That said, however, the concept was recently resurfaced in the Nintendo Switch’s Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, in which your own exploration is key to uncovering the next step on your journey. Assassin's Creed Odyssey dwarfs every other game in the franchise but it's not needlessly big — it's a stunning adventure. But I've been surprised to discover a gorgeous, vibrant, sweeping RPG that recalls the best of The Witcher 3, with a little Mass Effect thrown in for good measure. They probably fear it. It makes exploration feel satisfyingly organic in a way that eludes most open world games, and gives Odyssey a persistent sense of discovery and adventure. He lives in Yorkshire and spends far too much time on Twitter. When you start a new game you're presented with a selection of two modes: Guided and Exploration. Exploration Mode urges the player to explore, to stumble upon the solution themselves. But it's incredible how transforming it is just figuring that out for yourself. I like the idea, it's like in the game series Gothic, where all you have is your map of the world (without any dynamic markers) and your questlog, and you have to explore … One returning feature, however, that fans will remember from Assassin's Creed Origins is the Exploration Mode and I recently got my hands on the first eight hours of the game and got to see how this mode works first hand. They'll tell you the thing they're looking for is south of this island, or north of this landmark, and you'll have to actually go and find it. Deputy News Editor. According to screenshots apparently taken from an IGN video, the game will feature both ‘Guided’ and ‘Exploration’ modes, each offering a very different experience. Ubisoft describes this particular play style as "the way Assassin's Creed Odyssey is meant to be experienced" and after my time playing around with it, I'd have to agree. The former is well known from Origins, but the latter is a new addition and an upgrade, if I may say so, to the gameplay. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will feature a gameplay mode that removes quest markers from the game, and makes players go looking to discover new quests and objectives. © The Guided Mode tells players exactly where they need to be, no matter the objective. Visit our corporate site. The Exploration Mode offers a much more immersive way to lose one's self in the adventure because there is nothing there to hold your hand. It's exciting and a very adventurous way to pursue the traversing journey! It’s not even that complicated. A reminder of whatever geographical clue you've just been given sits on the HUD, so you don't have to listen that closely to the person giving you directions. From the air you can then find the exact spot, or person, or camp, or whatever it is you're looking for, and then the quest will kick in proper. But when it's time to start the quest, you actually have to think about where you are, where you're heading, and the route you'll take to get there. Breath of the Wild on Switch features a similar system, and survival game Miasmata does some interesting stuff with manual navigation. Copyright 2020 That mode was added to the most recent AC game as a non-violent way to explore and learn about the game’s ancient Egyptian setting. The Guided Mode is the … Assassin's Creed Odyssey dwarfs every other game in the franchise but it's not needlessly big — it's a stunning adventure. Ali Jones I think it might even be the best Assassin’s Creed, but I'm saving wild statements like that until I'm more than 15 hours in. But it's Exploration mode that's really made me fall in love with this thing—and reignited my passion for open world games in general. It’s very possible that Odyssey will offer its own version of Discovery, but Exploration mode is a way to experience the main game, not its setting. Assassin's Creed Odyssey debuts for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC players on Oct. 5th!