Assassin's Creed Odyssey has generally been well-received as one of the best modern AC titles, and Ubisoft have really gone all-out when it comes to supporting the game with post-launch content, but now they've mucked it up.
Assassin's Creed Odyssey DLC romance options have been severely limited by Ubisoft in their latest expansion, bringing about a number of plot and character inconsistencies, as well as the ire of their fans. They've apologised, but changes aren't likely to come.
After fans expressed their anger and disbelief at the fact that Odyssey's protagonists Kassandra and Alexios suddenly and out-of-the-blue take a year off to raise a family, Ubisoft's Creative Director Jonathan Dumont went out to publicly apologise in an open letter post.
"The intention of this story was to explain how your character’s bloodline has a lasting impact on the Assassins, but looking through your responses it is clear that we missed the mark," said Dumont. He added that the intention was to show how the protagonists realised their mortality, allowing them to leave a long-standing legacy.
Seeing how hamfisted the "option" to raise a family was, however, one has to wonder if the DLC in question was rushed to release on-schedule. The lack of player agency in such a monumental moment for the protagonist is at odds with the rest of the game, which is a proper RPG through-and-through.
"This has been a learning experience for us," said Dumont, concluding his message with the promise of being more considerate of people who might've prefered to choose otherwise.