Deciding which of these two assassins to play as is basically your first choice in the game beyond tweaking difficulty and whether to use the guided or brand new exploration mode that strips out your waypoints in favor of a more organic discovery trail. But it's the first choice you'll make of many. Whether you're diving into main story content or working your way through one of what feels like thousands of side quests and events, you'll constantly be deciding how your assassin will react, behave and even fall in lust. Because of that, it's easy to fall in love with this pair of assassins.
I've been playing as Kassandra, but as a GamesRadar team we've seen how the same scenes play out as Alexios or Kassandra. It seems like the dialogue doesn't vary regardless of who you pick, because the weight is all on the dialogue options you choose. Although I wouldn't dare spoil any of the game's major story points - and trust me, this game has more twists and turns than a Disney World roller coaster - every choice you make can have a consequence, which may reach further than you think in that moment.
In the moment to moment there's a richness and a warmth in the dialogue that I've never seen before in a Assassin's Creed game. Although I adore Assassin's Creed Origins and its protagonists, Bayek and Aya, the side quests could feel a little cookie cutter at times - go here, do this, fight that thing. They were certainly a huge step up from Assassin's Creed games of yore, but Odyssey is a giant leap from anything to date. I've never seen a game blur the line between side quest and story mission so much as Odyssey does, because all its many many, many quest types are delivered with the same gravitas and polish.
It's sometimes actually difficult to figure out whether you've stumbled upon a particularly lengthy sidequest or following a main story arc. But that's the beauty of Odyssey's world. It's so easy to get distracted by every little marker that you'll come across as you make your way through Greece, because every mission that you'll pick up has a depth that's never been offer before in the series. Every character has a personality, subtle quirks and ticks that make each one of them utterly memorable. They're the kind of characters and little stories that you discover and want to talk to your friends about.
And it's possible due to the sheer amount of content on offer in Odyssey that they may not have met that quest yet, or found that area Odyssey really is so large seriously, your quest screen can be insane sometimes, and the fact it can get so cluttered and disorganised is possibly the only awkward design choice the development team has made with Odyssey.
The way you craft your Odyssey and your assassin also plays into that too. Although Assassin's Creed Odyssey is an entirely single-player experience, the fact that the choices are so plentiful, the consequences can be fairly drastic and the world so vast, that playing it makes you feel like part of a community, all experiencing the game together. Discussions about the various story moments have been going on all week in the GamesRadar office, with each of us playing deciding to take a slightly different tack - good, bad, and somewhere in the grey.
It's amazing just how different things can turn out when you decide to kill or not to kill. Hope she gets the help she needs.
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The thing that amazed me the most was it was so easy. Love this feedback Richard! I instantly regretted this decision especially when I did the maths and thought of Christmas and nye, but once the hangover hit I started to flirt with looking forward to the excuse, the not waking up feeling like shit or wincing at the utter bollocks Id chatted the night before!
Wish me luck and please give me any tips you can think of to get me through the beginning hurdle. You can do it! I stopped drinking for 2 weeks felt better lost a little weight , been drinking for 2 days feel terrible headache and depressed in bed. I will try for a year from today thank for writing your story. It is so easy to slip back into old habits. We found the first few months challenging but after that it became normal for us to be sober at parties and social events. You can totally do a year! That really helped us! Just joined hello Sunday …had a shower and made fresh fruit salad ….
Even after the holidays and course I still had change from the thousand not including spending money. The only thing I need to do now is quit going to the pub because a pint of coke is only 50p cheaper than a pint of beer. I am wanting to give up alcohol, I feel like I can handle my drink pretty well but then for some reason once every 4 months ill have a blow out and make an idiot of myself and wake up the next morning feeling shame and embaressment!!
The one thing i know ill struggle with is the peer pressure from others around me. Great question Jade! Firstly, even having a break for a few months is still an awesome and worthwhile achievement. Peer pressure sucks pretty hard but we found that as long we stayed strong and still participated in nights out most of ours friends were pretty cool about the decision.
Keep us posted on your progress! Stoked to find your post! After some drinky weeks leading up to the holidays, I realized this afternoon I am drinking way too much. That is so cool that you guys are taking a break together…our original goal was 30 days…then we thought about 3 months and then we eventually settled on challenging ourselves to 12 months!
