A controversial portion of the downloadable content of Assassin's Creed Odyssey will be changed in a future patch after the fans had a repercussion. Spoilers follow for the Shadow Heritage episode of Odyssey's DLC.
At the end of the Shadow Heritage episode, your character has a child from a heterosexual relationship. Those who spent hours playing their Kassandra or Alexios as LGBTQ or simply were not interested in relationships felt compelled to develop an action.
The setback was enough to trigger an apology from Ubisoft, and now the company is going a step further. In a production update, the studio said it will change a cutscene and dialogue selection for the second episode and change to the name of the associated trophy / performance. All of this will appear in an upcoming patch, and Ubisoft looks at the next episode, Bloodline, to make sure no similar problem arises.
The bloodline aspect was the reason given for the controversial ending First, as Creative Director Jonathan Dumont said, the idea is to show how "your character's bloodline has a lasting effect on the Assassins." At the same time, he recognized the problem.
"We want to excuse the players who are disappointed in a relationship your character is taking part in," he said. "Alexios / Kassandra recognized their own mortality and the sacrifice that Leonidas and Myrrine had made before them to keep their heritage alive felt the desire and duty to maintain their important lineage. Our goal was to give players the choice We have tried to distinguish between the two, but we could have done so with greater care when we made a close line between role-playing decisions and story, and the clarity and motivation for making that decision was performed poorly. "1
] While Assassin's Creed Odyssey has a predominantly positive resonance was found, including in GameSpot's review, the options for romance were criticized as flat.
"Romancing minor characters are also possible in Odyssey, and while some of these scenes can be amusing, they are usually just bizarre affections that have no real purpose," wrote critic Alessandro Fillari. "These scenes are almost always flat Page during the conversation, where the characters distract themselves before returning to the conversation without skipping a beat Most often these awkward romance opportunities occur immediately after (or during) otherwise upsetting events, except for a few extra scenes with specific characters really no advantage in doing romance, the inclusion of these scenes feels cheap and can otherwise spoil interesting conversations. "