Best posts made by Cell1e
Yeah me too, I'm seriously disappointed. I knew it would be difficult for the team to beat Odyssey because I absolutely LOVED Cassandra and the whole game play and story they gave us last time. Big big fan of Odyssey! So this game which has gone in nearly the opposite direction to Odyssey has me sad.
Female Eivor, looks and sounds like a bloke. so much so that I think I might be better off playing as male Eivor. I'm in early days yet so maybe Ill get used to 'the face and voice that only a mother could love.'
Character customisation is so poor I think they should have left it out. Tattoos ok if you like tattoos, they are useful to cover unattractive faces, (meow) The hairstyles (2) are really butch, plaits and bald.
Cassandra managed to be powerful and capable but still feminine and attractive. In Odyssy every feature was done to perfection in my eyes. The armour and weapon drops, the range of looks you could create while still being protected and viable..in this game only a few armours, that you have to upgrade, really lazy design choice imo. For another studio Id say fair enough but for this studio that have the skills and the abilities Id say its being cheap.
When I loot an enemy I love getting a nice load of loot. In this game theres nothing, a little sparkle and no word of how much money or what it might have been. Exploring doesn't seem like much of a focus in this game as there is little to no reward.
Story doesnt grab me yet and it needs to grab you. I paid 100 for the Gold Edition and I am regretting it.
The long boats, huge disappointment, lacking details and the ability to level and make it nicer and more functional. Riding in the long boats feels like you are looking at a little tonka toy on the screen and graphically very poorly executed.
How about this chasing things over rooftops? I hated that in Black Flag and Im hating that now, ridiculous.
Are there going to be any useful assassination tools like poisons and blowpipes and berserk darts? Just loved using thos tools but havent seen any sign of those yet either. Plus those sidequests that have no description in the quest list, please put a description of sidequest in quest list, my husband and I spent ages online trying to find out what this npcs quest was because I was showing him how awful eivors voice is and we missed what needed to be done for the quest.
I do like the little banter skald moments. They are good fun and have a real point as far as increasing charisma cause this Eivor she needs all the charisma she can get. I know loads of people are probably loving the hack and slashy 'just kill em all' theme of this game, but I think it lacks the class, the detail and perfection that was Odyssy.
Cassandra was pretty and powerful, she wasnt some china doll that couldnt swing a stick but she was a strong and sexy kick [censored] lady and I dearly wish that Eivor was too. Her voice is manly, her face is manly and her body is manly..just not enjoying trying to customise her at present.
Some of the other Nordic women in the game look failry attractive and sound fairly feminine and in reality In real life Norwegian woman are known to be very beautiful. I think its a shame poor Eivor doesn't get to be in 'some way' attractive.
Okay here are my gripes
- No armour and weapon drops?
- No armour /weapon rewards for big kills?
- [censored] all armour designs especially light leather armours for sneaky builds
- No dismantling
- No arrow crafting
- No transmogrification
- NPC's actually have better gear
- No reward in exploring..
- No replay value
- World events incredibly lame
- Bugs crashes and more bugs
- No decent music playing
- Disappointing customisation options-hair styles are all butch, too many tattoos not enough feminine hairstyles
- Skill Tree-awful awful awful
- Raiding-repetitive...well vikings..I'm so over that, they were a nasty bloodthirsty bunch of criminals really
- Chasing things on rooftops
- Mini map compass location
- Poor bird has been downgraded
- Killing bosses for no reward (other than to make the world a better place)
- No darts-where are my assassin tools? I miss them so much.
- Awful finishers happening ALL THE TIME..hate that..
- no quiet 'Im just walking thru town minding my own business assassinations', no double assassinations..big pause when assassinating, quick time events on assassinating..
- No decent light armour in cash shop either
Its not lived up to expectations, such a downgrade from Odyssy for me..but slightly better than a couple of the earlier titles.