Seemed crazy at the time but it was SO worth it! Whatever you decide, a break of any kind is good for your health! We found it really hard to get meat-free dishes in some countries. Great article guys. I am actually doing this for our company charity — Macmillan cancer support. At 47 I have been boozing for over 30 years and have a very busy work and social life where everything revolves around alcohol. Having twins who are almost 17 I want to be a good role model for them as well as improve my health!
After one month I am feeling very positive about the whole thing. Will keep reading this article and the other links to help me on my journey and remind myself that it can be done. Awesome work! I had 2 nights brinking very heavily felt very sick on the 3rd morning. I have not had a drink in 3 days I feel better still tired. I hope not stop a month and see how I go …xxx. Our advice. Thank you for this post — My husband and I LOVE our wine but more and more I have been wondering why and have been debating going a year without.
I hate that guilty feeling when the weekend ends and we feel relaxed but without much of a dent in our to do list. Nice posts above. This is my th sunrise without that first drink. Much money unspent not saved. Happy without hangovers, the heartburn and the rejection of the world. Started abstinence since 6th March Enjoyed and enjoying every day making the most of living. In two days I will be sober for days!!! Working towards Articles like this make me feel less anxious about defending my choice to be booze free in Thanks for the thoughts!
I typed in Google that I stopped drinking but was thinking about trying it again and your side came up. I agree with everything you wrote, but I wanted to be able to enjoy the taste and experience that kind of euphoric feeling that comes from having a draft beer at a bar again.
However now that I stopped drinking could I control it by going and having a beer once or twice? I seem to be a little afraid of it. Thank you for your amazing site. We have started drinking again but definitely feel like having regular breaks from drinking is the way to go. Not to mention how much more productive we are when we are off the booze! Been on and off drinking for sometime but now I completely want to stop.
I was out drinking this past weekend and happened to bump into my Ex and his new wife,Iong story short I was as drunk as a skunk and made a fool of myself given that am generally a composed person am totally embarrassed. Keep up the great work. We got healthier, felt happier, less anxious and had way more time on our hands. You can totally do it! If it feels like the right time to make the decision, go for it. Congratulations on your ongoing sobriety. The first few months was strange, I felt like I was in a fog , not knowing how to act and feeling awkward.
But I kept on and one day the fog lifted and started feeling comfortable without the booze.
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It is life changing indeed!! I am impressed with the obstacle you both have achieved. Health problems? In my situation, if I did not quit total consumption of alcohol, it would kill me, again. If it was just a random decision to document it, then kudos to you for being able to stop without hospitalization, therapy, medication,etc.
Great question! We made the decision for a lot of different reasons but mainly health and productivity. Plus we love a challenge, so there was that reason too! Great article. The hangovers are wrecking my life. Sometimes it takes me 4 days to recover. But what I found is the longer my break, the less alcohol it takes me to get a hangover. Catch 22! Another thing which has helped me is doing yoga and meditation.
I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to quit alcohol. Keep going Josh! A year off will change your relationship with alcohol forever. Congrats on 90 days! The first 3 months were the most challenging for us…after that it was smooth sailing. Nice to read. I also drink very little, units a year. I feel so bad after drinking alcohol, thats why i dont need it anymore.
Its not what you have in the glass thats decide if you are a social person. Totally agree. We are actually pregnant right now so a different reason altogether to stay sober! Has definitely made not drinking through pregnancy much easier having done it before. What a good read. I have been really surprised in how much my thinking about my self has changed — socially; relating to my family; relating to my kids; being able to have fun without drinking. Really recommend to anyone, regardless of how much you drink.. Give 12 months off a try. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.
Learn how your comment data is processed. Skip to content. On January 1, we set ourselves a goal. It was a big one. Give up alcohol for a year. Or is it? Will we go back? Ahh, the question everyone has been asking us. Comment below… Thanks for reading our blog! Read Next! Born in the USA. Raised in England.
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Thanks for sharing your experience! Awesome Jo! A life without hangovers is definitely a wonderful one! You can totally do it. Are you still off it Bobby? We are! Great post Lacey! Love your insights. It's the pig and the cow. A doctor vacationing on the Riviera met an old lawyer friend and asked him what he was doing there. The lawyer replied, "Remember that lousy real estate I bought? Well, it caught fire, so here I am with the fire insurance proceeds.
