ATHENS WITH BENEFITS
Odyssey is the first Assassin’s Creed to let you seduce and sleep with NPCs, but don’t expect anything either as torrid or sentimental as in Mass Effect or Dragon Age. Mostly, the prospect is played for laughs, and while you can take certain partners with you on your voyages (as lieutenants aboard your ship, perhaps), there’s no real ongoing relationship to manage. Among the eligible sorts you’ll encounter (as either gender) are a hirsute healer who’ll ask you to murder his grandmother before falling in to your arms, and an energetic old lady whose husband is struggling to keep up with her appetites. The sex itself is decorously handled – think discreet fades to black, rather than Mass Effect’s vein of shampoo-commercial softcore.