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‘Odyssey’ is a near-perfect ‘Assassin’s Creed’

Alexios overlooks a naval battle. Image from

Ulises Duenas

December 4, 2018

Evolution is often necessary in games, especially when a formula becomes stale. While "Odyssey" is far from the typical "Assassin's Creed" game in terms of story and gameplay, it's still a game that fits within the series.The best aspect of "Odyssey" is that the entire game feels like an epic journey, similar t...

‘Odyssey’ is different, yet satisfying new take on ‘Assassin’s Creed’

The main character looks on at what lies ahead. Image from Ubisoft. Photo credit: Ulises Duenas

Ulises Duenas

October 9, 2018

At a glance, "Assassin's Creed Odyssey" looks like a copy of the previous game, "Origins," but set in Greece. While they're extremely similar in a lot of respects, "Odyssey" does enough things differently to move the series forward in a new yet polarizing direction.The series has now fully embraced RPG mechanics to ...

Arts in Review Podcast: Fans of “Assassin’s Creed” series prepare for release of “Odyssey”


Ulises Duenas, Grant Schmieding, Alex Coba, and Natalie Hanson

October 1, 2018

This week, we are talking about the history of the "Assassin's Creed" video games and our personal perspectives on the franchise. In anticipation of the new game, now released, "Assassin's Creed: Odyssey." We sat down to discuss the game franchise's impact on video gaming overall. Combat and gameplay...

Students analyze video games’ benefits

Christine Lee

May 6, 2014

Chico State psychology students found that playing video games has positive effects.Playing video games contribute to a person's cognitive, motivational, emotional and social abilities, according to their research. "I don't play video games but I'm going to now," said Priscilla Gates, a senior psych...

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