Discovery Tour (Series) Review

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Posted: 6 months ago, last updated 5 months ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Discovery Tour uses the worlds created for the main Assassin’s Creed games to offer an educational exploration experience.

Discovery Tour Ancient Egypt lets you explore the world of Egypt free of conflict, or gameplay constraints. As you roam freely in the beautiful world of Ptolemaic Egypt you find information about its life, habits and customs by yourself, or let historians and Egyptologists guide you on one of the 75 available historical tours they have curated.

Discovery Tour Ancient Greece lets players explore the world of Ancient Greece through guided tours curated by historians and classical experts. Discover Ancient Greece’s history as the game’s world evolves into a virtual museum.

What’s great about this educational element is that you can still climb, jump and run around the Assassin’s Creed world, only without any danger of violence.

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 12+, ESRB EVERYONE 10+

Release Date: 10/09/2018, updated in 2019

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Genres: Action, Adventure and Simulation.

 

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 10 hours and 15 hours to complete. How long you spend in the game depends how quickly you move through the world and how much time you take exploring.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

The Discovery Tour is included for free in the main Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Origins as a free update. On the PC they can be purchased separately as a cheaper “Discovery Tour” only edition.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Discovery Tour Ancient Greece is rated PEGI 7, but Discovery Tour Egypt is rated PEGI 12 for images likely to cause revulsion. Whilst on a tour, the player can deviate from the ‘guided’ path and explore the surrounding area, this gives the player an opportunity to zoom in and focus on, in the case of mummification, the process of removing the internal organs of a dead Pharaoh. The act of removal is shown in some details the organs with blood dripping from the Priest’s hands.

This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Discovery Tour Ancient Greece offers the following accessibility support:
  • Difficulty: Different customisable difficulty settings. You can also get the game to help with aiming, and even scale the level to your progress in different ways.
  • Reading: There is a lot of reading and some of the text prompts are time-limited. You can select subtitles and the size of fonts.
  • Controls: You can remap the buttons, sticks and keyboard. You can use the mouse to play the game on PC. you can adjust the sensitivity of the stick controls. The game doesn't include any rapid pressing or quick reaction presses of buttons in cut-scenes. You can disable controller rumble. Tobii Eye Tracker supported on PC.
  • Image calibration: All audio cues are highlighted by visual effects, such as hit direction of the damage, damage feedback or camera turning while in combat. In dialogue, the speaker is identified with a marker. You can adjust the brightness but not the contrast and there are no colourblind modes. You can't resize the map and read-outs but you can position them.
  • Audio calibration:All actions, events and characters interactions are indicated with specific sound effects.
System Settings

Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.


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