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  1. Garwoofoo

    Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    The hourglass quests are really just filler content, not sure if they’re auto generated or not but they don’t typically have the story content of the proper exclamation mark side quests. Useful if you need some XP in a hurry but generally they are safely ignored.
  2. Garwoofoo

    Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    I’ve only just realised that the quests you see sometimes with the two arrows pointing in different directions are follow-ups from decisions you’d made earlier. I’d been ignoring them thinking they were a variant of the crappy hourglass quests.
  3. Garwoofoo

    Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    I took out a Cultist in the market in Argos. Along with a dozen guards, several villagers, four dogs, a load of chickens and two mercenaries who showed up to see what all the noise was about. What’s this stealth thing I keep hearing people talk about?
  4. Garwoofoo

    Twin Peaks

    No, the Missing Pieces is pretty optional. You won't miss much if you skip it (or catch up on it later). Make sure whatever set you've got opens with the proper pilot episode for season 1 though. I know some of the sets they released left that out, for some reason.
  5. Garwoofoo

    Twin Peaks

    Season 3 is very much a continuation of FWWM so may not be for you after all. Don't get me wrong, it's probably the single best thing I have ever watched, it's utterly extraordinary. But it's also of the bleakest shows ever made. Warm and fuzzy it is not.
  6. Garwoofoo

    Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    The key difference with Odyssey compared to Origins - and what makes it feel much more like the older AC games - is the number of distractions in the world, and the way in which I keep getting pulled off course by interesting stuff I just happen to stumble across. At level 20 I already have more quests and side-activities in my log than I know what to do with, and there are whole island chains in my level range that I could go and explore if I wanted to. There are three main storylines and a huge number of systems and side-activities that tie everything together. The level scaling means that you can go back to earlier zones and pick up more quests without feeling like you're wasting your time in any way. Origins, for all its strengths, was much more more linear, a clockwise tour of ancient Egypt where you basically completed an area then moved on to the next. You could almost see the route you were going to take from the beginning by opening up the map and looking at the level range for each zone. Going backwards felt pointless because you'd out-levelled everything and old quests gave you pitiful XP. Odyssey's much, much more open-ended and I'm convinced now it's by far the better game.
  7. Garwoofoo

    Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    I think the game expects you to choose a particular playstyle and lean into it quite heavily on the abilities screen, the "jack of all trades" approach doesn't really pay off. I've put almost everything into the Warrior tree and I'm far more able to just steam into a fort and fuck shit up than I ever was as Bayek. You can use engravings to really up your damage or enhance particular approaches as well. I'm finding that holding a high vantage point, setting people on fire then kicking them off ledges so they take damage from the fall then burn steadily as they slowly work their way back up to you is quite an effective way of handling multiple enemies at once.
  8. Garwoofoo

    Twin Peaks

    The order is: Pilot episode (NOT the international pilot) Season 1 Season 2 Fire Walk With Me (optionally) Fire Walk With Me: The Missing Pieces (deleted scenes disk in the Blu-ray set) Season 3 The deleted scenes aren't essential but they're well worth a watch. FWWM itself though is absolutely crucial so don't skip straight from S2 to S3 without seeing it. Be aware that S2 peaks halfway through and has a catastrophic quality dip for about half a dozen episodes before rallying for an incredible ending. Just grit your teeth and get through that bit.
  9. Garwoofoo

    Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    Yeah I haven't yet felt that anything's been artificially slowed down either. It's just a game where you need to engage with the side content (of which there is loads). You can't just rush straight through the main story quest. But I don't have a problem with that. Maybe it's because I play a lot of MMOs but it feels very similar. You'll maybe hit a point where you're a bit underlevelled but then you need to work out what activities you want to do to get yourself up to the right level for what you want to do. As long as those activities are fun and worthwhile in their own right (and here they absolutely are) then that's just part of the game. For what it's worth I hit the same thing at the end of Origins, found myself a couple of levels short of where I needed to be but then found a whole region full of fun side quests and did those for a bit until I was strong enough to finish the game. Reviews like the above saying "I needed to go off and spend hours gaining levels" really aren't helpful because that suggests the reviewer just walked around in circles killing boars for hours - well I guess you could do that but you're daft if that's how you want to spend your time.
  10. Garwoofoo

    Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    I think the problem is that they're afraid to commit to it these days. The Desmond story in the earlier games was quite an effective framing device and it worked well when it was an integral part of the story. These days the brief flashes of modern day stuff are just a distraction: there's too little of it (and it's pretty bad) rather than too much.
  11. Garwoofoo

    Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    OK. That’s encouraging I guess because it suggests it’s a streaming issue that they can hopefully patch, rather than a hardware problem at my end. Thanks.
  12. Garwoofoo

    Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    Is anyone else getting occasional loading freezes/pauses, especially when using the horse and/or sailing? It's like it can't quite stream the world in quickly enough. I don't get the problem when just pootling around on foot. This is on a PS4 Pro running off an upgraded 2TB internal drive and I never had any problems like this with Origins. I've tried rebuilding the PS4 database but it doesn't seem to have made much difference.
  13. Garwoofoo

    Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    On the PS4 you hold down the touch pad button for a few seconds. Probably Select on the Xbox controller?
  14. Garwoofoo

    Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    Well, the Xbox anyway. PS4 version played quite happily without the update. It's not like there are any multiplayer features in the game anyway.
  15. Garwoofoo

    Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    I got jumped by three mercenaries at the same time while on the way from somewhere to somewhere else and proceeded to Spartan Kick all three of them off a cliff edge to their deaths. I set the last one on fire before he went over so his last words as he went over were "I'm on fucking fiiiiirre" followed by a distant crunch. Beautiful. I've played all the Assassin's Creed games - I'm a huge fan of the series - and this is the best game in the series by miles.
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