What are you doing here? Well, the river overflowed, and here I am with the flood insurance proceeds. In a recent study, the government administered weekly doses of Viagra to an equal number of doctors and lawyers. While most of the doctors achieved enhanced sexual prowess, the lawyers simply grew taller. Researchers are at a loss to explain the results. A young lawyer, defending a businessman in a lawsuit, feared the worst. He asked a senior partner whether he ought to send the judge a box of cigars. There was a loser who couldn't get a date.
He went to a bar and asked this one guy how to get a date. The guy said, "It's simple. I just say, 'I'm a lawyer. After she said "No," he told her that it was probably a good thing because he had a case early in the morning. She said, "Oh!!!! You're a lawyer? Yes I am! When she asked what was so funny, he answered, "Well, I've only been a lawyer for 15 minutes, and I'm already screwing someone!
The scene is a dark jungle in Africa. Two tigers are stalking through the brush when the one to the rear reaches out with his tongue and licks the ass of the tiger in front. The startled tiger turns around and says, "Hey! Cut it out, already. After about another 5 minutes, the rear tiger again reaches out with his tongue and licks the ass of the tiger in front. The front tiger turns around and cuffs the rear tiger and says, "I said stop it!. After about another 5 minutes, the rear tiger once more licks the ass of the tiger in front. The front tiger turns around and asks the rear tiger, "What is it with you, anyway?
An attorney was sitting in his office late one night, when Satan appeared before him. The Devil told the lawyer, "I have a proposition for you. You can win every case you try, for the rest of your life. Your clients will adore you, your colleagues will stand in awe of you, and you will make embarrassing sums of money.
All I want in exchange is your soul, your wife's soul, your children's souls, the souls of your parents, grandparents, and parents-in-law, and the souls of all your friends and law partners. An elderly patient needed a heart transplant and discussed his options with his doctor.
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The doctor said, "We have 3 possible donors; the 1st is a young, healthy athlete who died in an automobile accident, the 2nd is a middle-aged businessman who never drank or smoked and who died flying his private jet. The 3rd is an attorney who died after practicing law for 30 years. Which do you want? After a successful transplant, the doctor asked the patient why he had chosen the donor he did. A man walks into a friend and sees that his friend's car is total loss and covered with leaves, grass, branches, dirt and blood.
He asks his friend, "What's happened to your car? But what about the leaves, the grass, the branches and the dirt? A group of terrorists burst into the conference room at the Ramada Hotel, where the American Bar Association was holding its Annual Convention. More than a hundred lawyers were taken as hostages. The terrorist leader announced that unless their demands were met, they would release one lawyer every hour.
A very successful lawyer parked his brand-new Lexus in front of the office, ready to show it off to his colleagues. As he got out, a truck came along, too close to the curb, and completely tore off the driver's door of the Lexus. The counselor immediately grabbed his cell phone, dialed , and it wasn't more than 5 minutes before a policeman pulled up.
Before the cop had a chance to ask any questions, the lawyer started screaming hysterically. His Lexus, which he had just picked up the day before, was now completely ruined and would never be the same, no matter how the body shop tried to make it new again. After the lawyer finally wound down from his rant, the cop shook his head in disgust and disbelief.
The cop replied, "Didn't you know that your left arm is missing from the elbow down? It must have been torn off when the truck hit you. Three lawyers and three engineers are traveling by train to a conference. At the station, the three lawyers each buy tickets and watch as the three engineers buy only a single ticket.
They all board the train. The lawyers take their respective seats but all three engineers cram into a restroom and close the door behind them. Shortly after the train departed, the conductor comes around collecting tickets. He knocks on the restroom door and says, "Ticket, please. The conductor takes it and moves on.
The lawyers saw this and agreed it was quite a clever idea. So after the conference, the lawyers decide to copy the engineers on the return trip and save some money. When they get to the station, they buy a single ticket for the return trip. To their astonishment, the engineers don't buy a ticket at all. When they board the train the three lawyers cram into a restroom and the three engineers cram into another one nearby. The train departs.
Shortly afterward, one of the engineers leaves his restroom and walks over to the restroom where the lawyers are hiding. He knocks on the door and says, "Ticket, please. A big-city lawyer was representing the railroad in a lawsuit filed by an old rancher. The rancher's prize bull was missing from the section through which the railroad passed. The rancher only wanted to be paid the fair value of the bull. The case was scheduled to be tried before the justice of the peace in the back room of the general store.