Oh yes Max, I completely agree, especially about the armour, Im so frustrated that most of the armours are so huge and bulky, even the huntsman armour is really bulky on the waist and thighs, not appropriate for sneaky builds at all, but better than others mostly.
If you are playing as female Eivor and doing a little role-playing/dressing up its feels so frustrating only having those heavy bulky manly armours to choose from. In Norway that's fine cause Eivor was a warrior there but in England my Eivor learns more how to be an assasin, she finds it a great way to solve crimes and help others and she really needs to be able to use some of the lovely streamlined amours the saxons are running around in. She cant move sneakily in bulky heavy armours.
Odyssy gave us that choice in armours, to be able to roleplay our characters however we wanted, I do conceed there were many many armours which I personally loved and I wouldnt have minded them cutting back a little...but what we have now...it takes the the RP out of RPG for me.
Yes I agree with you. Im astonish at all the amazing reviews out there.Its like Im playing a different game.
I miss terribly the loot/equipment system, funny and interesting characters, compelling story-line and the lovely graphics and gameplay of Odyssy, I probably should go back to Odyssy and give this game a chance to mellow but I have put in a lot of hours in Odyssy and needed so much a new game.
Perhaps Ubisoft might tweak things a little? I dont see much could imporve the slightly bland storyline, but they may be able to add in a few more loot drops and maybe the ability to get materials via dismantling?
Maybe I'm just wishful thinking.
Yes so sad that there is so little loot dropping, I love collecting armours weapons, mixing things up, dismantling, selling and upgrading my other weapons, armours, ships etc. Something went badly wrong with the team on this one. How can no one have noticed this was a terrible idea to remove armour and weapon loot drops?
Also wondering how can I not be able to craft my own arrows on the fly? So disappointing that I am running through tons of trees but cant gather any of them and cant make my own arrows. It just doesn't make sense. I'm sure those viking archers all made their own arrows using the resources around them. I really hope they decide to fix this or Ill be a sad girl having bought the season pass and no desire to play it.
I know its off topic but myself and my hubby found each other later in life as well, I wouldn't consider myself beautiful by any stretch but he loves me lumps and bumps and all and I think hes the most beautiful person in the world and love him lumps and bumps and all.
However always being a very ordinary lass, whenever Id get the chance to customise a character Id go for the oppsite of myself, I do love customising characters and Im brunette so id always create blonds or redheads and curls because I have straight hair. In my fantasy world playing a game, I want to be something and someone 'other' to what I am in real life. I love that in games you can be whoever and whatever you wish, Im definitely not a feisty strong fighting girl but I love that in games I can BE that person. So Im really glad that in AC I can make my Eivor a little more like the heroic me I would love to be especially with the help of mods.
I think its a little of 'to each his own' in games as in life. There is a lid for every pot be it big, small, rotund, slender, blond, redhead brunette...etc
Im having the opposite trouble with stealth, my npc soldiers seem to be extra vigilent and if my Eivor even sticks her nose out of a bush then someone a mile away is alarmed and they ALL rush her, hiding again doesnt seem to work well even if I leave the camp. For this reason Ive taken to sniping all of them from as far away as my bow will let me. I miss the old days of sneaking around in bushes and hitting them with darts and pulling them down etc. I have very little opportunity for close contact kills because all the npc soldiers seem to have super sonic hearing and eyesight of hawks (and Im playing on easy)
So maybe I have a bug but its very different from Odyssy on easy anyway.
For those who don't like loads of lovely gear dropping and don't want too much loot or don't love using the different skins you get from the gear drops then just dont loot the bodies. There is a middle ground from too much loot and no loot as it is in this game.
For sure if you were in a raiding situation and you killed a guy with a kick [censored] bow and it was much better than your bow, would you lug around that old crappy piece of wood or would you take that dead archers cool new hunter bow and put it to good use? Id do that and Id stash every other bit of armour and weapon I could to build up my own resources and that of my raiders. Why kill all those poor soldiers otherwise? Just sneak in (hello AC sneaky game) steal stuff from chests for base building and sneak out.
