- Jun 7, 2008
This game looks really good not all sandy like Origins but wasn't impressed with the initial combat maybe those are just the noob moves.
I spent almost 200 hours just exploring the world. Now that I have the world uncovered, I went back to Athens to start all of the main quest lines. I am kind of burned out on it now, but haven't even played much of the story.the main problem with the game is that the world is too damn big. in this case "open world" is not a positive, it is a negative. a whole bunch of nothing between things means a lot of wasted time traveling, even with the fast travel points.
Finally finished this after putting it on a shelf when Red Dead 2 came out. The climax to the main plot and the surrounding missions later (possibly in its entirety - I don't know) were flat and lifeless to me. The main story went out with a whimper. In regards of story Origins was much better. Don't think I can find the will to bother with any of the DLC now. To me the best things on offer with this were the world and stirring shit up to where it felt I had the entire game after me... But that gets old eventually.
Hmm. It might take a while. I am trying to finish it up by March 3.
I was drawn into the first one enough to finish it yesterday. I am stuck on getting past Cerberus now.You're in a distinct place for each of the episodes with unlocks for each and they probably each take as long as the first DLC but that one had a better story IMO. The 2nd episode was meh but the 1st and 3rd were fun.
I don't know if you've finished them all, but there are 3 endings to the core game.
Family Ending - This is the closest thing to the "main" quest. Depending on the decisions you've made along the main quest, things will go one of several ways. However, even with the "best" ending (ie with all 4 family members alive) I can understand how it seems a little flat considering this ending doesn't impact other things within the game, to my knowledge. This is more of a personal story ending for Alexios/Kassandra, as opposed to a big game-universe impacting ending. I was disappointed however that (at least in my experience) this ending's parameters didn't impact any of the other content within the game; it would have been nice if the DLCs and/or other endings would reference/change/add options based on what you've done here.
Cult Ending - This one triggers when you've killed ALL of the Cult of Kosmos members and unveiled the "Ghost". This encounter will add even more info and you'll have a major choice to make. It unveils another level of the Cult storyline and touches on some "big picture" stuff about the game world and whatnot.
Staff Ending - This one triggers when you've done all of the tasks to seal the Gate that Pythagoras asks. This will unveil some big picture / present day stuff too.
Just letting you know in case you didn't finish them all - I've talked to a few people who felt things were especially lacking when they only did the Family ending. Even after you see all 3, the story is still a little "up in the air", but this is somewhat directly related to the DLC - especially the Atlantis DLC. If you can bring yourself to give the DLC a try, it may be worth it as at least in theory it should fix some of your disappointments mentioned.
Legacy of the First Blade DLC - besides mixing things up and giving you more stuff to do (enemy types, boss fights) and a new storyline, this DLC likely has the most emotional depth potential in the game. The new characters, allies and enemies both, are pretty well crafted and the flow of the missions allows for the growth of the storyline.
Atlantis DLC - This is the largest one, offering new maps, gameplay mechanics, enemy types etc.. and more. If you liked stirring shit up and having threatening enemies coming after you, this is definitely turned up here! Lots of changes including new mods to your skills to unlock and more. Storylines vary between 3 distinct areas and each one has a unique lore that is heavy with myth, meeting gods and goddesses, among others; there are even some surprises and elements that refer back to the main storyline/game world. As far as the present day storyline, Atlantis heavily focuses on this , setting the stage looking forward to the next AC title.
So between First Blade's cohesive and well crafted storyline, and Atlantis turning everything up a notch both in story and mechanics, it may be worth playing again if you were looking for more. Then again, clearing the main game itself with any degree of completeness is a long, long road and sometimes quite a tiring one at that, so you may need a break.
Weeks? I have been playing it since last June.Story was still weak for all the endings, and drawn out with so many repetitive tasks. I actually did all of them even though I thought the game was bad, just to see if it did get better. First Blade was just more of the same, the story didn't seem convincing at all. Was it more present than the main game? Yes, but very dull. Atlantis DLC was boring with the exception of the first area. That gave you some choice when playing, but the game did a terrible job of communicating what and when you were going to make a decision that affected the story. Atlantis itself was probably the most barren of the bunch, very plain and empty world. Which is saddening and disappointing because you'd think they would put the most effort onto it.
But yes, if only do the family ending the story will feel very incomplete. But it would be hard to miss. But I assume for people who play this over many weeks span (the game is very long) it can be very easy to forget about the whole Cult subplot.
I put in 800 hours from October 5th, launch day through June, although I beat the game multiple times on separate characters and NG+. Still never got around to Chapters 2 or 3 of Atlantis, my no fast travel character still just waiting to be finished. I'll get there someday. lolWeeks? I have been playing it since last June.
I put in 800 hours from October 5th, launch day through June, although I beat the game multiple times on separate characters and NG+. Still never got around to Chapters 2 or 3 of Atlantis, my no fast travel character still just waiting to be finished. I'll get there someday. lol
For anyone who still plays this, there's a CE script to automatically add all of the e-shop packs to your inventory.
It seems to be missing the 3 most recent ones, though.
If you press 'T' from most of the menus it will open the in-game store. The packs are the "Gear Packs" listed in the shop.Been playing for 3 weeks now. Currently level 58 and 70% complete. Trying to enjoy and just take my time and not think about it just being a grind. I do like this game though. I bought both this and Origins on sale.... What's the packs do btw? Sorry for the noob question
Thanks for the info bro!If you press 'T' from most of the menus it will open the in-game store. The packs are the "Gear Packs" listed in the shop.
Some of the items are over-powered, the engravings in particular. The game wasn't designed for you to have ALL of them so it will make your character strong if you use them. They are good for the transmog (change appearance) option if you just want to customize your look.