AC Odyssey and The Witcher 3: Quest Structure Comparison

With the recent release of Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey and it’s many similarities to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt I decided to take a deeper look at the format of each game.

Both are critically acclaimed Action RPGs (Role-Playing Games) praised for their storytelling and focus on single-player gameplay. The scope for both games was massive, expanding player expectations of the genre. Yet, as similar as they are, these games feel quite different. I think part of this is due to the way they structure their quests. For the sake of time let’s focus on secondary or side-quests, in particular, The Witcher’s “Family Matters” and AC Odyssey’s  “Land of the Lawless.”

Platinum GDC Narrative Review – Oxenfree

On the mysterious Edwards Island five teens come face to face with supernatural forces beyond their control. Oxenfree is a single player narrative driven game with equal parts supernatural mystery and coming of age story. The player takes on the role of a blue haired girl named Alex, who is trying to come to terms with her brother’s death all while she is getting to know her new step-brother Jonas. On the island Alex hangs out with Jonas, Ren, Nona, and Clarissa; a cast of characters that can be likened to those in classic 1980s films. Each one of these characters has a tragic past that must be confronted during their stay on the island.

Quiet

Quiet is a Twine game that moves the player through a single conversation where their only way to respond is by using emojis. 

Our Darkest Thoughts

Our Darkest Thoughts is a Twine text adventure that deals with dark themes such as suicide and depression. You wake up with no recollection of who you are or how you got there and next to you lies a corpse. 

The Devil and the Mayor

The Devil and the Mayor is a classic Twine text adventure with great dialogue that makes it fun to be bad. You play a demon tasked with heading Up Top to make deals and take souls. If you are successful you will return with more power than when you left and maybe, just maybe you’ll get that promotion you’ve always wanted. 

Another Day in Paradise – Script

EXT. SUBURB BACKYARD -DAY The title “Another Day in Paradise” appears over an out of focus view of a suburban backyard. JAK, a bright red cardinal sings as he flies by the title, as it fades out, towards the backyard where a clear yet dirty pool can be seen blow surrounded by a stone patio […]

Darkness

Darkness is a short parable about finding hope and kindness all while showcasing the Elm Narrative Engine.