Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Legacy of the First Blade Season Pass Review

The first half of the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Season Pass is now available in full but how do the first three episodes stack up?

What’s inside the Legacy of the First Blade Season Pass?

How do you access it?

Once installed, DLC is unlocked as you play through the main game.

For Hunted, you need to be at least Level 28 and have reached Episode 7 in the base game

For Shadow Heritage, you should be at least Level 40

For Bloodline, you need to have finished both Hunted and Shadow Heritage

What does it add to the game?

  • Hunted adds an entirely new area on the map and new narrative storylines and quests with additional armor and weapons
  • Shadow Heritage adds new locations on the map and new narrative storylines and quests with additional armor and weapons.
  • Bloodline adds new locations on the map and new narrative storylines and quests with additional armor and weapons.

How much does it all cost?

  • The RRP of the Season Pass is £19.99
  • Episodes are not currently sold separately

What we thought?

Hunted

Hunted is a strong start for the Legacy of the First Blade portion of the Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey Season Pass. I’m intrigued to peel back some of Darius’ layers and learn more about The Order of the Ancients pursuit of the Misthios. Amazingly, Hunted has made me want to play even more of Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey which, after a hundred or so hours, is quite an impressive feat.

8 out of 10

Shadow Heritage

From start to finish, Shadow Heritage is a mess and truthfully, it’s probably best avoided. It’s full of poor directing choices, awful narrative decisions, and glitches that seem to worsen throughout. What it’s building up to is anyone’s guess, but sadly, despite the strong opening of Hunted, I can barely muster the strength to care.

5 out of 10

Bloodline

Ubisoft seem to want to try something different with DLC, tieing it directly into the overall story, as opposed to designing standalone, side-content that has no bearing on what you do next. They want it to link seamlessly, remain relevant and stay lasting for as long as you’re in the world.

With Fate of Atlantis next up, it will be interesting to see how Ubisoft approach a second round of content, where and how it integrates, and most importantly, what lessons they’ve learned. If Bloodline is any indication, there’s cause for both optimism and dismay.

7 out of 10


Conclusion

It all started so well, then it tripped and stumbled in the middle, only to partially redeem itself in the end. Legacy of the First Blade is such a mixed bag but it does, at times, offer the best of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and the absolute worst.

Please note, this conclusion is based solely on the Legacy of the First Blade Portion of the Season Pass and excludes Fate of Atlantis and the Assassin’s Creed 3 Remaster. A full Season Pass review will be published at a later date.


Pros

+ At times, it shows off the best of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
+ Great new move, weapons and armor
+ Nice epilogue quests

Cons

– An up and down narrative journey
– Riddled with some bugs throughout


Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Legacy of the First Blade Season Pass

6 out of 10

Tested on PS4

Code provided by the publisher