The city-slicker attorney for the railroad immediately cornered the rancher and tried to get him to settle out of court. He did his best selling job, and finally the rancher agreed to take half of what he was asking. After the rancher had signed the release and took the check, the young lawyer couldn't resist gloating a little over his success, telling the rancher, "You are really a country hick, old man, but I put one over on you in there.
I couldn't have won the case. The engineer was asleep and the fireman was in the caboose when the train went through your ranch that morning. I didn't have one witness to put on the stand. I bluffed you! A secretary, a paralegal and a partner in a city law firm are walking through a park on their way to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a Genie comes out in a puff of smoke. The Genie says, "I usually only grant three wishes, so I'll give each of you just one. Me first! She's gone. Me next! He's gone. The partner says, "I want those two back in the office after lunch.
The Godfather, accompanied by his attorney, walks into a room to meet with his accountant. The Godfather asks the accountant, "where's the three million bucks you embezzled from me? The Godfather asks again, "where's the three million bucks you embezzled from me? The accountant signs back, "I don't know what you're talking about.
The money's hidden in a suitcase behind the shed in my backyard! One morning a blind bunny was hopping down the bunny trail, and he tripped over a large snake and fell, Ker-plop! I didn't mean to trip you, but I'm blind too, and I didn't see you coming. By the way, what kind of animal are you? Maybe you could examine me and find out. You must be a lawyer. Many years ago, a junior partner in a firm was sent to a far-away state to represent a long-term client accused of robbery.
After days of trial, the case was won, the client acquitted and released. Excited about his success, the attorney telegraphed the firm: "Justice prevailed. A gang of robbers broke into a lawyer's club by mistake. The old legal lions gave them a fight for their life and their money. The gang was very happy to escape. The accountant says: "I think it's either 3 or 4. Let me run those figures through my spreadsheet one more time.
A guy walks into a post office one day to see a middle-aged, balding man standing at the counter methodically placing "Love" stamps on bright pink envelopes with hearts all over them. He then takes out a perfume bottle and starts spraying scent all over the envelopes. His curiosity getting the better of him, he goes up to the balding man and asks him what he is doing. The man says "I'm sending out 1, Valentine cards signed, 'Guess who?
A man went to a brain store to get some brain for dinner. He sees a sign remarking on the quality of professional brain offered at this particular brain store. So he asks the butcher: "How much for Engineer brain? A grade school teacher was asking students what their parents did for a living. How about you, Amie? Later that day she went to Billy's house and rang the bell. Billy's father answered the door. The teacher explained what his son had said and demanded an explanation. Billy's father said, "I'm actually an attorney. How can I explain a thing like that to a seven-year-old?
An attorney went into a bar for a Martini and found himself beside a scruffy-looking drunk who kept mumbling and studying something in his hand. He leaned closer while the drunk held the tiny object up to the light, slurring, "Well, it looks plastic. Where did you get it? A lawyer died and arrived at the pearly gates.
To his dismay, there were thousands of people ahead of him in line to see St. To his surprise, St. Peter left his desk at the gate and came down the long line to where the lawyer was, and greeted him warmly. Then St. Peter and one of his assistants took the lawyer by the hands and guided him up to the front of the line, and into a comfortable chair by his desk. The lawyer said, "I don't mind all this attention, but what makes me so special?
Peter replied, "Well, I've added up all the hours for which you billed your clients, and by my calculation you must be about years old! A lawyer and a physician had a dispute over precedence. They referred it to Diogenes, who gave it in favor of the lawyer as follows: "Let the thief go first, and the executioner follow.
The Pope and a lawyer find themselves together before the Pearly Gates. After a small quantum of time which was spent discussing their respective professions, ol' St. Peter shows up to usher them to their new Heavenly station. After passing out wings, harps, halos and such, St. Pete decides to show them to their new lodgings. Only a brief flight from the welcome, Pete brings them down on the front lawn cloud-encrusted, natch of a huge palatial estate with all sorts of lavish trappings.
This, Pete announces, is where the lawyer will be spending eternity, at least until the end of time. They take flight once again, and as Pete leads on, the landscape below begins to appear more and more mundane until they finally land on a street lined with Brownstone houses. Pete indicates the third walk-up on the left as the Popes new domicile and turns to leave, wishing the pontiff his best. The Pope, in a mild state of astonishment, cries out "Hey Pete!
