I’ve been handed the controller for my first taste of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey in a behind closed doors demo here at Gamescom. My character Kassandra is level 50, and I’m assured the quest line I’m about to experience is indeed very late in the game. My task is to track down the ‘Writhing Dread’, a mysterious and much feared monstrosity on the island of Lesbos currently residing in the bowels of the nearby Petrified Valley, one whom has recently stolen the daughter away from a local. That ‘Writhing Dread’ I’m about to find out, is more commonly known to her friends as Medusa.
As far as first looks at games go, this isn’t just being thrown into the deep end. This is like being sparta-kicked into a bottomless pit.