Ubi give us no choice in how we gather resources for our township. You have to raid, they have made this clear in the fact you need two people to open those doors into the churches. They darn well should have given us more reasons for all that killing that just the crappy chest at the end. If enough things in a game dont make sense and arent rewarding then you get a strong sense of 'why the heck am I doing this?' Thats what I and many others are feeling right now.
Things just don't make sense.
I understand, Im just not feeling the love for any of it at the moment, raiding for me is only a means to an end, its a way to build my village but Im reluctant to do it otherwise, running up to these momastries, attacking for no reason only supplies, feels like Im playing the bad guy here. No great weapons to be found or new armours to get excited about, no reson to do such a heinous act as murdering these people, only just to build my tattoo parlour.
Latest posts made by Cell1e
Oh that's a lovely video, gosh it looked so different then. I thought there might be more forests as I thought Ireland was nearly all forests and woods in those early days but maybe not. Im looking forward to getting there. Thanks so much for sharing that!
Does anyone know if you have to finish main game before starting this DLC or can you go any time?
Ohhh it looks pretty..I like the greeness of Ireland there, I live in Ireland so Im excited to see the locations they visit. Hope they come to Donegal!! Gosh the story sounds a bit dark and a few of those accents...lol some pretty bad fake ones but the bloke sounds legit. I'm excited now having seen that, its very pretty.
Black Flag was surprisingly good, I wasn't too keen on the hero, oh Gosh he was awful but somehow I ended up liking him. Loved the exploring in the ship and island hopping and like you I HATED those follow quests, I think most of us did. I must get back to that game, I agree its definitely up there in AC game list.
The mods for ESO are quality of life improvements, you will see when you start playing, I'm using minion and for my mods(add-ons) for ESO although Im usually a mod manager fan. Minion works best for ESO I think.
The players are fine, I havent had issues with any but I don't do groups so play very little attention to the chat box. Good luck with ESO! I wish I was a new player again, I love that feeling of excitement and discovering new and interesting things to do in my games..
@kmansp31 Agree with everything, especially the lack of rewards in the way of variety of armours and weapons. Also I hate HATE playing puzzle games and never have played an RPG with so many annoying puzzles. Look at all those peasants in game who go without food to buy expensive locks for their doors. Ridiculous!
Oh yes, the armour in this game is vile, all really bulky and overly exaggerated amount of fur and material and metal. Britain is REALLY hot in the summer, how could you wear that gear without cooking alive? If you want to play as a sneaky archer build there is no 'all leather streamlined gear'. I was really hoping the the druids dlc would bring us some new designs and materials but it seems not.
I think you will find ESO really enjoyable, make sure to get some of the mods that really add quality of life improvements. I play solo, the only guild I have joined in ESO is the trading guild as that's the only way to sell your stuff. (Im 54 and none of my friends play games either so its solo all the way for me too)
There is very little you cant do as a solo player, even the wee dungeons(delves) on each map are for solo players and some of the bigger dungeons are manageable for many players solo when they are higher leveled.
I love the crafting and levelling my characters. There are main quests on each map with little story arcs to complete and loads of materials to gather and vistas to check out as well as the delves and sidequests helping towns people, its really lovely.
I adored Skyrim for the mods and the role-playing and customisation and the funny npcs and stories and the ESO online is really good for those features now too. Of course The Witcher 3 is sublime and Blood and Wine DLC my very favourite all time Witcher DLC. So put ESO on that list of yours, even without the companion system I think you will love it.
Oh and regarding your other posts about google user rating, Id probably put Odyssey above Origins because it was way more RPGish but Origins was a lovely game too. Odyssey for me is below those 2 and maybe even below the London Assassin game as I really enjoyed that wee tour of London and playing as the twins. Size isn't as important to me as replayability.
I greatly enjoyed playing around with the assassin tools that the twins have, nothing like a good berserk dart to get the job done!