What's the deal here? You put that lawyer-feller in a beautiful estate home and I, spiritual leader of terra-firma, end up with this dive? We're putting you here with them so you guys can get your dogma together. That other guy gets an estate, because he's the first lawyer to make it up here!! Carlson was charged with stealing a Mercedes Benz, and after a long trial, the jury acquitted him. Later that day Carlson came back to the judge who had presided at the hearing.
What do you want to have him arrested for? A judge in a semi-small city was hearing a drunk-driving case and the defendant, who had both a record and a reputation for driving under the influence, demanded a jury trial. It was nearly 4 p. He found a dozen lawyers in the main lobby and told them that they were a jury.
The lawyers thought this would be a novel experience and so followed the judge back to the courtroom. The trial was over in about 10 minutes and it was very clear that the defendant was guilty. The jury went into the jury-room, the judge started getting ready to go home, and everyone waited. After nearly three hours, the judge was totally out of patience and sent the bailiff into the jury-room to see what was holding up the verdict.
When the bailiff returned, the judge said, "Well have they got a verdict yet? Hell, they're still doing nominating speeches for the foreman's position! A woman and her little girl were visiting the grave of the little girl's grandmother. On their way through the cemetery back to the car, the little girl asked, "Mommy, do they ever bury two people in the same grave?
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The defendant who pleads their own case may have a fool for a client, but at least there will be no problem with fee-splitting. These two guys, George and Harry, set out in a hot air balloon to cross the Atlantic Ocean. After 37 hours in the air, George says "Harry, we better lose some altitude so we can see where we are. George says, "I still can't tell where we are, lets ask that guy on the ground.
And the man on the ground yells back "You're in a balloon, feet up in the air. For three years, the young attorney had been taking his brief vacations at this country inn. The last time he'd finally managed an affair with the innkeeper's daughter.
Looking forward to a exciting few days, he dragged his suitcase up the stairs of the inn then stopped short. There sat his lover with an infant on her lap! God decided to take the devil to court and settle their differences once and for all. When Satan heard this, he laughed and said, "And where do you think you're going to find a lawyer? Santa Claus, the tooth fairy, an honest lawyer and an old drunk are walking down the street together when they simultaneously spot a hundred dollar bill. Who gets it?
The old drunk, of course, the other three are mythological creatures. A lawyer named Strange was shopping for a tombstone. After he had made his selection, the stonecutter asked him what inscription he would like on it. However, I could put 'Here lies an honest lawyer. At a convention of biological scientists one researcher remarks to another, "Did you know that in our lab we have switched from mice to lawyers for our experiments? First we found that lawyers are far more plentiful, second, the lab assistants don't get so attached to them, and thirdly there are some things even a rat won't do.
However, sometimes it very hard to extrapolate our test results to human beings. A certain lawyer was quite wealthy and had a summer house in the country, to which he retreated for several weeks of the year. Each summer, the lawyer would invite a different friend of his no, that's not the punch line to spend a week or two up at this place, which happened to be in a backwoods section of Maine.
On one particular occasion, he invited a Czechoslovakian friend to stay with him. The friend, eager to get a freebee off a lawyer, agreed. Well, they had a splendid time in the country - rising early and living in the great outdoors.
Early one morning, the lawyer and his Czechoslovakian companion went out to pick berries for their morning breakfast. As they went around the berry patch, gathering blueberries and raspberries in tremendous quantities, along came two huge Bears - a male and a female. Well, the lawyer, seeing the two bears, immediately dashed for cover. His friend, though, wasn't so lucky, and the male bear reached him and swallowed him whole. The lawyer ran back to his Mercedes, tore into town as fast has he could, and got the local backwoods sheriff.
The sheriff grabbed his shotgun and dashed back to the berry patch with the lawyer. Sure enough, the two bears were still there. He just had to save his friend. It had to happen sooner or later. Lawyer Dobbins was wheeled into the emergency room on a stretcher, rolling his head in agony.
Doctor Green came over to see him. The last time I saw you was in court when you accused me of malpractice. My side is on fire. The pain is right here. What could it be? You told the jury I wasn't fit to be a doctor. When you represent a client you don't know what you're saying. Could I be passing a kidney stone? Give me something. Who is going to pay for my court costs? Lawyer Dobbins: 'Why were you so sure that my client had tennis elbow? Green: 'I've treated hundreds of people with tennis elbow and I know it when I see it. A lady cane in the other day limping Give me some Demerol.
I've changed my ways, Dobbins. I don't prescribe drugs anymore. The reason I'm here is that after the malpractice suit the sheriff seized everything in my office.