In the days and weeks following the release of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, an uproar over the game’s inclusion of time-saving microtransactions touched a nerve with the community. Do they cross the line from harmless enhancers to practically necessary against Odyssey’s difficulty spikes? The overall conclusion has people torn.
You don't have to look further than the Assassin's Creed subreddit to find divisiveness over the game's real-money timer savers that generally boils down to one of two opinions. Essentially, some people feel Ubisoft has intentionally designed a pacing system that demands those purchases, while others consider the open-world, exploratory nature of an RPG one that necessitates spending time in that world for progression regardless.