Recently, Ubisoft launched a crossover story in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey that links with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. The story is meant to be a swansong for the game, and acts as a bookend that opens up a whole new can of worms in the Assassin’s Creed universe. It’s actually an entirely new story arc and adds a big new island for players to explore. The story though, is where it’s really at with this one, because it’s breathtaking. I found it to be better and more engrossing than the main game, and that’s hard to say because I love the main game.
If you haven’t played this expansion yet, please go back and play it. It’s free for anyone to download, and, as far as I know, doesn’t require you to own any of the DLC. You can pick up the game cheap and jump into it from there after you hit the end of chapter 1. It sees Kassandra head out to the island of Korfu, where she takes a much needed rest for six months after all the stuff that’s happened to her in the base game. However, her friends track her down, and it soon becomes apparent that not all is right on the island. Following a trail of clues, she uncovers and artifact and manages to take control of her destiny.
The end of the story is touching and opens the wider universe up to host so much more content. It actually gives me hope for what Assassin’s Creed Infinity could be, but I won’t spoil it here. Needless to say, this is a proof of concept project, and I think that the developers proved their point. I’ve never seen so many people so happy to return to a game. I’d go as far as saying that they were happier about it than they were for new content in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Having more free content like this in any Assassin’s Creed gam that adds touching story and meaningful gameplay, no matter how small compared to the main title, is so worth it. I’ve had a blast, and I know everyone that loves this series will too.