The following chapter of our Assassin's Creed Odyssey walkthrough describes the prologue. You play the role of the legendary Spartan leader, King Leonidas. This short stage will allow you to master the basics of combat and give you a taste of the gameplay with a hero with a very high level of experience.
Your unit was attacked by a Persian army. You take control of Leonidas - the game will introduce you to the details of combat, showing you tips on how to perform particular blows. Practice for a while - special skills such as the charge are especially useful in combat. Your task is to defeat three enemy commanders (they have a yellow icon above their heads) who are stronger than ordinary soldiers. Use available special attacks and defeat enemies. Then go to the edge and you will see a cut-scene.
You are facing a fight with Kurush, one of Xerxes' emissaries. You're into a duel - you can treat it as a mini-duel with a boss. The game will teach you dodging - defeating the enemy should not cause you any trouble. After winning the battle, you will see a cut-scene, and after a while, you will move on to modern times.
There are a few choices ahead of you. You will start by selecting the difficulty level - this guide is based on the default (normal) level. You can choose between the Exploration mode and Normal mode. The choice completely changes the gameplay and it is discussed in a separate chapter of this guide. Finally, you can decide whether you want to play Alexios or Kassandra.