey. Because I hear it's even bigger. 100 hours is a big investment.
 
Jan 9, 2018
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Origins had better world design, protagonist, melee, bows, skills, loot, quests, Shadow of Mordor rip-off, art, lighting and music. It also had a lot of boobs.
What Odyssey does better is the naval combat and I guess the main quest does not turn into a barely coherent mess in its final third.
 
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@JohnnyFootball

I need an other option, and 7 more slots filled so I can call your Op out for bad options.

But then you call me out saying that im crazy and ignorant because You can only put ten options in a poll then condescend toward me by telling me to vote other because "obviously".

The I call you out because you were acting like a jerk

Then you call me out saying im useless and a minority because the poll got 30 votes and I should deal with it.

Then I call you out for being an ass.

Then you produce a thinnly veiled threat that the mods will find my house and ban me.

Then I break down your poor OP.

Then You say im crazy, the poll is amazing with votes and that you're moving on.

Then I say that I'm going nowhere.

Then you don't move on, insult me, and then say You're moving on again. (Maybe add another threat)

Then you make a new poll thread and we start over.
 
Dec 18, 2013
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I just finished Origins main storylast week and jumped straight into Odyssey. I’m only 6 or hours in so I haven’t had time to make a full analysis of it yet. So far they each have their strengths and weaknesses, but I’m going to abstain from voting until I’ve gone more in depth with Odyssey and maybe returned to Origins for the DLC.
 
Feb 27, 2017
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Origins is the best AC game out of these two. Well, at least it still feels a little bit like the other AC games and didn't go deep into mythology/fantasy. Odyssey is the best game, though, with much improved gameplay, story and characters. The only problem is that it's not history accurate at all.
 

JohnnyFootball

The Last of Us may be third person, but it is hardly third person.
Jan 20, 2014
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@JohnnyFootball

I need an other option, and 7 more slots filled so I can call your Op out for bad options.

But then you call me out saying that im crazy and ignorant because You can only put ten options in a poll then condescend toward me by telling me to vote other because "obviously".

The I call you out because you were acting like a jerk

Then you call me out saying im useless and a minority because the poll got 30 votes and I should deal with it.

Then I call you out for being an ass.

Then you produce a thinnly veiled threat that the mods will find my house and ban me.

Then I break down your poor OP.

Then You say im crazy, the poll is amazing with votes and that you're moving on.

Then I say that I'm going nowhere.

Then you don't move on, insult me, and then say You're moving on again. (Maybe add another threat)

Then you make a new poll thread and we start over.
 
Apr 3, 2018
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I played both, but still prefer Origin's over Odyssey, especially the combat and balance of the 3 skill tree's, which in Odyssey, is a grind at times, as posted by other's, obviously it's an incentive to use the store, but it does slightly spoil my enjoyment of the game at the moment, i haven't played the game since completing the story and most of the side mission's, where as i replayed Origin's a lot more.
 
Oct 10, 2018
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(Now's the part where you accuse him of trying to derail the greatest poll in NeoGAF history. Stick to the script!)
Dont forget he needs to make a fake quote tag with no source like this:

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Jan 15, 2018
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Odyssey. Improved combat and mercenary encounter system alone makes me lean that way. And it has mythological beasts! Much better game

I wouldn’t even think about these games as assasins creed anymore. They’re directly comparable to BotW.
 
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JohnnyFootball

The Last of Us may be third person, but it is hardly third person.
Jan 20, 2014
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24 and 24. It's tied! Thank you all for participating in the greatest subject. Those of you who said Origins obviously have the correct opinion since it 100% agrees with me.

All kidding aside, the people who preferred Origins seem to prefer it for the same reasons I do. A better world/story.
 
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JohnnyFootball

The Last of Us may be third person, but it is hardly third person.
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#33
Here is something that Origins and Odyssey both deserve credit for:

Having excellent DLC.

Both Origins expansions were outstanding. Had great stories, excellent new locations and were just plain fun to play. My only disappointment with Origins DLC, is I was hoping that it would cover the assassination of Mark Antony. There was a lot of story and ground to be covered there.

and so far Legacy of the First Blade has been wonderful for Odyssey. I am not too excited about the Atlantis DLC, but considering the Odyssey pass includes Assassins Creed 3 remastered I can say that I have pretty much gotten my moneys worth out of it.
 
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Will they ever do AC Persia? a nod to Prince of Persia, and have some magical stuff with different biomes surrounding the persian empire? i would be into it. i loved PoP 2008.
 
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