DLC is directly confused with the romantic choice of players.
Assassin's Creed Odyssey was designed to redefine the series with its RPG focus, allowing players to shape their character through dialogue options and romance, but the release of the second episode of Blade DLC, Shadow Heritage, seems to have canceled many in-game players by forcing a heterosexual romance with the offspring of the first killer Darius.
Alexios / Cassandra will eventually create a relationship with Neema / Natakas (female / male character, depending on which character you play). Whether you decide to ignore or encourage romance with this person, the two characters will eventually form a romantic relationship and have a child.
Players have found this to be particularly erroneous, like the comments of creative director Jonathan Dumont last year in an interview with EW, in which he said the game did not "force players into romantic situations they may not like."
"Players decide whether they want to engage with heroes romantically, I think this allows everyone to build the relationships they want, who feel respectful to the style and wishes of all role-playing games."
Ubisoft responded to criticism in a statement of Kotaku, explaining that the events are part of a comprehensive story that will be explained later in the final report of DLC
"We strive to give players choice when possible in Odysseus and apologize for those who are surprised by the events in this episode, "he said Output. "Without spoiling it, you will participate in an important link as part of the narrative story."
"The motivation behind this relationship is yours to explore it in game and will be reflected in the story of your character. There is an episode left in Legacy of the First Blade that will tie your character's actions together.
Do not forget to check out our review of Shadow Heritage, and our review of the first episode, Hunted.
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